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by NuanceOfSuchness
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...
Replies: 26
Views: 8503

Re: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...

It’s interesting, I too have tremendous respect for Tolle, but at some point I had to walk away from his teachings and examine my core beliefs about enlightenment and awakening. This quitting of the spiritual search, after roughly 30 years, was the most life altering, profound thing I have done. It...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Leaf in the wind
Replies: 8
Views: 4788

Re: Leaf in the wind

"if your father was here, he would want you to remember ______________!" And I just felt chills go down my spine. For starters, how did he know the story? I am going to meditate and to disassociate it from this thought as, it feels very much so real. I am just marching forward with this new insight...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...
Replies: 26
Views: 8503

Re: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...

I was simply saying I don't believe that he awakened overnight Ah, I may have gotten lost at some point. I cannot determine whether it was an overnight experience for him also. In terms of our dialogue, there's a whole dimension of communication missing once our thoughts have been extrapolated into...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...
Replies: 26
Views: 8503

Re: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...

You did misunderstand me. I don't have any kind of feeling around this. I just have common sense, which tells me to take anything anyone says with a pinch of salt, without blindly believing it. I just think for myself, that's all :) If you wanna believe what others tell you, without pause or doubt,...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spirituality Jokes
Replies: 457
Views: 167760

Re: Spirituality Jokes

Finally! Figured that one out. Phew! :D :D :D
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...
Replies: 26
Views: 8503

Re: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...

Thank you for your reply. There's an implicit narrative in your reply that suggests I have clearly misunderstood the degree of 'feeling' you have around this. We're seemingly in two very different cognitive realms. I'm not suggesting either one is greater than the other, just that we're on different...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Wind Stuff...
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Interesting Wind Stuff...

In one particular meditation session, I came to a rather unique understanding of Buddhism's Three Marks of Existence all fused together in one compact experience. The understanding itself wasn't profound, just amusing! Whilst in some minor meditative state I realised I needed to relax the sphincter ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Abusive Father and Husband
Replies: 1
Views: 2243

Re: Abusive Father and Husband

This is quite relevant to my own current experience with wanting to steer the actions of a close family member. I can see that they're living out their choices at the detriment of their mental and physical health. I've tried in complete vein to control the situation for months. This created a furthe...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...
Replies: 26
Views: 8503

Re: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...

For what it's worth, I don't believe his story of sudden (overnight) awakening. I think it comes in waves, for anyone and everyone. We awaken on a daily basis, and we lapse on a daily basis. Some people just have to pretend that it happened to them suddenly, so they can sell books and retreats. I a...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...
Replies: 26
Views: 8503

Eckhart's knowledge of gradual awakening...

This would seem to contradict his own experience of sudden awakening. It always made me curious about the wealth of experience he has on moving towards becoming awake having not gone through the process himself. After listening to this video I have a deeper understanding about how that has come abou...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why does the mind seem to gravitate towards conflict?
Replies: 5
Views: 3545

Re: Why does the mind seem to gravitate towards conflict?

It's an itch that can never be scratched enough. Amidst your tale of woe, that gave me a good laugh! rachMiel's reply resonated with me quite symphonically. It is a Pavlovian reaction to the fetters of past sense-based experiences. These seemingly weighty thought reactions appear to have mass and v...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spirituality Jokes
Replies: 457
Views: 167760

Re: Spirituality Jokes

I have no jokes but I like messing with people. Compared to me everyone at work are spiritual cavemen so they have no clue what I'm talking about. I'll just say random things like "what if I dreamt that I was a butterfly but it was the butterfly dreaming it was me". I'm still waiting to use "I am a...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spirituality Jokes
Replies: 457
Views: 167760

Re: Spirituality Jokes

I have no claim on this: :D There are three monks, who had been sitting in deep meditation for many years amidst the Himalayan snow peaks, never speaking a word, in utter silence. One morning, one of the three suddenly speaks up and says, ‘What a lovely morning this is.’ And he falls silent again. F...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 153145

Re: Awakening

Not sure how clear this seeing is, but here's how I see it: Thoughts are little energies that emerge from and play on the surface of the ocean of all Energy. Intuitive "feel-izations" are larger, deeper energies that emerge from and play in the depths of that ocean. That ocean emerges out of Awaren...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 153145

Re: Awakening

I'm suddenly reminded of a part of a youtube video I saw recently... (the specific part is at 3:08 thru 3:40): https://youtu.be/F1ZwaEzMtJw :wink: Alongside the stunning aesthetic relevance of the video you shared, how poignant is the reading at that moment in the video: "The universal dharma door ...