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by tod
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First- and second-order awareness
Replies: 50
Views: 7151

Re: First- and second-order awareness

As currently seen here: There is actually only one awareness. (rM's) 1st order awareness is awareness in thought only, IOW not actually. All 1st order, ie human awareness, is only in thought. The human can emerge from human consciousness (thought) (rM 1st order) into consciousness (rM 2nd order) by ...
by tod
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: at what point in human evolution did consciousness arise?
Replies: 24
Views: 3659

Re: at what point in human evolution did consciousness arise

Yes Jen, I can also see how consciousness can be related to energy. Both are quite mysterious, although we can observe and know quite a bit about them and their behavior, we really have no idea what they actually are. Consciousness is not really so mysterious. Thought is an inherently divisive info...
by tod
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relationships And Letting Go Of Idiosyncrasy
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Relationships And Letting Go Of Idiosyncrasy

Repeatedly being late and not just on occasion due to unforseen circumstances is rude and not having any consideration that you too have a busy life, imo. I cast my vote for this. That said, it seems a shame to bring conflict in to the relationship if this is the only problem. A simple solution sug...
by tod
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: past lives/reincarnation
Replies: 17
Views: 3138

Re: past lives/reincarnation

Hi TD. E2B wrote: Understand that perception is the key to experience. Meaning, if you view these experiences as merely 'imagination' of the experiencer, then that will be your own perspective and as a result, your own experience going forward. It's neither right nor wrong. It merely just is. Yet, o...
by tod
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cultivating a taste for reality
Replies: 86
Views: 10061

Re: Cultivating a taste for reality

Hi E2B :) When someone says they are aware/awake during deep sleep, I take them to mean the "they" as their ultimate nature in an absolute sense. Ok, but 'their nature', of whatever sort, is only in the content of thought, unless by 'their nature' you mean actual experience. Any individual claiming ...
by tod
Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Being present while being active, and quality of thoughts.
Replies: 13
Views: 1607

Re: Being present while being active, and quality of thought

Thanks for the comments When I dis-attach myself from my emotions and thoughts, the way I know to do it - Assume they all come on themselves, I'm not responsible for them, there's no need to fix them, investigate them, judge them etc, it helps me ease of my anxiety and stress. The only effective wa...
by tod
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Capturing Nature
Replies: 18
Views: 2552

Re: Capturing Nature

Nature has so much to offer us but it's not enough just to walk through the woods with our minds rambling. If we do that we are the narcissist. We have to authentically listen: hear the birds, feel the wind, see the grass, etc. The beginning is we immediately feel inner peace. And if we continue to...
by tod
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Being present while being active, and quality of thoughts.
Replies: 13
Views: 1607

Re: Being present while being active, and quality of thought

Also, about presence/mindfulness I think I might get this all wrong , and put my attention half a second on the past. Notice what I felt a moment ago from my memory. This might be the key problem for me (maybe for many other newbies). I'm not sure I know how to put my attention at my real time expe...
by tod
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: I'm very selfish and I feel guilty
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: I'm very selfish and I feel guilty

Clouded wrote:I don't think that there's any authentic goodness in me
Then just be authentically baaad.
by tod
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boredom.
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Boredom.

Kae wrote: Wondering whether to embrace the boredom or to do something about it...
When you are in a thought world, you can be in any thought-to-be situation, whether boring or otherwise. Just watch how you think you are someone somewhere, ie in a situation.
by tod
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Problems with "Not Having Problems"
Replies: 72
Views: 9655

Re: Problems with "Not Having Problems"

I think Phil is using "fact" in the sense that Krishnamurti used it: A fact is a clear direct seeing of what-is without judgement, interpretation, conditioning, memory. I never liked Krishnamurti's use of the term fact. First, it's a loaded term, with a strong conventional meaning that Krishnamurti...
by tod
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Channeling
Replies: 13
Views: 4461

Re: Channeling

This thread illustrates to me the difference between a genuine effort to relate as one's genuine self compared with a self constructed image or 'positioning' or posturing of that same self for the supposed purpose of conveying some presumed understanding. However to me, that self construction actual...
by tod
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: love your neighbor as yourself...??
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Re: love your neighbor as yourself...??

The more you treat someone with kindness, respect, love, you get less respect, love, kindness from this person? If this is the case then it is highly likely that you are coming from a formula as to what kindness, respect and love is, ie what it should look or feel like. Kindness, respect and love d...
by tod
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Vulnerability
Replies: 20
Views: 2789

Re: Vulnerability

I'll stick with nothing, as then even when something shows up it is still nothing. But then, in this total 'detachment', can there be compassion or love ? Isn't there a risk to become totally insensitive ? ?? Hi Phil, The "total 'detachment'" you appear to be referring to could only be in a realm o...
by tod
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Vulnerability
Replies: 20
Views: 2789

Re: Vulnerability

And this reminds me the quote from Einstein: "The most important question a person can ask is: Is the Universe a friendly place? " When the universe is not seen as 'hostile', it becomes possible to drop our defenses and let go of ego ... there is a confidence in life as it is ... there is no more n...