Beginner Mind

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  1. I'd be genuinely curious to know who in this world is entering into a relationship as "an expression of love" or whatever, and not as a means of attaining fulfillment.
  2. Weird thing for you to post tbh. I don't see the harm in seeking out some opinions.
  3. Wise words for a 21 year old. It's interesting to me that all spiritual teachers, the people we admire for being truly fulfilled and self-sufficient, even they develop romantic relationships. Even Eckhart Tolle, probably the most non-needy self-sufficient human on the planet, has a partner. So, while these teachers will say things like, "A partner will never fulfill you", the next moment you will see them holding the hand of their beloved partner... Seems somewhat hypocritical to me. Ah well... I think I just need to embrace being alone. Accept what is.
  4. Yeah, you're probably right. Thanks.
  5. I've been chasing happiness for decades. In my opinion, happiness is simply dropping your resistance to this moment, deeply accepting what is.
  6. I was first introduced to this concept in Eckhart Tolle's book, "Stillness Speaks", in which he recommends listening to silence. I've found that listening to silence leads to peace and even joy. If you haven't tried this before, I highly recommend it. Just sit in a comfortable position (I sit in a chair), at a time when there is no noise in your immediate environment, and simply notice the silence around you. Really pay attention to it. After doing so for a few minutes, you will begin to experience deep peace. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
  7. Music to my ears.
  8. Oh I've had my fair share of suffering. I'm much more interested in experiencing peace at this stage of my life.
  9. Are you psychic, Nahm? Do you give readings?
  10. By 'God' I don't mean some man with a white beard sitting on the clouds judging everything that's happening on Earth. I'm just referring to Consciousness or the Source. The Source does everything; there is no doer in you or anyone else. If your conditioning is sufficiently updated, acceptance of what is may result.
  11. Ramesh Balsekar was a disciple of Nisargadatta Maharaj. In this short video, Ramesh speaks of everything being the will of God, and suggests that we all let life flow. Enlightenment simplified.
  12. You cannot 'do' acceptance. It can only happen if it is your destiny to have your conditioning altered. If your current conditioning is such that life is resisted, hearing a teaching like "Everything is God's will" or "Everything is predetermined" may change that conditioning such that acceptance occurs (God willing).
  13. I'm interested in trying psychedelics but I have no idea how to go about obtaining them... Cannabis, however, is now legal here in Canada so obtaining some of that is not a problem. Has anyone here had any God realization or deep metaphysical insights from cannabis?
  14. I wanted to start a thread about Roger Castillo but then I figured I should just add to a pre-existing one. @ChimpBrain I'd be interested to know how you've come along with this teaching since you first posted this. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Roger Castillo, I recommend the following video as a starting point:
  15. I'm looking for a legit psychic, the kind who makes your jaw drop occasionally. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  16. @Mafortu Psychic abilities definitely exist, but even good psychics can be wrong.
  17. The key to happiness is saying "yes" to our current circumstances, as Rupert Spira beautifully explains here.
  18. I second this. Adyashanti's approach of 'allowing everything to be as it is' is the ultimate (and simplest) meditation. It effortlessly reveals the peace and joy of your true nature.
  19. In my opinion, the best meditation you can do is simply to allow everything to be as it is, which is just a fancy way of saying, "Just be". Meditation is not complicated; it actually requires no effort whatsoever.
  20. I want to share a nice meditation tip I heard from Adyashanti. Imagine that you are in the passenger's seat in a car. How would you behave? You wouldn't be steering the vehicle, you wouldn't be doing anything at all. You would just be sitting back and going along for the ride, right? Well, you can approach your meditation in exactly the same way. Let go of control, let go of the meditator. Be the passenger of your meditation. This is the experience of allowing everything to be as it is, and the simple path to peace.
  21. @No Self I hadn't heard that one before but yes that sounds similar.
  22. @snowyowl Yes you could put it that way.