Search found 241 matches

by meetjoeblack
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Running out of time :S
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: Running out of time :S

"if I just quit, my mom and I are evicted." Nope, I wasn't suggesting quitting ! I just meant that, whether you make your money sweeping floors or selling cars doesn't matter that much. I wouldn't recommend quitting unless you plan to go live in the woods - something I had considered when I quit. W...
by meetjoeblack
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Running out of time :S
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: Running out of time :S

1 - Yes, I discovered the hard way that politics exists everywhere people do. If you think one boss is a "piece of shit", well, lemme tell you ... "pieces of shit" are everywhere - every job, every social circle, every school, every cafe, and every party you go to. They only vary in size and color....
by meetjoeblack
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Once your ‘head is in the tigers mouth’ ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: Once your ‘head is in the tigers mouth’ ...

Once your ‘head is in the tigers mouth’ .... you will continue to read, watch, listen to spiritual teachings. You might try to ...stop...and "dream the dream" or nightmare you were dreaming, but if you are "in the tigers mouth", it's a done deal. It's a matter of time. You will return to it, again ...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 2826

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

Yup, that's the way it is mostly. When you're identified as a "me". Some phantoms are better (more pleasant), then others. When theyre very unpleasant, suffering arises. It's the "desire -> obtain -> potential to lose what you've obtained game. Yeah. Well, I recently ran into a girl. It brought up ...
by meetjoeblack
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 2826

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: 981

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: 1161

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: 2826

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: 2826

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: 3608

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: 2826

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: 3608

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: 981

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: 20
Views: 5587

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: 981

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...