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by moxley
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Hey, that was really a cool watch. Thanks for linking that. It's indeed incredible how easily the brain can be tricked into someone else's body. But doesn't that exactly prove how we are tied to that ONE perspective all the time when we are walking through life? (considering we are not wearing these...
by moxley
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

You can only have and i/me at a thought (mind) level. And then it's ABOUT someone. It is NOT someone, only about them. Find the i/me that the thought stuff is ABOUT. Find it experientially. NO Thoughts ABOUT. I think I kind of get the point that you are trying to convey, however, I just can't seem ...
by moxley
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Do you think you are him or he is you ? Actually I do. Denying that would be going back to intellectual level, where I know that I shouldn't be feeling that way. But from an experiental level it does not make sense that "I" should not be "me". It doesn't feel like a 'story', it feels like my life. ...
by moxley
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Hey Vince. I like to think of myself of not really having any concrete expectations of this, but obviously everybody will project at least SOMETHING when walking this path, so let me try: I think I expect: - a single moment of seeing very clearly and fully into this characteristic of no-self without...
by moxley
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Now keeping your eyes closed, think about your left shoulder. Don't move. Just think about it. Can you feel anything touching it without moving ? Don't move, just think about it. Where does it stop and the space it is in start ? Does the you that you couldn't find, own the space around your shoulde...
by moxley
Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Thanks a lot for the encouraging words, Vince. I understand what you are getting at, but I think Mark is right in that I don't really have that clear grip of no-self that I was shooting for. It feels a little like everything I say comes from things I've read in the past. You say that seeing this is ...
by moxley
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

I really don't know where to look any more. It seems like everything I try is going in the wrong direction. I don't even know how to make sense anymore when you say things like "Does an actual "you" exist?" Sure, it's all made up of sensations when you look closely, but that alone can't be it, right...
by moxley
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Christian, get that notion out of your head that what we're trying to do here is manipulate how things feel or sense. All we're trying to do is find out if there really is a "you" that is feeling and sensing and manipulating. Keep in mind that all of these "experiments" are just ways to get you to ...
by moxley
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

As you undoubtedly know, perception is shaped by beliefs. So to take an honest look at that, means to ask yourself how the way things are perceived actually relate to reality. Would you say that whether you believe something or not, has any impact on whether it's actually true? To be honest, the wo...
by moxley
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Describe to me what you saw. Then describe to me the "you" entity that saw it. Can you describe what it was that disidentified from the body? Taking the risk of sounding pretty dumb, I am gonna use the following analogy to describe what that disidentification felt like. At that time it was like I w...
by moxley
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Indeed, if there is no self, no "me", then who is doing the deceiving, and who is being deceived? Well, the only valid answer I can come up with is "No-one ist deceiving no-one". That begs the question of course, "how is that even possible?" Furthermore, if that really were the case, then there wou...
by moxley
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Thanks so much for your help Mark. This is so great, I just have a feeling that this sense of fear is finally gone now. I'm not afraid to DIRECTLY look at myself anymore, and I know sure as hell that I was so before. That alone is such a great relief somehow! Now then, despite fear, you already know...
by moxley
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

A couple of other things I need to mention are these sensations of doubt and fear that I feel I need to get rid of before I can go any further. Right now there are 2 things that bother me: 1. Fear: I already described that semi-dream I had where realizing no-self felt very negative. If realizing no-...
by moxley
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Yes, "no-self" seems abstract because to you at this point it's just a concept, and all concepts are abstract :). But you make another excellent observation, namely that "self" also seems abstract. I can tell you that is a clue, my friend, do you see what it could be? You are right in that both ter...
by moxley
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)
Replies: 36
Views: 6561

Re: "Awakening" An Excellent Resolution for 2012 :^)

Hi Mark, thanks a lot for trying to help me out here, and I hope Cam is alright. Of course I appreciate any kind of help I can get :) Is the question whether or not thoughts should have substance? Or is the question whether or not they actually have substance? Look at your own thoughts as thoughts r...

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