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by Manyana
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Loneliness When Around Others
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Loneliness When Around Others

KathleenBrugger wrote: she and I go to deep places even without having to speak.
Yes, we can feel a strong connection with someone even though there may be very little verbal communication. It can feel like we are sharing something precious.
by Manyana
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility or Humiliation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Humility or Humiliation?

I like this quote from ANE p.216
If you are content with being nobody in particular, content not to stand out, you align yourself with the power of the universe.
by Manyana
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Purposely creating changes in my internal world
Replies: 16
Views: 2959

Re: Purposely creating changes in my internal world

I just don't know how to let go of thought without thinking of letting go of thought. Hi Clouded, rather than trying to let go of thought, its about focusing on presence practice, the more often you go into presence throughout the day (this can be as little as a couple of seconds each time), the mo...
by Manyana
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Romantic fantasies
Replies: 17
Views: 2600

Re: Romantic fantasies

Hi 51sth, having a powerful imagination can seem like a blessing and a curse. A curse because it has the ability to create terror in you, and a blessing because it can create beauty. In terms of romantic relationships it can kind of flip between the two and cause an addiction to that person. One of ...
by Manyana
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Ego's dormant state
Replies: 30
Views: 2981

Re: Ego's dormant state

Phil2 wrote: there is a culture of violence all around, especially in the Hollywood movies
Yes, Eckhart puts it succinctly when he says they are "made by pain-bodies for pain-bodies".
by Manyana
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Judgment
Replies: 39
Views: 4161

Re: Judgment

I think i've misinterped what Eckhart ment by "be free from judgment" Hi deepocean, In this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdMEtpXoMkY Eckhart highlights the difference between facts and judgement, he says: We dont equate unconscious behaviour with who that person is, if we eqate it with who t...
by Manyana
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: The real secret is to accept all things?
Replies: 23
Views: 3981

Re: The real secret is to accept all things?

I think Eckhart said or wrote something like " we are being experiencing human form " ... maybe someone can confirm this quote ? Here's a similar quote: from http://spiritlibrary.com/eckhart-tolle/eckhart-on-personal-love "We are in the relative as form, and in the absolute as formless consciousnes...
by Manyana
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening is really quite simple
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: Awakening is really quite simple

As I awaken, I feel this pain as I destroy my past. My past is only what my brain carries in its thoughts. The impressionable models it has constructed. If I lose this, will I still even have an ability to have a sense of who I am, and what I've been through. My entire life has been pain - I'm remo...
by Manyana
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Pain body or depression
Replies: 14
Views: 3471

Re: Pain body or depression

My difficulties with people are one area that I really need some advise about. I see a pattern there. In my experience people can be very unaware, manipulative, selfish, jealous an all the other ego based behaviours. I tend to meet people and the ones I click with I hang out with. Eventually though...
by Manyana
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What does it mean to be a man?
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: What does it mean to be a man?

Hi fortune, I remember Eckhart saying once that the further along the spiritual path a person is the less difference there is between being male or female - other than surface appearance. So I think its more about being yourself, rather than living up to any image of what a man or woman should be. Y...
by Manyana
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you keep in the now when negativity is always there
Replies: 19
Views: 2204

Re: How do you keep in the now when negativity is always the

Phil2 wrote: Thanks for this reference. The book is available freely as pdf to download (no link here of course :-)
You're welcome Phil, there is also an audiobook on YT.
by Manyana
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you keep in the now when negativity is always there
Replies: 19
Views: 2204

Re: How do you keep in the now when negativity is always the

Hi Long Time Seeker, a good book that you and your partner may find helpful is
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness.
by Manyana
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 3914

Re: Guidance

kafi wrote: Jed McKenna said, after the shift we return to the mental ward, this time with a visitor’s badge.
Love this quote, and enjoying your posts kafi.
by Manyana
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Responding to spouse's harshness and painbody
Replies: 11
Views: 2919

Re: Responding to spouse's harshness and painbody

Hi vandu, From a practical point of view maybe use a daily work rota for both of you, that you and your husband agree on. Anything he wants done beyond that you could agree that he will ask you nicely, and you could give him a realistic time you think you will get it done by - rather than agreeing t...
by Manyana
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the key is the communication
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: the key is the communication

Great quotes, thank you Starting.