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by thenow
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: please help fast
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: please help fast

I don't think this is a mistake, and I don't think any of us here were laughing at your story. I have been there too, madly in love with someone for the longest time, and then found out it was all just the void in me. These things are not mistakes. They have a purpose and a reason in teaching us abo...
by thenow
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: please help fast
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: please help fast

Hi: The way you love her can only drown yourself in deep trouble. That's not love. That's insecurity and inadequency trying to find some imagined fulfillment to fill that void. The only way you can solve this is the willingness to let go and the total honesty to be by yourself and be your own self. ...
by thenow
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Lost Job - insecure feelings
Replies: 28
Views: 2858

Re: Lost Job - insecure feelings

Great to hear that you are feeling better! Wounds will always heal after a while. But we want to make sure that we cannot get burned again. The fact is that no one can really hurt us, only we can ourselves. It's the insecurity, the sense of inadequacy, or old hurts that's being hurting us. If we don...
by thenow
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Lost Job - insecure feelings
Replies: 28
Views: 2858

Re: Lost Job - insecure feelings

Hi, I hope you are feeling better by now! Although I didn't come back on here all the time to check how you are doing, I feel like I care about how you do. Just know that some of us here are here for you. Your story is inspiring and heart warming One thing that I find to liberate me in hardest time ...
by thenow
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Lost Job - insecure feelings
Replies: 28
Views: 2858

Re: Lost Job - insecure feelings

Hope you did well in your interview. I am glad you are feeling better! Regarding depression, I think only you know how it feels to you to have stopped the meds. You definitely want to talk to your doctor about it too. It probably depends on the severity. The good news is, although meds help to manag...
by thenow
Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Lost Job - insecure feelings
Replies: 28
Views: 2858

Re: Lost Job - insecure feelings

These insecure/unworthy thoughts linger. Accepting them, observing them is painful. When the pain is there, when the worry is there, what is a good simple practice to "handle" them? Am I already present when I "feel" them. Does "feeling" them and being aware of "feeling" them being present? Does th...
by thenow
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Lost Job - insecure feelings
Replies: 28
Views: 2858

Re: Lost Job - insecure feelings

I am writing this not because I think I know more than you do or I am more experienced. I am writing this only because I really care about people who just want some opinions from others. I just want you to feel better. I really do! I can see what a bad experience that was for you and your spouse!! T...
by thenow
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Lost Job - insecure feelings
Replies: 28
Views: 2858

Re: Lost Job - insecure feelings

Ki Ki just wrote an excellent entry on the nature of thoughts. That will certainly help you a lot. I would add that maybe it's time to learn to see ourselves in more fronts and not just value us in terms of jobs. Seeing ourselves from our professional worth is a conditioned view by the society. This...
by thenow
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: just became homeless... real life test...
Replies: 12
Views: 2635

Re: just became homeless... real life test...

I am so happy for you, especially knowing that you didn't make this a suffering for yourself!! So it's only four nights. Do you know that at one point, Dr. Phil lived in his car for three months? Another good thing is you get another job. I just saw on CNN that one janitor job opening in a school at...
by thenow
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: just became homeless... real life test...
Replies: 12
Views: 2635

Re: just became homeless... real life test...

Lastly, and most importantly, volunteer. This is such a great idea!! Yes, volunteer! You know, if you volunteer in schools or preschool programs, such as Head Start, you can stay there all day long and have meals with children. These children need you to read books to them, play with them, teach th...
by thenow
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: just became homeless... real life test...
Replies: 12
Views: 2635

Re: just became homeless... real life test...

Hope you are doing well. I can only imagine what you are going through right now. Awakening often happens to us when we are at our rock bottom. Look at this as a turning point. For example, can this be a time when you really have to work on your relationship with your family? This definitely is a ti...
by thenow
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pink panther
Replies: 1
Views: 286

pink panther

These two really crack me up :lol: :lol: :lol: . It's like the pink panther is teaching us "what we resist, persists" or whatever we try to control, they flurish. For example, thoughts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJRQ9K1fqMU&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wkqWechCTo&feature=rela...
by thenow
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: studies show benefits of meditation
Replies: 1
Views: 253

studies show benefits of meditation

The following are studies of effects and benefits of meditatio. Some of these are from studies from Harvard and MIT and are highly recognized: Brain images show that there is a decreased activity in the parietal lobe. This area of the brain is responsible for giving us a sense of our orientation in ...
by thenow
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a meditation routuine? At what time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: Do you have a meditation routuine? At what time?

I used to meditate 1 hour in the morning and 30 minutes at least before bed. I no longer have that much time, since I work full time, and teach courses two nights during the week. The duration of time did matter to me in the beginning. When I first practiced meditation, it took me an hour each time ...
by thenow
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: experiences similar to OBE
Replies: 19
Views: 2629

Re: experiences similar to OBE

Your topic title is a bit confusing. How can an experience be "similar" to an OBE? WW Thank you WW. I will read these links. It's good to know that there are other accounts here. At first, I really was not sure what those experiences were. It is only later when I look online and read books and real...