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by astaroth
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: All effort is useless
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

All effort is useless

Hello all! As the light in me begins to shine, I again wanted to share something with all of you who are new to all this stuff and still "don't get it". I'm experiencing something brand new and yet so familiar that you have never noticed it. All effort is useless, all the questions, all try to under...
by astaroth
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you trully surrender not intentionally?
Replies: 21
Views: 3833

Re: How do you trully surrender not intentionally?

I have found myself a lot of times in the situation of thinking "Oh, all these negative thoughts are the proof of my resistance. I have to accept the now. Okay, now I accept... " and there was this voice, cruelly laughing. Of course, this didn't work. This is not acceptance. Acceptance cannot be don...
by astaroth
Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How to stay in silence?
Replies: 1
Views: 613

How to stay in silence?

Hi everyone! My analytical way of taking things maybe still makes things more complicate than they are - because somehow I know just being there is the easiest thing in te world - but... anyway... I need clarity. Currently I'm doing physical work and I have a lot of time for myself. So when I'm work...
by astaroth
Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Death meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: Death meditation

Imagine you were dead. I don't mean you - I mean what you believe to be you. Your psychological construct, your thought-constructed me. Imagine you'd look inside and you'd see... yeah... what would you see when "you" were dead? Can consciousness die? Does consciousness care about the death of whatev...
by astaroth
Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Stuggling
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: Stugglinghttp://eckhart-tolle-forum.inner-growth.info/postin

Hi IhaveNoName! I can tell you a few things. What brought me here, maybe like most of us, was - how Tolle described it - the wish "not to live with myself any more". I have spent a long time of constant suffering. I had my own addictions. Alcohol, drugs, food... I created stories about "myself", sto...
by astaroth
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is the now?
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: What is the now?

Hi... That may be not interesting for you, but I want to share my things with you one more time. May it be helpful for another lost soul ;) After a day of no "try" in any way to "gain" peace (all I hope never to find in my vocabulary again) I will try it one more time. May sound silly, I know. How c...
by astaroth
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is the now?
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

boogeyman, I found true for myself what you wrote. After having recognized a thought there was a "subonscious glint of unpleasance". I tried very hard to find out what it is. It wasn't even a thought. I almost went crazy because I couldn't find out what it is. Maybe, no I know. There was something l...
by astaroth
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is the now?
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: What is the now?

Hi guys. Thanks for your help. Some very strange things happened to me today. Right now, I can't really tell you what it is. It was not enlightenment, that's the only thing I know ;) I was taking a bath and tried to observe my thoughts. Like so many times before I tried to observe my thoughts - and ...
by astaroth
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is the now?
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

What is the now?

Doing. It just... happens. I see myself walking around, doing things mechanically. Reacting to people mechanically. When I try to stop it there is suddenly an inner conflict. There is the false self witch wants me to do something and there is just another false self that tries to forbid all these me...
by astaroth
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Work situation
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Re: work situation

Even if it's not you who is afraid about the reactions of others, don't proof yourself "I can give a shit on what anyone thinks about me!" Just observe how your "me idea" is afraid. Don't change anything about it. It will loose it's weight, it's seriousity and maybe you find yourself caring less and...
by astaroth
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The momentum of thought
Replies: 19
Views: 3984

Re: The momentum of thought

Shappy, you're slowly becoming a "hardcore spiritual-guy" :mrgreen: Going from one second to another, which both are "now"... isn't that a process? I had the feelings many times that the eternal now is flowing though me and I am something like the anchor or something. I think it's only how you under...
by astaroth
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Wheres Kiki?
Replies: 13
Views: 2766

Re: Wheres Kiki?

Glad to hear from you, Keith ;) I hope you agree to webwanderer who posted your words, which you sent to the moderators. They gave me some of the strength which was speaking through it. The most powerful line to me was Then the thought occured that I would forget the most important thing I learned (...
by astaroth
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The fearful lion
Replies: 2
Views: 916

The fearful lion

Hi all! Again I'd like to add an analogy. It came back in my mind after reading this http://eckhart-tolle-forum.inner-growth.info/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3394 wonderful post of Larryfroot today. It is similar to one from Dschalaluddin Rumi I read some time ago. I think, most people are attracted by spir...
by astaroth
Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: My fear
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: My fear

Larryfroot, that was maybe one of the most helpful posts to me I've ever read. It was not from a too high spiritual perspective, but very close to "real life" everyone knows inside itself and so that post can maybe open a new door... well... for me, at least. My mind loves this ultra-spiritual stuff...
by astaroth
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The bird on your shoulder
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

The bird on your shoulder

Hi all! I can't tell you how much I like this forum. You saved my life, guys! Espacially thanks to those of us who seem not to be in need of talking about these questions any more - and do nevertheless. After all my questions, today I wanted to give something back. An experience, I made all alone. ;...