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by jtightlips21
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is there any need to judge the Ego?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

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: 274

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: 274

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: 274

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: 106

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: 116

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: 7
Views: 670

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: 1
Views: 96

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: 730

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: 641

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: 225

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....
by jtightlips21
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I detach from anger when I hate anxiety/depression
Replies: 13
Views: 641

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

I have been observing that I am getting more and more discontent with identification with the mind, since the only thing the mind can recognize are impersonal facts. Since the way we often times recognize reality is undesirable. Its that question of why should we surrender to reality when reality wo...
by jtightlips21
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I go beyond my identification with the will
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: How can I go beyond my identification with the will

I dont know if this is a limitation of the mind, but I find that the mind can only recognize something as being ether factual or not. However, I wonder if desire makes something real. At times, I sometimes ask why should we conform to reality when reality does not necessarily conform to our wishes. ...
by jtightlips21
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I detach from anger when I hate anxiety/depression
Replies: 13
Views: 641

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

I sometimes wonder if anger is really so dignifying or if its just proud. It seems like Anger has an appeal of some form of self empowerment, where one wants to change something that displeases them, and if something cannot be done to at least refuse to be sucked into and accommodate what has happen...
by jtightlips21
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I detach from anger when I hate anxiety/depression
Replies: 13
Views: 641

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

I don't know if this is solely my experience, but to me, those 3 emotions you mention are almost not distinguishable from one another. In other words, when I experience one, I often experience the other two as well. Or, perhaps, it might start out as anger coupled with anxiety, then quickly morph i...