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by +Jim+
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: surrender: trying makes matters worse; it should be effortle
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: surrender: trying makes matters worse; it should be effortle

It was the essence of my being that surrendered, the "I AM." But it seemed that the "I AM" never really surrendered. It "sees" through the illusion of what was trying to surrender in the first place. Thus, when thought was seen for the illusion it was, surrender automatically happened. There was ab...
by +Jim+
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: letting go of the ego
Replies: 47
Views: 2754

Re: letting go of the ego

+Jim+, I sense some negativity and division within you. Be at peace. Not at all, thanks for the concern. Andy normally has so much to say, but here he makes a very 'non' post. I was wondering if he was repressing himself. In that case I will comment on your comments to Andy: Can you see why analogy...
by +Jim+
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: letting go of the ego
Replies: 47
Views: 2754

Re: letting go of the ego

+jim+ You say: Enlightenment is when the real is seen as the real, and the unreal is seen as the unreal - there is no incremental enlightenment. How does one do this? Or, perhaps better phrased..."how does this happen?" Namaste, Andy Pure unadulterated observation. 'What is' is always and eternally...
by +Jim+
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: letting go of the ego
Replies: 47
Views: 2754

Re: letting go of the ego

Seeking the truth is different from striving for enlightenment. You will know the difference in time. Expecting instant results will be disappointing - Adya took 15 years. Eckhart took several years before he understood what happened. Namaste, Andy Seeking truth is an action born of illusion... Tru...
by +Jim+
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Social Anxiety
Replies: 18
Views: 1478

Re: Social Anxiety

Most people are engaged in trying to improve their lives. Most use techniques and methods or particular approaches. Then there is the stress of trying to hold it all together. STOP! See the fact that trying to change something, stops you from being able to observe it clearly. And it is only through ...
by +Jim+
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: letting go of the ego
Replies: 47
Views: 2754

Re: letting go of the ego

On the sporting / competitive theme; I have been a season-ticket holder at Cambridge United for many years (football). I was beginning to take it less seriously even before encountering Tolle / Zen; now I view it more as a social occasion / comedy / pure entertainment (this is enforced by the curre...
by +Jim+
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teaching our children
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: teaching our children

I find Deepak Chopra too infatuated with words - indeed he even admitted in an interview that his is an intellectual understanding. what do you mean? He has a great book with specific methods. He's like someone with a PhD in motor mechanics, who's read all the books and can even draw diagrams that ...
by +Jim+
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: letting go of the ego
Replies: 47
Views: 2754

Re: letting go of the ego

domokato wrote:+Jim+,

I sense some negativity and division within you. Be at peace.
Not at all, thanks for the concern.

Andy normally has so much to say, but here he makes a very 'non' post.
I was wondering if he was repressing himself.
by +Jim+
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teaching our children
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: teaching our children

According to the "Great Design" of the Human Experience, children copy parents. If the parent is "awake" - exhibits love, joy and acceptance (not in words but in deeds) - the child will do that also. Peers and others may have a temporary influence, but a parent's influence lasts a lifetime. Absolut...
by +Jim+
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teaching our children
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: teaching our children

Starting with age 4-5, children are very interested in doing what their parents or older kids are doing: "Can I do that, too?" And we usually tell them: you have to wait until you grow up.... Maybe this is how they (and us) start living excessively in the future. I don't really know how we can avoi...
by +Jim+
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teaching our children
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: teaching our children

Thanks so much for your help! Are these pschological things or spiritual guidance? Chopra has a great book on the topic -looking for more. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the term 'spiritual', but I can say that insight into children's behaviour that comes from unbiased observation is very va...
by +Jim+
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: letting go of the ego
Replies: 47
Views: 2754

Re: letting go of the ego

Sighclone wrote:+jim+

Thank you for your kind comments.

Namaste, Andy
Care to comment on any reflections or are you repressing them?
by +Jim+
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: letting go of the ego
Replies: 47
Views: 2754

Re: letting go of the ego

Sighclone wrote : When we cry at a movie, we know the characters are not real. Even an illusion has great power. + Jim+ wrote : The moment you are crying you're probably not conscious that it's fiction.... you fell asleep and started taking the movie for reality. I thought that was the whole point!...
by +Jim+
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Revelation
Replies: 21
Views: 4243

Re: Revelation

Hello Jim, What you are referring to is learning directly what it is to shift from the conditioned mind to the unconditioned, from the intellect to centerless attention and impersonal intelligence, right? Hi Greg Just saw your post today. Yes indeed, direct learning - direct discovery. Not second-h...
by +Jim+
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 105
Views: 20825

Re: Vegetarian

Jim It seems we have reached an impasse. Why an impasse - what blocks you? And from the context and implied remarks in your other posts, you are more or less saying that when an individual is awake or "aware", they will be more sensitive to the suffering of other life forms. Then you are suggesting...