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by DavidB
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Convincing never works
Replies: 18
Views: 3542

Re: Convincing never works

I still love to read both books every once and a while, but now instead reading them I listen to Eckhart narrate them. For some reason I find his voice to be very soothing, and of cause the words are divine, and the pauses eternal. :)
by DavidB
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Nothing is stronger than emotions."
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

Re: "Nothing is stronger than emotions."

Sometimes I tend to believe that the main reason for human existence, is to foster emotional maturity.
by DavidB
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: What is the difference between pain versus suffering?
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: What is the difference between pain versus suffering?

I'd answer it in a very similar way.

Pain is an actual symptom of injury, either physical or emotional.

Suffering is a perceived symptom of injury, a personalization or obsession.
by DavidB
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Convincing never works
Replies: 18
Views: 3542

Re: Convincing never works

I read "The Power of Now" many years ago and got very little out of it. I didn't even remember reading it. A few years later, I read it again and was blown away.

People are ready when they are ready, and there is not a lot we can do about that.
by DavidB
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of the biggest traps
Replies: 116
Views: 10261

Re: One of the biggest traps

The simplicity of presence, is how I experience "enlightenment". I might even describe it as completely and refreshingly mundane.
by DavidB
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of the biggest traps
Replies: 116
Views: 10261

Re: One of the biggest traps

Enlightenment is what we seek until we realize that there is no enlightenment, having realized that, we are liberated.

And then, we chop wood and fetch water.
by DavidB
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Convincing never works
Replies: 18
Views: 3542

Re: Convincing never works

We can't make/force someone to be more conscious, they have to do that themselves. We can only help people that want to be helped, and often we do this indirectly, by casually mentioning something that may resonate or simply leading by example, and occasionally we might find an opportunity where we ...
by DavidB
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Reacting to Insults
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: Not Reacting to Insults

I don't react to insults. I never find someones opinion of me to be insulting. I see peoples opinions as their own, not mine, none of my business, nothing I need to deal with. If they have some constructive criticism, then ok fine, that's useful, but they can keep their unsolicited character diagnos...
by DavidB
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does conformity make people seem so fake?
Replies: 14
Views: 2038

Re: Why does conformity make people seem so fake?

I definitely have an aversion to conformity. Ever since I was a young child, I have always been defiant. This defiance used to get me into trouble when I was young, impetuous and rebellious, but now that I'm older and wiser this defiance is much more inconspicuous and tempered, except for when I get...
by DavidB
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Thoughts on thoughts

Eckhart says that concepts or viewpoints are just a useless bundle of thoughts. Isn't his books just a bundle of thoughts? What if your viewpoints lead you to stillness? Yes, Eckhart's book is just a bundle of thoughts, thoughts which he refers to as pointers. A map and road signs will help get us ...
by DavidB
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Is it really an illusion
Replies: 31
Views: 7458

Re: Is it really an illusio

Benhur wrote:Now is the ever present Reality
Time is psycological -memories and projections- Thats why they are called ilusions.
Yeah, because anything that is temporal, is temporary.
by DavidB
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it okay to masturbate?
Replies: 15
Views: 2281

Re: Is it okay to masturbate?

Eckhart doesn't specifically mention masturbation, but he does say that whatever you do, do it consciously.

So I say, enjoy your masturbation, just be present while you do it. :D

(Conscious doing = presence)
by DavidB
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego
Replies: 18
Views: 4097

Re: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego

Hi pB, I was just trying to point out that what we see as pain and suffering, in all its forms, is there to help us transform, to help us awaken. You are right though, there are subtler collective influences that do indeed contribute adversely to peoples states of consciousness. Advertising for exam...
by DavidB
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego
Replies: 18
Views: 4097

Re: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego

Hi pB, I use the terms pain body and ego as descriptions, not meant to be taken literally. I don't give blame to ego nor the pain body, because in actuality, both exist only conceptually. According to Eckhart, and in my own experience, the ego and the pain body and the associated suffering which eme...
by DavidB
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Is suicide really a "no" ?
Replies: 62
Views: 11539

Re: Is suicide really a "no" ?

I believe Eckhart is referring to the intense pain and suffering that most people experience as the intense personalization, that can often lead to terminating one's human existence. Sometimes we can get to a point in our spiritual evolution though where continued interest in human existence can bec...