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by lmp
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First- and second-order awareness
Replies: 50
Views: 6580

Re: First- and second-order awareness

But, for me, what I've been calling second-order awareness isn't quite the right flavor of awareness to yield these benefits. Maybe I'm "doing it wrong" ... but when I practice awareness of awareness = conscious knowing of my present experience, it undermines my freedom to simply experience what I'...
by lmp
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First- and second-order awareness
Replies: 50
Views: 6580

Re: First- and second-order awareness

In my case, let's take three examples. Freedom in action, in the sense that where I previously found myself compelled to do certain things in a certain way to achieve a certain result, I now see that if I dont do it that way the only difference is that something else is going to happen or be the res...
by lmp
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First- and second-order awareness
Replies: 50
Views: 6580

Re: First- and second-order awareness

A question that keeps rearing its ? for me is: What, if anything, is the "value added" (to the human experience) of second-order awareness? First, lets say we are aware and then the second-order awareness means we can stay there, we are that awareness and we do not stray from it and so forth. I'm j...
by lmp
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you not realize this would happen?
Replies: 20
Views: 2971

Re: Did you not realize this would happen?

So why does emotion distort alignment with present reality? Also, how does one 'love what is', while being genuine to expressed emotion? I'd say the question is much deeper than it might seem at first (to me, perhaps not to you). At first it is not clear perhaps why a certain feeling is there or wh...
by lmp
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you not realize this would happen?
Replies: 20
Views: 2971

Re: Did you not realize this would happen?

Well, I imagined for a second all the events in the world that don't work out satisfactory for 7 billion people. There's a lot of frustration going on and it is part of how we relate to each other. Planning carefully or depending on a certain orderliness can be dangerous, eh.
by lmp
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neural Basis of "Meaning"
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Neural Basis of "Meaning"

Actually as I read it again Ashley is not saying that it is from the rich conscious experience that we add category and context, so I muddled it up. sry about that.
by lmp
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neural Basis of "Meaning"
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Neural Basis of "Meaning"

What I think David when I read ashleys post is that, if you are familiar with Krishnamurtis term 'choiceless awareness' which would be equivalent to Ashleys 'rich conscious experience' then out of the coiceless awareness we begin to choose what to conceptualize. Out of choiceless awareness we apply ...
by lmp
Thu May 14, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?
Replies: 13
Views: 3347

Re: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?

I agree with you Imp. Maybe this is the real problem...we are always thinking about the next moment...the future. Sometimes just thinking about the next minute... I think it is definitely problematic. But we have to be certain how this desire for a future outcome causes a problem. At first it seems...
by lmp
Thu May 14, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?
Replies: 13
Views: 3347

Re: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?

"In the end we are always thinking about ourselves" A little bit more about this. Our options are to either live in the malfunctioning, unfulfilling conflicted way of no relationship but only/rather just thinking about ourselves, or facing that it is so. Facing it IS understanding that it is so and ...
by lmp
Thu May 14, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?
Replies: 13
Views: 3347

Re: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?

And yes I am here because of the topics, this one being about relationship and discovering what I/we think about as we look into this mirror. I'm interested in both, real relationship and how we fail to have it.
by lmp
Thu May 14, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?
Replies: 13
Views: 3347

Re: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?

There is a bit more to it than concluding that we are always thinking about ourselves. It's that there are really two movements going on. Firstly, we have a lot of relationships, I might meet and talk to a hundred people a week, most of them superficial short simple meetings (saying hello to somebod...
by lmp
Wed May 13, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?
Replies: 13
Views: 3347

Re: Everyone is our mirror. So, what do we want?

What is the difference between A: relationship and B: the desire to become something which I see in the other? I'm relating to you now, just by writing something. I'm desiring something too. I do not admire you, that is not my thing. I desire to fulfill my desire to talk, to have a conversation, som...
by lmp
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The motivation to say 'sorry'
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: The motivation to say 'sorry'

"The problem is that, I want to know where the motivation to apologize to my mom (even though I know I have valid viewpoints as to why I am right and why she is wrong) would come from so as to restore peace in the family again." For me, the specific answer to this question would be that I am fairly ...
by lmp
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The motivation to say 'sorry'
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: The motivation to say 'sorry'

I often wanted my mother to look at herself, partly because it would have been good for her but also for our relationship and also I love to talk about these kind of things and I really liked her. The feeling I got was that it was difficult for her, she was not eager to understand new things, rather...
by lmp
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Sherman - Just One Look
Replies: 199
Views: 38521

Re: John Sherman - Just One Look

Hi onceler, may I ask you a specific question. What would you say if I asked, as a question to what you just wrote, about the cause of the anger, anxiety, depression. You might feel that a lengthy anwer is required but perhaps not. What have you seen about the cause of these three, for you personall...