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by Andrei
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Choose a title
Replies: 29
Views: 2176

Re: Choose a title

Do you have limbs if your awareness does not shift it's focus towards them? I don't think I'm smart enough to get this. Haha. I didn't word it properly. I meant if you close your eyes how do you know you have arms for instance if your awareness doesn't shift it's focus onto the area where your arms...
by Andrei
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Never too late!
Replies: 131
Views: 7474

Re: Never too late!

How I decide what to do and what to think? As I said I try to do like I feel it right to do. Can you pick and choose a thought right now? How do you do it? If "you" think thoughts then there should be ways to do so. Why am I stucked in certain thoughts and doings? Is it because the history of 'mine...
by Andrei
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Never too late!
Replies: 131
Views: 7474

Re: Never too late!

I'm curious as to how exactly you're hoping to get anywhere in this inquiry if you're not going to try to actually look. Seeing through the illusion of the self doesn't just happen. You need to put some work in it. All i got from you so far is evasive answers. What we do here is ask questions and (t...
by Andrei
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Never too late!
Replies: 131
Views: 7474

Re: Never too late!

How do you decide what to do and what to think?
by Andrei
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Choose a title
Replies: 29
Views: 2176

Re: Choose a title

Good. Now what about the spot where your hand touches that bottle? Or when your hand touches another human being? Is there any separation to be found anywhere? And another interesting exercise you can do. Close your eyes, try to "feel" with your senses... Is there a body to be found anywhere or is i...
by Andrei
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Choose a title
Replies: 29
Views: 2176

Re: Choose a title

There is a feeling that I'm here & you are there. I feel separate from others. Even when I try to apply direct experience I'm still not getting it. Is the sense that I am separate just a concept that the mind generates? I'm definitely stuck with this one. Take two objects, one on top of eachother i...
by Andrei
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Choose a title
Replies: 29
Views: 2176

Re: Choose a title

I seem to be claiming ownership of feelings/emotions/sensations etc because they're arising in 'my' consciousness. Good. That was next on my list. What about this "consciousness"? Is there anything personal going on in there or is consciousness more akin to a biological function? Also what about ot...
by Andrei
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Never too late!
Replies: 131
Views: 7474

Re: Never too late!

No worries. I can help with that. Usually people identify with their bodies,or thoughts, or sensations, or choices, or things they do, or awareness, or some or ALL of the above, or something entirely different. What would it be in your case? We can tend to each and every one of them, like in that sa...
by Andrei
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Never too late!
Replies: 131
Views: 7474

Re: Never too late!

You need to be more specific than that - what you represent, mind, ego, personality - what are they?
Replacing a label with another won't get you anywhere. You need to actually look.
by Andrei
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Choose a title
Replies: 29
Views: 2176

Re: Choose a title

There is a feeling that I can choose a thought. But thoughts just come and go. Even the example I used when I said that I could raise my right arm with my own free will. I took ownership of the action but I suppose it just happened by itself. Certain? It feels like sensations/thoughts/emotions aris...
by Andrei
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Choose a title
Replies: 29
Views: 2176

Re: Choose a title

When I look closely I can see that thoughts just arise. There still is a feeling that I'm responsible for them. When I'm not mindful I feel as though "I" am thinking the thoughts. When I meditate I can see clearly that thoughts just come & go. I'm merely the witness of the thoughts. For example: a ...
by Andrei
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Never too late!
Replies: 131
Views: 7474

Re: Never too late!

Hi Kaarin, Welcome to LU. I would be happy to help you with your inquiry. When you say self, what do you mean by it? And I don't mean just a generic definition, but everything and anything that feels "personal", like the "one" that wants to control things - that's a good start. Also, tell me about t...
by Andrei
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Choose a title
Replies: 29
Views: 2176

Re: Choose a title

I know this might sound like picking on words, but emotion sounds a bit vague and it can leave room for story making. My advise is go directly for the sensation, that original input before any labelling. It's much harder for anything to hide in there. Sensations just are. So you're feeling a bit dep...
by Andrei
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Choose a title
Replies: 29
Views: 2176

Re: Choose a title

If that same person felt those sensations before giving a speech he/she may interperate them as 'fear' instead of excitement say. Same sensations with a different label or story attached to them. Fear sensations can't hurt me but when I'm in the midst of stress/anxiety it sure feels like they own m...
by Andrei
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Dan1
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

Re: Dan1

When Im looking at fear, encouraged by the perception you inspire me with, I see fear as a story…and looking closer then it looks more like an (unpleasant) sensation, and looking closer then it’s a movement, and there is no one there looking at that movement…then after a some time it gats even plea...

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