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Living In The Moment {A guide to recreating your reality}

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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 12:28 AM
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I'm glad you enjoyed it. It has truly changed my life and I enjoy seeing the amazing changes it can bring about in other people. I jusst got my father to read the Power of Now because he has a lot of work related stress and he has thanked me numerous times. Spread the word!




posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 01:54 PM
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Just like to share a nice little observation I had a over the past weekend.

When other people are in bad moods or negative states, their egos will try to pull you in with them. The ego can't survive around someone who is in the now. They will say little things to provoke you or attack you personally. This can be especially true when you are living with a significant other.

Their egos are waiting your your negative reaction to feed off of. They are expecting you to react in the same way you have in the past and pull you into their misery. I used to get pulled in and try to argue or defend myself and try to make the other person realize that they were wrong. This serves no purpose.

Recognize that their egos goal is to pull you in and take a step back. Become conscious and you will know what to do.

Don't react...respond.



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 01:20 AM
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Hello Bringthelight, sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Im just starting to get used to and involved on the site.

Yes, it seems as though many of us have had similar experiences especially when it comes to awakening. Suffering has a noble purpose. "Life is suffering" We've all heard this before. You suffer until you decide not to anymore. We only perceive things in our life to be good or bad. Shakespeare said "Nothing is good or bad but our thinking makes it so."

You're so right, This knowledge can never really be conveyed fully in words as words are limited. Clever but limited nonetheless. I've tried time and time again to get my friends, family, and people I encounter to understand the teachings but to no avail. It wasn't until I stopped trying to force them to understand that I actually started getting through to people.

The teachings are to be lived and not just taught.

I've recently been doing research on the 3rd Eye. Im trying to understand the mysteries behind it including activation. Also I've recently come to find that Alchemy is an extremely fascinating subject. Do you have any experience with these subjects? If so I would love to hear what you've learned.

BTW, Your avatar is bad a@#. Looks like I've got to work on mine....lol.

A Flower For YOU.


[edit on 24-7-2009 by InthekNOwla]



posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 08:32 AM
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Hello again my friend.

All you say is very true. I really love the Shakespeare quote. It has taken me some time to learn this, but I have made a decision to put my faith in the universe. Some of the "worst" things that have happened in my life, always turn out to be a great lesson for me and change my life for the better. When your ego is really trying to tell you that this is wrong and shouldent be happening, usually means there is an amazing change of consciousness for you right around the corner.

As far as alchemy and chakras go, I find them both very interesting. Although I haven't really had the time to delve deep into alchemy, I have done quite a bit of reading on the third eye and the other energy centers of the body.

When I began meditating, I started getting an intense pressure/burning/tingling in my third eye. I did not know what it was and it was getting in the way of me being able to relax and enjoy meditation.

What helped me was practicing body scan meditations. Everyone is able to channel and release this energy if it becomes to much. The method that works for me is breathing in through my navel chakra, which is located about 2 finger widths below the navel. I picture the energy(prana) that is all around us being sucked in through my belly and filling me up. I can actually feel it as it grows. Then when I have gathered enough, I draw it up to my heart if I need compassion, or my third eye if i need insight or creativity.

If it gets trapped, I can now channel it up through my crown chakra and release it. All it takes for me is visualization. I hope that helps a little!

Hope that helps




posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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Yes, this is one of the best things you can do for yourself. The universe tens to unfold accordingly. We never know what's good or bad for us. My current state of consciousness is too a product of learning through experience. I believe life will bring you whatever experience that is necessary for your enlightenment for this is the ultimate purpose of your life's journey, (however long that takes...lol) enlightenment through experience. There's always something to be learned.

Whenever you get a chance do a little research on Alchemy Im sure you won't be disappointed. I've started reading up on the chakras and Kundalini energy. Very interesting to say the least.

It almost feel as though I've found another piece of the puzzle. I can visualize but am not well versed in it as of yet. Practice makes perfect and repetition is the father of learning. I'll def give your technique a shot, thanks.

P.S. If you don't mind, can you give me any tips on tweaking my avatar?!

A Flower For YOU.

[edit on 27-7-2009 by InthekNOwla]



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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Nice OP, BTL! S&F'd for you and you are friended. How could you not be? Are YOU not ME. I Am....

Erik

= ) Namaste



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 02:01 PM
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This posts ROCKS !!!!! BUT be strong when a thought is created take mind of details espically those needed for life .



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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The biggest thing I have learned through my study of all things metaphysical, is not fighting what is. I love the river analogy. With life being the flowing river with its calm parts, and then the class 5 rapids.

You (your ego) can fight as hard as it wants against the river but nature/the universe always wins. We are presented with challenges and situations all the time that we say "this shouldn't be happening!!" Little do we know, but all of these challenges are for our highest good and learning. We can take them for what they are (education of the soul) or struggle against the river and live a life filled with self inflicted torment.

On some small level we draw these challenges to ourselves so we can learn from them. Accept what is and rise above it. I think, "what can I learn from this" and it tends to unfold right in front of my eyes and I am amazed.

Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, life is but a dream.

ps the avatar was done by the very talented John Q, if you u2u him i'm sure he would be happy to help.

A flower for you!



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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Im glad you liked the thread. Though most people have to learn things on their own and can't be told something, I tried to get across somethings that helped me on my learning process. Currently I am very happy with my life and I have stopped struggling against what IS.

And yes we are all one in the same.



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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I hope you do not mind, kind Sir, but I started another thread that speaks toward the same end which of course never had a beginning. I feel, however, that as many paths that can be outlined in their most simplistic format the better. That way enlightenment is quantified as not only a villifiable stateless state but as one that is most assuredly varifiable as well from self experiment to Self realization.

We are all doing our part to help end the journey that never began.

From the One to the Many to the Each to the All,

= ) Namaste



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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Yes, you are correct my brother. What could be more dysfunctional than resistance to what IS?! This is the main reason people are trapped in thought. Resistance to the present moment.

Most find "The Now" dreadful and full of problems which is why they project themselves into the past and future seeking salvation. That "this shouldn't be happening" mindset that you described is the culprit. Through resistance "The Now" is reduced to a fleeting glimpse. It is no longer their nautral state of being.

This is one reason people are addicted to extreme sporting. It forces them into the present moment. You can't jump out of a plane and be thinking about your problems and if you could you would no longer jump out planes for it would no longer bring the same sense of aliveness (The Now) as it used to...lol.

Even still, we all are starting to witness an unprecedented collective evolution of consciousness. Sanity is beginning to a raise amidst the insanity.

Thanks, I'll def send him a U2U.

A Flower For YOU.



posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 03:53 PM
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Funny you should mention skydiving...I literally just got back from jumping for my first time. A little intuitive are we? Let me tell you first hand...I have never been closer to NOW when falling at 120mph twords the earth. Amazing experience and what you said rings very true.

Once you get a taste the now can be very addicting, almost like a drug, but with no harmful side effects.

The best part is, you always have it. No matter how bad it all gets, the now is only one deep conscious breath away. Thank you for your post and you might be a psychic or your stalking me


[edit on 28-7-2009 by bringthelight]



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 11:48 AM
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Just a quick one bringthelight.. have you read 'THE POWER OF NOW' By Eckhart Tolle?

I am reading it now (about a 1/3 through) and this is exactly the topic you are describing here. For anyone interested in Living in the NOW to enhance your life then im sure this book is a must read.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 07:31 PM
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Yes the Power of Now was what inspired this thread. I have read many other books that dealt with the subject, but after TPON and A New Earth, I had to get this wonderful message out to other people as it has has such an amazing influence on my life. I think A New Earth was as good if not better than TPON.

Im glad you are enjoying it!

Just flipping through A New Earth and found this great quote on success, enjoy!

"The world will tell you that success is achieving what you set out to do. It will tell you that success is winning, that finding recognition and/or prosperity are essential ingredients in any success. All or some of the above are usually by-products of success, but they are not success. The conventional notion of success is concerned with the outcome of what you do. Some say that success is the result of a combination of hard work and luck, or determination and talent, or being in the right place at the right time. While any of these may be determinants of success, they are not its essence. What the world doesn't tell you----because it doesn't know----is that you cannot become successful. You can only be successful. Don't let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment. And what is that? There is a sense of quality in what you do , even in the most simple action. Quality implies care and attention, which come with awareness. Quality requires your presence."

~ ET A New Earth



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 03:48 AM
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The future is really ones worst enemy. Although it can be sometime better to have a plan, its not the planning that kills you, its the thoughts of what could happen. When one is not patient or disciplined enough to wait for the future, thats when we start to take short cuts and make excuses.

The more you think about what can happen good or bad, the less chance that something good will happen. A conversation with somebody is a very dangerous thing to plan, because when that plan runs dry, so does the conversation...because you aren't listening to the conversation, you are looking for another way to get your next point across.

Anyone can think in the moment, but to live in the moment is something special, that even I fail to do most of the time. But when your senses start getting the best of you, even though you know you are about to do something bad, that is when living in the moment becomes crucial. If you dont think about it, you wont do it...its as simple as that.

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posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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I posted this in the awakening music thread and thought this song was perfect for this thread...enjoy.

311 - Its Allright. A great song about remaining in the present.


Stay with me.
Here with me.
Right in this instance.
Not in the distance.
Head is off in it good time.
That's when things get out of line.
Taking in this moment.
You time is so well spent.

It's alright
Wherever you are right now.
It's alright
That's where you're suppose to be now.

Stay with me.
Here with me.
Right in this instance.
Not in the distance.

Standing at a crossroad
I was at a loss
Those temporary moments
Pleasures that are stolen.
Here in the present
You're time is so well spend.

A song one song could end a war
A song one song could end a war

It's alright
Wherever you are right now.
It's alright
That's where you're suppose to be now.

[edit on 23-8-2009 by bringthelight]



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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"Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live."
~ET

A lot of people who have read this tread will look at the ideas presented and think, "that sounds right but this is impossible to do in my everyday life, its just too hard." Take a moment to think about this. The exact opposite is true of that statement. Its hard living in a world that is dominated by a cluttered mind worrying constantly about the illusory past and future.

Living in the moment is the easy way, its just your mind has been conditioned for so many years it fights being present in this moment. Every one around you, parents, teachers, friends, have all shown you that you wont get ahead in this life unless you are constantly worrying and trying to one up the next guy.

I am here to tell you that you will never find what you are seeking. Happiness doesn't come from having something in the future because you will eventually loose it. It is an endless cycle and you will be doomed to repeat it for eternity untill you realize that the present moment is all you have and if you can be at peace and cherish it, you will always suffer and want more.

The age of materialism and keeping up with the Joneses' is coming to an end. This is what the stress and financial crisis is all about. We have been trained to always want more, and too many people are starting to realize that humans wont have much longer on this planet if we don't change our way of living.

So take joy in breaking your conditioning and embrace the current moment. You are alive, thats all there is. Enjoy it and be thankful that you are experiencing this wonderful ride and you will start to see its not such a bad place after all if you can just learn to appreciate it. You do that by becoming present.

God bless you all.



posted on Sep, 7 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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If you demand that your life be different than it is, you may get the difference but you will always be stuck with the demand.



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 04:00 AM
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I am currently reading the power of now, excellent book, i cant wait until i get into a new earth

I do not follow any religion, i am on a spititual path for enlightenment, i have only read the first 30 pages of the power of now so far, but one of the most beneficial pieces of information i have read from the book so far is the following quote " The Buddha says that pain or suffering arises through desire or craving and that to be free of pain we need to cut the bonds of desire"

I have spent alot of time focusing on this, as i belive it to be completely true. As humans, we spend too much of our life focusing on worldly possessions, and alot of bad things have come from desire. Example on a wide scale is wars, war for oil, money and other resources as well as for control of others . If we as humans did not have desire we would become selfless, and in turn we could solve almost all of our worldly problems



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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Well said my friend. It is a very powerful discovery and once you are hooked there is no going back. You will become a little more present each day and amazing happiness awaits you.

When I started the journey I would try to tell everyone I know about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. Telling people to do something didn't seem to work. I thought about it and figured the best thing I could do was to become present as much as I could and then people would come to me and ask and what I told them would be that much more effective. In the past 2 weeks I have had a few people actually come to me and ask me how it is that I am so happy all of the time. It is coming full circle and it has been amazing. I find so much joy in helping people live happier lives.

And what you said is a big part of it. Suffering does come from attachments. Whether it be objects or the outcome of a situation. I guess the biggest thing you can do is to know deep inside that everything that happens in your life happens for your greatest good and learning. Without that knowing, life seems to be a scary mess.

Be Present,
BTL



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