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by treasuretheday
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comfort in Ego
Replies: 51
Views: 5231

Re: Comfort in Ego

Sighclone - Thank you very much for the affirming and encouraging words!

Joe - I sent you a PM!
by treasuretheday
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: (is it) all creative non-fiction
Replies: 16
Views: 5370

Re: (is it) all creative non-fiction

Poetry arises from and reports to a Source which is as far from fiction as anything can be. Bravo! Very well said! :) But the boundary between fiction and nonfiction is pretty blurry as far as I am concerned! (And I am not really concerned about it!). Does the intertwining make the web "tangled" or...
by treasuretheday
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: We Don't Live Life, Life Lives Us
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: We Don't Live Life, Life Lives Us

Hi David! I love the title of your thread! What a sweet embrace of mystery it is. I love hearing about how you bought the pass to walk through the forest, and noticed how good that felt... took in how nice and lovely this new endeavor seemed. And yet, I sense there was a bit of surprise there. As if...
by treasuretheday
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comfort in Ego
Replies: 51
Views: 5231

Re: Comfort in Ego

Hi Joe! Yes. I spoke a little about that on one of the threads you initiated. Attended my first Centering Prayer seminar over a decade ago, then another about seven years ago. No matter the sort of prayer, maybe the important thing is to take it in on the feeling level. Fully inhabit it. Become the ...
by treasuretheday
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Poetry: The language of the Divine
Replies: 61
Views: 48851

Re: Poetry: The language of the Divine

Sweet tweet, Sandy! :)

Gorgeous, gorgeous poem, Sighclone! I know this is often read at funerals. But it is so nice to see this arresting beauty here. Thanks for sharing.
by treasuretheday
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Poetry: The language of the Divine
Replies: 61
Views: 48851

Re: Poetry: The language of the Divine

First he looked confused

I could not lie anymore so I started to call my dog “God.”
First he looked
confused,

then he started smiling, then he even
danced.

I kept at it: now he doesn’t even
bite.

I am wondering if this
might work on
people?

~Tukaram
by treasuretheday
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: (is it) all creative non-fiction
Replies: 16
Views: 5370

Re: (is it) all creative non-fiction

I really enjoyed your post, Jen! Fun! Interesting that you are delving into the art of creative non-fiction writing. (I thought you had that covered!). What comes up for me from what you offer here is how often reading about the experiences of others moves one no closer to knowing a thing about thos...
by treasuretheday
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Presence causing further unconsciousness tests in others
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Presence causing further unconsciousness tests in others

We can't know what is going on in someone else's life! Maybe the guy's behavior was mindless and inconsiderate, but not necessarily "egoically" driven or intentionally hurtful. Maybe his dog died that morning, or his mother is sick, or he just lost his job, or his girlfriend broke up with him. Maybe...
by treasuretheday
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: A Soul/ true Nature, or just Attention ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2791

Re: A Soul/ true Nature, or just Attention ?

All these religious have different ideologies and belief systems that are faith-based. They can't all be right, so from this we can deduce.... from the population data it's possible to have mass delusion. Why can't they all be "right?" How could some be inside and others outside of God's sphere? Go...
by treasuretheday
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comfort in Ego
Replies: 51
Views: 5231

Re: Comfort in Ego

Thank you for your reply, Andy. I can think of few matters we could discuss that would be less dry than the Holy Spirit, kenosis or surrender! :) As for prayers of supplication, I would suggest that such prayer is merely an exercise of the mind. Prayer that flows from the heart makes contact with th...
by treasuretheday
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comfort in Ego
Replies: 51
Views: 5231

Re: Comfort in Ego

The fact that Eckhart Tolle's 1999 book "The Power of Now," was such a significant best-seller, however, suggests that there are needs not being met, perhaps just shuffled under the carpet. Funny, I connect different dots! Tolle's work is valuable, well-written, interesting: an excellent resource. ...
by treasuretheday
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 63
Views: 5078

Re: Compassion

"Skill," is not the word I would choose. Commitment is. We make a commitment to exposing the unexposed, to opening those doors we'd rather keep shut. Many would rather not look at the bleak, uspeakable, slimy, pathetic stuff ... much less wade through it. But if we don't, the murk and the muck will ...
by treasuretheday
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clarity and Wonder
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Clarity and Wonder

I enjoyed your post, Runstrails. Beautiful! Different words mean different things to people. What comes up for me as I read is Attention! In the first paragraph under Clarity, I see you being attentive to your inner experience. Anticipating, being aware of, and challenging conditioned thoughts. In p...
by treasuretheday
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 63
Views: 5078

Re: Compassion

"If they could do better they would!" Yes. Or, as Maya Angelou says, "When you know better, you do better." Good reminders. Helps me to remember that every person wants about the same things I want, for about the same reasons. We just differ in the strategies we choose and opportunities and talents ...
by treasuretheday
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 63
Views: 5078

Re: Compassion

No, you are not being flippant. That sounds very right. The sense of annoying and unappealing is within you, not within them. Yes. I agree. I was suggesting this is worth more consideration. Isn't this a big stumbling block for most of humanity? I think so. Myself included, as I have indicated on th...