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by meetjoeblack
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So much suffering but, what is the solution?
Replies: 33
Views: 5131

Re: So much suffering but, what is the solution?

I met her on a dating site. Thanks for the recommendation of the movie. I'll consider it. I don't have netflix, but I'm sure I can find it. You sound like a courageous young man. I have done that only a few times but, I feel shame cause, I recognize people who in turn would recognize me. No biggie ...
by meetjoeblack
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So much suffering but, what is the solution?
Replies: 33
Views: 5131

Re: So much suffering but, what is the solution?

Gotcha. I was just drawing attention to our animal needs, which are feeling-driven as much as physical. To attempt to transcend/deny these is imo goin' nowhere fast. Animal needs are driven, but we are not animals, at least not as our true nature 8) meaning, you only need a mate/partner if you thin...
by meetjoeblack
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So much suffering but, what is the solution?
Replies: 33
Views: 5131

Re: So much suffering but, what is the solution?

I use facebook to communicate with friends, but I don't get caught up in all of the nonsense going on. Although, I do get my news from there often because I don't watch the news nor read newspapers anymore. Never saw the movie, but I'm glad it's had an effect on you. I would say to find out your na...
by meetjoeblack
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So much suffering but, what is the solution?
Replies: 33
Views: 5131

Re: So much suffering but, what is the solution?

But doesn't that go against our nature as social animals who find great meaning and comfort both in group and significant-other relationships? I was referring strictly to monogamous romantic relationships as per the OP. And no, I'm not saying not to get involved in intimate relationships. Of course...
by meetjoeblack
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So much suffering but, what is the solution?
Replies: 33
Views: 5131

Re: So much suffering but, what is the solution?

As a first step......Embrace it all man. Literally. You said you meditate, right? So, just take it all in. It's all part of you. You don't even need to do any official meditation to see that when you embrace everything in your experience, there is only love....absolute unconditional love. Emotional...
by meetjoeblack
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: psychosomatic illness and boulders or stones in my stream
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: psychosomatic illness and boulders or stones in my strea

I too was a hypochondriac! I could never watch those medical drama shows on TV (E.R, Doc Martin) since I always felt I had the symptoms that were being shown on those shows :roll:. This kind of worry was probably my biggest source of anxiety and it was really tiresome and sometimes exhausting. Thes...
by meetjoeblack
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So much suffering but, what is the solution?
Replies: 33
Views: 5131

So much suffering but, what is the solution?

I cannot sign onto any social medias without seeing it. There is so much crap in the world going on that seemingly keeps men and women apart. I meditate and I practice things like yoga or running. I look to active forms of meditation and reading eckhart every so often even if only a chapter or page....
by meetjoeblack
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!
Replies: 78
Views: 28740

Re: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!

I have been away for a long time. I am back now. :) I want to say thanks to everyone. It's been appreciated. Despite losing my sis or dad, acne, I have overcome a lot. I set an example for my mom as the man of the house. I got an apprenticeship and I am closing in on my ticket. One day, I will have ...
by meetjoeblack
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: psychosomatic illness and boulders or stones in my stream
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

psychosomatic illness and boulders or stones in my stream

:( I have been away for awhile. I am almost an entirely new person. Of course, behind these eyes and every eyes is pain and some residual level of suffering. I realize now I perpetuated a lot of my own pain and projected it on others. For anyone remembering me, I just complained. I would pity myself...
by meetjoeblack
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Purpose
Replies: 3
Views: 3012

Purpose

I am trying to awaken myself which I've done or at least started the process. I am looking into Eastern Philosophy or better yet, Asian Philosophy. I hold my own beliefs, and yet, I still try to bring purpose into the world. I am just a bit frustrated at my limitations. I admire Cristiano Ronaldo, L...
by meetjoeblack
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you find the forum?
Replies: 79
Views: 75401

Re: How did you find the forum?

eagle2phoenix wrote:I simply typed in Eckhart Tolle Forum onto Google Chrome home and voila! Easy as abc. :D
Actually found Eckhart Tolle Fan Club a couple of years ago.
Sort of this. I kind of was going through a rough time and a stumbled upon this forum. People are pretty helpful here.
by meetjoeblack
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!
Replies: 78
Views: 28740

Re: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!

Not hard to imagine. I have been doing better while working on meditation. I am doing some school. I just got bad news about a current plan I got for myself. Its a huge detour and really disappointing. I am trying to find my core purpose and make some meaning out of this. I recently went and took so...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!
Replies: 78
Views: 28740

Re: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!

Haven't you look up to going a little bit more "natural" than doctors and cosmetics? Like alternative feeding, getting in touch with healing plants... and of course meditating a little bit. Maybe you are reading too much and meditating too little, and that's why you keep on with the same thought pa...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!
Replies: 78
Views: 28740

Re: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!

Well, this time last year, I was out, dating, seeing girls, and having a sex life. Now, its nonexistent. I am a shell of the human being I once was and its tough. I am feeling better at the moment. Sort of unhappy, my doctor is unavailable so, I can look into cosmetics but, they are going to judge ...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!
Replies: 78
Views: 28740

Re: I've battled my pain body for a decade, I need help!

Hey guys, its been awhile. Looking for some advice. Its been a bit. I have been busying myself with work, with going out where ever possible, and busying myself be it reading or trying new things. In this time since when I last posted, I started accutane. In terms of acne, there has never been anyth...