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by yougarksooo
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What exactly is Grace according to Eckhart?
Replies: 24
Views: 4635

I know it is just a word and I could use another if I knew one. Is grace really a pretty word for time? Like the phrase time heals all wounds? Any insight would be appreciated. I have no idea what it is. It is a word I don't use much because the closest I can get to it is the "joy, gratitude, peace...
by yougarksooo
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 13076

I think you explain it very well and I can relate. I grew as a talented athlete. People thought I should have continued through college. I didn't want to. It wasn't inside me to do that. Then I wrote songs forever. I wish I could tell you that I wrote songs because I loved writing. No, I did it beca...
by yougarksooo
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 13076

What I was trying to get at was that this finding your fit in life can be an illusion and a never ending search for something that doesn't really exist. Yes, my experience. It doesn't have to be a neverending search. I think it is possible to go looking for a good job that "fits" with one's interes...
by yougarksooo
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 13076

That, however does not imply that the outer purpose becomes redundant . right, not redundant. But (and I can only speak from my experience) presence carries with it attention in the now. I look to future only for practical reasons, not for a purpose in life (the latter might be disguised egoic sear...
by yougarksooo
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 13076

If you are aware of the hypnotic spell that identification (with the ego-mind) casts over us, and how that spell distorts our view of our world, your first order of business will be snapping the spell and awakening. Once one can see things clearly and accurately, any form of doing is always (and wi...
by yougarksooo
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Do you really want to live without duality?
Replies: 23
Views: 3865

I think alot of people have the wrong idea about resisting duality, resisting temptation, resisting attachment, resisting the natural human tendancy to plan, reassess and daydream. These don't seem productive to me. The best way (IMO) to enjoy the moment is to enjoy it not to worry about all this s...
by yougarksooo
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE - What does it look like in relationships
Replies: 40
Views: 6686

Beautifully said . You're truly great in describing and explaining these things, but this is only possible when you already experienced it. Happy for you Thanks. Byron Katie is very helpful in sweeping away any and all cobwebs which exist in a relationship and block unconditional love. Just putting...
by yougarksooo
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 13076

At some point one simply must let go of whatever someone else says about things and become your own authority based on direct experience. When one keeps returning to what ET says (or anyone else says for that matter) at the expense of one's own direct realization, then those teachers just become an...
by yougarksooo
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 13076

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by yougarksooo
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 13076

To me egoic need means the money and status that comes from work and not work per se.- Right, or it means building up that self-identification. Seeing myself as a little better than others (or a little worse) depending on who I'm comparing myself to. It's that belief that my job title or position i...
by yougarksooo
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: New Eckhart Video
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

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by yougarksooo
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: New Eckhart Video
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Naturally Eckhart would be seen with a dog... Ok you inspired me to put a picture up of one of my two favorite portals. Her name is Mai-Ling, and she is a sharpei. This is her as a baby. She won the ugliest dog award at the local humane society. But I don't see anything ugly about her. What is the ...
by yougarksooo
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 13076

I don't want someone telling me I have to have a "life purpose". Sounds like a cliché
Well said. What is a life purpose anyway? How easily that could turn into just some story we tell about ourselves, ya know?
by yougarksooo
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 13076

One's "outer purpose" gives some sort of meaning within the context of form, something to satisfy the mentally created egoic entity. They can feel happy and fulfilled while doing that particular thing if they find out what that is. Their identity revolves around that outer purpose. But does finding...
by yougarksooo
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Do you really want to live without duality?
Replies: 23
Views: 3865

A great way for me to leave the whole concepts of duality/nonduality behind and live in the "sense" of it is inner body awareness. Not just feeling the aliveness inside but realizing, with my own awareness, that my body is a sensor, a living organism. Feeling that---the awareness within, and also ou...