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by Placebo
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Question about feeling your emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Question about feeling your emotions

If you are thinking about them, or even worrying about prolonging them at the moment of observation, or perhaps even now, there looks to be a good chance you might be prolonging them, simply because you think or worry about it. Are you identifying with them? Observing emotions, even if unbearable, ...
by Placebo
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Question about feeling your emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Question about feeling your emotions

emotions themselves don't last that long really only a few seconds. Feel them and let them pass through you, don't focus on them or label them, just let them go Awesome thanks. This makes total sense. I see what I'm doing wrong. I am allowing them and not trying to push them away but I also focus o...
by Placebo
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Question about feeling your emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Question about feeling your emotions

Hey everyone, Hope all is well. I have a quick question about something I tend to get confused about. So..we know that we are supposed allow and fully feel our emotions (good and bad) Now sometimes I wonder if I'm simply letting my emotions be and feeling them, or if I'm giving them too much attenti...
by Placebo
Tue May 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

Thanks WW. I'm trying to ignore without force more and more. They're still there but progress is being made. If course they won't disappear overnight since I have so much attention to them.
by Placebo
Fri May 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Intrusive Thoughts

Hey everyone! Hope all is well. My question involves constant intrusive thoughts. They consist of images that gross me out to a high degree such as gore. A huge feeling of contraction and tension follows. I realize that it is me who is reacting to the thoughts. But it feels like an automatic, knee j...
by Placebo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Stillness cured me of 17 years of constant poly substance abuse
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Re: Stillness cured me of 17 years of constant poly substance abuse

Thank you. It really is a miracle and I never saw a way out due to being so identified with my pain body and ego as a whole.
by Placebo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Stillness cured me of 17 years of constant poly substance abuse
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Stillness cured me of 17 years of constant poly substance abuse

Hey guys I just wanted to briefly share my miraculous (in my eyes) experience with my spiritual journey freeing me from the shackles of drug and alcohol addiction. I had a deeply painful childhood and was strongly identified with my extremely negative story. At age 15, I dove straight in and had use...
by Placebo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Marijuana and Presence
Replies: 33
Views: 15933

Re: Marijuana and Presence

I have many years of experience smoking weed. I do think it is possible to have a very conscious and even eye opening experience (iv'e had them) BUT only when used in moderation. Smoking everyday starts to produce a dullness in most people. If I smoke it heavily, even for only a few days, I feel tha...
by Placebo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practical tips on Practicing Presence
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Practical tips on Practicing Presence

It seems that you are still stuck in the mind. Watching your thoughts is a definitely a great thing but you must not further inquire into a thought(s). When thoughts come, there isin't always a need to analyze them further because that will just lead to more thoughts, and then before you know it, yo...
by Placebo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops

Hey- this is actually my first post & im pretty new to tolle, but not the ideas/experiences behind it. Anyhow i am curious- op- hows it going for you? I very much relate to that feedback loop you were describing. I recently started going to r.i meetings (recovery international) and they utilize wha...
by Placebo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops

You have no idea just how happy I am to read this post, Placebo! I just finished typing up a post, and then deleted it all and "ran away" because I was afraid it would sound too weird and I'd come across like a freak or something (one of my constant fears, among others.) With me, it's music... ther...
by Placebo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops

Thanks WW that was very helpful. It just so happens that I just watched a short video saying exactly what you just said before I read this. :) https://youtu.be/-M1-TxRY-Ec It's the fear of it not leaving that keeps it there just like with any other thought form or physical sensation. It's kind of fu...
by Placebo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Afraid to acknowledge the pain
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: Afraid to acknowledge the pain

Great responses, WW and eputkonen! :D fallingIntoNow, Here is a video that has helped me. Maybe it will be of some help to you too: Mooji - No Blockage for Being https://youtu.be/-M1-TxRY-Ec Thank you so much for this link. This was so incredibly helpful for me. I have been struggling with these ty...
by Placebo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops

Hey thanks for the warm welcome. I'm going to look into all of your recommendations and yes I definitely know resistance is futile :) This practice has really been changing my life. I can go through the day without getting irritated, I don't get bored (even when the present situation would bore almo...
by Placebo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops

Hey everyone. I must say that this forum is a goldmine. I'll probably end up reading every past thread on here. So many of you guys explain things with such clarity that I'm often left in awe. :) I suffer with Pure O which is a form of ocd where one has constant obsessive thoughts rather than compul...