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  1. Doing nothing is just being aware of what is happening moment to moment. There is no one being aware (as being aware is the natural state of being/awareness - ie like being nothing at all) so no effort required.
  2. Taking a position (being something somewhere) is being in psyche/mind (effectively dreaming, asleep); IOW you are located. Taking no position (not being something somewhere) is being awake, aware being, ie being; IOW you are not located.
  3. Right, there is no authentic self. Now you are the authentic self.
  4. There are awareness teachings and emptiness teachings. They are different ways for the mind to approach 'what is'. The mind drops for the last step.
  5. Once you think about yourself the joy is gone. You can be in any situation and remain joyful as long as you do not think about yourself. Just try it.
  6. I think schizophrenia must be an inability to ascertain 'where one is' due to one's 'location' being a 'blend' or mix up of the physical, the mental and the spiritual. Maybe the schizophrenic intuits the truth, and may well be there, but he/she is confused by all the conditions and conditioning from our mixed up world. And likewise, us worldly folk are confused about 'where' the schizophrenic is. It seems once one is 'extracted' from the physical into the mental, and then from the mental into the spiritual it becomes clear.
  7. That would be using judgement on judgement. Judgement is about right/wrong, good/bad; the mind assesses things as best it can and then judges; but the mind never has all the information to come to a faultless conclusion; you need intuition for that.
  8. I have found it more beneficial to shift mentally. Physical shifting is an interim measure until you get that all shifting is actually mental shifting. Due to any strong mental positions about your current situation it may be easier to change physical location to a more neutral place, but you will still need to work on any situation the mind (still thinks it) is in. Changing physical location does not change your mind. I sense that you are strong enough to overcome any 'nasty' thoughts about your current location. In any event, one way or another you will need to deal with the toxicity of the other parent in relation to the child. Is the toxicity largely due to your past relationship to with him? Is he ok with the child? Just because he may have a different worldview than you does not necessarily mean that he is toxic. Perhaps more explanation of how you are using this word would help... With best wishes,
  9. I recall a realisation that I had a while back - that I was not really living as a physical being in a physical realm, but as more of a mental being in a mental realm. And so as I changed my mind, the way I experienced the mental/physical world changed.
  10. Ok, so you have a great intellect, but this does not necessarily mean that you have intelligence. Others may have way more intelligence - as you acknowledge by asking a question. Acknowledgment of not having intelligence is acknowledgement of humility
  11. Open mindedness is suspension of belief. Fear of death is the result of a belief in being someone located somewhere.
  12. If 'certain' is taken to mean 'unchanging', then when you are in the ego mind/thought-system nothing is (essentially) unchanging - no 'unchanging ground' is found. Whereas in higher consciousness all there is is the (essentially) unchanging - ie having no attachments, needs, expectations, desires - being witness consciousness (ie effectively being the utterly still mind) - and seeing the (essentially) unchanging from and as this stillness. In my experience, this does not happen suddenly, it is more like a slow 'changing of the guard' so to speak. There is a revelation, then a realization (or many at intervals), and the slow change from one consciousness to the other (if and as 'you', ego, 'allow' it) or a flip flop. You have access to both consciousnesses - but you know which you are in truth.
  13. What is aware of the experience is the real you. It is only the false you, the ego-I, the self-image, that is fearful. 'Move' into the 'undefinedness'; it is wonderful - and you do not lose anything you really want to retain.
  14. Well, you could make a choice, or try to, but that would auto put you back into fear consciousness. Then no alternative but surrender. It is a wonderful feeling, and you do not lose anything that you really want to retain.
  15. Good intuition. I learnt that I never had, nor could have, enough info to make a proper decision, so I now don't try. I surrender and trust. Good/bad, right/wrong are symptoms of the fearful mind. True/false is starting to move into the loving mind. After moving into the loving mind/consciousness, there are no decisions to make as they only seem relevant in the fearful mind/consciousness - this, as you said, is trusting and being clear.