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Meet GH from Tennessee

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:48 pm
by halepm
Hi everyone. I am a 39 year old man that has gone thru a lot of turmoil in the last year. Last year my wife of 13 years sued for divorce. I can't say I blame her because I was not a very nice person to her. In short, my ego dominated my life. I was so worried about creating the perfect life for me that I forgot how important it was to make those around me happy. I have two kids that are the centerpiece of my life. A friend recently shared A New Earth with me and it is changing my life. I say changing because I haven't finished it yet. However, already recognize the power of the ego and how imporant it is to recognize it for what it really is - just a set of roles it wants me to play. For too long I have believed thinking things thru would provide the answers I need. Instead, all that has done is tie me up in knots. No more - I am now living in the moment with little thought of the past. It's a journey...

Re: Meet GH from Tennessee

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:20 pm
by kiki
Welcome to the board, GH. Now that you are beginning to see that the ego is only the various roles we identify with you can begin to watch it nonjudgmentally. Watch it arise and see how it taps into memory to sustain itself - it's nothing but a chain of associated memories that is taken to be "me". Without thoughts of the past to dwell in, and without thoughts projected into an imagined future all that's left is the simple reality of now. I am glad you are finding this reality. This is where life actually takes place.

kiki

Re: Meet GH from Tennessee

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:58 pm
by Sighclone
Welcome halepm! I'm sorry there was suffering in your life. Perhaps you will emerge more clear from your "inner hike." Please feel comfortable here. Many have expressed deep personal issues from behind the veil of a screen name. "The Power of Now" is Eckhart's other major work - well worth reading. Many also like "Stillness Speaks", particularly the audio version. And adyashanti.org is a wonderful, even fun resource.

Namaste, Andy

Re: Meet GH from Tennessee

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:33 pm
by Larryfroot
Welcome to the journey that is both shared amongst us here, and yet is utterly personal to you at the same time. Pleased to share a mile or two with you, friend. Larry with nice ripe welcomefroot