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by ashley72
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 5405

Re: Realisation and the mind

One afternoon 30 years ago I had a dorm room talk with a friend who'd gone on to major in Physics (mine was engineering). He was interested at the time in the topic of the Quantum Observer and said something to the effect "this changes everything and they shouldn't call it Physics anymore". Me: "hu...
by ashley72
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Why the Observed World divides Reality
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Re: Why the Observed World divides Reality

Bill, If you still hold an interest in our debate about which interpretation of quantum physics will ultimately prevail. Let me give you an update. The Lisa Path Finder launched today. It will carry out some important scientific experiments over the next 3 months to determine whether or not we have ...
by ashley72
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Who am I and why it's not helping my depersonalisation
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Who am I and why it's not helping my depersonalisation

No you don't need to detach from your thoughts.... and it's not possible to detach from your thoughts anyway! Depersonalization is basically an acute form of anxiety, but also easily treatable with the right exposure therapy. Sufferers use "avoidance" to overcome the unpleasant sensations... which i...
by ashley72
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Don't know if you all remember me
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: Don't know if you all remember me

David, Anxiety and acute forms of anxiety such as depersonalization disorder are easily treatable with the right treatment. I'm glad your getting help for your illness. I've suffered with these afflictions and it can be difficult at times. I'm still suffering from some mild OCD myself in certain sit...
by ashley72
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Awakening: My Story
Replies: 13
Views: 3039

Re: Awakening: My Story

The Amazon book you refer to is titled "Refuting the External World". The book title pretty much gives it away, but the basic assertion is that our mental experience is the only reality. One critical test of a solipsism belief system, is to consider the induction from experience that the externally ...
by ashley72
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Awakening: My Story
Replies: 13
Views: 3039

Re: Awakening: My Story

I know this is an old thread, but the recent reply prompted me to have a read of Goran's "supposed" awakening. My assessment of Goran is he's your typical newbie to the new-age seeking genre. Goran claims to have the ability to unperceive himself, yet his whole story has him front & centre... Arrgh ...
by ashley72
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: thinking too much..bad things
Replies: 9
Views: 2086

Re: thinking too much..bad things

You're dealing with intrusive thoughts.... which can become obsessive because they're so disturbing they frighten the shit out of you. Read this Wikipedia article to get some general knowledge on the condition. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusive_thought Because it is uncomfortable to experien...
by ashley72
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9066

Re: Belief

Conceptual understanding of Consciousness is not a hindrance to self inquiry at all. Take for example this electronic circuit as an analogy to Consciousness. http://www.mediacollege.com/audio/images/feedback.gif What we have here is an input transducer (microphone) and an output transducer (speaker)...
by ashley72
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9066

Re: Belief

but it's pretty easy to discern that the tools used to produce and refine symbolic meaning aren't the ones that will finish the job of finding a non-symbolic subjective truth “ Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” Albert Einstein Consciou...
by ashley72
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9066

Re: Belief

When a person enters a trance state they lose track of their body, emotions, sense of time and even of their physical location. In other words, their sensory system is deprived. Interestingly, trance states occur during acute panic cycles where the sufferer enters are state of de-personalization or ...
by ashley72
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Hello all, looking for some input and guidence
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Hello all, looking for some input and guidence

When we humans encounter unfamiliar objects or experiences that are difficult to comprehend or communicate, we resort to metaphor. We attempt to assimilate or borrow from something familiar to us already. This experience you had is covert behaviour, a behaviour that can't be observed by anyone other...
by ashley72
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9066

Re: Belief

Let me be clear this mind doesnt believe objects exist as discreet particles in space (subject).... so the object/subject split is an illusion that gets borrowed from the way the symbolic mind maps (metaphorically) the sensory experience in physical space. Self consciousness which emerges as symboli...
by ashley72
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9066

Re: Belief

That's because your an integrated system. You have billions of neurons in your brain with trillions of connections all integrated to your senses (transducers) with the environment. Can't you recognized your a communication system with extraordinary integration with the environment? ... That's basic...
by ashley72
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anxiety/panic at night
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Anxiety/panic at night

I still make a mountain out of molehill In my line of work, even though I know it's self-fulfilling in nature on paper. On occasions it can be beneficial, because it helps you to work through all the possible negative outcomes & then you can try & counter those situations arising. Of course, taken t...
by ashley72
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anxiety/panic at night
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Anxiety/panic at night

"Don't make a mountain out of a molehill"... Which is basically saying don't over-react to a given situation. A positive feedback loop is the mechanism by which a molehill (first anxious thought or trigger) is then also treated as danger, which causes more anxious thoughts (the mountain)... because ...