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by awakeningbk
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Is there an individual entity here, called awakeningbk? No - there is no separate entity, independent in volition. Just a process playing out. Is awakeningbk more real than Batman? Nope. “Awakeningbk” is just a label applied to a story! Does Batman choose what happens to him in the story? Similarly...
by awakeningbk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

I ask you if you believe in god? Or is this something you clearly SEE in the midst of your everyday life even when not looking? Everything moves, arises, falls. The rain happens, thinking happens, typing right now happens. I don’t see it all the time, and sometimes I forget to look, but when I do l...
by awakeningbk
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Wait - and there is one thing. As I submitted that, I started writing. I know that’s thinking sort of but is this the right track? It feels like it’s helped me have an understanding. The realization that thought arises totally on it’s own, like a cloud and rain - there is no rain-er, there is no thi...
by awakeningbk
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Just because there is a vantage point, it doesn’t mean that there is a ‘me’ at that seeming vantage point. Wrote this down. Duh. Thank you. This line struck to the heart of something. But the thing is that you are stuck on a different level. There is still a belief that whatever thought say is true...
by awakeningbk
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Hi Vivien, I think I had a hard time replying today because I feel stuck in a weird way. I wanted to be thorough and try to see clearly and get this done, but I still have some sticking points. Specifically, the vantage point thing keeps going on with me — referenced below. Anyway, this is what I wr...
by awakeningbk
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Hi Vivien, thank you this is great. I am going to try hard this morning to really argue out every single one of my counter-points that seems to be holding me from seeing this clearly. Been frustrated lately. The body remains a barrier, and I think it’s because I don’t have a full understanding of wh...
by awakeningbk
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Hi Vivien But realization isn’t recognized by its by-products. The realization is self-evident, no by-product is needed. If you are looking for the by-products, then you are just simply searching for by-products. But realization is no equal to its possible by-products. Those could only be by-product...
by awakeningbk
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Hi Vivien, Thanks so much, this all is very helpful and makes a lot of sense. On part I do want to clarify, in case it matters: you interpreted his words through the belief that I am the body, and I (the body) am going to be able to merge with others, since you (the body) will recognize other bodies...
by awakeningbk
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Argh! thoughts and thoughts and thoughts - and expectations and all these silly things that you’re right, are completely getting in my way. Ok. I will try my hardest to let go of as many expectations as I can find. When a thought arises, it’s ok - but not reality nor something to take seriously. I h...
by awakeningbk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Hi Vivien, I am still writing everything out (about halfway done with our conversation), but I thought I should send an update. I think I’ve seen something, or gotten something? I think I’ve seen that yes - I am not the body. I cannot control the body, the body is in process, it’s like a spinning to...
by awakeningbk
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Hi Vivien, I took a very long walk yesterday without my cell phone and tried to sort-of meditate on all this while just observing the world around me. Some things clicked into place, but I need another day to do the actual work of that writing, which still feels very necessary (my work day ended up ...
by awakeningbk
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Hi Vivien, Wow - thank you so much for this. I think you’ve given me a lot to consider - but not to think about. I’m taking your words to heart to not look for a new idea in your description, but rather try to see that my current conception is a fiction. You’ve made a very compelling case and helped...
by awakeningbk
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Hi Vivien, I tried to post last night, but the internet was down in my area for a while and I had to wait until this morning. There’s been a lot of struggling with this I have to admit! Normally, I wouldn’t go this deep into investigating the body, but since you have a strong identification with the...
by awakeningbk
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

Hi Vivien, Thank you. I tried to take today to do so, to really try and pay attention, but it was a marathon day with a to-do list that didn’t end, and I found myself caught up in the rhythm of that, seldom able to truly try and pay attention. I will try again hard tomorrow, to pay attention simply ...
by awakeningbk
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 121
Views: 4435

Re: Halfway there?

But how do you know that the sensation occurs where the skin is? Is there a sensation for the skin, and another sensation which appears inside or at the point of the other sensation labelled ‘skin’? Ahhh!! That’s a good point!! There is no indicator that the sensation happens where the skin is, the...

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