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by Reagan
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: A logical argument for Mindfulness
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: A logical argument for Mindfulness

Hello Mystic :D
I agree with all. Could have said "Taboo, sin, shame, the duality of good and evil, and all similar thinking stated then"

Actually, just going to make that edit.

Thanks!
by Reagan
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: A logical argument for Mindfulness
Replies: 2
Views: 409

A logical argument for Mindfulness

A logical argument for Mindfulness Do most of us believe that, to some extent: a) there is a higher consciousness than our own; b) and that that consciousness is omniscient. These must be taken on faith as science can not prove them. Still, I believe these things not only possible but probable, so l...
by Reagan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: He Had Me at Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: He Had Me at Hello

Hi MTB, I understand your situation. There is so much information coming at your from PON that it is hard to know exactly what to work on. For me, it comes down to being the watcher consistently. I find that if I do this one thing, improvement is virtually guaranteed. This was the message that I tri...
by Reagan
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of the biggest traps
Replies: 116
Views: 6226

Re: One of the biggest traps

Hey djmart, I'm very much a Firefly myself, and I'm very busy figuring out how to bring presence to my daily life. I'm still learning who this new person is! But I remember vividly how it first felt to be the watcher of the Painbody. I felt it rising up, caught it, and let myself go into it. It had ...
by Reagan
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: He Had Me at Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: He Had Me at Hello

Hey dijmart, I'm trying to think of my mind more as a tool these days. The mind loves problems right? I think of my mind as a great calculator that I feed equations to. The past is a big input to the equations. And that is good input, as long as it stops there. But if you also input past pain and eg...
by Reagan
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Time We Still Spend in the Mind
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: The Time We Still Spend in the Mind

Actually, yes, I'm dealing with it now. I'm an alcoholic, and I relapsed just a couple of weeks before awakening. I guess I needed some more time and pain, and so I got it..... But I have experienced the rapid transmutation of mind and pain the ET talks about being possible. Plain and simple, I'm no...
by Reagan
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: He Had Me at Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: He Had Me at Hello

Hi MTB, This is the latest version of an essay that I posted earlier. The Time We Still Spend in the Mind I was blessed to have a Now where I felt truly present. I have had more, they come quicker. But as beautiful as those moments are, I at least must still deal with the daily reality of the time I...
by Reagan
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Marijuana and Presence
Replies: 20
Views: 5389

Re: Marijuana and Presence

I have used weed, and I have found that it can be useful. My first peek behind the curtain actually occurred while simultaneously exercising and meditating while high (not extremely high mind you, 20 mg of edibles). I think that weed can help me quiet the mind and make me more open to consciousness....
by Reagan
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Convincing never works
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: Convincing never works

I'm struggling with this as well. I'm an alcoholic, and I have caused a lot of pain to those I love. Presence is new for me. I'm only a few weeks into going from having read The Power of Now and understanding it intellectually, to actually living it. Thought I try to explain with words the shift in ...
by Reagan
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Time We Still Spend in the Mind
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: The Time We Still Spend in the Mind

Yes, you are right I know. But I am amazed at the steady and rapid progress of my Mind. Annoyance, bat it aside with hardly a Thought. Judgement, catch it quickly with your Attention before you feed it; do that enough, and you won’t even think it. Traffic jam, chores, just another opportunity to be ...
by Reagan
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: (Vigorous) Exercise and presence
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: (Vigorous) Exercise and presence

I had a wonderful experience during strenuous exercise. I had read The Power of Now, and was thinking about how it would be a great meditation to listen to the audio book while doing strenuous cardio on the elliptical. As I listened with attention, the first thing I began to notice was that the exer...
by Reagan
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Time We Still Spend in the Mind
Replies: 5
Views: 774

The Time We Still Spend in the Mind

The Time We Still Spend in the Mind I was blessed to have a Now where I felt truly present. I have had more, they are coming faster. But as beautiful as those Nows are, I at least have to still deal with the daily reality of the time I spend in my Mind. I have to spend time there to function in the ...