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by snowheight
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: A Question

So - there is recognising being, recognising that being is what I am. Then there is resting there, effortlessly. Then there is detachment from even that - awareness is free even from pure awareness. There is nothing to hold it, no place to stick to. Life is a dance. Do you know what I mean? Is it a...
by snowheight
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9068

Re: Belief

One of the most common threads of general popular culture, is this notion, "you must believe". I tend to find this whole notion of belief to be restrictive and delusional. I wonder what others think? http://www.stockfreeimages.com/Lit-Match-With-Unlit-Matches-thumb3106970.jpg Forgive my ignorance s...
by snowheight
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9068

Re: Belief

If belief is simply an idea taken as true or false then it's certainly possible to experience life in suspension of them for at least some time. There are also entire classes of ideas that simply aren't necessary for living. Existential ideas are the ones that the OP was referring to as restrictive...
by snowheight
Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9068

Re: Belief

DavidB wrote:One of the most common threads of general popular culture, is this notion, "you must believe".

I tend to find this whole notion of belief to be restrictive and delusional. I wonder what others think?
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by snowheight
Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9068

Re: Belief

In terms of spiritual/nondual teachings, I would agree that belief is restrictive. So, you 'believe' that belief is restrictive? That seems self-fulfilling. I'm not suggesting that such a perception is necessarily wrong, only that there is a larger context through which to see the nature of beliefs...
by snowheight
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simply Being
Replies: 33
Views: 3636

Re: Simply Being

:)
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

In 1999 I was going through a pretty rough patch - working too hard and drinking too much. I was totally exhausted and felt that I was on the verge of some sort of a breakdown. One day I was in a newsagents when a little book about meditation caught my eye. Now at that time I had no affinity with a...
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

Great question, and something I've been trying to describe better myself lately. I think Alan Watts had a good quote about it. Spirituality means real life. It is to get directly in touch with the here and now, the basics, the plain. 95%+ people think it means some sort of "transcending" or somethi...
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 10341

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

Hey! Don't opposites attract sometimes?? Image
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

Sure EZ my pleasure, it's what came to mind from what you wrote. :) I've never met someone claiming to be a teacher in the flesh but what I've read by way of caution from others is that if a teacher is still unconsciously identified with either emptiness or form, still struggling with ego but unawar...
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are most claimed awakenings actually false
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Are most claimed awakenings actually false

I am a pretty cynical guy, and assume that most people who claim to be awakened are either 1) unscrupulous and do not honestly seek truth (I have this feeling about Bentinho Massaro, personally), or 2) do not have the discerning power, or the willingness, to cut down every last illusion that isn't ...
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

To me, spirituality is the exploration of life to raise awareness of life and enhance quality of life . I like this, Jack. I used to think spirituality meant God had to be involved in some way or other, so when I first got interested in these things 25+ years ago, I said I was into "higher consciou...
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

I didn't know anything about spirituality - I thought it was the philosophy of religion or something. In March 2013 someone suggested I watch an Eckhart Tolle video. I saw one of the titles was called 'how to stop thinking'. Rather than watch it I decided to try and stop thinking. I sat on my bed a...
by snowheight
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

Hello! I've been thinking about the word 'spirituality' lately. When I first came across the spiritual scene I made the massive assumption that everyone was coming at spirituality from the same place, a place similar to my own experiences. I assumed my experience of Presence was the same as other p...
by snowheight
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

Before I read TPON spirituality was something that was at total arms length and taken with a grain of salt, as I was a hardcore secular humanist that relied on my skepticism like a crutch, almost as a sort of coping mechanism. By that time I'd softened over the years from an atheist into an agnostic...