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by tod
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: The real secret is to accept all things?
Replies: 23
Views: 4435

Re: The real secret is to accept all things?

All I have to do is accept, what else should I do? Hi Maristan. This is as far as I have got: Observe your mind and see how it 'pulls or puts you into situations' by imagining/thinking you are someone situated somewhere. All situations being mental ones - there being no world outside the mind. Once...
by tod
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Introversion and ego?
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Introversion and ego?

So I was wondering, maybe I should consider to ''change'' myself? I'd love to share fruitful experiences with others, but realy, it's very hard to adapt for me. This would involve changing how you think about yourself, but a better strategy would be to notice (be aware) how any thinking about yours...
by tod
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purpose
Replies: 152
Views: 17001

Re: Purpose

I too enjoyed your post Kafi. Thanks for sharing.
by tod
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: enlightenment
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: enlightenment

smiileyjen101 wrote:I think we all look like that at times :D
Yes I think I noticed him say "pfft!" just like you do :)
by tod
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: A questionable statement in A New Earth
Replies: 54
Views: 6260

Re: A questionable statement in A New Earth

Tod, I am not sure because all I have at the moment is the idea of consciousness, not an uninterrupted constant experience. I did experience it in brief moments in the past, though and Am, yes. Ah, so you do recognise that you are consciousness :), but appear to think that you should have constant ...
by tod
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: A questionable statement in A New Earth
Replies: 54
Views: 6260

Re: A questionable statement in A New Earth

Sorry LifeNow, I deleted my last post in this thread intending to rewrite it and then 'got called away' from the computer.
by tod
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: The purpose of the ego?
Replies: 14
Views: 1954

Re: The purpose of the ego?

I should say that I'm speaking of ego as a psychological dysfunction, and not in a cosmological context. On close examination it is seen that both require being in some thought-to-be way/location/situation. I also think that sense of being an individual does not equal ego, I believe we are all fund...
by tod
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: A questionable statement in A New Earth
Replies: 54
Views: 6260

Re: A questionable statement in A New Earth

:) Welcome to the forum LifeNow. I still don't ascribe to the notion that all the madness and horror of the past had to happen, or was necessary for the evolution of consciousness. It wasn't, if conscious awareness and Being and presence are timeless and always in the background. If consciousness is...
by tod
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: The purpose of the ego?
Replies: 14
Views: 1954

Re: The purpose of the ego?

:) Welcome to the group Lauris. And it seems there is an unconditional acceptance and love somewhere in the universe that makes us finally feel at home and good enough, so that we can drop the ego battle. I guess they call it the unconditional love of God in most religions. I don't think I've ever e...
by tod
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Observing the unsconcious mind.
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Observing the unsconcious mind.

As seen here, when you wake up from dreaming you do not need to go back into dreams to find out more about your dream nature. The dream, and thus the dream nature, is a thought (wide definition of thought) construct, composed of/from and in thought. And, again as seen here, by definition being awak...
by tod
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Observing the unsconcious mind.
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Observing the unsconcious mind.

Ok, so what difference does persistence of an illusory realm make in which there may be painful or pleasant memories, other than to an illusory (thought-to-be) entity? You are not in that realm are you? I would say that you are not in that realm, but only when you wake up from the illusion. When th...
by tod
Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Observing the unsconcious mind.
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Observing the unsconcious mind.

Thank you for that explanation Sumbrero. I'll pick out one aspect of your post: Because as you said, there's nothing that needs to be ended. It's an illusion, but a VERY persistant one. Ok, so what difference does persistence of an illusory realm make in which there may be painful or pleasant memori...
by tod
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Observing the unsconcious mind.
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Observing the unsconcious mind.

Funny, I can't observe beliefs unless I believe I am somewhere observing them. (A belief being a thought that is thought to be true). In my experience, I find that when I intentionally dig into the past, I discover that there's still some pain residue there. And then it rises to the surface (to my ...
by tod
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Observing the unsconcious mind.
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Observing the unsconcious mind.

Excuse me if I insist, but in the first place, isn't a reality that we actually HAVE this beliefs? I don't know if distracting our attention from our thoughts (to awareness in this case) can lead to a total freedom. Isn't that we have to first observe our beliefs, so we can understand them and chan...
by tod
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: ADD/Wired Brain and Being Present
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: ADD/Wired Brain and Being Present

:) Welcome to the forum Schiller. What do you think about the question of feeling of other-worldliness or spaciness is really what Tolle has called “the watcher”? I have for many years thought in the back of my head thought that what I have come to accept as being 'dislocated' from my world perhaps ...