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by meetjoeblack
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 4388

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: 5122

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: 4388

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: 5122

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: 1405

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: 30
Views: 12277

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: 1405

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: 891

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: 30
Views: 12277

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: 32
Views: 3125

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: 4388

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...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My face screws up into anger meditating - is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: My face screws up into anger meditating - is this normal

Sometimes when I go into the present moment I feel relaxed and happy - but other times my face screws up into anger and scorn. Is this normal? What is happening here? Do I have lots of repressed anger? Has anyone else experienced something similar? Am I just making an ego out of this? Would love an...
by meetjoeblack
Wed May 10, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody

Appearances are very deceptive, so don't go by what other people appear to be doing. If you dug deep into another person's life you may find hell on a level you didn't dream possible ! Furthermore, think about it for a minute ... in an insane world, what kinds of examples are out there for you to f...
by meetjoeblack
Wed May 10, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: afraid of being lonely without love
Replies: 37
Views: 6047

Re: afraid of being lonely without love

I like this post. It is weird because in a mindset of scarcity, there is no seeing anything but, the feeling of loss, alienation, solipsism, absence. I try my best not to dwell. Thank you for teaching me a cool new word ! solipsism [sol-ip-siz-uh m] noun 1. Philosophy. the theory that only the self...
by meetjoeblack
Fri May 05, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody

@meetjoeblack Hi! I don't seem to be able (not allowed by the website) to reply to you PM, so I'll answer here. I really appreciate your message and I indeed recognize your sketch. Indeed I may be too much of a romantic, clinging to the serendipity, and should adopt a more indifferent/go-with-the-f...