Beginner Mind

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  1. I've seen this said from a few different non-dual sources but with little elaboration.... "Nothing really matters." Do you guys think this is true? If so, what is the significance of this realization?
  2. So from the non-dual perspective, could it be said that everything is neutral? For example, there's no difference between me winning a million bucks in the lottery and having a million dollars stolen from my bank account. Total neutrality.
  3. What about the many people who do perceive their life as being purposeful, including the peeps on this forum working towards their "life purpose"? Do we just chalk that up to energy being energetic? And are these people seeing a purpose where none actually exists?
  4. @VeganAwake But why does nothing matter? Is it because everything is temporary and impermanent?
  5. Coach Corey Wayne.
  6. A lot is said here about the nature of God. "God is infinitely intelligent", "God is love", etc. But what I can't wrap my head around, and what I haven't really seen explained anywhere, is how is it that God exists in the first place? I once asked a former contributor to this forum, Winterknight, about this topic and he said "the Self is beyond birth and death." Is that the closest we can come to knowing how God exists? Has Leo ever offered an answer to this question?
  7. Maybe I'm just dumb but this is way over my head. Makes zero sense to me that something could create itself.
  8. @Leo Gura I don't mean bestow enlightenment upon me. Enlighten me, as in, explain how God exists. How is it possible for something to be unborn and eternal? Is this something that can only be directly experienced?
  9. @Leo Gura I believe you when you say an answer is attainable, but for those of us who haven't or can't access it, can you enlighten us?
  10. Lately I've been struck with the realization that existence is quite amazing and mysterious. An obvious conclusion for most people here, I'm sure. But not so obvious for me, as I have tended to be absorbed in the drama of life, focusing on my unsatisfied desires and sense of lack and the negative feelings that accompany that. I find that snapping myself out of this funk by reconnecting with the sense of awe, brings me some peace. I used to think I knew so much: "Life is predetermined, there is no free will, everything is Consciousness." Various spiritual concepts I've picked up along the way. I'm beginning to think I may be better off discarding them all, and simply resting with the sense of "I don't know". Is this a viable way to live... Not knowing and simply living in awe of the mystery? Or is it inevitable that we accumulate concepts and formulate beliefs?
  11. Where do these concepts lead you to? Is there an ultimate Understanding that is beyond concepts?
  12. Yeah I'd love to have one of those mystical experiences where all questions simply dissolve. That's probably the only true resolution to this question.
  13. Thanks for your responses, everyone. I tend to agree that the origin of God is ultimately a mystery. I guess I'll just have to be content with not knowing.
  14. I've been thinking about looking into it. I'm a bit shy so I figure sending a message over the internet rather than cold approach might be more up my alley. There's also dating websites like "Spiritual Singles" that allow you to connect with like-minded people, which is cool. Has anyone here had any success with online dating? Any tips?
  15. I think it would be more loving to be more inclusive, but, it's your website so you can do as you wish.
  16. @Mikael89 Plenty of time, dude.
  17. @Mikael89 Don't give up. Judging by your username you were born in 1989? You're still young. Plenty of time to meet someone.
  18. Haha. I'm not saying you should approach every girl you see walking down the street. In fact, you might not have to "approach" at all. Have you tried joining any spiritual meet-up groups, or other groups that interest you? In these settings there's a chance you'll just naturally meet someone, without even trying.
  19. Haha. I used to say shit like this to my girlfriends all the time. Good times.
  20. Just guessing here, but, you don't approach many women, do you? It's really not as impossible as you make it seem. Maybe you got rejected a few times and so concluded that dating is hopeless for you? But that's not true. You probably just aren't applying yourself enough.
  21. @Mikael89 Women want you to express yourself and tell them how much you adore them. BUT, they want it to come from a certain place, a non-needy place.
  22. Yep. Reminds me of one of my past relationships. I would compliment her too much, text too much, and just generally try to inject myself into her life as much as possible. She put up with it for a few months, but eventually she gave me the boot. Agreed. Maturity and communication are also important.
  23. @Preety_India Looks will help you get your foot in the door, but if you start displaying neediness or any other unattractive behavior, your good looks won't mean shit. She may sleep with the guy a few times, but she will never consider him as a serious long-term partner.