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by Allen12
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, . It felt great to exist. To just be. And to not be separate from anything. To feel fulfilled. Without having to do anything. I felt very accepting of everything. Grateful for existence. This in particular is wonderful and natural. Maybe intellect can't make this happen and can't prevent it ...
by Allen12
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, Thanks for the encouragement! I find it harder to do the nature exercise indoors for some reason. It’s harder to get the same experience. I find it a lot easier in wide open spaces outside. It may not be that you need to work really hard to look at this, but just notice, quite easily, how th...
by Allen12
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

No worries, Jon. My post was only from yesterday. Enjoy your vacation!
by Allen12
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, This is all very good investigation. Well done. I think you have been reading other threads on the forum? That's OK and it has obviously helped you to look. Thanks for the encouragement. I actually haven't read any other threads on the forum since we had the discussion about the different in...
by Allen12
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, Thanks for the exercise. I still have to find some time to get outside to try it. I’ll report back when I get the chance to do it. Who, or better still, what, is 'doing the investigation'? Find that one. Who or, what is experiencing the experience of inquiry?... Of being somehow 'separate' f...
by Allen12
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, I've heard this type of analogy before about the whirlpools. But my level of realization is pretty low I guess, so most of it is probably going over my head. I can only kind of imagine what it is referring to. I will definitely keep it in mind though. However, a question does come up for me....
by Allen12
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, I've been continually looking with your pointers these past few days. I don't notice a separate self in sensations, but the idea of it being somewhere is still strong. But not as strong as before. It has gotten weaker in some aspects, such as visually or a "me" in the body. I think I see sig...
by Allen12
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, Yes, and it is really helpful now that this is seen. Is there less grasping now, would you say? Definitely, there is less grasping now. I guess I wasn't going in the right direction before. I'm more relaxed now. I'm still investigating with your recent pointers. I feel like I want to spend m...
by Allen12
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, I can see that thoughts are not aware or alive when I notice them. They're just sort of an appearance. I can see that it is just another thought saying that thoughts are aware or alive. It was other thoughts commenting and getting caught up in the content of thoughts. It seems like it takes ...
by Allen12
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon,

Still trying to look at how thoughts create the imaginary me. Should I just keep trying this for now? Is there anything else I should look at?

Thanks,

Allen
by Allen12
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, Is that because verbal thoughts tend to be appearing in the moment and are noticed as such but assumptions seem more general, as if 'in the background' or even unconscious? Yes! Exactly this. The assumptions you point out to me make a lot of sense, but I wouldn't be able to notice them witho...
by Allen12
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, The appearance of thoughts is real enough. No doubt about that. Is that what you mean? I meant it seems harder to be aware of thoughts that are assumptions or ideas as opposed to verbal thoughts, which are easily noticeable. It's harder to see these assumptions and ideas clearly. So what is ...
by Allen12
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon,

No problem focusing on your questions.

Still looking at how "the voice in my head talking to myself" can be just an idea.

Can't find a "me" who is controlling the voice or a "me" who is listening to it.

Thanks,

Allen
by Allen12
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon, You had asked me if I was clear about something after doing an exercise and I replied that I wasn't. You didn't address this and continued on with other questions. This confused me so I asked you about it. That's all. If this is how the inquiry works sometimes then that's fine. I just didn't...
by Allen12
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Clarity
Replies: 98
Views: 4492

Re: Clarity

Hi Jon,

Thanks, I will continue to look at thoughts and investigate.

Also, what about bodily sensations and thoughts? Will we just come back to this later? I'm not sure I'm clear on this.

Thanks,

Allen

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