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by BillyPLed
Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting "involved"
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

I can certainly see how that would be a very powerful experience. I am a part of a group at my church that would be more of a discussion group, although we also emphasis the more experiential level as well. I am actually growing tired of the format, though. I think I would welcome a less intellectua...
by BillyPLed
Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting "involved"
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Silent Groups

In my experience what you get from these groups goes well beyond what you get from merely reading the books. I mentioned the silent groups to a friend recently and she said, "I don't think I would like that. I want to discuss the material. I want to be able to ask questions of the other people ther...
by BillyPLed
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Jesus and the egoic mind
Replies: 11
Views: 2874

I am also reading the book and liked the 2nd and 3rd chapters and could recognize having been there, done that. :) At least now I don't have as much ego as I used to have and I think it seems usually pretty obvious when it does appear. I have *many* times wanted to feel special. I had a big super e...
by BillyPLed
Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Surviving the negative.
Replies: 7
Views: 1509

"Commenting" on the drama

John, One of the ways that I attempt to stay "conscious" when dealing with a difficult situation or person is to "comment" on what is happening within me at the time. It would work something like this: The co-worker starts her negativity. I start to feel negative along with her (perhaps Eckhart woul...
by BillyPLed
Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Jesus and the egoic mind
Replies: 11
Views: 2874

Jesus and the egoic mind

I am really loving ET's new book. I am currently sick -- some kind of inner ear problem -- so I am spending most of my time this weekend sitting around the house reading. This book is really affecting me in a deep level. I can feel it. Maybe it is just my sickness, but I do not think so. This book i...
by BillyPLed
Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: The Translucent Revolution (by Arjuna Ardagh)
Replies: 6
Views: 2133

The Translucent Revolution (by Arjuna Ardagh)

I just bought this book, The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You are Waking Up and Changing the World , by Arjuna Ardagh. Anyone else have it? Seems very good so far. I have only read the forward by Ken Wilber and the Introduction. It is based on the author's personal experience as well...
by BillyPLed
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: New Orleans (Hurricane Katrina)
Replies: 11
Views: 2184

How does pure love respond to the suffering of others? I really think that ET's new book will address this question. I am also looking forward to Pema Chodron's new book called No Time To Lose . It is about the Bodhisattva and the vow to end suffering for all sentient beings. I think one factor to ...
by BillyPLed
Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: A Guide for the Spiritual Teacher & Health Practitioner
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

I teach an art class called Art as a Verb, and it truly does help people release judgement and ego stuff and heal them in surprising ways, and in that regard, I'm a health practitioner, too I agree with all that you say about what constitutes a "health practitioner." I am trying to incorporate more...
by BillyPLed
Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: A Guide for the Spiritual Teacher & Health Practitioner
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

A Guide for the Spiritual Teacher & Health Practitioner

I have been wondering if any of you have the video, dvd or cd of the series called "A Guide for the Spiritual Teacher & Health Practitioner." I am a social worker who works as a primary counselor in an in-patient substance abuse center. I am also working towards starting my own private practice as a...
by BillyPLed
Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help For Social Anxiety
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Embarrassment

Hi there, My understanding of social anxiety disorder is that it mainly has to do with the fear of embarrassment :oops: -- the fear that I may say something stupid or that people are going to think badly about me. It seems to be a form of extreme self-consciousness. If that does not fit you then you...
by BillyPLed
Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Description of new book
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

P.S.

Also, I believe we can get a sneak peak of what Eckhart might have to say in this new book by reading pages 165-167 of The Power of Now. He writes, "[W]hen collective human consciousness becomes transformed, nature and the animal kingdom will reflect that transformation. Hence the statement in the B...
by BillyPLed
Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Description of new book
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Description of new book

On Amazon.com they now have a description of Eckhart's new book. I did not see this posted anywhere on here, so thought I would. It sounds great to me. Book Description Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents readers with an honest look at the current state of...
by BillyPLed
Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji
Replies: 34
Views: 9400

I'm curious what drew you to this book. Was it ET's introduction? Or something else? One of our local bookstores puts out a newsletter and asks local residents to share "what we're reading." I had written about reading the work of Buddhist nun Pema Chodron and how excited I was with her books. A fe...
by BillyPLed
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji
Replies: 34
Views: 9400

The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji

http://www.inner-growth.info/_book_covers/_et_forum/gangaji_diamond_pocket.jpg Buy The Diamond in Your Pocket from Amazon.com; support the forum Do any of you have this book? Eckhart wrote the introduction to it. I really like it. It is fairly repetitious. However, the editor of the book explains t...
by BillyPLed
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Byron Katie's New Book – I Need Your Love – Is it True
Replies: 21
Views: 5844

Re: Byron Katie's New Book ? I Need Your Love ? Is it True

Is she saying that actually nothing is true? Thank it is all a matter of perspective? Is she saying that everything that is, is reality and is therefore good? Katie writes in Loving What Is : "God, as I use the word, is another name for what is. I always know God's intention: It's exactly what is i...