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by DavidB
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's My Life -- Not???
Replies: 12
Views: 2295

Re: It's My Life -- Not???

Being is sharing.
Being is conscious doing, in whatever it is we he happen to be doing, whether it's with others or alone. Conscious doing, is being present, honoring the form of this moment. In this sense then, we become one with the present moment, one with all that is.
by DavidB
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Convincing never works
Replies: 18
Views: 5675

Re: Convincing never works

and that's vacillating between the two
Yes indeed, and that's exactly what seems to happen.

And thanks for the reminder of the Tao. I love listening to the tao te ching from time to time.
by DavidB
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Ego
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: Spiritual Ego

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's awakening came through a radical refusal to identify with any sense of self. A radical refusal to think of self in terms of this or that. Quite a different approach of that of Eckhart. For myself, awakening has been a slow transformative process, interspersed with sudden h...
by DavidB
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Convincing never works
Replies: 18
Views: 5675

Re: Convincing never works

Suddenly it is less about need, rather: "How do I Consciously choose to interact and present Myself to this Person. That's a good point. With all this being in the present, I'm often conflicted on how I can best present myself in any given situation. For myself, the evolution of consciousness is al...
by DavidB
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: The paradox of Contentment versus Fulfillment?
Replies: 8
Views: 3420

Re: The paradox of Contentment versus Fulfillment?

So, out of sheer curiosity what do you do now? If you don't mind saying? I still work in one of the largest hospitals in my city, with both an Emergency and an ICU. I work in the ancillary services, which I love. I have very little responsibility and get to walk around all day and have chats with c...
by DavidB
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: The paradox of Contentment versus Fulfillment?
Replies: 8
Views: 3420

Re: The paradox of Contentment versus Fulfillment?

I did nursing too. It seemed like a great idea at the time, while I was still ambitious and had a need to become something and do something. By the time I finished the nursing course my priorities had changed. I only had to work as a nurse for 3 days to realize nursing was not what I wanted to do. T...
by DavidB
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Ego
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: Spiritual Ego

For me initially it was to end my suffering, then came the urge to know the truth also. Was the same for me. I guess it's probably the same for most of us. Eckhart talks about how after an intense period of suffering, he had a sudden transformation, which was subsequently followed up by years of di...
by DavidB
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's My Life -- Not???
Replies: 12
Views: 2295

Re: It's My Life -- Not???

The mind was an evolutionary adaptation, that for the most part, has been a very successful adaptation. In order to find food for example, we need to be able to remember a great deal of things. All of those memories are abstractions/apparitions, representations of real things in the world. Memories ...
by DavidB
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Meditation and overwhelm feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Meditation and overwhelm feedback

The purpose for mediation is to become familiar with/recognize stillness. The body is always present, as the body cannot exist anywhere else but in the present. Drawing attention into the inner body helps to still the mind, allowing us to witness, in a sense, the state of no mind. Once we know these...
by DavidB
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: The paradox of Contentment versus Fulfillment?
Replies: 8
Views: 3420

Re: The paradox of Contentment versus Fulfillment?

Don't bother searching for fulfillment. Searching for fulfillment is similar to trying to become enlightened, both are illusions and will ultimately create frustration. The truth is that we are already fulfilled, nothing more can be added. There are 3 fundamental aspects of the human condition. Limi...
by DavidB
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Hiding out in awareness and embodiment
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Hiding out in awareness and embodiment

Spiritual states of consciousness can become both addictive and obsessive. I've mentioned before how being spiritual can be one of the most insidious delusions.

The most spiritual we can be is not spiritual at all, it's simply being human.
by DavidB
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of the biggest traps
Replies: 116
Views: 13476

Re: One of the biggest traps

Ultimately we put faith in nobody and nothing, while recognizing the divine in everybody and everything.
by DavidB
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who was the first person to be truly aware?
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Who was the first person to be truly aware?

I have no idea who was the first person to evolve beyond the human thinking mind. Whomever it was though, it might have been quite a surreal experience, not having any precedent for them to refer to.
by DavidB
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Nothing is stronger than emotions."
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: "Nothing is stronger than emotions."

Indeed, emotions are the bodies response to an event or a thought or memory. Emotions can't tell the difference between an actual event or a thought or memory about an event.
by DavidB
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Convincing never works
Replies: 18
Views: 5675

Re: Convincing never works

Audio books are fantastic. I can listen to Eckhart or some other author, while I do other things. I just love listening to audio books while driving, it's very relaxing.