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by Egoicmidget
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: To get daily quotes from J Krishnamurti by email.
Replies: 48
Views: 10962

I have to thankl you also! Great Link very interesting material indeed!

John
by Egoicmidget
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Core Beliefs
Replies: 155
Views: 23551

John, are your parents still alive today? Have you been able to make peace with them? Phil my Mom isn't but my Dad is. I'm at peace knowing Mom did what she knew and I don't really know my Dad very well he left when I was 6. I love and forgive them. Telling what happened was just to illustrate how ...
by Egoicmidget
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Core Beliefs
Replies: 155
Views: 23551

Sure that's cool. I don't hide so I'll use my story to illustrate. I grew up in a violent household were reading minds was essential for survival, particulary moods, so that became a hypervigelnt aspect of me, a fearful me part of the story of me. Another example is being told by parents as you have...
by Egoicmidget
Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Core Beliefs
Replies: 155
Views: 23551

Dancer asked: Why is this question important to you John? The false sense of self has been around for thousands of years, why would your core beliefs,acquired in this lifetime, be important? I think perceptual filters created by the egoic sense of self can get in the way of undertsanding and more im...
by Egoicmidget
Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Core Beliefs
Replies: 155
Views: 23551

From Tolle's book Stillness Speaks pg 18. "The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp. When you no longer believe everything you think , you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are". Eckhart Tolle This puts it much better than I can. John
by Egoicmidget
Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Core Beliefs
Replies: 155
Views: 23551

Claudia wrote: Any belief is a mental image or a thought, however, pure awareness can be experienced beyond mind. That statment is the essence of the division to which I'm trying to point here. My understanding is that Tolle is trying to teach us that awareness beyond thought is presence and abiding...
by Egoicmidget
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Core Beliefs
Replies: 155
Views: 23551

Claudia said: John, you aren't talking belief system, like what different religion did you grow up believing or do you still hold on to, but what in our history as individuals colored our lives, right? While relgion could be an aspect it's not an all inclusive part of what I mean when I say "core Be...
by Egoicmidget
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Core Beliefs
Replies: 155
Views: 23551

Phil said : Our ego, fueled by _our_ beliefs. Our experience of now, limited by _our_ preconceived notions of what that experience will be. Phil the now isn't about what will be. The now is life itself unfolding, the future and past help create the illusion of self, the egoic enitiy that keeps one f...
by Egoicmidget
Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: To get daily quotes from J Krishnamurti by email.
Replies: 48
Views: 10962

Summer said: I don't really know. But the 'personalizing' of these beliefs seems to be the part that trips us up. The part that believes that "I am these beliefs" An example being that "I am a Christian" or "I am an Eckhart Tolle devotee" I think that sums up the problem when the belief is attached ...
by Egoicmidget
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Core Beliefs
Replies: 155
Views: 23551

That is correct Heidi. Once those beliefs take hold as Tolle puts it they are very hard to dislodge. And he also mentions they go into a basket with our name on it. When you are very young the tendancy is to take your parents views about you as gospel even though frequently they are projections of w...
by Egoicmidget
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: To get daily quotes from J Krishnamurti by email.
Replies: 48
Views: 10962

Egoicmidget wrote:
Knowing that we create our own limitations with certain beliefs, is certainly illuminating. But is this enough to give us freedom from them?


Just for the record Summer wrote the above comment.



John :D
by Egoicmidget
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Core Beliefs
Replies: 155
Views: 23551

Core Beliefs

The egoic self is created in part by our core beliefs, mine are deep feelings of inferiority and shame, thus I compensated excelling in sports.By doing so unconciously I created a self that wasn't so bad as the self I believed I was and was conditioned to think I was. We started this over in the Spi...
by Egoicmidget
Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: To get daily quotes from J Krishnamurti by email.
Replies: 48
Views: 10962

Phil said The challenging interesting next step could be to aim the lens in to the mirror and examine how hard it can be to let go of our own dogmas once they've brought us comfort. I think that is a profound insight on your part Phil. I was discussing this very topic with my wife Linda, about how b...
by Egoicmidget
Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Eckhart Tolle Retreat Excerpts
Replies: 8
Views: 3747

Kiki thanks as always for your insights.

Andy your really getting it. Conditioning and recognizing it for what it is.

Fanatstic!


John
by Egoicmidget
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Portal Power
Replies: 21
Views: 4843

That portal is one I do daily.

John