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by lmp
Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Being present while being active, and quality of thoughts.
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Being present while being active, and quality of thought

What kind of thoughts and feelings drive you crazy, if you can be specific? Is it a normal reaction? We live in a world where we are exploited for so many reasons, should we not have strong feelings at all about it? If someone steals my car, should I meditate in order not to feel bad about it? There...
by lmp
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Being present while being active, and quality of thoughts.
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Being present while being active, and quality of thought

- you wrote: I know for sure I don't have a real problem that can't be fixed psychologically. But I really don't know how to progress. I'm currently meditating up to 2 hours a day, and trying to stop every "forced"\verbal thought. I can make a distinction since "forced" thoughts are usually verbal\v...
by lmp
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Being present while being active, and quality of thoughts.
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Being present while being active, and quality of thought

You wrote: "Thanks for the comments I feel like 95% of the time I just feel\think\act in old patterns that I'm used to, instead of being present and having a feeling that is relevant to the situation." ...I used to have serious doubts about whether or not I could have an original thought, much like ...
by lmp
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: I can't be doing this right...
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: I can't be doing this right...

I have cleared my mind, and stopped my thoughts. Interestingly, I don't have any trouble doing this at all. I just go into a similar state as I do when playing music, for example... not thinking consciously about playing every note; rather, just being there in the moment, letting the music flow. Th...
by lmp
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Being present while being active, and quality of thoughts.
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Being present while being active, and quality of thought

you wrote: " I seem to lack the ability to function naturally, effortlessly. I can kind of function on "auto pilot" and do a million mistakes in everything I do." "now I'm stuck where I'm so unattached from it, that I have to keep planning everything without the option to reconnect to that." Let's t...
by lmp
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: I can't be doing this right...
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: I can't be doing this right...

I wonder if a squirrel came down from a tree and sat in your lap if you wouldn't look at it, examine its movements, try to touch it. You would just be spontaneously present with this little thing in your lap. Nothing depressing about it. This kind of interest in what is going on could be extended to...
by lmp
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Importance of a community
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: Importance of a community

The worse our problems are, often the more lonely, isolated and secretive we are with them. Why? Probably due to shame and the fear of what others may think and the wish to be loved, somehow we think being normal is loveable. So we may shut up about our perversions and real or actual problems. Somet...
by lmp
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Being present while being active, and quality of thoughts.
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Being present while being active, and quality of thought

Hi, I suffer. What can I do to resolve it? I think the above is THE spiritual question. Suffering is a fact, some suffer more than others, and it is correct to do something, we must do something. There is no fixed plan for what we must or can do. Life has a lot of demands, work, money, education, fa...
by lmp
Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beliefs and stories
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Re: Beliefs and stories

1. I am an individual being living a finite life and evolving -- physically, intellectually, spiritually, psychologically -- over time. 2. there's no coherent conscious entity steering the ship these two seem to me to revolve around the problem that: on the one hand there definitely is something to ...
by lmp
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beliefs and stories
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Re: Beliefs and stories

I believe that thought creates the patterns, so being free amounts to not creating them in the first place. It is clearly possible not to create patterns in this moment. But life is challenging, there are many difficult problems, relating to other people is one of them. These patterns are our behavi...
by lmp
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beliefs and stories
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Re: Beliefs and stories

One clear consequence is frustration. It's like looking at the right thing but in the wrong way, or that there is a missing piece. First of all the behaviour is limiting, repetitive, it may be unwanted and it turns life into the same groove over and over again. On the other hand, exploring the patte...
by lmp
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beliefs and stories
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Re: Beliefs and stories

A very good question I think, it took me some time to come up with an answer. I'd say I don't have a tendency to formulate what I am in the sense you just exemplified yourself, I don't think so much about whether I am an individual or not, or if I'm a human being or not, although I'd often politely ...
by lmp
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: should I wait for an answer?
Replies: 11
Views: 4459

Re: should I wait for an answer?

What would you like to talk about?, here, small or big, doesn't matter, to me. I'm middle aged too, I think, I'm 47 anyway. If we only accept our circumstances, and we don't particularly enjoy them, we end up with memories and thoughts about what we would like to do. Is this what you mean by 'nothin...
by lmp
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: My life has completely changed in a few days, Is this real?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2775

Re: My life has completely changed in a few days, Is this re

The other day I was out in an area watching birds, they are called Kite, a bird of prey. Basically they can fly or glide very slowly and sometimes when they find the right wind condition they just hang there completely still in the air. As I was very interested I watched them for some time and then ...
by lmp
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: My life has completely changed in a few days, Is this real?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2775

Re: My life has completely changed in a few days, Is this re

There are positive effects to be discovered and I believe you are experiencing them, another man/writer/speaker called Adyashanti compares them to a honeymoon. If it is a temporary thing you are experiencing, then try not to be too desperate to get them back once they fade or change. Who can tell ho...