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by Nebula
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor - awakening
Replies: 18
Views: 5277

Re: Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor - awakening

Watched it - agree - amazing! Watch it if you haven't already!
by Nebula
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Paradox
Replies: 15
Views: 2645

Re: Paradox

Hopefully I can find another way. Right now I'm thinking...maybe I'm not being conscious enough ? Maybe I'm not trying hard enough. But trying feels so wrong, its not like I have to, with great effort and focus, try to will myself to be conscious of my every action and suddenly realize enlightenmen...
by Nebula
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: "Watching the thinker" leads to self criticism
Replies: 16
Views: 4573

Re: "Watching the thinker" leads to self criticism

Erict: I believe that the whole point of observing, is allowing whatever arises, whether it is criticism of another person, or it is criticism of your criticism of another person. That's quite useful actually, as I end up judging my criticism of another person. There's criticising a person. And the...
by Nebula
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: My ways of avoiding the present....
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

My ways of avoiding the present....

Hi. I have realised that there is a multitude of things I do to avoid the present. When I awake, I begin to think. Think think think - what am i doing today - shall I go to salsa/choir - I need to arrange blah - I need to ring blah - I need to arrange appointment with blah - text text text - How lon...
by Nebula
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: "Watching the thinker" leads to self criticism
Replies: 16
Views: 4573

Re: "Watching the thinker" leads to self criticism

I understand that the watcher is not supposed to be self-critical, but I have mistaken the watcher for this aspect of myself. I suppose I haven't "found" the watcher, but have been hoodwinked into believing the watcher is self criticism. How do I then, locate the watcher.....or rather how do I watch...
by Nebula
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: "Watching the thinker" leads to self criticism
Replies: 16
Views: 4573

"Watching the thinker" leads to self criticism

I have been attempting to observe my thoughts and actions. I have been grappling with a problem however. Observing my thoughts and actions seems to entail being self-critical. For example, I may find myself being taken over by the pain-body e.g. I may find myself criticising someone who has hurt me,...
by Nebula
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Movies Concerning Awakening
Replies: 266
Views: 125035

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

I watched the World's Fastest Indian the other day - on recommendation from this thread - Great film!!
Keep the recommendations coming!
by Nebula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Movies Concerning Awakening
Replies: 266
Views: 125035

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Watch "The Fountain"

It really is the BEST film i've seen in ages, it touched me deeply.
by Nebula
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Meditation ~ How to do on a daily basis
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Meditation ~ How to do on a daily basis

Hi, I have been attending a weekly meditation session which lasts an hour. I have also been attempting to bring more mindfulness into everyday life, but I find my mind is always seeking distraction. I have tried (not very hard) to meditate in the formal sense, in my room, but I either become tired/b...
by Nebula
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Movies Concerning Awakening
Replies: 266
Views: 125035

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

A slightly cheesy film I liked ~ with a rather tenuous "Awakening" theme, is Starman (with Jeff Bridges), it is a lovely film.
by Nebula
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Please recommend me.....
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: Please recommend me.....

Thanks for the suggestions.
I am now reading One by Richard Bach, it's really good. I found the part where he sees a manuscript with "the truth" materialise really interesting, where the origins of religion and the way in which religion can become divisive....
by Nebula
Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Please recommend me.....
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: Please recommend me.....

Hi, I have since this post watched the film Peaceful Warrior. Now I know that books rarely live up to films, and I have to say the film was quite cheesy, but I did enjoy it! I wondered also if any of you forum members have any films to recommend that have similar themes to those i've been asking for...
by Nebula
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Please recommend me.....
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: Please recommend me.....

Thanks for the suggestions, I have read illusions by richard bach, and found it to be very good. Thats the kind of book I mean actually, a story but with a meaning. I actaully really liked some of Coelho's books, especially Veronika decides to die. I plan to try The way of the peaceful warrior. Any ...
by Nebula
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Please recommend me.....
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Please recommend me.....

Hi I was wondering if anyone can recommend me any books which fall into the more 'story' end of the market. What I mean is a story but with more of a message, eg the Paulo Coelho books, as I wish to read something a little less heavy than the personal development/spirituality genre, but more meaty a...
by Nebula
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Anyone going to see ET in London 01/09/07?
Replies: 31
Views: 6172

I went. Eckhart talked for about 3 hours, without notes. He did not say anything I hadn't heard or read in his material, but I suppose I could say some of what he said spoke to me more. I'm glad I went, although it wasn't necessary, as I said, nothing new was said, but somehow, Eckhart has a way of ...