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by ashley72
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Need some advice help on freeing my mind
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Need some advice help on freeing my mind

Whatever you don't fight your unwanted or intrusive thoughts... accept all your thoughts good or bad even the intrusive ones which may even cause you fear or whip up sudden panic. Fighting thoughts, by avoidance or distraction only makes those thoughts more problematic to the sufferer because of mec...
by ashley72
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Need some advice help on freeing my mind
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Need some advice help on freeing my mind

I'm guessing you already had a pre-existing anxiety disorder, which is why most people pick up a book like PON in the first place. But even if you didn't its quite possible that Tolle's teachings could create a fertile ground for anxiety to grow & flourish because of the introspection around the sel...
by ashley72
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Obsessive thoughts ^.^
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Obsessive thoughts ^.^

a really informative article on "obsessive thoughts" very relevant to this thread - http://lifecounselinginstitute.com/horr ... rm-of-ocd/
by ashley72
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Obsessive thoughts ^.^
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Obsessive thoughts ^.^

When you're in a directed thinking mode, you can think your next thought using feedback loops. This is true when we're working on solving a problem or discussing something with others which requires our focus. I can think about mathematics and promote new thoughts pertaining to multiplication, divis...
by ashley72
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Obsessive thoughts ^.^
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Obsessive thoughts ^.^

An intrusive thought is an unwelcome involuntary thought, image, or unpleasant idea that may become an obsession, is upsetting or distressing, and can feel difficult to manage or eliminate. https://www.intrusivethoughts.org You're describing obsessive compulsive disorder OCD related to intrusive th...
by ashley72
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Pain / stuck energy in the throat
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: Pain / stuck energy in the throat

This is more likely than not...an obsessive compulsive or positive feedback loop. Once you've become obsessive with something unpleasant (nervous response), in this case a lumpy throat, by not wanting it to be present you unwittingly make it more pronounced. By struggling against autonomous nervous ...
by ashley72
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Meditation

To answer your query more directly. If your going into meditation with any kind of "prior expectations" of obtaining a still mind...you already have the subtle belief that you can somehow control your inappropriate thoughts. Well you can't control inappropriate thoughts from arising due to past expe...
by ashley72
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Meditation

Thoughts are no different from other bodily functions. You can't stop yourself farting or breathing, if you do try and stop or resist these autonomous bodily functions (self-governing) you only make them more conscious momentarily by bringing attention to them & that can make them more susceptible t...
by ashley72
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Consciousness?
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: What is Consciousness?

A few musings from me :) Consciousness is most likely a "learned" process based on a form of metaphorical mapping which can lead to doubling back on itself. I've noticed with myself that my own self consciousness has evolved dramatically over the years with cumulative experience. Panic sufferers lea...
by ashley72
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surrender vs control
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Surrender vs control

Tolle says many wise things, however, at times his quotes can be too "black and white". Take for example this quote. “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” ― Eckhart Tolle Even Tolle is prone to "All or Nothing" thinking. Nothing is 100%, and that goes for accepta...
by ashley72
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Thinking about the future
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: Thinking about the future

A shortcoming of Tolles ideology is he blames the psychological self & its reliance on thinking too generally. I think CBT or cognitive behaviour therapy is a better approach because it categorises thinking in ways that help you better see the pitfalls in certain styles of thinking. I recently poste...
by ashley72
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Understanding Panic disorder with a visual analogy
Replies: 0
Views: 877

Understanding Panic disorder with a visual analogy

For many years I struggled to find answers to the underlying reasons for my own panic disorder. A seemingly healthy & socially active person can suddenly find themselves inflicted with a hideous nervous illness for no apparent reason. What this article reveals, is the human nervous system has limita...
by ashley72
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 5761

Re: Realisation and the mind

tflow has much broader and general application other than just image processing. google: " we know where you live http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/yahoo/smug-yahoo-emoticon.gif " Sure, didn't want to over complicate it Bill. :wink: Anyway, for those interested here is a screenshot of the image...
by ashley72
Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 5761

Re: Realisation and the mind

Ashley, science lover that you are, you must appreciate Hofstadter's "I am a strange loop" take on consciousness and identity, yes? Yes, I think the strange loop has merit. While we're on artificial perception, Google recently made an api available called tensor-flow, which is for image recognition...
by ashley72
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 5761

Re: Realisation and the mind

I think the business of science is more like the creative process of placing concepts side by side which generally start out from separate conceptual spaces, this kind of conjunction creates not just a new idea that didn't exist, but also fuses the existing separate conceptual spaces into a larger c...