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by Allen12
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, Next time you have thoughts objecting, or there is a stream of thoughts that are babbling on about nothing….ask yourself the question, “On whose behalf do these thoughts arise?” Let me know what happens when you do this...what do you notice? When I ask this question, I don't get an answer. T...
by Allen12
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, Thanks for the encouragement! Thoughts have definitely been objecting to the constant looking. It's so great to have a guide for this process. Without one I would probably just believe thought when it says that this is impossible, too hard, I have other things to do, there are other ways, et...
by Allen12
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, I noticed my perspective has changed a little bit as I keep trying to stay as the observer of thought. It feels like a lot of work at times, and I can tell that there's still a lot more looking that needs to be done. The commentator in life feels so close, familiar and intimate. It feels lik...
by Allen12
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay,

I'm going to take some more time to look again.

Thanks for all the tips!

Allen
by Allen12
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, The commentator in life feels so close, familiar and intimate. It feels like it's me. But I can see that it is thought that is claiming all this. Let me know how you felt when the sound was turned on. Did you get caught up in the moment with the excitement of the crowd, and/or the excitement...
by Allen12
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, Can a thought be seen, felt, smelled, tasted or heard...or is it simply known? A thought can't be seen, felt, smelled, tasted, or heard. It's just known to exist. Can a thought ever been hidden? Can a thought be had without the knowing of it? No, a thought can't be hidden. A thought can't ap...
by Allen12
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, I'm beginning to see how important this work with thought is. Sit quietly for about 30 minutes and notice all arising thoughts. Just let them appear as they appear. Try your best to COMPLETELY ignore what they are saying and just notice how they appear without you doing anything at all. Wher...
by Allen12
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay,

I'd like to take some more time with this exercise. Thoughts are tricky for me.

Thanks,

Allen
by Allen12
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, Is this observing the gap difficult because your mind is perpetually busy? I am not quite getting how a gap between thoughts can cause uncertainty, unless the mind is very busy and gaps between thoughts are far and few between as thoughts are just an unending stream? Verbal thoughts that are...
by Allen12
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, Happy New Year! Wow! Thank you for all the suggestions and info about dealing with emotions and trauma. I found that what you wrote about and really applies to me. Grateful for your help. I'm looking forward to applying the exercises you suggested. As for observing the gaps between thoughts,...
by Allen12
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, I'm so glad that we're getting a chance to look at negative emotions. My whole purpose in trying to see no-self is to deal with the shame issues that I suffer from. Apparently negative beliefs and emotions will be easier to release after no-self is seen. From my understanding, trauma/negativ...
by Allen12
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, Hope you had a great Christmas! How does it feel to see what actually is? It feels kind of peaceful to look at what actually is. The key for me is to look without expectation, to see what is really there. When looking at emotions as sensation + thought, what’s it like, then, to just be with ...
by Allen12
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay,

I'd like to take some more time with this one too. Will you be taking any time off to enjoy Christmas? Not sure if it'd be better for you if I replied after. Please let me know.

Happy Holidays!

Allen
by Allen12
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay, So if you look at the 'I/me' , is it actually known? No, it's not actually known. Only the sensations that are usually labeled the I/me are known. But it is only sensation. Not an actual I/me. Just break down objects, emotions, objects and daily activities into AE and report back how you go,...
by Allen12
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Inquiry with forgetmenot
Replies: 37
Views: 379

Re: Inquiry with forgetmenot

Hi Kay,

I'd like to spend a couple more days practicing this if it's OK. It takes some getting used to.

Thanks!

Allen

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