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by meetjoeblack
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 1543

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

Dij reminds me to really appreciate and enjoy this time I have while single because I will probably miss it (I think was the jist of her advice lol) Yes. As James Swartz says, the world is a zero sum game. With every gain there's a loss and with every loss there's a gain! I am realizing more and mo...
by meetjoeblack
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Running out of time :S
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: Running out of time :S

Joe, I have had enough experience in life to know there is always more than one side of most any story. I'm not doubting your account. I just know there is another perspective that would add to my understanding of the events you cite. Therefore my comments were made to possibly help you in gaining ...
by meetjoeblack
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Mushrooms/DMT/Ayahuasca/Psychedelic
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Mushrooms/DMT/Ayahuasca/Psychedelic

I think drugs're fine, as long as you use them responsibly (don't drive on them). Eckhart would say that taking drugs amounts to "falling below thought", as in - reducing your ability to use the mind as a tool. As opposed to 'rising above thought" - a state wherein your mind is calm but can still b...
by meetjoeblack
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 1543

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

We get beaten with a spiritual stick here on this forum, and elsewhere ... people constantly telling us "You don't need a relationship. You're enough by yourself." That is true on one level. But, that is not honoring the needs of your human form. My core message here is to not beat yourself with th...
by meetjoeblack
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 1543

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

Hi MJB, How did it remind you of your husband? Which part specifically? This part- I know a girl that told a guy that she needed to go on dates and that, its not so much just the comfort of a title that she required. She wanted some sort of investment. Today, they are married with children. Basical...
by meetjoeblack
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Fear of hell
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Fear of hell

The hell concept is an invention of the fearful mind. Fear becomes compounded from identification with the fearful states of mind. Fear can be abated by creating some space between awareness of a fearful thought and the thought itself. Yes, yes, thank you. That's what I do. But is there not a place...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 1543

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

Mjb, What you said reminded me what my husband of 25 yrs said to me on our "first" date. He said, "I don't date people who date around, so if that's you, this will be our last date". ...I thought, Ok, buddy I'll tell you what you want to hear and then do what I want! But, I didn't date anyone else ...
by meetjoeblack
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Fear of hell
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Fear of hell

How to deal with the fear of hell? YouTube Jordan Peterson Clinical Psychologist who is doing a series of talks on biblical stories. He describes "hell" similar to what those who are responsible for Columbine were experiencing. It was a sort of hell/chaos/darkness that, they acted out on everyone a...
by meetjoeblack
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Running out of time :S
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: Running out of time :S

Any advice for someone at that fork in the road? I have some decisions to make in the near future. I am just uncertain. I know my end game (start a business). I just uncertain as to what to do between now and then? More education is likely necessary but, I think I need a course correction. I'm not ...
by meetjoeblack
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Marijuana and Presence
Replies: 18
Views: 4006

Re: Marijuana and Presence

I'm a nurse, therefore can't do "any" illegal drugs, but what exactly do you mean when you say mushrooms? I think of the vegetable? Magic mushrooms. Psilocybe cubensis. Can be an amazing experience. Can be a rough few hours. WW LOL @ Mod. Yeah. Magic mushrooms dij. The experience can be euphoric or...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Running out of time :S
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Running out of time :S

There is a certain character I always liked growing up and followed as a kid. He wanted to be the strongest. He trained very hard and spent all his time obsessed with this goal to be his best. Regardless, the powers to be, the writers and creators of the show did not like the character. This meant t...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Relationships

Thank you pain body. What you wrote is very lovely and insightful You feel it. Don't resist it. Go deeper into it. I found it is helpful to get active and do something to shake you out of the low state. When I was a kid, if I liked someone or something, lets say a butterfly, I would hold too tight,...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Marijuana and Presence
Replies: 18
Views: 4006

Re: Marijuana and Presence

We've all heard about how people get fearful and paranoid with marijuana. Surely some of you have experienced this firsthand. You probably had the experience when you were totally mind identified with no Awareness at all. What is the opposite of fear and paranoia? That is what I experience when I a...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Mushrooms/DMT/Ayahuasca/Psychedelic
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Mushrooms/DMT/Ayahuasca/Psychedelic

What are your thoughts on the use of psychedelics as tools for presence? I cannot speak for all those since, I am limited to mushrooms and psilocybin. IMHO I can say, I notice a significant degree of presence and or peeling away of layers of ego. My last experience was pretty intense. My first exper...
by meetjoeblack
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 1543

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

You're right dijmart,thank you. I ended the "relationship" (whatever it is) today. I have been experiencing a lot of pain and have been ruminating and obsessing constantly, and it's not healthy for me. I think it's okay for me to want a relationship with someone who prioritizes me. This "open relat...