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by Seamist
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Truly Desperately Lost
Replies: 154
Views: 3711

Re: Truly Desperately Lost

ok, have a good time x
by Seamist
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Woodland Flowers
Replies: 58
Views: 2012

Re: Woodland Flowers

ok
Let me know if you're getting stuck
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by Seamist
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Truly Desperately Lost
Replies: 154
Views: 3711

Re: Truly Desperately Lost

That's great looking and noticing, Matthias, lovely. Here is an exercise which points out the difference between direct experience and content of thought. There are two types of thoughts: (1) Thoughts with words “Here is cup” (2) Visual mental images of a ‘cup’ So I invite you to do this exercise: T...
by Seamist
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Truly Desperately Lost
Replies: 154
Views: 3711

Re: Truly Desperately Lost

Hi Matthias That all sounds good. Have a piece of fruit handy, or something that you like to eat. For the first couple of minutes imagine you are eating the fruit…..feel the sensations of chewing, the taste, the texture, the fragrance, hear the crunching sound that the chewing makes. Really enjoy th...
by Seamist
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Woodland Flowers
Replies: 58
Views: 2012

Re: Woodland Flowers

Lovely looking, Rob, great This exercise has a dual purpose. Firstly, to become aware of each and every though as they appear. Secondly, the careful looking for the gap is an example of how carefully to look when looking for the ‘separate self’. Here is a step-by-step description of how to look at t...
by Seamist
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Truly Desperately Lost
Replies: 154
Views: 3711

Re: Truly Desperately Lost

Hi Matthias Can I encourage you NOT to do this at the moment? No worries that was 2 years ago. It was also about people from all spiritual directions. I do not read currently on this forum, but do read occasionally a book aout meditation practices (should I stop doing that as well?). That's all fine...
by Seamist
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Woodland Flowers
Replies: 58
Views: 2012

Re: Woodland Flowers

Hi Rob People seem to generally be finding this stuff hard to keep up with at the moment. Let me know if you'd like a break. The difference then is that it has no fixed shape or colour. It is hard not to keep coming back to the image and placing it in space, but when I can let go of that habit, it f...
by Seamist
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Truly Desperately Lost
Replies: 154
Views: 3711

Re: Truly Desperately Lost

Hi Matthias I was reading a lot about other peoples experiences. Can I encourage you NOT to do this at the moment? It won't be helpful, only leading to expectations and comparisons which will get in the way of you having your own experience. I had one experience 3 years ago, but it came totally by s...
by Seamist
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Woodland Flowers
Replies: 58
Views: 2012

Re: Woodland Flowers

Great Rob, lovely observations, spot on! 1. Close your eyes and imagine the size and shape of your left foot.? how do you experience it? Is there a visual memory/ mental image of the foot? Describe what comes to mind. 2. Now still with eyes closed, tune in purely with the directly experienced physic...
by Seamist
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Woodland Flowers
Replies: 58
Views: 2012

Re: Woodland Flowers

Hi Rob The difference is the image has a few effects in the body, whereas the body sensations were very tangible, immediate, present. The image is disembodied, empty of sensation. The body feels alive on the floor. this is great. sadhu! Imagine crossing your legs. Now cross them. Tell me the imagine...
by Seamist
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Truly Desperately Lost
Replies: 154
Views: 3711

Re: Truly Desperately Lost

Great exploring, Matthias. There's no need for me to comment further. I'll just mention that I used to have a 6 year-old fear of Daleks, so I empathise! I'm happy with how this is all unfolding - are you? Pay attention to mental activity – to thoughts and images in the mind. Where are they arising? ...
by Seamist
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Woodland Flowers
Replies: 58
Views: 2012

Re: Woodland Flowers

Morning Rob The experience of thoughts are so different to the experience of life. great We are aiming here at awareness of experience without overlay of interpretation and personal assumptions etc. and seeing things in themselves without views and preconceived ideas as in: In the seen, only the see...
by Seamist
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Truly Desperately Lost
Replies: 154
Views: 3711

Re: Truly Desperately Lost

Also...
can you find the 6-year old who is afraid of vampires? Where is he? What is he?
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by Seamist
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Truly Desperately Lost
Replies: 154
Views: 3711

Re: Truly Desperately Lost

A good question and a good answer!
When we look very closely and precisely we come to see that “me” thoughts only refer to other “me” thoughts, not to an actual abiding “me.” Observe thoughts with precision; can you ever find a ‘me’ within the “me” thoughts and feelings, or just a sense of me?
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by Seamist
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Woodland Flowers
Replies: 58
Views: 2012

Re: Woodland Flowers

HI Rob
Yes ok here so far thanks.
The difference is quite stark and obvious. The quality totally different.
great noticing
Taste, smell and touch.
Imagine an orange or a similarly strong tasting fruit. Go through the same 3 steps and describe these 3 senses fully also.

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