Brian Greendahl

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  1. Have any of you ever gone through "A Course In Miracles?" Any experience? Thoughts? Critique? Endorsements?
  2. I've recently listened to a few videos put out by Sadhguru and practiced his isha kriya meditation. I was wondering if anybody is familiar with him and what your thoughts/experience are?
  3. My hunch is that many of us, including some "experts," aren't as far along as we like to think we are. Discernment and clarity can be tricky.
  4. I love this quartet as well and have most everything they've recorded. Marcin Wasilewski is absolutely my favorite pianist. There are others who might win out in the technical argument but Marcin has a touch and feel that is incomparable in my opinion. I've been playing piano for 45 years and Marcin is one such artist who has really influenced my approach.
  5. Is there a dietary supplement or food that one can take or eat to reduce plaque buildup in the vascular system? I don't just mean to lower plaque causing cholesterol but to reduce existing plaque in the vessels arteries and veins. I heard somewhere about a grape seed extract? any others? Is there such a thing?
  6. There are a lot of myths, misconceptions, etc. regarding enlightened beings. Questions: Do enlightened people get angry? Do they have fears? Are they self conscious? Do they have insecurities? Do they have doubt, self or otherwise? If some enlightened beings believe in God and some do not, who is right and can they both be enlightened? Do they still have ego?
  7. Keep in mind, the email list is comprised of people who've already found Leo. In that context, his email list serves as more of a notification system than a marketing system. I'm very active online and have never seen any "marketing" whatsoever from Leo other than what is on or his youtube site. I've seen links to his site from other personal development type sites but they do not appear to be paid advertisements or marketing. Another thing to keep in mind is "hits" versus time viewed are two different things. My youtube channel has utilities that allow me to analyze the traffic. While I may get a certain amount of views or hits, not everyone watches or views the content or videos in their entirety. This is not to say that people aren't watching all of Leo's videos in their entirety, however the amount of "hits" would not be the number to use when determining the amount of people who are. On the whole, I would say Leo has built up an exceptional following simply by providing quality content over time. This quality content coupled with consistency has set him apart and above many who aspire to do the same. He talks in his videos about picking one thing and becoming world class at it. he has succeeded in doing so. It's a similar strategy to the Tony Robbins stuff. I've studied Tony for years and have spent personal time with him and see a lot of similarities between Tony and Leo. Not in the spiritual or enlightenment realm, but in the approach to grabbing a hold of something and excelling at it until you're world class.
  8. No takers?
  9. He doesn't do ten clips a week.
  10. I am missing an arm and walk with a cane and I limp very badly. it's the best thing that ever happened to me. After I got over myself and decided to project my strengths, I've never had a problem finding women to date or people o socialize with. I was only 20 when it happened and I'm 50 now. Confidence, a sharp mind, good sense of humor and a willingness to not take one's self so seriously are all that are needed to attract people.
  11. A good book to read on taking responsibility is "The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck.
  12. Believe all are one. it's like an orchestra, all parts are necessary.
  13. Skepticism is good if it causes us to look deeper rather than to avoid. By not taking things at face value we can look deeper and at a broader realm and come out with a more rounded experience and knowledge.
  14. I have found meditation to be very helpful with stress. it doesn't help immediately, but after a few months of practice one can start to realize the benefits.
  15. I have found that it's possible to take a year or two off while still being planted right in the mainstream of life. Still going to work everyday, maintaining a household, friendships etc. It's a mindset. It can't be adopted at once but can be worked into over 2 to 3 months. Completely detach from everything yet still be present.
  16. You might want to see a doctor. Years ago this used to happen to me and I found out I was having mini seizures. just to be on the safe side please see a doctor.
  17. It may work or have benefit or it may not. That being said , it doesn't take much time to pray and I don't see any harm in it as long as we don't get overly expectant. I pray every day before meditation as it is a tool I use to get centered. Speaking for myself, I would rather pray and find out it doesn't work, than not pray and find out that it would have. Ultimately, prayer is a personal endeavor and some find it useful while others do not. It was suggested to me many years ago to give it a try every morning for a month and then go a couple of weeks without it and see which practice worked better for me. it was my experience that prayer helped me. A lot of it also boils down to one's concept of God or Spirit of the Universe or what have you. For me that's all a mystery.
  18. Good question. I used it to quit smoking 20 years ago and it worked.
  19. Making The Shift - Dr. Wayne Dyer
  20. I've had to work hard at learning to love people where they are at in this life and not where I want them to be. Even if they are miserable, unhappy etc. I Just try to lead by example and allow others to be who they are and do what they do. If they are negative, I know that it is a reflection of them and not me. I've learned that it's not something I should take personal. Some people are just stuck in their ways and will probably die that way. I'm one who tries to walk a spiritual path in life so I often pray for the willingness to let others be who they are. It tends to take the power out of it.
  21. I'm grateful for those that helped light my path along the way. There have been many.
  22. I don't consider myself enlightened. I've had recent experiences with flashes of brilliance. I was able to see the interconnection of all things around me, people, places and things. It's happened twice and only for about 3 seconds or so. I use the word brilliant to describe it because that's how it felt. I'm not sure what it was or what it means. I do believe it was some kind of momentary higher consciousness.