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by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Running out of time :S
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

Running out of time :S

There is a certain character I always liked growing up and followed as a kid. He wanted to be the strongest. He trained very hard and spent all his time obsessed with this goal to be his best. Regardless, the powers to be, the writers and creators of the show did not like the character. This meant t...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Relationships

Thank you pain body. What you wrote is very lovely and insightful You feel it. Don't resist it. Go deeper into it. I found it is helpful to get active and do something to shake you out of the low state. When I was a kid, if I liked someone or something, lets say a butterfly, I would hold too tight,...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Marijuana and Presence
Replies: 33
Views: 24784

Re: Marijuana and Presence

We've all heard about how people get fearful and paranoid with marijuana. Surely some of you have experienced this firsthand. You probably had the experience when you were totally mind identified with no Awareness at all. What is the opposite of fear and paranoia? That is what I experience when I a...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Mushrooms/DMT/Ayahuasca/Psychedelic
Replies: 35
Views: 13639

Mushrooms/DMT/Ayahuasca/Psychedelic

What are your thoughts on the use of psychedelics as tools for presence? I cannot speak for all those since, I am limited to mushrooms and psilocybin. IMHO I can say, I notice a significant degree of presence and or peeling away of layers of ego. My last experience was pretty intense. My first exper...
by meetjoeblack
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 10275

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

You're right dijmart,thank you. I ended the "relationship" (whatever it is) today. I have been experiencing a lot of pain and have been ruminating and obsessing constantly, and it's not healthy for me. I think it's okay for me to want a relationship with someone who prioritizes me. This "open relat...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My face screws up into anger meditating - is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

Re: My face screws up into anger meditating - is this normal

Sometimes when I go into the present moment I feel relaxed and happy - but other times my face screws up into anger and scorn. Is this normal? What is happening here? Do I have lots of repressed anger? Has anyone else experienced something similar? Am I just making an ego out of this? Would love an...
by meetjoeblack
Wed May 10, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

Re: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody

Appearances are very deceptive, so don't go by what other people appear to be doing. If you dug deep into another person's life you may find hell on a level you didn't dream possible ! Furthermore, think about it for a minute ... in an insane world, what kinds of examples are out there for you to f...
by meetjoeblack
Wed May 10, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: afraid of being lonely without love
Replies: 37
Views: 12497

Re: afraid of being lonely without love

I like this post. It is weird because in a mindset of scarcity, there is no seeing anything but, the feeling of loss, alienation, solipsism, absence. I try my best not to dwell. Thank you for teaching me a cool new word ! solipsism [sol-ip-siz-uh m] noun 1. Philosophy. the theory that only the self...
by meetjoeblack
Fri May 05, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

Re: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody

@meetjoeblack Hi! I don't seem to be able (not allowed by the website) to reply to you PM, so I'll answer here. I really appreciate your message and I indeed recognize your sketch. Indeed I may be too much of a romantic, clinging to the serendipity, and should adopt a more indifferent/go-with-the-f...
by meetjoeblack
Tue May 02, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

Re: Choosing a spiritual standpoint at finding somebody

Hello there! First of all I'd like to emphasise that I'm not a Eckhart Tolle follower in particular, but this forum seemed a nice spot to discuss my dilemma. I'm a 23 years old guy and I've never been in a serious relationship with anyone yet. Once in a while I'm busy with that 'dating' thingy, but...
by meetjoeblack
Tue May 02, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: afraid of being lonely without love
Replies: 37
Views: 12497

Re: afraid of being lonely without love

sarah009 wrote:The window of opportunity is always open.
I like this post. It is weird because in a mindset of scarcity, there is no seeing anything but, the feeling of loss, alienation, solipsism, absence. I try my best not to dwell.
by meetjoeblack
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Long term decisions (stop drinking, losing weight)?
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

Re: Long term decisions (stop drinking, losing weight)?

I am the wrong person to help you understand Tolle however, I am losing weight :) so maybe I can help. Something I notice is that, if I don't buy it, I wont eat it. :D Alcohol brought the worst out of me (horny, angry, fighting) so, I abstain from indulging. I heard a tv where a Muslim was saying th...
by meetjoeblack
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Poll: What motivated your "spiritual seeking" ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3074

Re: Poll: What motivated your "spiritual seeking" ?

We all know that words are never precise when it comes to spirituality, so, allowing for non-exactness, what in your life (or "life situation") motivated you to seek answers spiritually ? And, you don't have to be a Tolle follower. To be honest, I've been on this site for a while, and I realize tha...
by meetjoeblack
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Astronomy - God's science
Replies: 2
Views: 2488

Re: Astronomy - God's science

I always was fascinated by Space. As a kid, I always went to the library at school and got book on Saturn or Jupiter. I found the rings cool too. I was a curios. As an adult, I still haven't lost that curiosity.
by meetjoeblack
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Holding on and letting go
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: Holding on and letting go

What I'm about to write about is something I have almost always known, intuitively, to be true, but yet, have never been able to apply or realize in my life. A Buddhist meditation teacher I learned from for a while, often spoke about desire and fear in the context of relationships. She said that, w...