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7 questions

Post by runstrails » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:14 am

Might be fun....
Don't think too much--just answer :D.
I'll go first....

1. What is your primary identity?
Consciousness

2. Are you a person/body?
No, but I can forget occasionally.

3. Is the world real?
Not really.

4. Is there anything to do?
No. Things seems to get done one way or another.

5. How would you define Life in a word?
Interesting :D.

6. What is your best analogy for Life?
Dream or Movie

Edited to add: 7. Do you have a favorite practice?
Silently asking 'who are you''? Stops mind in it's tracks.



Feel free to add your own questions too.

Thanks for playing, if you choose to....

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Re: 6 questions

Post by rachMiel » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:06 am

1. What is your primary identity?

No-one, no-thing, no identity. Just stuff ... happening.

2. Are you a person/body?

Yes (conventionally) and no (ultimately).

3. Is the world real?

Ibid

4. Is there anything to do?

Ibid

5. How would you define Life in a word?

this

6. What is your best analogy for Life?

In the eye of the liver.

7. Do you have a favorite practice?

Pay attention, don't interpret.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...

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Re: 6 questions

Post by Webwanderer » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:11 am

Cool, more fun stuff from RT.

1. What is your primary identity?
Sense of being. I am.

2. Are you a person/body?
Not a body. It depends on how person is defined.

3. Is the world real?
Yes. The world is an experience. Experience is reality.

4. Is there anything to do?
Yes. Choose. Create. Explore.

5. How would you define Life in a word?
Consciousness.

6. What is your best analogy for Life?
Imagination.

7. Do you have a favorite practice?
Going with what 'feels' right. (Limits the mind's influence)

WW

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Re: 6 questions

Post by smiileyjen101 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:16 am

1. What is your primary identity?
What?

2. Are you a person/body?
...thing?

3. Is the world real?
Absolutely.

4. Is there anything to do?
Everything

5. How would you define Life in a word?
Yum-Ack

6. What is your best analogy for Life?
Is
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Re: 6 questions

Post by Enlightened2B » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:35 am

1. What is your primary identity?
Presence/Isness/Being/love...whatever cliche word we can think of

2. Are you a person/body?
well.....

3. Is the world real?
Yes, absolutely. Anything that exists is real.

4. Is there anything to do?
Sure. As the band Rush once said 'if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice' 8)

5. How would you define Life in a word?
experience

6. What is your best analogy for Life?
experience/love

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Re: 6 questions

Post by lmp » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:44 am

1. What is your primary identity?
Living, to be alive

2. Are you a person/body?
Yes, sometimes I'm human.

3. Is the world real?
Yes

4. Is there anything to do?
Yes, we must live.

5. How would you define Life in a word?
I would'nt.

6. What is your best analogy for Life?
A mysterious journey.

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Re: 6 questions

Post by karmarider » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:39 am

1. What is your primary identity?
Sense of I am

2. Are you a person/body?
frequently

3. Is the world real?
Real but not true

4. Is there anything to do?
when I want to

5. How would you define Life in a word?
Experience

6. What is your best analogy for Life?
Experience in a virtual reality

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Re: 6 questions

Post by Clouded » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:15 am

1. What is your primary identity?
Observer of what this brain understands.

2. Are you a person/body?
Nope, words can't define me because words add limitations.

3. Is the world real?
When I don't question it, it feels very real.

4. Is there anything to do?
No, life goes on regardless of what I do.

5. How would you define Life in a word?
Existence

6. What is your best analogy for Life?
Game
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Re: 6 questions

Post by Phil2 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:00 am

1. What is your primary identity?
Don't worry ... Be happy ... :D

2. Are you a person/body?
Don't worry ... Be happy ... :D

3. Is the world real?
Don't worry ... Be happy ... :D

4. Is there anything to do?
Don't worry ... Be happy ... :D

5. How would you define Life in a word?
Don't worry ... Be happy ... :D

6. What is your best analogy for Life?
Don't worry ... Be happy ... :D
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Re: 6 questions

Post by Onceler » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:44 pm

1. What is your primary identity?

That which I see when I look backward, deeply into myself

2. Are you a person/body?

No, the body is borrowed. I plan to run it into the ground.

3. Is the world real?

To the body, yes. To the mind, not so much.

4. Is there anything to do?

Oh, much to do! I feel like a squirrel these days.....so many nuts to gather and bury.


5. How would you define Life in a word?

Flow.

6. What is your best analogy for Life?

Some sort of water based analogy.....a river, drop in the ocean, etc.
Be present, be pleasant.

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Re: 6 questions

Post by rachMiel » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:57 pm

Phil, maybe I'm reading into it, but I detect an overarching theme in your responses ... ;-)
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...

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Re: 6 questions

Post by Phil2 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:15 pm

rachMiel wrote:Phil, maybe I'm reading into it, but I detect an overarching theme in your responses ... ;-)
Don't worry ... Be happy ... :D
"What irritates us about others is an opportunity to learn on ourselves"
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Re: 7 questions

Post by runstrails » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:25 pm

Great stuff, everyone! Thanks. I loved reading your answers, as will others I'm sure.
I added one more question that might be useful--please answer if you like.
:D

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Re: 6 questions

Post by rachMiel » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:06 pm

Phil2 wrote:
rachMiel wrote:Phil, maybe I'm reading into it, but I detect an overarching theme in your responses ... ;-)
Don't worry ... Be happy ... :D
If I'm not happy ... should I be worried? :shock: :roll: :lol: :twisted:
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...

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Re: 6 questions

Post by Phil2 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:40 pm

rachMiel wrote:
Phil2 wrote:
rachMiel wrote:Phil, maybe I'm reading into it, but I detect an overarching theme in your responses ... ;-)
Don't worry ... Be happy ... :D
If I'm not happy ... should I be worried? :shock: :roll: :lol: :twisted:
lol ... reminds me a conference I saw recently where the Dalai Lama said (from memory here)


"If you have a problem and you can do something about it, then don't worry ... if you cannot do anything about it, then no need to worry"


:)

This could also be related to the famous so-called 'Serenity Prayer' used by the AA



"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference."
"What irritates us about others is an opportunity to learn on ourselves"
(Carl Jung)

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