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by Manolo2020
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

Stuck but stil on it. The exercises are "easy'' every morning but I completely forget to check my experience during the day. Morning: I do the exercises but I have to admit that thoughts are every-freaking-where instead of in the exercises. There's an intention to do them, but not really executing. ...
by Manolo2020
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

Hey Vivien! No big news here but I wanted you to know that "I am here" =) Just notice that thoughts are almost constantly judging, interpreting and labelling what is going on. Notice, how much storytelling is going in a day. Most of time, if you really look. Yes, to the point that there's zero contr...
by Manolo2020
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

You are right about my previous responses being pure thought and not full experience. Let me retry. And what is the EXPERIENCE of a manager being inside the scull? There's no experience like that, really. What happens is simply nothing, events everywhere. Then a thought (or several ones) arise claim...
by Manolo2020
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

The feeling of a separate self persists all the time. If the feeling of a separate self is persistent all the time, then you should have no problem with describing to me this feeling. This should be super easy :) So, please describe me the FEELING of a separate self a precisely as you can. But make...
by Manolo2020
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

Which sounds truer: I don’t exist or the I as the separate self doesn’t exist in a way it was thought to exist. It exists only as an idea, but not as an actual agency with control and volition? The second, of course. I do exist. I was referring to the idea of a "me", a manager. When I think about t...
by Manolo2020
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

Thanks Vivien! I will do that then. I am not meditating anymore in the sense that I am trying to focus on the breath. I've been asking myself these questions during the time of meditation. In other words, I replaced "focusing on the breath" by "asking these questions to myself". I will copy your (bl...
by Manolo2020
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

Hello, Vivien! Nice to hear from you =) I've been doing 30 minutes of meditation every morning until I arrived here, when I stopped and used that time to do these exercises. The first two weeks I felt something was going on, but last week the feeling was as if nothing was happening and I was sitting...
by Manolo2020
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

Viv: You are tremendously generous with the time you are investing in this long conversation, and I am not doing what apparently has to be done. When we began I felt it was clearer what was required on my part. Now I do not think what I have to be doing. I can reply to the questions but many of them...
by Manolo2020
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

Those are a lot of questions =) What is that that is making an effort to eat healthily? There's no specific what here. The intention to eat healthy happens, and eating healthy creates a less comfortable stream of thoughts here. Where is the one that is making effort? There's no one in that sense. An...
by Manolo2020
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

What about sensations? Are they happening or the me-character doing them? And how about feelings? Are they something the me-character does or something that is given? All these things are happening. It is almost funny how the "me" comes after and says "I am sad, I am happy, I can't focus on the bre...
by Manolo2020
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

One more day, Vivien. Things are happening here, but slowly 😂😂😂😂

Thanks for all this. I will retry during the day.
by Manolo2020
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

I hope you had a great weekend, Vivien! ☺️ Vivien: Is it possible that everything (with no exception) is just happening? Manolo: It is possible. Still not 100% clear here. I will re-investigate this one, once again after work. Vivien: Yes please, look at this again. And let me know what you find. Ma...
by Manolo2020
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

Vivien: Is it possible that everything (with no exception) is just happening? Manolo: It is possible. Still not 100% clear here. I will re-investigate this one, once again after work. Vivien: Yes please, look at this again. And let me know what you find. Manolo: Let me recheck a bit more. Vivien: O...
by Manolo2020
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

Is there an actual FEELING of ‘me doing things’? Where is this feeling located? In which part of the body? Well, clearly not a feeling but a thought that arises saying "I did this, I did that". It's more like a habit of thought than a feeling. Please pin down the exact feeling/sensation that seems ...
by Manolo2020
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Goodbye me!
Replies: 75
Views: 1348

Re: Goodbye me!

What is the difference between doing and happening? Happening IS without nobody orchestrating or directing it. Doing is a happening influenced or directed by an entity. But doing now seems to be an interesting verb which should be removed from the dictionary =) Is the separate self doing anything i...

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