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by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: let's start
Replies: 22
Views: 277

Re: let's start

Hi John,

Thank you for your introduction - much appreciated.

We could explore this together if you'd like? - see what shows up.

Just let me know and we'll set off.

With best wishes,
john
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: silence
Replies: 39
Views: 1376

Re: silence

Hi Phil, Yes, that makes sense. Although, if there seems strong evidence from my past history that, say, "I don't amount to much", then I'm inclined to to take this perception as a fact - perhaps habitually. Maybe it's deeply ingrained in me. But, as you say, perceptions are neither true nor false. ...
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 88
Views: 2998

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Keith, Hi John, I am still looking at perceptions. At times I just get caught in them, and then there is the perception of that, and the perception that I cannot do this etc. We all get caught in perceptions, and that's ok. In many ways this kind of perception is no different to a piece of paper,...
by s-p-a-c-e
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: silence
Replies: 39
Views: 1376

Re: silence

Hiya Phil, Thanks John - very interesting. By the way, this issue of feeling shit has been a huge challenge for me for about 40 years. I've been on antidepressants many times including the past 16 years, been to many many therapists & tried many many alternate therapies. And yet the issue continues....
by s-p-a-c-e
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: A jump to truth.
Replies: 60
Views: 2563

Re: A jump to truth.

Hiya Nigel, I couldn´t write yesterday as the site was down. Yeah, we're back up now. Just write when you want to write. I´ve been looking at this, concentrating on the ....this IS A PERCEPTION.... part especially. I´m finding this useful, thank you John. Cool. It's interesting because perceptions p...
by s-p-a-c-e
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 88
Views: 2998

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Keith, Hi John, I’ve been looking at some perceptions I have about me and other things: a caring father; I can’t do this (see through self view); I’m a Spurs fan; it’s very windy; I am awkward with people. Sorry to hear you're a Spurs fan, especially after that Sheffield Utd performance - shocker...
by s-p-a-c-e
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: silence
Replies: 39
Views: 1376

Re: silence

It seems to me that my perception of myself is strongly linked to how I feel. If things are going well & I'm feeling happy, then I have a positive perception of myself. When things aren't going well & maybe I feel down, then my perception of myself can be quite negative. This may lead to thought's ...
by s-p-a-c-e
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: A jump to truth.
Replies: 60
Views: 2563

Re: A jump to truth.

Hiya Nigel, I wrote a longer reply but it got timed out and lost so I´ll keep to the point. Yes, there's some web issues at the mo, but it's being resolved. I like this point of seeing it as a perception a view. Fortunately here I don´t feel too conditioned by this view (sense of self) lets say it i...
by s-p-a-c-e
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: silence
Replies: 39
Views: 1376

Re: silence

The first thing I notice is that when I'm suffering - such as feeling depressed, sad, irritable, pessimistic - I automatically & instantly identify with the suffering. ie. I'M depressed etc. But if I no longer held this belief in a self, or viewed it as just another questionable belief, then I woul...
by s-p-a-c-e
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: A jump to truth.
Replies: 60
Views: 2563

Re: A jump to truth.

Hi Nigel, When this fundamental "no-thing-ness" is attended to, it seems here to act as a very efficent means of removing/lightening the sense of self which is built on ideas etc. Here there is a sense that these constricting emotions and ideas are contained in the body as blockages both physical ( ...
by s-p-a-c-e
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: silence
Replies: 39
Views: 1376

Re: silence

Illusion of self for me means this belief in me having a separate identity: I am this body & mind with this name Phil. This means I am separate from everything outside this body/mind. This is the root of all my suffering. Ok, good. Now, a thing with a belief such as this, is that we are subject to ...
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 88
Views: 2998

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Keith, Hi John, Sit with that, meditate with it if that works for you, and penetrate through this notion that a perception - whatever it is, it true - to see it is a view, rather than true. I’ve been sitting with the perception of “without anyone” and I have a sense of it as something I look thro...
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: A jump to truth.
Replies: 60
Views: 2563

Re: A jump to truth.

Hi Nigel, When there are times when the ideas emotions etc are not present or given attention everything continues. There is no identification with the self built on ideas. Then a " empty space " a no thing is noticed. I think this is what you are refering to as... something else is going on, someth...
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: silence
Replies: 39
Views: 1376

Re: silence

Hiya Phil, For me this is about awakening from the illusion of self, & thereby living without suffering (or less of it) & more clarity of perception & awareness. I want to live in a happy, peaceful & contented way. I'd also like to help others in an effective & powerful way. I hope this reply is eno...
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: A jump to truth.
Replies: 60
Views: 2563

Re: A jump to truth.

Hi Nigel, As we looked at before any concrete location would be the head, here behind the eyes as the visual perception is dominanat here. ok. What I refer to as the observer is a completely different order. Some years ago I was in that position for a short time, I cannot really comment much there d...

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