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by Glycine
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: No one I know is living in the now...
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

Re: No one I know is living in the now...

Existence is perfect and the imperfection I perceive is due to my inability to connect with the essence of All That Is. This inability is not my fault either. Excellent point, Tony! a lot of people we may describe as 'down to earth' live in the here and now. They are just not using the same termino...
by Glycine
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reality, Understanding and Realization
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Reality, Understanding and Realization

Thank you for your answers, Tony and Lucy!
From a certain point of view, the mind is not much different from the digestive system - and yet it is the greatest obstacle to awakening!
As Kiki said in another thread, "mind/ego gets caught up in the world of forms and because it senses incompleteness!"
by Glycine
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reality, Understanding and Realization
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Reality, Understanding and Realization

James wrote:Awakening is more of a subtraction than an addition. Removing that which un-enlightens us, which is the mind made sense of self, it is not removing thinking, or the mind, but removing our belief and identification with thought.
I'm wondering, would it be possible to awaken by accepting everything?
by Glycine
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manifesting from Pure Awareness
Replies: 24
Views: 3457

Re: Manifesting from Pure Awareness

Karmarider wrote:nevertheless, I'll say that I find the LOA as presented by The Secret rather narcissistic and egotistical.
Well said, Karmarider!
by Glycine
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reality, Understanding and Realization
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Reality, Understanding and Realization

In light of the above discussion, it appears to me that the "dream state" or "ego-identified state" is as real as the awareness state.
by Glycine
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reality, Understanding and Realization
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Reality, Understanding and Realization

A separate topic is a good idea, James! I remember that a few months ago you wrote that our only true choice is whether to awaken or not. All other choices are apparent only. We seem to be able to make choices and control "our life" but in fact we are always in the flow of one life. If the above is ...
by Glycine
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finding Peace at Last...
Replies: 20
Views: 3027

Re: Finding Peace at Last...

I see - thank you Kiki!
I now remember that I read somewhere: "a silent mind is the best mirror for awareness"!
by Glycine
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On
Replies: 130
Views: 22327

Re: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On

Thank your James and Aquarius. Of course in the human experience, there is always the possibility of distortion and subjectivity muddying the waters. You are right James. Many of our discussions and misunderstandings come from slight differences on how we perceive various words - for example "realit...
by Glycine
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finding Peace at Last...
Replies: 20
Views: 3027

Re: Finding Peace at Last...

This is an exquisite step-by-step description of the process - Thank you, Kiki! This is what has been called Self-Realization, this is what the word "awakening" refers to. It's actually quite simple, but it's easily overlooked because mind looks for something other than the simple everyday awareness...
by Glycine
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On
Replies: 130
Views: 22327

Re: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On

James wrote:Nisargadatta said there is "no ultimate understanding".
Reality on the other hand, is what it is, and is non negotiable.
Interesting! However, it appears to me that understanding is part of reality as well! Could it be possible?
by Glycine
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On
Replies: 130
Views: 22327

Re: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On

Thank you for a nice post, James!
James wrote:So if we are open minded and receptive to the flow of life, we can relax our opinions, skepticism, doubts, and simply say: "I don't know", "but I am willing to find out what is true."
What if there is no absolute truth?
by Glycine
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the waking world a dream?
Replies: 25
Views: 2013

Re: Is the waking world a dream?

You are right, James.
I noticed that every time I try to understand with the mind, I am back into some sort of dream.
It surprises me to see that the mind has such a strong influence on being present.
by Glycine
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manifesting from Pure Awareness
Replies: 24
Views: 3457

Re: Manifesting from Pure Awareness

If we consider that awakening is the realization that the individual, the "me", does not actually exist, then all questions become irrelevant. The world of form continues undisturbed (as pre-destined). Each question is a struggle of the "non-existing" individual to define its boundaries. I do strugg...
by Glycine
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the waking world a dream?
Replies: 25
Views: 2013

Re: Is the waking world a dream?

I'm with you all the way, Sighclone! I guess this is most obvious in individuals who are starting to awaken. They can experience both states: unconscious and awakened. Unawakened individuals see the form-identified state as real. Enlightened individuals see the awareness-identified state as real. Wh...