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by jtightlips21
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religious vs Secular and Conservative vs liberal
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Religious vs Secular and Conservative vs liberal

I find that we easily fall into the mindset that Absolutism is the cause and solution to our problems. Plus, there is always that looming fear of Relativism. I usually compare this to the Libertarian Politics where they believe in some rule of law in order to ensure liberty. This usually goes that w...
by jtightlips21
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I handle unwanted thoughts about metaphysics
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: How can I handle unwanted thoughts about metaphysics

This reminds me of how the Ego sees absolutes. I find that the Ego is terrified of absolute truth, enrages of absolute Goodness, and doesnt believe in absolute beauty. I guess thats where I see in my own ego.
by jtightlips21
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I handle unwanted thoughts about metaphysics
Replies: 5
Views: 653

How can I handle unwanted thoughts about metaphysics

This had bothered me at one point, several years back, when it came to those deep cosmic questions, such as Eternity, Infinity, substance, Space, Time, Spirit and matter. I remember I had an epiphany one day that these deep matters could not be understood with the mind, or be imagined. But I recall ...
by jtightlips21
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religious vs Secular and Conservative vs liberal
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Religious vs Secular and Conservative vs liberal

I have noticed that in these different groups, there is a lot of back and fourth fighting, where each side thinks that they are more clear headed, non-biased, and right, while the other is brainwashed, biased and wrong. Whether its Religious institutions accusing universities of indoctrinating stude...
by jtightlips21
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Making Decisions without resorting to Egoism
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Making Decisions without resorting to Egoism

Great question J Can you see the way you widened your perspective on your own question after asking it? That's kind of it (for me) - looking at the wider 'environment' curiously, discerningly, and honestly. In totality no thing is right, or wrong. There is right for me in this moment - in the next ...
by jtightlips21
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identified
Replies: 49
Views: 4234

Re: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identifi

I think I get too many paradoxes stuck in my head. Yet it seems like its nothing more than mental content, and the mind attempting to understand the big picture. The mind won't rest until you do understand the big picture...or at least mine didnt. You need to understand what the person you appear t...
by jtightlips21
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identified
Replies: 49
Views: 4234

Re: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identifi

You don't have to imagine it JTL. You can't imagine it. But you are living it. You literally are it. It's the ground of everything you've experienced through the filter of space/time/matter. Your very nature is beyond time. Gently pay attention to your present moment experience in the body and this...
by jtightlips21
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Making Decisions without resorting to Egoism
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Making Decisions without resorting to Egoism

How do I make decisions without being caught up into judgment or overthinking? Sometimes we can overthink our decisions, like choosing a major to study, what kind of job to look for, or where to go on Vacation. Other times, a choice involves changing undesirable situations, like a bad job, an abusiv...
by jtightlips21
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identified
Replies: 49
Views: 4234

Re: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identifi

I think it can be hard for me to disidentify with thoughts and ideas about Spacetime. In the Ego consciousness, it seems like it is ultimately the reality. It seems like it is impossible to imagine anything not bound by spacetime. For me, its easy to imagine other alternatives, like different laws o...
by jtightlips21
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identified
Replies: 49
Views: 4234

Re: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identifi

I think it may have been Meister Eckhart who stated much of Spirituality is about unlearning. Frankly I could not agree more. It seems like we can too easily get stuck in needing to label, explain, or analyze everything to death. This reminded me of an episode of the Twilight Zone known as "Little G...
by jtightlips21
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is enlightenment like? or what is it not?
Replies: 4
Views: 735

What is enlightenment like? or what is it not?

I have been thinking it maybe better to ask about enlightenment in relation to what it is not. It seems like the mind wants to define enlightenment as either A) A higher level of knowledge, or B) Nothingness. Yet these seem to be mere mental constructs.
by jtightlips21
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identified
Replies: 49
Views: 4234

Re: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identifi

The ego is a judgement machine that lives by making comparisons ...but of itself it has no life. Everyone is ultimately divine creations of Source. Forgiveness is to see past or overlook this dense ego covering or shrouding of the pure light that exists in everything and in others. Thus to see it i...
by jtightlips21
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identified
Replies: 49
Views: 4234

Re: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identifi

Thanks, Jack, for the encouragement. :-) I derive so much pleasure from the worlds of thought and form that it often prevents me from experiencing the joy of pure being. (For me, the latter can only happen, directly at least, when the everyday pleasure-driven mind is quiet.) I don't want to give up...
by jtightlips21
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identified
Replies: 49
Views: 4234

How do you coexist with the Ego while not being identified

I find that trying to be egoless just creates an ego itself, something like a Sadhu, or a monastic. Plus, sensual experience, thoughts, memories/time and emotions are part of our consciousness, in my opinion. However, I think its also just as unconscious to obsess and identify with Egolessness. But ...
by jtightlips21
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is it normal to feel unconscious during an ego death
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Is it normal to feel unconscious during an ego death

It seems like you try to understand everything by using your mind. Your true self, our true self is beyond anything we can imagine. Death of the ego is the birth of your actual self, but what you think as the death of an ego might also be something else. I also have had some suspicions about those ...