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by DavidB
Wed May 23, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: How to accept?
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Re: How to accept?

Accept by dropping attachment to desired outcomes. Expectations carry with them the desire for a specific outcome, when that desired outcome does not arise for whatever reason, we can become resistive to what has manifested in it's place. By not being attached to what we desire, we may relinquish th...
by DavidB
Wed May 23, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Ego / Mental
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

Re: Ego / Mental

The ego and the mind are the same thing. Ego was a term created by Sigmund Freud in order to describe an aspect of the conditioned human mind. Ego is more or less the moderator between the sense of reality as experienced through the senses and their relationship with the id and super ego. None of th...
by DavidB
Wed May 23, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Best way to dissolve the all the pain bodies.
Replies: 12
Views: 4030

Re: Best way to dissolve the all the pain bodies.

Good question. I haven't given this idea any contemplation myself, having never thought it myself. Intuitively I feel that this practice, is probably not necessary. Our primary focus ought to be always present moment awareness, allowing whatever to be, to be as it is. Our secondary focus though can ...
by DavidB
Wed May 23, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Emotions: good & bad
Replies: 18
Views: 5024

Re: Emotions: good & bad

I have an example. I was waiting for an elevator to arrive, when the door opened 2 people next to me entered first, even though I was waiting longest. No big deal really but I immediately felt diminished, as though I was dismissed, invisible, unimportant, unworthy, I felt I had been wronged by their...
by DavidB
Tue May 22, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Seeing the face of God
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: Seeing the face of God

It is quite an amazing moment when we realize that we all are the same ocean cleverly disguised as individual waves.

Creation is endless infinity, and who we really are, is this endless infinite creation, eternal life, oneness.
by DavidB
Tue May 22, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: This is a process, right?
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: This is a process, right?

Yes, in some respects, it is a process. It is the process of undoing past accumulations of learned obsessive compulsive behavior and reactions. It is the process of dissolving the identified sense of self. There will always be some of this identity though of course, as not all of the human self need...
by DavidB
Tue May 22, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Does it ever feel forced to you?
Replies: 57
Views: 11614

Re: Does it ever feel forced to you?

Often when we start to seek presence, we begin with earnestness to achieve what we perceive as being a worthwhile goal, which it is in some respect. So the seeking motivation to become present, is at first a goal to be achieved. There is nothing wrong with this. Seeking is in our human nature, not t...
by DavidB
Tue May 22, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Emotions: good & bad
Replies: 18
Views: 5024

Re: Emotions: good & bad

"Bad" emotions, so to speak, provide the opportunity to know one's self better, and then, provide the opportunity to release old thought patterns. Automatic negative emotions can be revealing, often painful or traumatic or in the very least uncomfortable, yet if we are present when we experience the...
by DavidB
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Sometimes I want to die
Replies: 17
Views: 4763

Re: Sometimes I want to die

I often feel like dying. Sometimes it's because I'm over (fed up) with the world and it's problems and have lost the will to continue, it all seems so absurdly ridiculous. Other times it's because I feel really low and again lose the will to continue, motivation dwindles. And other times it's just l...