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by RickATX
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"

Hi Ilona, I was in Mexico City the past few days and marinated in these questions. 1) Is there a separate entity 'self', 'me' 'I', at all, anywhere, in any way, shape or form? Was there ever? No. The mind produces thoughts of a "me" and "I" that used to seem to be reality. What's real is the thought...
by RickATX
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"

Yes, I am ready for the final questions. ;)
by RickATX
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"

Ilona, Thank you, again, for communicating so clearly. There are no more questions or seeking so we can conclude, but as I spent this past week steeping in your comments it was wonderful and the sense of nihilism lessened greatly. My only question really relates back to the thread title of after car...
by RickATX
Fri May 31, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"

Hi Ilona, Fear. That's what was going on. When seeking to answer You say that 99.9% is happening automatically. What is the 0.1%? What is not happening on automatic/ naturally by itself? I chucked because it's clear and was before you even asked that "everything is natural" yet almost simultaneously...
by RickATX
Tue May 28, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"

Hi Ilona, How does choosing happen? Using an every day experience of packing for a trip, this is what I see: The mind produces thoughts ("take the blue shirt" or "you'll want jeans if it's going to be cool") upon which I act (I pack the blue shirt and jeans). In general all this is perceived as "me ...
by RickATX
Sun May 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"

Ilona, Life after is on most levels exactly the same as life before; the same people, circumstances, work, to dos, thoughts, and emotions happen, although with less intensity. At a fundamental level, however, most of what happens now has a sense of it unfolding with me bemusedly watching it unfold w...
by RickATX
Fri May 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"

Hi Ilona, Thanks for engaging in a conversation and all you do for folks via this site. What happened? "I" saw that there are no separate, distinct parts of me -- i.e., prior to seeing the Gateless Gate, I would have told you something along the lines of the "real me" is the witness that observes my...
by RickATX
Fri May 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Where do we go from here? Discussing "after care"

LU is focused guiding for seeing there is no real, inherent 'self' - what do you understand by this? “Self” is a thought / label. Me, I, and Rick are just like Santa – a real thought of a fictional character. Thoughts happen on there own, including that "I" am doing the thinking. The Gate was seen ...

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