staying present

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staying present

Postby shrikanth » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:33 am

hi, my name is shrikanth.
I first read Tolle in a rehabitational facility for alcoholics.
I am a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and now sober for 2 yrs.
The information that I am not my thoughts is something that I have
But the realization is far away. I find it extremely difficult staying present
did anybody have the same problem, I would love to hear their experience.
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Re: staying present

Postby kiki » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:31 pm

HI shrikanth, and welcome to the board.

The information that I am not my thoughts is something that I have
But the realization is far away. I find it extremely difficult staying present
did anybody have the same problem,


Most people here have experienced the same thing. I suggest exploring the board; I'm sure you'll find plenty of threads devoted to your questions.

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Re: staying present

Postby ashley72 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:36 am

It can be hard to stay "present", particular if you worry about things. If I notice I'm not present and stuck in constant thinking patterns... I will focus my attention to trees, flowers, birds ... Not so much the thing, as the space around the thing. Tolle calls this the no-thing, the nameless or stillness. After a few minutes of doing this you should notice a calmness, relaxed feeling within your head and inner-body. Keep doing this for as long as possible. Thoughts will come back, but as soon as you notice the thinking again, start focussing again on the no-thing. This requires concentration and focus. Let go of thoughts and experience the stillness around you.

I do this practice whenever, my thoughts start to weigh me down.

Other practices, are conscious eating... When you eat, take in all the flavors and smells (senses) of the meal. Eat slowly, taking time to enjoy the meal.

Good luck. Staying present and conscious has huge benefits. The more present you can become the better.

Watch this YouTube video on "Being Present"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arjmsHHyzF4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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