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by tomtom1
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

Re: To think

We have to live in this society where we figure out how best to empty the seas of all the fish, and we have to be partially like a machine to live there, compete for the money. In the evening I can go sit on a bench and have the lovely (spiritual) experience. This really caught my eye also :D in my...
by tomtom1
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

Re: To think

This is a really good conversation... it all gets right to the point and the nitty gritty of life. To be clear I am not trying to teach you anything. You can take what you please.. this is just my observations on how I see things at the moment...... Self enquiry is a well known practice. So yes that...
by tomtom1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

Re: To think

Yes! We are the stuff. I totally agree. :-) An eye can only see itself in a mirror. And then it is not really seeing itself, it is seeing a reflection of itself. And all reflections are distorted to some extent. What "mirror" can we use to see our selves ... our I constructs? haha well this I am st...
by tomtom1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

Re: To think

There is control but the us that we think has that control is not what we think it is. Nice. The thinker, the doer, the controller ... mysteries all of 'em. Stuff happens ... but who or what is the happener? Causes yield effects ... but who or what intends to cause? Exactly its such a mystery :D I ...
by tomtom1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

Re: To think

We have to live in this society where we figure out how best to empty the seas of all the fish, and we have to be partially like a machine to live there, compete for the money. In the evening I can go sit on a bench and have the lovely (spiritual) experience. This really caught my eye also :D in my...
by tomtom1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

Re: To think

The real question in my mind is who is doing the thinking? When your asking can I think for myself? Is the I that you think you are not just another thought? So then it leads backs to who is having the thought. Can the thought I am thinking have a thought!? It all boils down to thinking we have cont...
by tomtom1
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Doesn't Awareness die with the body?
Replies: 62
Views: 8015

Re: Doesn't Awareness die with the body?

Hi Erik Not sure if you are still reading this! But felt drawn to respond as I have been in the same situation and think I can reply from my own direct experience.... Maybe this has already been covered as I have not read all the replies yet. Einstein said 'You cannot solve a problem from the same l...
by tomtom1
Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intention, self and Self
Replies: 75
Views: 7613

Re: Intention, self and Self

Hey Andy Interesting you should mention flow..... I recently helped a friend with a university assignment for Human Resources and it was all about flow. Apparently companies and spending a lot of money trying to work out how to get their employees into a state of flow at work. I think the same stand...
by tomtom1
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think or not to think ?
Replies: 94
Views: 8300

Re: To think or not to think ?

I THINK its about the perspective of the thoughts you have. Most thoughts have an identity or 'I' attached to them. That little I that you assume yourself to be is not real. It's a self image and it changes from day to day. There is both a top-down processing (conceptually driven) and bottom-up (st...
by tomtom1
Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think or not to think ?
Replies: 94
Views: 8300

Re: To think or not to think ?

Gary Weber used to say that "thinking just stopped" one day in a hatha yoga pose. These days, however, he clarifies it as "my self-referential internal narrative" that stopped. He was on a panel in England with Tim Freke, and Tim said "I'm having a thought right now and I won't tell you what it is....
by tomtom1
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think or not to think ?
Replies: 94
Views: 8300

Re: To think or not to think ?

E2B - best post I have read in a long while. Have saved that to my notes :D very well put
by tomtom1
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: awareness and thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: awareness and thoughts

It's funny you should say that. I have the exact same thing in the morning! Specially when I am still kind of groggy after waking up. I get the same if I wake up from a nap too. One thing I have found for certain is that when I struggle against the thoughts and want them to go away it just carries o...
by tomtom1
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the truth for you?
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: What is the truth for you?

Almost the same as yours :lol:

No matter what I think I am not what I think I am. I am life
by tomtom1
Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Way is Yours Alone
Replies: 101
Views: 10866

Re: Your Way is Yours Alone

Well I don't post here very much because quite honestly I don't feel I have very much to contribute. I do however get a huge amount from reading the forums... and what I get is the benefit of reading about others experiences, what has worked for them and what hasn't and what they have experienced. S...
by tomtom1
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Way is Yours Alone
Replies: 101
Views: 10866

Re: Your Way is Yours Alone

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung I've seen you quote this a hundred times. Don't you have any of your own experiences to draw from? If not, why dish out spiritual advice? How are you qualified? Maybe sort out your own problems first...