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by Onceler
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 6782

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

Good point. Why do we have to be so consistent in our beliefs? In the moment I sometimes believe in god and sometimes I don’t. Mostly don’t, as I put god in the “magic” category. I don’t believe in magic......mystery, that’s another story.
by Onceler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Bodily Reactions To 'not thinking?'
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: Bodily Reactions To 'not thinking?'

If aches and pains are a hallmark of not thinking, I’m one empty headed guy..... Healing for me has taken many forms, I believe that some of my aches and pains are certainly a result of emotional/psychological pain. Others are perhaps a karmic result of being physically engaged with life for many ye...
by Onceler
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What can I do with my own self deprecating shadow
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: What can I do with my own self deprecating shadow

I appreciate your honesty and clear articulation of something I think we all deal with. I like the Noah Elkreif quote, but a good quote won’t change ones life, necessarily. I don’t have any answers and just wanted to acknowledge your honesty and to say that I also struggle with this. I will say that...
by Onceler
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barometer of spiritual progress
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: Barometer of spiritual progress

Just for the record I wasn’t asking you to be curious, just a turn of phrase meaning “weird, huh?” I think it’s very strange and paradoxical. You don’t have to do anything, of course. Peace out.
by Onceler
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barometer of spiritual progress
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: Barometer of spiritual progress

I don’t have the energy to reply as these discussions no longer interest me, enlightenment is irrelevant to me and something I no longer desire. It appears to me a bait and switch, an endless game of spiritual three card Monte, ultimately based in fear and desire....but this is deeply suppressed ind...
by Onceler
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barometer of spiritual progress
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: Barometer of spiritual progress

Please don’t let me rain on your parade! Believe no one, including me.....have fun. :wink:
by Onceler
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barometer of spiritual progress
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: Barometer of spiritual progress

Totally agree WW. This kind of measurement, and desire for this kind of state, convinces me more and more that “enlightenment” has more in common with a dissociative disorder. A tricked up way to feel nothing....except perhaps a buzz of bliss that blocks human emotional responsiveness.
by Onceler
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 6782

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

In my view, it’s yet another way of seeking salvation from our life......from our fear. It’s highly complex and evolved over time so that it appears rational in its many permeatations, but it’s salvation seeking pure and simple. The salvation comes from outside of us in Christianity and most religio...
by Onceler
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A touch of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: A touch of Madness

Hey dijmart,

Thanks for the honesty, always a gift. I’m glad you’re off the roller coaster and back on firm ground!
by Onceler
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hell is Other People
Replies: 16
Views: 3389

Re: Hell is Other People

What's the point of life? If you weren't alive in the first place you wouldn't suffer. I suffered most of my life, roughly 80%, than I learned to not suffer and I’m laughing. I guess the point is to learn or get to a place where you are not suffering and you can absorb the richness and sweetness of...
by Onceler
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Losing everything
Replies: 6
Views: 3609

Re: Losing everything

Good to hear from you, Norm. Hope things are well.
by Onceler
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hell is Other People
Replies: 16
Views: 3389

Re: Hell is Other People

turiya wrote:
What's the point of being conscious? To be happy? - athena777
Being conscious brings an end to suffering. Happiness/joy may or may not arise in you when suffering ends.
Amen.
by Onceler
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in Norway
Replies: 16
Views: 5475

Re: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in No

Dear Onceler: I am very grateful for your quick and profound answer to my post. I have read it several times, every sentence very carefully, and something in this message touched me deeply. It is without doubt the feeling of the echo of the words of other authors, masters or spiritual advisers that...
by Onceler
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in Norway
Replies: 16
Views: 5475

Re: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in No

Have you considered that maybe it’s not you that is doing something wrong, or not doing something right.....but that it’s the teaching, and not just ET’s? It sounds like that’s where you’re headed and, I think, you’re in a very good place. I would say question everything these teachers are saying, b...
by Onceler
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in Norway
Replies: 16
Views: 5475

Re: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in No

As I get older and move thru this life I realize more and more that we need nothing (and no one) other than to see (and feel) who we are at the deepest level. Do you need this chuckling, stout little fellow? Is he already part of you? Go deeper than him, you are right there, a blink away. You are mo...