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by kiki
Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Pain Body Attack
Replies: 11
Views: 3594

Hi barbara, Yup, sounds like the mind playing its usual game, looking for something to do. If you cut your hair short so you didn't need to spend so much time blow drying it, the mind would find some other time to 'remind' you of perceived problems. Outer circumstances bad? ok, so what can I do to c...
by kiki
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identification with the Mind
Replies: 31
Views: 5355

Does consciousness create as well as witness ? Awareness is doing everything, but this awareness is impersonal and is unlimited, unbound. Being 'busy' implies a 'someone' whose capacity for performing action is limited. Awareness is all there is - that's what's known as nondualism, 'not two.' It's ...
by kiki
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identification with the Mind
Replies: 31
Views: 5355

I will add that in sanskrit there is a phrase applied to this whole idea of awakening: sat-chit-ananda

sat is truth
chit is consciousness
ananda is bliss
by kiki
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identification with the Mind
Replies: 31
Views: 5355

Why are we only aware of the witnessing aspect of consciousness ? Is consciousness happy enough to sit back and watch the game ? What You really are is awareness itself. Awareness IS witnessing, it is not an aspect of consciousness. It is the 'knowingness' of whatever arises. There is 'nobody' in p...
by kiki
Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identification with the Mind
Replies: 31
Views: 5355

Hi friend,
a_friend wrote:but none of this thinking really matters in the end anyway
That's right. Thinking that thinking matters keeps truth from being seen. Don't take anything too seriously - that creates a space around thinking from which thinking can simply be observed and truth realized.
by kiki
Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Identification with the Mind
Replies: 31
Views: 5355

Hi Anois, and welcome to the forum 1) Why does consciousness allow itself to become lost in identification with the mind ? I like to think of it this way: consciousness is playing a game with itself because consciousness is all there is. In order for this game to be interesting and challenging consc...
by kiki
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Living in the Now – Ending the Worry/Stress Habit
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Is this a process? How long does it take? I can't stand it any more. From the individual's perspective it appears as a process. Asking how long it takes is a question arising from the ego, from the individual - that ego doesn't exist in reality because ego comes and goes; that which comes and goes ...
by kiki
Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: At last, I 'know'
Replies: 36
Views: 9579

Hi Barbara, I like friend's response to your question. I will add, that in my opinion awareness enjoys the 'process' of Self discovery, and that wouldn't be possible without ego. If not for ego awareness would have nothing to do - just my opinion. It's not really an entity as such so it can't really...
by kiki
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Living in the Now – Ending the Worry/Stress Habit
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Hi barbara, See how ego works? First there is worry about not having enough, and when that doesn't happen the worry morphs into having too much. Worry is an egoic strategy. May I suggest that you feel the worry completely without labeling it as such - give it room to be there without trying to get r...
by kiki
Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: At last, I 'know'
Replies: 36
Views: 9579

I feel relieved on one hand, because I can relax a bit more and not have one more goal to run after and look for the "more, more, more. Yes, when it is deeply seen that there is no goal that needs to be chased after and attained, there can be a deep relaxation with everything and a simple resting w...
by kiki
Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Advice for Depressed People
Replies: 17
Views: 5010

Perhaps faith and trust are heart qualities. An absence of fear. I like your thinking here, summer. Ramana sometimes referred to your core being as the 'heart', and when in the heart there is no fear. And often religions have used faith as a cover up for fear. And hence the dualistic idea of trusti...
by kiki
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Advice for Depressed People
Replies: 17
Views: 5010

For me, trust implies a "not knowing" and a surrendering. Presence, on the other hand, seems to imply a knowing (or an awareness). I would say they are the same thing. In presence there is knowingness/awareness, but this 'state' of presence is a resting within the unknown - it is fresh and new mome...
by kiki
Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Advice for Depressed People
Replies: 17
Views: 5010

In it’s simplicity, Trust is an earned knowing. The problem is…, most of us want to add to it’s true meaning. We want to use trust to gain or perform change. In this sense, this is non-acceptance of what is. This is beautifully stated. I would even say being totally present IS trust, IS faith, but ...
by kiki
Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Pain Body and Dreams
Replies: 20
Views: 5751

At one time I was very interested in lucid dreams because I occassionaly would have one. When you are awake in the dream state there is a wonderful sense of freedom because you know that nothing can harm you, that everyone and everything in it came out of yourself - it was an elaborate play produced...
by kiki
Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Here with you
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

Hi Mareena, Welcome to this little community in cyberspace. Yes, it's all about remembering what we already and really are, not discovering and acquiring something new. When one reads words such as Tolle's there can be a nudging back into the recognition of one's true nature. It seems/feels familiar...