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    The Observer

    Once we realize the truth is false We remember our divinity We are not the observers We are the observered Just mirrors of the Alls reflection Find the moment precious, for it is the only one The first kiss the last breath An instant is eternal Trying to escape the dance For...
    Buddahpat314 Buddahpat314
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Oct 18, 2013

    Inner Peace

    "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." Buddha It is amazing how much my life has changed in four months of meditation. I wanted to start by saying hello to all my fellow seekers and look forward to sharing my thoughts.
    Buddahpat314 Buddahpat314
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

    5 Minutes A Day While we lay in bed at

    night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day. I wrote the following breathing exercise to help sleep uninterrupted from bad dreams, stress, anxiety or tension. I try to reflect Thich Nhat Hanh clearly as I heavily paraphrase...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Apr 15, 2014

    This You Tube video covers the basics of

    Buddhist philosophy: "The middle Way" http://youtu.be/9ZHvfGFyQ14
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    Apr 14, 2014

    The Four Noble Truths

    The First Noble Truth is suffering (dukkha) We all suffer to some extent.The Second Noble Truth is identifying the origin or arising (samudaya) of our suffering. Looking deeply into our suffering, we need to identify the spiritual and material "foods" we have ingested that are...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    Apr 30, 2013

    Energy

    energy is indeed an interesting subject. I am talking about negative and positive energy. When you walk into a room and you can feel vibes so to speak An area of space can hold a past energy. That in itself I know to be true what I don't know is what makes the energy...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 11, 2013

    Moments Of Mindfulness: Practice

    Words and concepts are inadequate to express the truth of Ultimate reality. One morning, after breakfast, a young student turned to his Zen Master and asked;   “I have been under your study a long time, working in the fields, growing vegetables, preparing meals and practicing...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2013

    I Enjoy Mindfulness

    I am new and look forward to sharing with you all!
    bettyboop8 bettyboop8
    51-55
    Oct 1, 2013

    Desire is the only thing

    that keeps us going. Once it is exhausted you will feel like getting dissolved in the eternal silence. You would be urged to dissolve your identity in the infinite true nature of existence. It will feel like your job is finished, like you have reached home. It feels like every...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014

    Reactions

    I have finally got it!!!!!!! I am a work in progress but to be in control of my life, I get to make the choices and decisions of how I react to the situation I face. I get to react to what is being said or done to me. It is my REACTION that will cause me to be unhappy, sad...
    mpde mpde
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2013
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    Dec 30, 2014

    Some thoughts were coming thought i will share

    :) Some times i feel like why m i doing all this,, this life,, wtz in the end it gives, death, thats it ? Is this all about nothing? Why none of ever think beyond life we live and questions it? Why not just live life to enjoy ? Why be all worried about making 'ways of being...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    About enlightened being: The one

    who doesnt judge anyone, you cant judge him. If you do you will be mistaken and be at loss, mind gets bewildered. Mysterious are his ways, its extremely difficult to recognize one. Once J.Krishnamurty went to buy a tie. He was so meticulous in choosing one that it took 4 hours...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    Mar 1, 2014

    The Courage to be Present: How To Practice Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is important; how do we develop it? Cultivating mindfulness is the key to overcoming suffering and recognizing natural wisdom: both our own and others'. How do we go about it? In the Buddhist tradition and in Contemplative Psychotherapy training, we nurture...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2013

    I learned the meaning of Memorial Day

    When I was younger and in the Air National Guard, I witnessed a peace time/home land tragedy that illustrates “loss of life for love of life” during military duty that we may not think about so much as tragedies encountered during time of war and abroad. I was pulling...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 25, 2013

    Insight

    Do not just look for what you want to see, that would be futile. Do not look for anything, but allow the insight to have a chance to come by itself. That insight will help liberate you. - Nhat Hanh Perhaps insight goes beyond an external "us" looking inward. Perhaps insight is...
    changeiscertain changeiscertain
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2013

    Just a quote that I like

    and relate to (and that seems group relevant). In front of this wall was a slope in which was embedded a stone that jutted out - my stone. Often, when I was alone, I sat down on this stone, and then began an imaginary game that went something like this: "I am sitting on top...
    AerinK AerinK
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2014

    The Language Of Compassion

    When you communicate with compassion, you are using language that does not have the elements of anger and irritation in it. In this way we can help each other remove wrong perceptions. All the energies of anger, hatred, fear and violence come from wrong perceptions. Wrong...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2013

    On Colds And Choices

    I recently found myself struck down with a heavy cold. It had been coming for some days but I was holding it at bay with my policy of denial. I always seem to feel that if I simply ignore an impending illness it will evaporate. Of course, this does not work and I am eventually...
    Roselette Roselette
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2013

    By bones and sinews knit,

    With flesh and tissue smeared, And hidden by the skin, the body Does not appear as it really is... The fool thinks it beautiful, His ignorance misguiding him... — Sutta Nipata, v.194,199
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2014

    E. Tolle's THE POWER OF NOW Book Club

          Here on EP I have noticed we seek pleasures, fulfillment, validation, love and our sense of security outside of ourselves. We seek these things from other members or write about how we seek them from the people in our personal lives. I am guilty as anyone else, maybe...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    6 Responses May 26, 2013

    Non Toothache

                  Hello brothers and sisters. I have added this photo to the posting “separations of glass”. These are the oriental lilies discussed in the story.     My moment of mindfulness to share today involves a mindfulness practice I learned from Hanh. He...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    Equanimous Days

             “There is no separation of calm, storm and sea. We must wait for the sea to become calm and prepare for the storm” Equanimity...... Shortly after becoming familiar with this term, I noticed when it was used to describe the response from a crew of deep sea...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jun 17, 2013

    Dissolving everything else

    so that only Awareness remains, which is the only thing that is there, is the key to permanent happiness. Start with watching the mind and not identifting with it, just every single thought dont identify with it. Let thoughts come, you just watch it. Be ruthless just every...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2014

    Moments of Mindfulness: Feeling Lonely

      Learn to believe in yourself, like yourself and LOVE yourself. being alone, is just being alone Feeling lonely is a condition of our personality and can be worked on. ~EP member mickyisback
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 29, 2013

    Sangha Invitation

    Sangha is a word meaning "association", "assembly," "company" or "community" and most commonly refers in Buddhism to the monastic community or spiritual community.For Buddhists, the Sangha are spiritual friends, and their importance is explained: “Admirable friendship is the...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Apr 20, 2013

    The Sangha

    Understanding is essential but it should never cause angst. There are too many things that bind us to this circle called samsara. We need to free ourselves from the burdens we place on ourselves through varying weaknesses.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

    From human beings... to "human doings"

    and back Again... Hello brothers and sisters of the Experience project Sangha! Once again I feel compelled to reproduce someone else's post and the replies to that post I like best; I love the expression used in the reply "human doings" This is an expression that will...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    My delight in death is far far greater

    than the delight of traders at making vast fortunes at sea, or the Lords of the good who vaunt their victory in battle, or of those sages who have entered the rapture of perfect absorption, so just as a traveler who sets out on the road when the Time has come to go, i will not...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    E. Tolle's The Power Of Now Book Club

    "All the things that truly matter- beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace- arise from beyond the mind.”         Book discussion: 4 Chapter 1: YOU ARE NOT YOUR MIND Sub chapter: The Greatest Obstacle to enlightenment Section: I don’t quite agree. It is true I do a...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2013

    Seperations Of Glass

          I recently purchased a glass vase and bouquet of oriental lily buds. I was inspired to do so after visiting a Sangha for the first time. I traveled a thousand miles to interview for a job that would allow me to live in a community with Zen meditation /mindfulness groups...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

    When point of awareness moves up ur spiritual

    body, ur identification of self or ego transforms.. on the way u get attached with variouse aspects of mind and "feel " that its you.. Not all the time point of awareness remains at same place. When it goes to lower chakras u almost feel one with the physical body so in ur...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 5, 2015

    The biggest help toward joy in my life has been

    development of habits. Foremost, the habits of sitting in a dedicated spot for meditation and of regularity in meditation. Of course, the goal is beyond meditation ---
    nelladell nelladell
    70+, F
    4 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    This world is like a very lucid dream.

    Not real but feels so. Like in a lucid dream Everything u see and feel is nothing but u, likewise this all is nothing but ur expression. In a lucid dream more conscious u r, more control u have, similarly if u can be utmost conscious here in real time, u get full control of this...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2015

    Copy and paste to google

    for this awesome EP share featured on orangetas' profile! :) EP Link
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 25, 2014
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    How I Learned About Mindfulness

    I first read about mindfulness in the book, 'The Power of Now'. I attempted to practice it but would forget to during times when it would have been most helpful. Then I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and, one of the ways to ease the pain of this through...
    beck68 beck68
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 8, 2013

    My "Check Functions Light"

    Here on EP, it seems we are all the time seeking relief from the conflicting and "continuous thinking" we can’t seem to stop.     Just the other day I observed myself become highly conflicted over a small aggravating situation. I was feeling fine as I just received good...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

    Non Attachment

    “How do you let go of attachment to things? Don’t even try. It’s impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2013
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2014

    Moments Of Mindfulness: Futile Seperations

        When I practice meditative walking I wear headphones and listen to jazz music.          I choose jazz music not just for the obvious relaxing qualities of the music. I use the multi-instrumentals and “poly rhythms” of the art form to assists in the mindfulness...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jul 7, 2013

    A stumbled-upon phrase seems to have been a

    huge help in slowly changing my understanding and my life for a few weeks. The phrase is --- "selfish misery."
    nelladell nelladell
    70+, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    This is an account of an encounter of

    Dnyāneshwar (Jñāneshvar, Jnandev, Jnanesvar, Jñanadeva) ("ज्ञानेश्वर", "ज्ञानदेव") (1275–1296) who was a 13th-century Maharashtrian Hindu saint and a YOGI named Changdeva : As the story goes, when the four siblings of Nivrutti...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    Sangha Confession :)

    Hello All! This is my first post in the Sangha as I find little time to write much. With a lot of responsibility at work and an active little girl at home, I find my efforts going outward most of the time. At this moment, I am waiting on grandparents to drop my babygirl off so...
    changeiscertain changeiscertain
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2013

    Hello brothers and sisters of the EP Sangha,

    this group now has 60 members and 60 stories; I love symmetry! 60 plus 60 is 120 which is one third of 360, 180 is half of 360 and 180 is the degree turn my life has taken since forming and sharing with this group! A big Thank You to all contributors! I would like to share...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    2014 Affirmations 1.

    I know that life always supports me. 2. I experience life as a joyous dance. 3. I lovingly release the past. They are free and I am free. All is well in my heart now. 4. I am loved. I now choose to love and approve of myself. I see others with love. 5. I now release the anger in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    There is one audio of an Indian master talking

    about subtleties of ego, its a real treasure and great eye opener but its in hindi :/ . I wanted to share it, lets see if i could find an english version.
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 17, 2014

    E. Tolle's The Power Of Now Book Club

    “You have probably come across “mad” people walking the streets incessantly talking or muttering to themselves. Well that’s not so much different  from what we as “normal” people do, except we don’t do it out loud.”   ~ E. Tolle             Book discussion...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

    This may be the best Alan Watts video on Ego

    and Consciousness. http://youtu.be/_aarUprcwP4
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    Open ur third eye, turn it inwards

    and see urself. Being aware is opening of third eye.
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2015
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