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by jimmyrich
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: So ANGRY right now!
Replies: 15
Views: 4517

Re: So ANGRY right now!

I see the ghost of similar patterns in my parenting of my children. I truly think we are all doing the best we can....Life is a complex thing that morphs just when you think you've got it figured out! I have to salute you for acknowledging the faults or inadequacies in your own parenting of your ki...
by jimmyrich
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Power of Past?
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: The Power of Past?

So, my question is. How do you (Tolle or you guys referring to him) think people who are trained to work with the past (and the consequences of the past for a better future), like Historians and Archaeologists, can experience or get to grips with the present and being in the "now"? For me, based on...
by jimmyrich
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Can bad parenting and early childhood trauma be a blessing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Can bad parenting and early childhood trauma be a blessi

I didn't have bad parents growing up, but I had bad anxiety issues. Most people say they did not have bad parents/parenting. It's a form or Denial! IMO, "bad anxiety issues" demonstrates some kind of inadequate parenting, but since I don't know you or your history, etc., there's not much that I can...
by jimmyrich
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Can bad parenting and early childhood trauma be a blessing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Can bad parenting and early childhood trauma be a blessing?

Hi: I have done a lot of emotional/psychological work on my "issues", my past and dysfunctional parenting by very unconscious parents. I have cursed and condemned my inadequate parents and the inadequate parents of many others for many years do to deep and pervasive emotional wounds within me but ha...
by jimmyrich
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Personal development and spirituality
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

Re: Personal development and spirituality

I can only offer my own personal experience here. :) At about 19, I was originally introduced to the Hindu concepts and teachings of Advaita and Paul Brunton by a man who had been to India in his youth. I was supposed to learn meditation and answer the Question: What am I? but I had so many unhealed...
by jimmyrich
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Evidence Of Non-Physical Realities
Replies: 92
Views: 14775

Re: Evidence Of Non-Physical Realities

By "evidence" I assume you mean concrete proof but I have none - just my own personal experiences and observations of certain friends and relatives that I communicated with after their physical death. My stories could take up a lot of pages here so all I can offer is that these "dead" individuals we...
by jimmyrich
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Topic: The art of doing nothing and mundane thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 12218

Re: The art of doing nothing and mundane thoughts

re: Q:How is it done? M:Refuse all thoughts except one:the thought ‘I am’.(page 18-The self stands beyond mind) >> In my current experience of awakening, the statement leaves out an important element. When I stay with "I am", there has to be the FEELING of whatever that brings and in my case, there ...
by jimmyrich
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Looking for guidance
Replies: 9
Views: 2881

Re: Looking for guidance

[quote="Autumn"] So, conversations (and sometimes fights) about that never accomplish anything. Just writing this I feel so angry. >> Your basic problem there is pretty much the same as most other couples: you do not know how to negotiate, talk things over and deal with your partner in an effective ...
by jimmyrich
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: questions about love &
Replies: 7
Views: 2388

Re: questions about love &

[quote="balancee"]I have heard love comes when you least expect it....so what does this mean, sean in there and do nothing , even not thinking about love? >> Study relationship books! Some say you have to prepare yourself so you can be ready when the person , the soulmate, the one arrives...what doe...
by jimmyrich
Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Help in this problem i am having
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Help in this problem i am having

Hello everyone.. My issue is something that can stress me out for days completely. I have no issue with any other person but "this friend of mine" , we had a fallout in the past (we were best friends) , which really hurt me ( my ego ) :) it never got over it though . Were talking about 5 years ago ...
by jimmyrich
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: married to someone with very dense pain body
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

Re: married to someone with very dense pain body

married with 3 children. husband can be great at times but his "pain body" is so dense and, when he's in the throes of it, he becomes a different person: yelling, sometimes raging, occassionally hitting walls, saying horrible things, etc. That seems like deep, repressed pain and damaged feelings fr...
by jimmyrich
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pseudo Advaita
Replies: 25
Views: 3062

Re: Pseudo Advaita

To each his/her own! Whatever works for you..... :)
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Handling rejection
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: Handling rejection

[quote="Lily_Liver"]I think one of the most difficult emotions for me is rejection. When I feel that somebody is saying I'm "not good enough". >> this probably sends you (unconsciously) back to a time or times in early childhood when unconscious others (parents) humiliated and REJECTED you so now yo...
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: So ANGRY right now!
Replies: 15
Views: 4517

Re: So ANGRY right now!

Wow, jimmyrich, great post! I appreciate your honesty and your hard work to be real with your feelings. I had good parents and am somewhat angry at them......can't imagine having the kind of parenting you talk about. Looking forwarding to hearing more from you. One of the strange things about doing...
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: is there such a thing as a "healthy ego"?
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: is there such a thing as a "healthy ego"?

Jimmy, excellent feedback, thank you! off the cuff, without going away and contemplating (possibly a mistake :?: ) these questions pop into my mind: a) how to honestly recognize the selfish, needy, sick, neurotic aspect in myself >> For me, it was when there was discomfort, unhappiness, frustration...