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by kiki
Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Holding onto the Moment
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: Holding onto the Moment

I felt every second, I smelled every smell I paid attention to it all and enjoyed it tremendously. And the moment still passed. I couldn't hold onto it. Time didn't stop. Remember, there is no "I" to hold onto anything. There was feeling happening, smelling happening, and all the rest was just happ...
by kiki
Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Rid of Your Shadow
Replies: 21
Views: 3861

Is the 'shadow" the same thing as Eckhart's "pain body"? Yes. And due to the light of awareness (YOU) that shadow/pain body is illuminated. So you see, under no circumstances is the reality of your being missing. When the ego is seen not to be who you are, then the shadows it casts are no longer bo...
by kiki
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Rid of Your Shadow
Replies: 21
Views: 3861

Getting Rid of Your Shadow

Ever try to get rid of your shadow on a sunny day? It can be a pesky little devil, can't it? You can't run from it, you can't pick it up and throw it away, you can't destroy it with any sort of weapon either. It follows you everywhere and sticks to you like glue, but if you persist in trying to get ...
by kiki
Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Now vs Striving
Replies: 20
Views: 6076

Eric, What you are experiencing is what happens when the mind gets hold of the concept that nothing really matters. Yes, there is no meaning other than consciousness expressing in nearly infinite ways - this is truth seen directly, but when mind takes this truth and conceptualizes it this truth beco...
by kiki
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Byron Katie's New Book – I Need Your Love – Is it True
Replies: 21
Views: 7128

Try doing the 4 questions on your belief in the 'me' identity. This will undercut all other beliefs, for all beliefs arise out of that identity.
by kiki
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Now vs Striving
Replies: 20
Views: 6076

barbara, You are always 'home', but prior to awakening you don't know this. There is no need to run after anything at all in order to be whole and complete, because your very essence IS wholeness. Egos don't recognize this wholeness, however, and so they seek to find it through various circumstances...
by kiki
Sat Jun 25, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Now vs Striving
Replies: 20
Views: 6076

barbara, "What I am not sure about is whether this "striving" is an inherent part of my nature, and brings me pleasure or does it steal from the enjoyment of the now." To strive to complete yourself in some way is the nature of the ego. In your true nature, the natural state of awareness, there is n...
by kiki
Sat May 28, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Presence and Being Busy
Replies: 9
Views: 2954

Re: Presence and Being Busy

'Do you think that it is possible to have an extremely full/busy life filled with many activities, and interactions with many kinds of people and still be present.' Of course. 'Or does a state of presence require a significant or a certain amount of daily down or quiet time?' When one is first expos...
by kiki
Fri May 20, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I Am That Too
Replies: 5
Views: 2015

Hi quitesane (love the name!), 'The catching it created an opportunity to practice. I allowed the is-ness of the situation, dropped my resistance and knew: “I am that too”. ' The 'catching it' becomes easier as 'time' goes by. Being familiar with just what awareness is makes it obvious when there is...
by kiki
Fri May 20, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: There and Back Again
Replies: 25
Views: 6305

Hi ECM, "Perhaps my labeling of calling in change is were I'm forgetting my silence?" Anytime one reverts to mental labeling, judging, commenting, or dwelling on 'past' experiences or projecting into 'future' scenarios silence becomes obscured. Silence is always here because it is your very nature. ...
by kiki
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Focus
Replies: 10
Views: 2732

'Maybe all I need to do is just observe that highway, without attempting at disassembling it and focusing on each thought seperately?' Yes. You, the real you is the witness itself. By witnessing what is happening within the mind and also in 'the world' the spaciousness of You becomes more apparent. ...
by kiki
Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Mind is Fighting Back
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

If the mind is not busy with something specific to do it will fill its time with something nonspecific to the task at hand, like repeating a song it has heard. Recognizing this tendency (by awareness) will deplete it of energy and oftentimes the song will cease altogether. No need to fight the mind,...
by kiki
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identification with the Mind
Replies: 31
Views: 5355

For example the sperm and the egg that created this human being here did not do so with consciousness just looking on. There has to be an active as well as a passive aspect to consciousness. As consciousness, I am not aware of the active part. Perhaps your mind will respond to this: there is in Ind...
by kiki
Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Loving What Is - Byron Katie
Replies: 7
Views: 3333

'Unlike before, now I don't just accept all thoughts for the truth, but rather, I examine them more closely... Oh, I really can't explain it. Not right now anyway.' That's good to hear erict. Katie takes you to the same place as Tolle, and that place can't be put into words. I gave her book to my si...
by kiki
Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identification with the Mind
Replies: 31
Views: 5355

Hi Anois, Whatever happens, happens to you, by you, through you; you are the creator, enjoyer and destroyer of all you perceive. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Glad you found this quote - I will have to work on this one! Go ahead and work on it, but remember, coming up with a definitive answer won't get y...