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by jukai
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 5658

Re: Apathy

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by jukai
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Been battling with this toxic relationship. Need help!
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Been battling with this toxic relationship. Need help!

I'm sorry this happened to you. What I have to say isn't the most encouraging, but hope it helps. This man is clearly not someone you should be around anymore, for obvious reasons. I don't think the amount of effort you invested into the relationship is a big consideration here. It's not that import...
by jukai
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Who is your favorite spiritual teacher?
Replies: 38
Views: 11713

Re: Who is your favorite spiritual teacher?

What happened to J. Krishnamurti ? LOL

I've been listening to JK a lot recently, and he makes a lot of sense. Eckhart seems to have been heavily influenced by JK.
by jukai
Thu May 31, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 5658

Re: Apathy

Sounds like you needed a Jungian therapist I'm going to assume you were responding to me :) I needed a therapist who had the humility to say, "We've been doing this for 5 years, and you don't seem to be improving. Perhaps we're going down the wrong path here in this office. It appears I may not kno...
by jukai
Thu May 31, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 5658

Re: Apathy

Sighclone wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:33 pm
"When the student is ready, the teacher will arrive." - I.e. maybe not totally by chance.
:mrgreen:
Sighclone wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Thanks for joining, Niki and jukai!

Andy
:)
by jukai
Thu May 31, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 5658

Re: Apathy

andy & junkai from age 12 to 20 therapy and therapists were invaluable to me (as were social workers, and AA) and I believe they have done a lot of good for a number of people. Suffice it to say, inner growth and introspection are entirely the responsibility of the individual. You know the old adag...
by jukai
Wed May 30, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 5658

Re: Apathy

Andy, thanks for your response. What you were initially trying to say makes more sense now. I think that psychotherapy can actually be quite harmful to people who are seeking a deeper truth (and who cannot benefit from psychotherapy), because the lack of improvement over time, despite the therapy, c...
by jukai
Wed May 30, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Revealing interview with Eckhart
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Revealing interview with Eckhart

Yes, this is a good interview! (Even though Eckhart seems to have a cold and sounds a bit congested.) I remember seeing the the full interview on youtube a while back: https://youtu.be/M00VLswZdyc?t=3m27s :wink: Oh, that's great. Thanks for sharing that! I have edited my original post to include yo...
by jukai
Wed May 30, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Worry about the future of humanity
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Worry about the future of humanity

Hi, welcome to the site. The answer to the question you ask can be found right within your own post. You said, "How have you been able to find peace in not having power to make the changes that are needed." It is quite simply the fact that I can do nothing to bring about change, that brings me peace...
by jukai
Tue May 29, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Revealing interview with Eckhart
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Revealing interview with Eckhart

I found a pretty revealing interview with Eckhart, on YouTube. Some of the things he mentions about his childhood and pre-awakening life: - thoughts of suicide as a child - being unable to find a girlfriend - being shy https://youtu.be/M00VLswZdyc?t=3m27s I found this interview somewhat more reveali...
by jukai
Tue May 29, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 5658

Re: Apathy

Niki - Many people who approach spiritual awakening do so out of a secret or not-so-secret desire to rid themselves of disorders of the ego (by this I mean all the material in DSM-V, and other obsessions, neuroses, syndromes, etc. that fall under the broad definition of "significantly debilitating ...
by jukai
Wed May 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Why to trust Eckhart Tolle?

Good question. You should doubt/question what anyone tells you. The only way to know if something Eckhart says is true is to see if it proves true in your experience . Let's say you're taking a Physics class and your professor tells you that when you close an electrical circuit containing a light bu...
by jukai
Wed May 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble with stigma on suicide
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Trouble with stigma on suicide

Hi there, and welcome to the forum. I wouldn't pay too much attention to what someone told you in the Buddhism group about the afterlife or "bad karma". If there is a next life, no one can predict what form it will take. I think that beliefs like bad karma are simply the manifestations of people's m...
by jukai
Sat May 19, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 5658

Re: Apathy

apathetic and suspicious of my motives for the spiritual search; a defense mechanism against a frightening world. Very nicely put. The ‘something else’ for me is a strange state and has some similarities to the apathetic state. There is a fIattening of emotions which is good in that I am certainly ...
by jukai
Sat May 19, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 5658

Re: Apathy

At times, I have felt this too. At other times, I have felt like this whole (human-made) world is just a copout for the human mind which doesn't want to face what is... and so it created "fantasy" Time (a troubling past to always try to run away from and an ideal future to always try to attain) so ...