mandyjw

Well this pretty much explains everything.

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I love this man. At the time of reading "Power of Now" I had my breakthrough, differentiating myself from the ego in experience, not just words. He just has a way to get to me (and many others I am sure)

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How do you define or what is your notion of present moment?

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3 hours ago, tedens said:

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How do you define or what is your notion of present moment?

Now? The fullness of life?

There's the concept and then there's the experience. The present moment is the thing that has to be experienced for itself. 

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3 hours ago, CuriousTraveller said:

I love this man. At the time of reading "Power of Now" I had my breakthrough, differentiating myself from the ego in experience, not just words. He just has a way to get to me (and many others I am sure)

I had the same exact experience with The Power of Now. I think he is incredibly clear at explaining things. He really does a good job of keeping concepts out and not misleading people into going back into concepts. 

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1 hour ago, mandyjw said:

 The present moment is the thing that has to be experienced for itself. 

So it just is or should be achieve?

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17 minutes ago, tedens said:

So it just is or should be achieve?

As he said in the video, it's both! But if I have to pick one, I pick just is. :) 

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@Shin That's a really good one too. My dog seems to have had some sort of a stroke last night, so it was good timing to watch that again. :( 

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Just now, mandyjw said:

@Shin That's a really good one too. My dog seems to have had some sort of a stroke last night, so it was good timing to watch that again. :( 

Adopt an another puppy.

Not only your old dog will be happier, but it will be easier in the end  ☺


If you want the moon, do not hide from the night
If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns
If you want love, do not hide from yourself

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Ooh.  You found one of my favorite videos by Eckhart Tolle.  That's a good one.  I'll try to find another video to match that one.  You're smart, I can tell.  You're not getting caught up in all these mental traps that a lot of other people do on the Path.  

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Lead by example.  Be somebody who inspires and empowers others to become leaders.  Cut yourself some slack too but not too much slack.  If you pull the reins too hard the horse will buck; but the horse also wants and needs a certain amount of leadership from you too.  You and the horse need to become sort of one system.  This will lead to Interdependence, which is one of the coolest places you can get to in life.  Don't be a control-freak.  Allow things to be what they are just as much as you try to interfere with things.

 

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Lead by example.  Be somebody who inspires and empowers others to become leaders.  Cut yourself some slack too but not too much slack.  If you pull the reins too hard the horse will buck; but the horse also wants and needs a certain amount of leadership from you too.  You and the horse need to become sort of one system.  This will lead to Interdependence, which is one of the coolest places you can get to in life.  Don't be a control-freak.  Allow things to be what they are just as much as you try to interfere with things.

 

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Eckhart is great BUT just going about your daily life and try to be "in the now" won't cut it for enlightenment. After all, that's not even how Eckhart itself got realized. You need much more dedication and intense focus than that,. 


When kept from their true origin, all yearn
For union on the day they can return. - Rumi

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Edited by Joseph Maynor

Lead by example.  Be somebody who inspires and empowers others to become leaders.  Cut yourself some slack too but not too much slack.  If you pull the reins too hard the horse will buck; but the horse also wants and needs a certain amount of leadership from you too.  You and the horse need to become sort of one system.  This will lead to Interdependence, which is one of the coolest places you can get to in life.  Don't be a control-freak.  Allow things to be what they are just as much as you try to interfere with things.

 

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13 hours ago, FoxFoxFox said:

Eckhart is great BUT just going about your daily life and try to be "in the now" won't cut it for enlightenment. After all, that's not even how Eckhart itself got realized. You need much more dedication and intense focus than that,. 

Dedication and intense focus for the present moment. :) Did you watch the video? He specifically addresses that toward the end. 

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@mandyjw Yeah i did. He makes much more sense here than in his writing when he advocates entirely useless "practices". Enlightenment is not in the now. It's not in time to begin with. 


When kept from their true origin, all yearn
For union on the day they can return. - Rumi

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8 minutes ago, FoxFoxFox said:

@mandyjw Yeah i did. He makes much more sense here than in his writing when he advocates entirely useless "practices". Enlightenment is not in the now. It's not in time to begin with. 

Of course it's not in time. Now is the only time you can experience timelessness. Then why look for it in the future? 

I found his "practices" to be life changing. 

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I feel eckhart caters to the non spiritually conditioned mind which is great 

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