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by magicbutterfly
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: The ego needs enemies
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: The ego needs enemies

Thanks, Jen. It's starting to make sense.
by magicbutterfly
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The ego needs enemies
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: The ego needs enemies

Perhaps time to loosen those ties. We can love and accept people as they are but we don't have to see them every day. I usually try to surround myself with like minded souls but with family it's not always possible. As ET (or another spiritual teacher) says, if you think you are enlightened, spend a...
by magicbutterfly
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The ego needs enemies
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: The ego needs enemies

Thanks, treasure. There is no true or false, right or wrong with regards to John. He did the best he knew how with the information, skills and abilities he had at the time. It wasn't what Mary wanted and so she blames John for the difficulties she is in now. If I even mention the topic, and how John...
by magicbutterfly
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The ego needs enemies
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

The ego needs enemies

Eckhart Tolle says that the ego needs enemies. He gives an example of the man who was falsely accused of fathering a child. He just said, "is that so," and when given the child to raise, he accepted it and took care of it. Then when the girl said, that no, he was not the father after all and asked f...
by magicbutterfly
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: On Krishnamurthi : Fragmentation
Replies: 18
Views: 2919

Re: On Krishnamurthi : Fragmentation

Most of us try to avoid fearful situations but that only increases the fear. Do what you fear - on purpose seek out situations where you experience fear. Use them for your spiritual practice. Ask a friend to text you at 10 am for example and then pay attention to your body and mind as 9:30 arrives a...
by magicbutterfly
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Spiritual tattoos, are they really spiritual?
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: Spiritual tattoos, are they really spiritual?

Why not keep the ones you drew with the pen for a specified period of time (let's say 6 months) and then reassess. What's the rush? Meanwhile, talk to other people who are older that you respect and who have tattoos. In my opinion tattoos are the product of the ego. Of wanting to keep the present mo...
by magicbutterfly
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Conscious living
Replies: 85
Views: 28898

Re: Conscious living

Does anyone have any insight about why this is? It's confusing to me that often my heart opens more naturally for people that I know the least, but in intimate relationships, with my wife and kids for instance, sometimes simple acceptance can be a real challenge. I would have thought that with peop...
by magicbutterfly
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Not sure what to think re: very high prices for Tolle events
Replies: 211
Views: 30135

Re: Not sure what to think re: very high prices for Tolle ev

It's a matter of supply and demand as well. Hockey games, rock concerts, Oprah live in Vancouver, Dalai Lama, ET - no one is twisting your arm to attend. If I want a dress I like because it makes me feel good, I don't question how much it costs to make it in China - I either buy or not. Don't think ...
by magicbutterfly
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Pain Body Question
Replies: 17
Views: 4790

Re: Pain Body Question

David Deida says (and I agree based on my experience) that men are like trains or ships - they just want to get from A to B. Women on the other hand are like the weather or the ocean. Sometimes calm, sometimes stormy. The wise man just keeps going and does not concern himself with it except to devel...
by magicbutterfly
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: My husband was unfaithful
Replies: 12
Views: 4242

Re: My husband was unfaithful

It's easy to blame the person who lied, strayed, was unfaithful and had an affair. He is clearly in the wrong. You are clearly in the right. But, if one person is wrong and the other one right, the relationship or what is left of it will never recover. It will never be equal. Trust is broken. In mos...
by magicbutterfly
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee Drinking and Enlightenment (A Survey)
Replies: 33
Views: 3611

Re: Coffee Drinking and Enlightenment (A Survey)

I have a ritual of coffee making and drinking every morning. Similar to the tea ceremony in Japan I suppose and I really enjoy it. I do think it helps me to be present not only because of the caffeine but also because it is a ritual. On the other hand something like alcohol which I also drink, I bel...
by magicbutterfly
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shift in thinking about food, eating
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Shift in thinking about food, eating

Congratulations on attitude shift, Jcarter. Of course another way of dealing with a box of chocolates or any other food that you may not want to eat all by yourself is to offer it to others. :wink:
by magicbutterfly
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: the past
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: the past

I agree with you stormy. I avoid all medications except natural ones in food or herbs. If you look up the side effects of some medications you will find that they produce more disease than they cure while making more money for the drug producers.
by magicbutterfly
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Did ET say this?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Did ET say this?

Hi Treasure. Glad to be of help! :D The second part of the quote works too. Now the negative input remains with the person who tried to give it to you.
by magicbutterfly
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: My husband was unfaithful
Replies: 12
Views: 4242

Re: My husband was unfaithful

I really like your answer, Jen but how do you "re-fire" a new relationship from one that has been broken?