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by smiileyjen101
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when did you..
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: when did you..

...begin to become aware of life? Did anyone else struggle at first and find themselves returning to the egoic mind? :lol: multiple times a day, every day and twice as much on Saturdays. and when I stop doing so I figure I'll be called back to the light while saying 'that was interesting! thank you...
by smiileyjen101
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Overwhelmed
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Totally Overwhelmed

I was so relaxed it was crazy! gosh midnight, in letting go of holding on you find peace. Have you ever tried to hold onto the sides of a slippery slide lol!! the interesting thing is whenever you ask a question, the opportunity to experience both the question and your choices to the answers (there...
by smiileyjen101
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Overwhelmed
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Totally Overwhelmed

Midnight: I look to others to validate me constantly and ...don't take risks for fear I will be destroyed inside. So you recognise (are conscious of) these aspects of your ego at work ^ I could tell you that you already are magnificent and need no validation - that at the time of your conception th...
by smiileyjen101
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: my progress..what now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2502

Re: my progress..what now?

I feel im in the acceptance state ,though i feel peace now i dont yet feel the joy/bliss others have spoken of. I need to accept more totally perhaps.. This awoke reflection in me that stayed with me all day and led me back to being more responsible for my choices. (thank you!) Being conscious and ...
by smiileyjen101
Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tolle and enlightenment
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Tolle and enlightenment

Forgive me for being an imp blee, but I'm still stuck on the notion that you are more superior than other beings and trees. Would you even exist biologically without them? I don't profess to know the full workings or what it thinks or doesn't of other species, or even of other humans with any confid...
by smiileyjen101
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Losing a Loved One
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: Losing a Loved One

I am a 66 year old man who is about 1/2 of the way through "A New Earth". 1. How does one best deal with the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one? . Grief, in my experience, is a roller coaster ride of emotions and projections/struggles with what really is. Many do not even have to lose a ...
by smiileyjen101
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm Not Sure If I Like The Power Of Now
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: I'm Not Sure If I Like The Power Of Now

My concerns are this:... Tolle’s credentials: Credentials do not make a person anything, particularly in this day when the trade in education is money for credentials, not a place or spirit of discovery. . .. So here we have a “spiritual teacher” .... I’m not aware that Tolle calls himself a spirit...
by smiileyjen101
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Night Sky
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: The Night Sky

That was beautiful, thank you for sharing. An Aboriginal friend shared his thoughts on the night sky, that his ancestors only used the stars as signposts upon the great, big beautiful blackness in between and the same with the seasons, the coming and going of planets in the night sky. But now the fo...
by smiileyjen101
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tolle and enlightenment
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Tolle and enlightenment

I'm curious.. how do you know the experience of a tree?
..and what language do you interpret it with?
by smiileyjen101
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: my progress..what now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2502

Re: my progress..what now?

welcome claire, I'm sure you will love it! As a signpost to it what I took from that section of ANE was wonder-ful. It outlines - I think I'll have to do this upside down.. Enthusiasm he describes as the state of consciousness you're in when you have a goal and are flying towards it, while still bei...
by smiileyjen101
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: my progress..what now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2502

Re: my progress..what now?

Im at the stage of not listening to or believing in my thoughts any more. I am aware of my egos tricks and ego has shrunk greatly..(though it still is there in a small way) problems and people affect me less. I can enjoy some present moments daily.. Ive been reading in this forum more the past few ...
by smiileyjen101
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are we here?
Replies: 33
Views: 2287

Re: Why are we here?

... puts hand up as a less enlightended :D for whatever it resonates as, and whether its a purely individual perspective based in experience the answer for me is both incredibly simple in its purest form, and incredibly complex once muddied with 'living''. We are here to find the light in the darkne...
by smiileyjen101
Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Near Death Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 5003

Re: Near Death Experience

[quote="Webwanderer The thing that I got most from her interview, that I am truly grateful for, is the clearer realizaition that the experience of the now moment cannot be judged upon its content, but rather one's appreciation for its richness and sensual nature. It matters less that it is pleasant...
by smiileyjen101
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical life and thoughts about it.
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Practical life and thoughts about it.

Whatever you choose, it will all work out. Use my favourite all time saying 'No choice is wrong, it just brings a different experience.' I'm 'mature' now lol.. but when I was of a similar age and hearing the beat of a different drum I pretty much put my faith in the universe and tried things on for ...
by smiileyjen101
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attaching to experiences.
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Attaching to experiences.

I came to think of this quote: "Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness." — Eckhart Tolle I love that quote but still add the rest of it when i think of it (paraphrased)-how do you know this is the most helpful experience? Because you're experi...