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by dannydawiz
Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: When To Use Thinking
Replies: 2
Views: 737

When To Use Thinking

Hello everyone. Eckhart said in a video somewhere that the main difference between him after his awakening what that his thinking had gone down by 80%. He places so much emphasis on being in the present moment and not being trapped by incessant thinking. Is it really possible to go throughout life w...
by dannydawiz
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Determinism Makes Me Feel Helpless
Replies: 54
Views: 7974

Re: Determinism Makes Me Feel Helpless

Thank you Jen for your beautiful words. Its true like you said that it would be very easy to close myself off to the new information rather than opening up to it. Upon the discovery of determinism my entire being wanted to reject it. However, in the case that it is true I don't want to deny it just ...
by dannydawiz
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Determinism Makes Me Feel Helpless
Replies: 54
Views: 7974

Re: Determinism Makes Me Feel Helpless

Thanks a lot everyone for taking the time to write out those long posts. It does seem that everyone has different thoughts on the issue. Some of you believe that we don't have free will while others believe that we have both. It's a shame that I lack the critical thinking skills to be able to make a...
by dannydawiz
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Determinism Makes Me Feel Helpless
Replies: 54
Views: 7974

Determinism Makes Me Feel Helpless

Hey guys. I tend to ignore this topic because whenever I think about it I tend to feel helpless. Almost as if I'm not really in control of my life. It seems that since I've discovered it however it keeps on popping into my head and I just can't avoid it. I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the f...
by dannydawiz
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Intristic Actions & Motivation
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Intristic Actions & Motivation

Hey web wanderer. Thanks a lot for replying again. What you say about belief being the main factor regarding our perceptions of reality makes a lot of sense. I suppose the only hard part would be figuring out how to replace beliefs that hold me back with new ones that create a more valuable experien...
by dannydawiz
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Intristic Actions & Motivation
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Intristic Actions & Motivation

Thanks a lot for replying both of you. It really helps me hearing from you guys. I feel as if I've been an explorer for quite awhile since I've gone back to school. As a result of all I've learned my observation skills seem to be at an all time high. I observe my thoughts, feelings, and how they rel...
by dannydawiz
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Intristic Actions & Motivation
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Intristic Actions & Motivation

Why look for a "motivation" ? Why not just 'do' things that need to be done ? Why look for a 'purpose' or an 'intention' ? Is it possible to act without looking for a result ? without any intention ? for the sake of action itself in the present moment, not bringing in any future issue, any 'expecta...
by dannydawiz
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Intristic Actions & Motivation
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Intristic Actions & Motivation

I've been thinking recently. Is it really possible for any MOTIVATED action to be done for the sake of itself? For example the reason I'm writing this thread is because I want to receive an answer to my question. I may breathe 24/7 but the reason is so that I don't die due to lack of oxygen. I'm lis...
by dannydawiz
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Loneliness When Around Others
Replies: 15
Views: 2336

Re: Loneliness When Around Others

Even though I have a lot of friends and know a lot of people I don't really feel connected to any of them... Maybe thats the reason why I feel alone even around all these people. I was going to say while reading the other posts that it seems like the relationships may be superficial and that's why ...
by dannydawiz
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Loneliness When Around Others
Replies: 15
Views: 2336

Re: Loneliness When Around Others

I'm glad to hear you're doing well in high school and having a good year. According to Erikson's developmental model, your main job as a teenager is to find your identity. Of course this takes a curious turn if you are contemplating a larger identity, ala Tolle and others. Your sense of alienation ...
by dannydawiz
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Loneliness When Around Others
Replies: 15
Views: 2336

Re: Loneliness When Around Others

Why worry about this ? ... why make a problem of it ? Is aloneness a problem ? ?? Hey Phil! Thanks for responding. I'm just observing my feelings and accepting them the way they are. Just because I am trying to discover the reason why I'm feeling the way I do doesn't mean i'm turning it into a prob...
by dannydawiz
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Loneliness When Around Others
Replies: 15
Views: 2336

Loneliness When Around Others

Hey guys its Danny here again. As some of you may know, I was homeschooled last year and just went back to high school my senior year. I love it a whole lot and have met plenty of new people. The question that I'm having though is regarding feelings of being alone. I'm not afraid to be alone. After ...
by dannydawiz
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: My life will fall apart without worrying?
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: My life will fall apart without worrying?

I think it depends on how you talk to your self. There are people with low self-esteem who talk to themselves in a highly negative way. They criticize everything about themselves from their looks, intelligence, abilities, talents, and even their potential. On the other hand their are people with hig...
by dannydawiz
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Society's Addiction To Dopamine & The Cause Of Our Behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Society's Addiction To Dopamine & The Cause Of Our Behav

Yes, this is excellent ... but don't forget that as Jung said the unconscious is really unconscious ... “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” “There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, i...
by dannydawiz
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Society's Addiction To Dopamine & The Cause Of Our Behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Society's Addiction To Dopamine & The Cause Of Our Behav

Yes, this is excellent ... but don't forget that as Jung said the unconscious is really unconscious ... “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” “There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, i...