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by kiki
Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: At last, I 'know'
Replies: 36
Views: 9579

Katie Byron says that the premise of "My life must have a purpose", is in itself stressful and is in opposition to reality" I agree with Katie's statement. This was the driving force in my own life, and it was the source of constant frustration and stress - it gnawed at me and kept me awake many ni...
by kiki
Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:13 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Advice for Depressed People
Replies: 17
Views: 5010

People who are suicidal are totally wrapped up in a storyline the ego has created, and ego has convinced itself that the only answer to relieve their suffering is to kill oneself, and THAT is just another story. If they can be led to see (not believe) that the ego is not real that would undercut all...
by kiki
Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: At last, I 'know'
Replies: 36
Views: 9579

Hi again, I was going the way that fulfilling some good missions in the world would do it, in addition to knowing myself enough to adjust my world to what I want, and loving the people in my life enough to make them happy, and thus make me happy. Can you see the ego at work here? When you truly know...
by kiki
Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: At last, I 'know'
Replies: 36
Views: 9579

hi barbarasher, All you have are questions now - this is good, because now you can question all of your assumptions, which most people never do. The most basic assumption you or anybody has is that you, as a separate entity, exist apart from everything and everyone else. Since this is 'your' life th...
by kiki
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: At last, I 'know'
Replies: 36
Views: 9579

When you said" Having a 'mission' implies a separate entity who would seek to fulfill that mission - that separate entity does not exist. There are no shoulds and shouldn'ts except within the realm of the ego-bound. I don't get this part. Please help me understand. Ego is the one who would set befo...
by kiki
Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: At last, I 'know'
Replies: 36
Views: 9579

I could probably do more on the good deeds side, but I am still doing a lot of the internal work which I believe will better prepare me to find some kind of mission in the "helping the world arena". Now I just give donations, some advice and kind words here and there. I would ask, who is it that wo...
by kiki
Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Help for a Beginner?
Replies: 11
Views: 3752

streetparade asked, "I'm confused though - are these thoughts coming from 'my thinker' or is it something greater? I'm pretty sure it's 'the thinker' and if so are these thoughts acceptable, as they really are or appear to be facilitating the process of my practising of prescence." I ask you, what i...
by kiki
Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wayne Dyer
Replies: 37
Views: 16553

Heidi said, "But, see! That statement in itself is a fine example and paradox of dualistic thinking!" Allow me to clarify my quote about living life from the natural state. When the natural state is revealed as what You really are it is understood (by no one) that there is no 'me', and that there ne...
by kiki
Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Help for a Beginner?
Replies: 11
Views: 3752

Look for the one who thinks she/he is practicing anything, including trying to "be present". All you will find are ideas about who that one is, and you can't be an idea. Notice what all ideas arise within and 'home' will reveal itself. You, the real you, must always be here - you cannot be something...
by kiki
Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wayne Dyer
Replies: 37
Views: 16553

Heidi, You said, "It's truly all about aligning with The Source - the unmanifested, stepping out of the way of the source and allowing it to fulfill us." I know this is what Dwyer teaches, but there is a fundamental flaw in this kind of teaching because it maintains a dualistic vision of reality. We...
by kiki
Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:39 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Trying Presence for a Week - Setting intention
Replies: 10
Views: 3750

Hi Clare, You wrote: 'okay, so here's the question: Are the other two voices I hear in my head apart fromthe noisy chattering one still a part of the ego. Is no ego having no thoughts at all. Or are these voices (which come to me as clear voices in my head, and up to now I wouldhave called them 'tho...
by kiki
Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Silence Within
Replies: 8
Views: 2843

erict wrote: 'Now I am left wondering what caused me to enter this state, because I wasn’t trying to do anything. I wasn’t even trying to quiet my mind as I sometimes do. It was suddenly just silent all by itself, and I felt so good inside.' What caused this state? Nothing caused it - you are that s...
by kiki
Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: My Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Well, in my experience it often isn't enough to be aware of the ego This is another ego demand. Ego can be very subtle and clever. As attunement sharpens to the arising of ego there is greater possibility to simply ignore ego demands. It's like when you realize you are clenching your fist you can s...
by kiki
Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Arriving in the Now
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Hi Clare,

When there is pain simply observe it without judjment, without attempting to push it away, without attaching a story to it. This gives it a chance to flow out of you. If you resist pain it will remain.
by kiki
Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Wheeler
Replies: 13
Views: 5353

John Wheeler

John has an excellent site. He was most influenced by Sailor Bob Adamson, an Australian. John's writing is crystal clear and reading him can easily bring presence - one of the very best sites I've come across.

http://www.employees.org/~johnwhee/

kiki