where abouts makara? I'm in OZ too... Melbournemakara wrote:This one is in Australia - so opposite time zone.
I used to post here, it was a place of gentleness... and Love.
It is nice to see it unfolding once again...
. That is well put Aquarius and makes sense. Will carry that with me for a while.You are nothing other, than all your memories (The known)... life, is only ever built now, ever new...
I didn't have fainting episodes, but apart from that, my story is exactly the same.aquarius wrote:The reason i decided to give up the caffeine, was because, i'd started experiencing dizziness, and fainting episodes, also some heart palpitations.
After doing some research into these symptoms, it transpired that caffeine was the culprit.
It's different strokes for different folks i suppose.makara wrote:Amazing experiences in giving up coffee. Cafe life occurred daily for many years then without thinking about it one day 'i' stopped. Had heard about withdrawals but .... nothing, nada.
So what coffee was to you holding on with the mind is to me.
Headaches, dizziness ... yeah ... all that as the finger-nails dig in resisting letting go ... maybe there will be a fainting from which i awake without myself any more. Now that sounds inviting!
Mind .. makes one wonder about those folk (Italians, French, Spaniards ... ) who imbibe strong expresso daily and often several times a day. Mad latins? Maybe this is why they start fires after loosing football matches?
hi LibraI gave up
Watch out Aquarius ... have recently seen 'The Strange Case of Benjamin Button" (about a guy who lives backwards ... returns to being a infant then the movie ends ... cop out ... was waiting to go right back with himOne can even feel the effects of age reversal
Hi, Makara. Your post reminded me of something Nathan Gill wrote:makara wrote:maybe there will be a fainting from which i awake without myself any more. Now that sounds inviting!
I found this description very helpful, that once the nature of the 'I' is understood (it's just an idea, a thought), its presence or absence doesn't matter. It's not necessary for it to go away, it's not necessary for it to remain. It's just a thought, coming and going with all the other thoughts. How could a thought do anything?Suddenly it became clear that these events where the ‘I’ suddenly disappears can actually be very confusing, so far as clarity is concerned. Such an event may last a few seconds or ten years or more, but unless the ‘I’ is seen for what it is – as simply a thought – then when this ‘I’ returns, there is a sense of loss, a sense of confinement in being an identified character again. As the identified character, the desire arises for more of this ‘enlightenment’, and there is the sense of being back in the agitation and tension of the play of seeking.
Now it was seen that all of life is a great play. There is only ever knowing, but this knowing is seemingly veiled by the mesmerisation with the ‘I’ thought and all the other thoughts that appear as ‘my’ story. Our true nature as Consciousness is awareness and the appearances. The ‘I’ is simply a part of the scenery, as are all the other various images, and when it is seen through – or seen for what it is – then seeking and tension fall naturally away.
It was clear also that this seeing through the ‘I’ is not necessarily a sudden happening, but may appear to happen gradually, as part of the play of life. And rather than in a rush of blissfulness, the natural ease of being is gently, gradually revealed.
The confusion was gone. I no longer required any event or sudden dropping of the ‘I’ to prove my nature as Consciousness. It was clear that the whole of my life and ‘spiritual’ search was arising as a play in Consciousness, and I understood the confusion around this whole issue, why ‘spirituality’ and ‘enlightenment’ are confused with simple clarity. This recognition of my true nature was not associated with any kind of event. It was clear that an event of any kind is easily confusing if it occurs without clarity – which is the seeing through of the ‘I’ and the thought story.
wes wrote:the place was taken over by a bunch of loonies or maybe they were just so far advanced that i didn't understand them.
Nathan Gill wrote:
...seeking and tension fall naturally away.
And rather than in a rush of blissfulness, the natural ease of being is gently, gradually revealed.
‘spirituality’ and ‘enlightenment’ are confused with simple clarity.
actually it's not true either that there's no meThanks e-&-f for the reminder ... here such reminders are needed every two hours ... two 1000mg doses each time ... taken with the words:
No matter what appears to be
There is no me, no me, no me,
I once spent 2 whole days laughing at the fact that as soon as you realize there's no one to talk to, you want to run right out and tell a bunch of no-bodies that there's no one to talk to.makara wrote:There is no-one to talk with as this material is too difficult and would lead to being committed if one went out preaching (ha ha).
... and some days I bet you're even the wind...makara wrote:Somedays I'm the bug, somedays the windscreen.