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by jtightlips21
Sat May 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Difficulty with moral grey area
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Difficulty with moral grey area

I have noticed this week that much of the difficulty with moral grey area is the way the true self I find can become negotiable. I guess the best way I would describe it as the clash between moral pragmatism and moral idealism. With moral pragmatism, I find that people can be too compromising of the...
by jtightlips21
Tue May 08, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Difficulty with moral grey area
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Difficulty with moral grey area

I think part of the difficulty in acceptance is feeling that it is equivalent to defeat. In this respect, saying yes to the present as it takes form feels like saying no to how we wish things were. It feels like your surrendering yourself to an indifferent outside world that doesnt give a care about...
by jtightlips21
Thu May 03, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Difficulty with moral grey area
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Difficulty with moral grey area

I have begun to realize that I have a hard time with any form of moral fluidity. For the most part, I see things mostly being grey area, and tend to view very little being black and white. Now when it comes to morality, I tend to see things in a very black and white clear cut way. If there is grey a...
by jtightlips21
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I be free from the Collective Ego
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: How can I be free from the Collective Ego

I had an interesting insight. I find that for myself I get angry when confronted with collective forms of judgment. I think the underlying cause is a fear of shame. In my head, I have the story that goes that the collective ego is wrong, and I have no reason to let them shame me. So I dont know if I...
by jtightlips21
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is there any need to judge the Ego?
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Is there any need to judge the Ego?

I find in myself the tendency to try and justify why my ego is right or try to find ways to fault the ego. However I wonder if this is really necessary, or if it just gives the ego more power.
by jtightlips21
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Senex and Puer Aeternus and Utopian thinking
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Senex and Puer Aeternus and Utopian thinking

Are Buddhas moderation and Aristotles Golden means accomodate both/and thinking?
by jtightlips21
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Senex and Puer Aeternus and Utopian thinking
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Senex and Puer Aeternus and Utopian thinking

I have found that this is a universal crisis, between enjoying life vs. preserving life. I dont know how much of this is just the problem of dualistic thinking,
by jtightlips21
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Senex and Puer Aeternus and Utopian thinking
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Senex and Puer Aeternus and Utopian thinking

This concept was codified by Carl Jung as two archetypes with each being the others shadow. Basically the senex is symbolized as a wise old man who is disciplined, responsible, ordered, rational and controlled. The Puer Aeternus is symbolized as an adolescence who has difficulties with limitations a...
by jtightlips21
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Philosophical Skepticism as refutation of rationalism
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Philosophical Skepticism as refutation of rationalism

Since from the Epistemic level, for every explanation, there is a possible alternative. Then there is no way of knowing that what you know is accurate. Every answer to a question always has the possibility of a question and so on ad infinitum. When it comes to possible alternatives, the materialist ...
by jtightlips21
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What can I do with my own self deprecating shadow
Replies: 2
Views: 128

What can I do with my own self deprecating shadow

I would best describe this as the misanthropic tendencies that sees people having no inherent dignity unless they conform to arbitrary rules. Frankly I hate the tendency in myself and have up until a few weeks ago never acknowledged it within. However, I notice that I hate when people display those ...
by jtightlips21
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I be free from the Collective Ego
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: How can I be free from the Collective Ego

I dont know if others have had a similar experience, but I have noticed maybe the super-ego within is this harsh critic that is always telling me that I deserve when something bad happens to me, or if someone criticizes, wrongs or controls me is a deserved punishment. Then I noticed today I read a s...
by jtightlips21
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Annoyance with conscientious people
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Annoyance with conscientious people

I have found that I had started becoming annoyed with conscientious people the more conscientious I became myself. Even if I can value it in myself, I like it less when I see it in others. Yet I am not sure why concientiousness would even be a bad thing to begin with. I know that people can do bad t...
by jtightlips21
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Feel like I cant be free due to knowing too much
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Feel like I cant be free due to knowing too much

I have been seeing in myself now looking at a world where I judge something as pure evil. However, I have been wondering if I am making up this threat in my head of this personality that is so loyal to rules and certain principles, that they will advocate for brutal principles and harsh condemnation...
by jtightlips21
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I detach from anger when I hate anxiety/depression
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: How can I detach from anger when I hate anxiety/depressi

I have wondered if part of the anger is a defense mechanism from unwanted thoughts about ourselves being put in our heads. If someone shows me disrespect, I have wondered if the anger is over someone putting a thought in my head that I am inferior and deserve that treatment. So I wonder if the autom...
by jtightlips21
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is distaste for the Fact based consciousness a good sign
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Is distaste for the Fact based consciousness a good sign

For myself, I know that facts are impersonal and neutral. With facts, I have noticed that they really dont give one care about what we do or do not want. I have also noticed that in what I call the laws of the ego is that A) Everything is relative to power and B) Competition or dualism is necessary....