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by Webwanderer
Tue May 16, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faux pas
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Faux pas

"Hello everyone, I’m new here." I took this line from the introductions thread in the General category of this forum. If you haven’t read new member “Faux pas” introductory post there, then I highly recommend it. I particularly like his introductory line: Hello everyone, I’m new here. How wonderfull...
by Webwanderer
Tue May 16, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What does it mean, I don't exist?
Replies: 22
Views: 4259

Phil Wrote: Webwanderer wrote: The concept of a separate person is a real concept, but is the person real. I dunno. But we could do a scientific experiment to find out. Do you have a brick, or some other heavy object handy? Please remove your shoes. Experiment: 1) Hold brick close to body at chest ...
by Webwanderer
Tue May 16, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What does it mean, I don't exist?
Replies: 22
Views: 4259

Alright, I had this nice clear pool of understanding and somehow it got so stirred up it now looks like a mud hole, but as John stated, too much verbage can be confusing. Let's try to clear things up a bit. Phil wrote: Hmm. And concepts exist, don't they? By "exist" I just mean the normal use of the...
by Webwanderer
Mon May 15, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clearing Space
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Yes Mcc, you are on the right path. Remember we are on a path to nowhere (Now Here). My own experience was similar, a little at first, and a gradual expansion over time. It continues today. It's sort of like waves on the beach. Each wave comes up the beach a little further than the last, only to rec...
by Webwanderer
Mon May 15, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What does it mean, I don't exist?
Replies: 22
Views: 4259

What does it mean, I don't exist?

The conceptual statement "I don't exist" is something that is being kicked around like a prized merit badge. It seems that in the non-dual circles, adopting this idea is the golden calf of attainment. But if I don't exist, how do I know it? What is it that doesn't exist and what is it that knows it?...
by Webwanderer
Sun May 14, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clearing Space
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

It does take a little practice. But I think you will find the results enlightening. Don't get too caught up in the words. They are only signposts. After an initial understanding of direction they will only get in the way. Here's another little tip to accomplish that same opening of Space. Put your p...
by Webwanderer
Sun May 14, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Metaphors
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Favorite Metaphors

Who has a favorite metaphor? It can be short or long. It can be one you have heard or read, or it can be one of your own making. Metaphors can be great enlightening tools. It's often easier to relate to idealogical pictures than it is to written words. I like the one that relates the stillness of a ...
by Webwanderer
Sun May 14, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Can you be aware and still think?
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Go mindless

Mc, in an earlier post on another thread, I suggested a method of opening some space to Be. Now, I realize that this question was posted prior to that but, if I may, I would like to expand upon it here. I began a new thread on the subject also but is seems to have gone cold. I referred to it earlier...
by Webwanderer
Sun May 14, 2006 2:19 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Hard Work?
Replies: 21
Views: 4367

Viv, If you honestly want to know Truth then you are ready. Where we start from is less relevant than what we start with, and that is a genuine desire to know. If you have that and you are willing to make major sacrifices then Truth can be realized. It can be Lived. Now what is it, you may ask, must...
by Webwanderer
Sat May 13, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going Up the MountainI
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Void, in many ways the search for truth is a vain search. It's like searching for the keys to your car when all the while they are in your pocket. To make matters worse the car doesn't run anyway and it's already parked in front of your destination. You can run around in a panic trying to find someo...
by Webwanderer
Fri May 12, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clearing Space
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Clearing Space

Eckhart Tolle told us, in our movement towards Presence-Awareness, to develope a sense of spaciousness. Others have made similar suggestions. I find that this is a significant key in our return to True Being. But how are we to attain this spaciousness. Spaciousness as it relates to Awareness is a na...
by Webwanderer
Fri May 12, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WATCHING THOUGHTS...
Replies: 28
Views: 5036

Anth, to get Tolle's view on identity I suggest you go to his many works and get it from the source. I would not presume to speak for him. That being said, I do recall Tolle saying that we are, in our True Identity, Presence-Awareness itself. I remember it because it hit me like a brick on the noggi...
by Webwanderer
Fri May 12, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WATCHING THOUGHTS...
Replies: 28
Views: 5036

By the way MC, I'm happy you have found possiblities in my tip on "clearing space" for Being. I hope you will report back and let us know how it goes. The subject may be worth starting a new thread. I'm out of time here this Am, maybe this afternoon.
by Webwanderer
Fri May 12, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WATCHING THOUGHTS...
Replies: 28
Views: 5036

It's about identity vs Identity. All thinking has inherent risk in it, but thinking in and of itself is not the problem. The problem comes from identifying with the thoughts themselves. It's like driving a car. Cars can be dangerous if not used properly. They can do you harm or they can take you gre...
by Webwanderer
Fri May 12, 2006 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WATCHING THOUGHTS...
Replies: 28
Views: 5036

Watching thought

Hi everyone. I'd like to add my 2 cents worth on the difficulty of watching thought. Most anyone new to the reawakening process is likely to have some difficulty watching thought. And as much as it can be an effective tool in regaining our natural state, it is but a tool. There is a risk in getting ...