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What does this moment lack?
Originally posted by omarm1984
Why is it that negative comments get a lot more attention than positive ones? Specially in this section of the forums, it seems that the most judgemental people reside in the spiriuality section. Am I the only one that finds this utterly ironic?
"Why do I believe in Oxygen if I cannot see, hear, touch, taste or smell it?"
Reflexive self-consciousness is a concept, related to that of enlightenment, formulated by Eugene Halliday during the 1940s-1950s in England. He set out his concept in his book, Reflexive Self-Consciousness, which, having been circulated in softback format for many years, was published in hardback in 1989 by Melchisedec Press, ISBN 1-872240-01-1. The concept is of value from a psychological as well as a spiritual point of view. How can we deal with the rapidly increasing pace and complexity of life, fear of terrorism and the threatening state of world affairs, impending ecological destruction and the confusions of personal relationships - without succumbing to the wear and tear of stress, to depression and illness?
The concept is of value from a psychological as well as a spiritual point of view. How can we deal with the rapidly increasing pace and complexity of life, fear of terrorism and the threatening state of world affairs, impending ecological destruction and the confusions of personal relationships - without succumbing to the wear and tear of stress, to depression and illness?
Originally posted by sgspecial19
Druscilla took it deep (no pun intended) with the criteria from several intellectual ATSers, let's give her a round of applause for not going pathos on us that pun was intended
Originally posted by omarm1984
I also think some work better for some people than for others...
For each of these spend a few moments reflecting on them. Don't answer them and dont analyze them, just reflect on them.
Look at any person. Can you physically see their thoughts?
Put yourself in an imaginary person's shoes. Can another person see your thoughts?
Originally posted by Druscilla
Originally posted by RobertF
I don't remember the OP asking for educational advice....
Where the OP, and anyone else that asks these same questions, lack of education on the topic is obvious.
This statement is not a derogatory, nor an insult, but, a simple observation where my previous post offers resources whereby the OP questions can and will be answered.
The questions aren't new. It's simple, basic, freshmen level Philosophy.
It's almost like a child asking where babies come from, except, in this case, the questions and anwers are a little more esoteric where anyone asking them would profit better from taking a university course on the topic where the questions are already covered than debating about it online with others of equal ignorance to their own.
Take the fish or learn how to fish. It's your choice.
edit on 22-9-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)
1. What does this moment lack?
2. Look out your window at the whole scene, the sky, the sun, clouds, ground, buildings, seas. How significant are you in relation to everything you see?
3. In comparison to everything that exists, the Universe, how important are your thoughts and your judgements?
4. Look at any person. Can you physically see their thoughts?
5. Put yourself in an imaginary person's shoes. Can another person see your thoughts?
6. If you did not exist anymore, what would happen to all that exists? Would the Universe stop existing?
7. What will be your next thought?
Originally posted by RevealedAwarenesscom
It seems that "Druscilla" is saying that the questions are too easily answered by philosophy, and perhaps not stunning enough to do the job, (stopping the mind). although the "What will my next thought be?" question does it for me. How can I predict my next thought when it is already here.. as a result of my trying? Does that mean that the real "me" isn't a thinker at all...and can that "me" can be a predictor without thinking at all? What IS existence?..and can I become more aware of it by thinking...or by not thinking?
C'mon all you amateur philosophers out there...maybe we can exceed anything that has ever been thought of yet, by the "professionals" that is.