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by Admiral Akmir
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The choice!
Replies: 1
Views: 440

The choice!

I was listening to a talk by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. today, and he said something that just really clicked. It's not about right or wrong, success or failure. It's about seeing that there is a choice. We may strive to change, and feel that we are failures when we do not become what we wanted. In the end...
by Admiral Akmir
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone offer advice for my depression?
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: Can anyone offer advice for my depression?

Here are some things to get you thinking: I'm very unhappy at the moment and feel like my life has been one big mistake. What are you gaining by replaying the past? Does it make you happy? It would seem not. Are you able to change it? No... Perhaps you don't want to let go of the things you have los...
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plato's cave
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Plato's cave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UchtCa1uQqk

This was the first teaching that really got me thinking about things, and started me down the path that I'm on now. Has anyone read the republic? Regrettably I have not, this is the only story I know from it.
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Need some advice help on freeing my mind
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: Need some advice help on freeing my mind

The desire to change is usually self defeating in my experience. I went through a period of time where I read the power of now, and tried to apply it. The short version of that story is that it just didn't work, and the whole concept of it just sort of faded away. These days I find myself going on l...
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Obsessive thoughts ^.^
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Re: Obsessive thoughts ^.^

Thank you for replying. If I could convince myself that these are just random thoughts it would be easy. But it seems I have convinced myself it goes deeper than that. For example at first I was just having sexual or harmful thoughts about my sister ( I am a girl, btw) then I started to feel some '...
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you believe that the Source/God has some sort of punish..
Replies: 8
Views: 1486

Re: Do you believe that the Source/God has some sort of puni

What about in this life, would you say that you know what goes around comes around, somehow? Thanks Not in the sense that there's some supernatural force at play to right a wrong. You get what you give, it's just that simple. If you speak poorly of other people, and do bad things, people will push ...
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: BEING PRESENT OR ACTING/DOING?
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: BEING PRESENT OR ACTING/DOING?

Adyashanti said something that really helped me to put things in perspective. To paraphrase, he said something along the lines of "Awakening is not about being happy all the time, it's about seeing the truth of things. The truth is not always pleasant, it's not always fun to see." Many, if not most ...
by Admiral Akmir
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It all feels like an excuse sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: It all feels like an excuse sometimes

Interesting questions - what do you think you would lose if you let go of the 'pain'? Is the pain (guilt and shame) holding up the building blocks of a bigger story - a story of the bigger you? You are responding exactly as the character you are creating in your mind, would act. The child-you knew ...
by Admiral Akmir
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It all feels like an excuse sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: It all feels like an excuse sometimes

What if everything is my fault? It's interesting how the word 'fault' is inherent with blame and judgment. Is that really the best take on the decisions we've made based on the conditioned beliefs we hold? Beliefs that we made with the limited understanding of a child? How about instead of the pejo...
by Admiral Akmir
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Leaving the spiritual stuff alone - getting to the root prob
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: Leaving the spiritual stuff alone - getting to the root

I spent a long time feeling like I had to "do something". I tried to change, tried to become someone else, found the teachings and tried to apply them, it didn't work. As Adyashanti said; you can't ride on the coattails of a teacher and expect to cruise into enlightenment. Tolle's book is his experi...
by Admiral Akmir
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Criterion for effective practice
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Criterion for effective practice

I kind of feel like this happens to everyone. The teachings warn about it, but it happens anyways. A lot of us come to the teachings from a bad place, and we want a solution, it's almost inevitable to wander astray and try to control every aspect of your life, which is completely exhausting and insa...
by Admiral Akmir
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Forgiveness

I went for a long walk the other night, and thought about forgiveness, and how elusive it has been. I grew up hearing from everyone that it's important to forgive people, but they were just empty words. It always felt like a huge burden, to be a good person, I had to forgive all of the people who ha...
by Admiral Akmir
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It all feels like an excuse sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

It all feels like an excuse sometimes

Sometimes it all feels like a huge lie... I've been very uncomfortable with my past self for as long as I can remember, and it feels great to say "It's not me, it's not my fault, that isn't really who I am." Lately it's all felt like a big dream to me, something to make me feel better, but ultimatel...
by Admiral Akmir
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do we want?
Replies: 20
Views: 2931

Re: What do we want?

It's interesting, the guiding energy does not always point to the easy path. I used to drink at social events, because it made it easier to talk to people. Sometimes I would keep drinking, and I'd feel that pull, to stop, or to never start in the first place. But the fear and anxiety were powerful e...
by Admiral Akmir
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do we want?
Replies: 20
Views: 2931

What do we want?

There seems to an inner voice that tells me what I should or shouldn't be doing. It's not an actual voice, but a pulling in one direction or the other. If I join in on gossip, or speak poorly of another person, I feel a pulling against that, like something's trying to stop me. If I pay attention to ...