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by innerpeace2u
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Re: Basic needs versus ego

Glycine, I believe you can still have more than the basics and yet not be attached to them. Even in Eckhart's case were he has upgraded to where he was before. Drives a nice car, has nice furniture, etc. The difference being is that he is not "attached" to them which is the key differentiating facto...
by innerpeace2u
Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Re: Basic needs versus ego

Hi Andy, I think I understand exactly what you are saying. I just was looking for some kind of verification as you had just described. In ANE it almost sounded to me as if we keep accumulate things, it is automatically an egoic reaction to add to "little me". He even cites an example near the beginn...
by innerpeace2u
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Re: Basic needs versus ego

Indeed Juno... but do you see perhaps what I am attempting to get across? Picking that car with a/c isn't just about ego, its also about physical comfort which I view as different that object identification. Im sure Eckart addresses this somewhere.... I just havent seen it. Lets say for example Eckh...
by innerpeace2u
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Re: Basic needs versus ego

Thanks Juno and hike for sharing. I have read all of Tolle's book including the one you indicated "Stillness speaks". Here is another question that I was pondering which also fits the topic... Eckhart talks about how we accumulate things for the purpose of identification, or falsely attempting to gr...
by innerpeace2u
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Re: Basic needs versus ego

These comments are very stimulating. So if I am understanding correctly, your interpretation of "the pull" is not always pronounced or flashy as you put it. When I sit on a park bench and clear the mind, I am present, I enjoy the air, the birds and sense peace. Admittedly sometimes I begin to shift ...
by innerpeace2u
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Re: Basic needs versus ego

Juno, Thinking, as I understand is a small part of consciousness. So in your example, getting out of a chair, or swimming is part of my "thinking" mind. I get up one morning and think to myself, hmmm, I feel like going for a swim. Now I can be aware of the swimming, the way the water feels and all t...
by innerpeace2u
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Re: Basic needs versus ego

Domo,

Have you or anyone on the forum in fact experienced this sensation where a natural conscious action takes over... not from the mind, but from pure awareness/ non thinking?

If so, are there any examples anyone cares to share?
by innerpeace2u
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Re: Basic needs versus ego

Those comments you both made make sense and thanks for sharing. Going back to the original query I had, and using Junos example.... It makes sense that consciousness won't whisper for you to rob a bank. But at least you are referring to a conscious instruction. What if we keep our minds blank and th...
by innerpeace2u
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Re: Basic needs versus ego

Thanks for your response Glycine. I hear what you are saying about having to get up and use our minds to solve our problems. I'm grasping something a bit different however. My understanding, in an abstract sense, is allowing for consciousness to naturally take over, and instead to see our minds, or ...
by innerpeace2u
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Basic needs versus ego
Replies: 40
Views: 4346

Basic needs versus ego

Hello everyone, I had fortuitously stumbled by this site and thought I would quickly intro myself and throw out a question to see if anyone is willling to share their view. I went through a massive life transformation this year. Lost my wife (who had alcohol addiction), house, job, health, money, an...