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by turiya
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Empathy in support groups
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Empathy in support groups

:D
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by turiya
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Empathy in support groups
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Empathy in support groups

If I now see the illusory nature of much of my own pain regarding my narrative, which leads to seeing the illusory nature of pain in others, what is my role in this support group? Your role is to be compassionate vs. empathetic. (And you don't have to try to do this... Compassion arises naturally o...
by turiya
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Don’t deserve to be happy?
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Don’t deserve to be happy?

Just putting this out there for others to hear was a freeing experience. I’ve kept all thses feelings bottled up for a long time. Yes, it's very freeing. :D I think it's because Ego always wants to keep suffering/pain/guilt hidden and highly personal. It survives by feeding off the idea, "This is M...
by turiya
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Don’t deserve to be happy?
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Don’t deserve to be happy?

Be Present and forgive yourself. (Or, more accurately: Be present and see/feel/realize the forgiveness and unconditional love that naturally arises from Presence.) You were unconscious in the past. You couldn't have acted differently at that time. Don't make an identity for yourself out of your past...
by turiya
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Jealousy and insecurity
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Jealousy and insecurity

Thanks for asking the question, Unburdened. :)
by turiya
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Jealousy and insecurity
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Jealousy and insecurity

The cure for insecurity: "Discover in yourself what is truly secure. Invest your security, your happiness, and identity in that." -Rupert Spira The Cure for Insecurity in Relationships - Rupert Spira: https://youtu.be/X7OwLAONIm8 I'm trying to accept my feelings but it's virtually impossible to sust...
by turiya
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Creating a superior ego
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Creating a superior ego

However, I have a question, seeing that all living human beings must have an ego, is it okay to work on transitioning from an inferior to a superior ego? Do you think that so long as I keep from identifying myself intensely with the new ego, that this can be a healthy thing? Here's an Eckhart video...
by turiya
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Direct Path
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: The Direct Path

Great! I'll look into that one. Thanks :)
by turiya
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is presence basically the opposite of anxiety?
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Is presence basically the opposite of anxiety?

I’ve also heard that all emotions boil down to two: love and fear. So therefore presence must be everything that’s not rooted in fear, the opposite of anxiety. Does that also mean that presence is relaxation in and of itself? Witnessing, surrender, letting go...are all relaxation? The way I see it:...
by turiya
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Direct Path
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: The Direct Path

rachMiel wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:25 pm
Have you studied traditional Advaita too?
No, I haven't. I've only watched a lot of Rupert Spira videos (along with Mooji and Eckhart videos :wink: ).

I haven't read anything by Sri Atmananda, Greg Goode, Jean Klein, or Francis Lucille. Do you recommend any
books in particular?
by turiya
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Direct Path
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: The Direct Path

rachMiel wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:51 pm
I'm drawn to Direct Path teachings because of their ... directness.
Same here. :D
by turiya
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Literally always 'in the now'
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Literally always 'in the now'

Interesting radio clip! :D For me, it raises the questions: is he always "in the Now" as Presence? ... Or is his mind just trapped "in the now", as in "the present moment in time"... (and he's still identified with that sliver of mind/time)? These questions came to me after watching this Mooji video...
by turiya
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Focus on one thing or everything?
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Focus on one thing or everything?

To focus completely on one thing requires you to be still, alert, and relaxed (i.e. present).... You can't be caught up in the mind-stream and focus completely on one thing. To focus completely on everything that is happening now (which is really only one , continuous happening appearing to be many,...
by turiya
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: A Meditation by Rupert Spira
Replies: 1
Views: 464

A Meditation by Rupert Spira

Just viewed this one. Love it. :D

Our Essential Nature Is Prior to Experience:

https://youtu.be/WiTUwJhlwhI