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by Dava
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Hi Fariba, I'm going to make a suggestion. If you are really interested in looking into this, that you make a commitment to replying at least once a day. This might mean that for the moment you aren't able to continue our dialogue, and that you find the time and willingness to commit yourself at a f...
by Dava
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Okay, so that was some good groundwork for looking in direct experience to see what is and is not findable. Moving on from tactile sensations, let's take a look in other areas of direct experience, to see what can be found. Allowing attention to focus on the experience of sound, just sit and notice ...
by Dava
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Let me rephrase that question ^_^

Did you find conclusive evidence for the existence of a "me" an "I" that mediates your experiences?
by Dava
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

And yet you did answer the question At best it is in my mind's eye, a thought...it is made up of words. You spotted something crucial there and I have taken several days and I have come up empty Did you find conclusive evidence for the existence of a "me" an "I" that mediates your experience, other ...
by Dava
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Pain is telling me that I am not paying attention to the physical realm - trying to get my attention - I don't seem to live in my body at all....wow! Shame - I am ashamed of the harm I cause everyday with my thoughts and sometimes my words -seems to stretch back and forward across time...don't know...
by Dava
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Okay, great, time to drill down a bit. Where is "the body"? In my mind - I close my eyes and see images of forms. So your direct experience here was of the body as a series of thought forms, yes? Does it have a weight? Heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy What is the direct experience of "heavy" - how does he...
by Dava
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Hi Fariba, No problem, do try and keep up the pace to the best of your abilities, it will prove most helpful to you. Think of this as a dance, if you keep moving the steps keep flowing, but when you stop it becomes a bit clunky and you can forget where you are. What we're looking for here is so supe...
by Dava
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Hi Fariba,

Would you still like to continue our dialogue?

You really need to be posting at least once a day in order to build effective momentum.
by Dava
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Okay, thanks Fariba. An essential factor that makes this an effective investigation is that you report from your direct experience. You can take this as the bare components of what is happening: Sensations (via the 5 senses) and thoughts (lets call these "mind sensations") Any interpretations, imagi...
by Dava
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Hi Fariba,

Are you still with me?
by Dava
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

(if you're no longer tired, no matter, just examine your physical experience, whatever might be going on)
by Dava
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

There is tiredness both the sense of wanting sleep and a deep weariness that wants to be done already...what is wanting this? What does this tiredness actually look like? Can you describe the bare physical sensations of tiredness? How does it manifest? While you're at it, look in amongst your physi...
by Dava
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

When at home, I tend to be in neutral - through practice there is less attachment to and response from this thing I think is me or self...still have a very long way to go. What is it about work that creates such a response - part of it is ego for sure. There is a lot of back biting and indirect stu...
by Dava
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

I have been observing all the sensations in my body as I go through the day. Right now, my work environment is particularly triggering so there is a rich source of material for practice and learning. How are you? Great thanks Fariba, a nice surprise to see you pop up again too. So tell me about you...
by Dava
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Thread for Fariba
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: Thread for Fariba

Hi Fariba,

Welcome back, sure, happy to pick things up again.

How are you doing?

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