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by xpansion
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: arising thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 794

arising thoughts

I have noticed that I only ever become aware of thought once I am already having it. This is the case during my practice and throughout the day. With more practice do you ever notice when it actually arises or is this how it is for everyone? Currently my mind cannot conceive of how a thought would l...
by xpansion
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: A Week of Bliss - Ended
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Re: A Week of Bliss - Ended

I think its a trap to believe that you're going to live in a state of bliss "all the time". As others have said, everything changes. I think its more important to accept whatever is occurring for you right now rather than craving to experience something else which will inevitably just cause sufferin...
by xpansion
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: ET analysing people
Replies: 1
Views: 601

ET analysing people

I have noticed after reading ET that Im starting to see the world through an ET filter. So when I see or hear somebody do or say certain things Im starting to think along the lines of "oh yeah, thats cause of your ego or pain body etc" I then have an urge to tell them but of course I don't because I...
by xpansion
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Pain body
Replies: 11
Views: 1880

Re: Pain body

Hi everyone, thanks for your psychological analysis of me. Its interesting reading your views but you cannot really know a person or pass judgement from the tiny fraction you understand about them from an online forum. Having said that I openly admit I have engaged in passive aggressive behaviours i...
by xpansion
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Pain body
Replies: 11
Views: 1880

Re: Pain body

Ok thanks so basically just assert yourself in a non aggressive, calm manner. Personally I'm not the type of person to abuse waiters anyway because I realise what a hard job it would be having to deal with the general public. In recent times though I have taken to leaving scathing reviews online on ...
by xpansion
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Pain body
Replies: 11
Views: 1880

Pain body

Eckharte claims that e.g. if you are in a supermarket queue and its taking ages and you are feeling irritable then its the pain body taking over etc and that you can choose to be present and accept the situation for what it is. I understand that in this particular situation getting upset is pointles...
by xpansion
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: New earth
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: New earth

No I think you're all skirting around the issue. Surely if you're free of ego identification then you wouldn't care to have millions of dollars. It seems to be the same message with many of these types of self proclaimed gurus/teachers. Everyone remembers what happened with the Rajneesh. I personall...
by xpansion
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: New earth
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

New earth

I have been reading 'the new earth' and enjoying it. ET talks about how material stuff, objects, wealth become ways with which the ego identifies etc. I get this because it's not hard to see it all around and of course I do it myself. However, no offense to ET but I struggle to listen to this when i...
by xpansion
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Pain body or depression
Replies: 14
Views: 3602

Re: Pain body or depression

Phil2 wrote:
Time is not important ... the key is to face your own painful emotions and thoughts and not repress or escape them with all kinds of 'distractions' ... in the end this process will free you ...
In the end? According to ET I am already free aren't I? but apparently I can't see it.
by xpansion
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Pain body or depression
Replies: 14
Views: 3602

Re: Pain body or depression

I would recommend to you a very interesting book I read recently (also see the discussion I started on this here ): The Mindful Way through Depression - Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness BY MARK WILLIAMS; JOHN TEASDALE; ZINDEL SEGAL; JON KABAT-ZINN Audio version also available on youtube: h...
by xpansion
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Pain body or depression
Replies: 14
Views: 3602

Pain body or depression

I'm wondering how do you know the difference between if you're experiencing your pain body or depression. I'm generally not a very happy person. In my younger years I experienced a lot of bullying. Then when I left school I took a lot of designer drugs. It was a lot of fun at times but In hindsight ...
by xpansion
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I give up
Replies: 12
Views: 2698

Re: I give up

Believe it or not, "giving up" is an important milestone because it allows you to just rest in/as what you already are. When everything is given up seeking also ends, and with the end of seeking what's always present, true nature, is ripe for discovery. The struggle to get somewhere else, to have s...
by xpansion
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I would rather mope about my life than try to change it
Replies: 21
Views: 3477

Re: I would rather mope about my life than try to change it

Most of the time, I accomplish less than what I set up to do that day. For instance, if I want to finish something that normally takes a couple of hours to do in a day (which gives me PLENTY of time), I only complete a quarter of it because I spent a large amount of time during that day thinking ab...
by xpansion
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I give up
Replies: 12
Views: 2698

I give up

I've come to the conclusion after many years of meditating that there is nothing but a mind and a body. I have sat and tried to experience what any others say is there but have still not seen nor felt it. All that seems to be there is a mind in various states. It's either thinking erratically or pea...
by xpansion
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: choosing to suffer
Replies: 15
Views: 1672

Re: choosing to suffer

In my opinion, Watching the Thinker and Feeling the Inner Body are very simple to implement, but not easy to explain, particularly if infused with spiritual concepts, which can cloud and distort the practical instructions. Hence many of Eckhart's readers have either taken a while to implement them ...