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by Ilona
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Swimming circles in my own little (intellectual) pond
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Swimming circles in my own little (intellectual) pond

Wonderful. A full yes.
Here is a video, see what happens when you ask the question.

https://youtu.be/vVfvRetanr0

Describe your experience.

Love.
by Ilona
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: looking for clarity
Replies: 285
Views: 15931

Re: looking for clarity

What is this process of suffering? Good question. Thoughts arise, sensations arise, word “suffering” arise. What if all that arise is named simply energy? Life is happening- pleasant, not pleasant, good, bad, wanted unwanted- this is going to continue. There is no happy ending with only wonderful se...
by Ilona
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Swimming circles in my own little (intellectual) pond
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Swimming circles in my own little (intellectual) pond

Hi Geert, Thank you for writing all this down. My expectations are to be free of suffering, free from pain, sadness and misery. This is what brought you here. And it is not what you expect. Quite the opposite. Freedom is not from sadness or misery. Freedom is to feel all sensations, without being in...
by Ilona
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: out of fear into the unknown
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: out of fear into the unknown

You are aware right now, right? That’s not intellectual understanding, that is obvious. You are already here now. And everything that arises and passes is seen. There is nothing else to see. You are not a wave, separate from the water. The water waves as thoughts, as stories, as experiences. The con...
by Ilona
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Swimming circles in my own little (intellectual) pond
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Swimming circles in my own little (intellectual) pond

Hi GJG, Welcome to the forum! Glad you made it here.
We can have a chat and see where it takes you.

So what are those expectations?
What should change?
What you hope that is going to be different?

Write as fully and honestly as you can.

Much love
by Ilona
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: out of fear into the unknown
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: out of fear into the unknown

Batman can't create stories ... but the thoughts that arise can create stories of batman ... and these thoughts don't belong to any particular body-mind ... but when my character imagines to be a separate entity he becomes the subject of the thoughts, and more thoughts about my character arise in a...
by Ilona
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: out of fear into the unknown
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: out of fear into the unknown

Thank you. It’s interesting, you say that me tells it’s own stories, but what is actually going on? Is me telling stories or stories arise by themselves about a me? Is batman creating story about batman or is story about batman is not created by the character? Tell me, what is not on automatic? What...
by Ilona
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: looking for clarity
Replies: 285
Views: 15931

Re: looking for clarity

Thank you for sharing your experience. As long as there is looking for who is there, there is a belief that something can be found. Yes, mind keeps checking in all the places, that continues and it is fine. But at some point the question who no longer makes sense. It may take time for the mind to ex...
by Ilona
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: out of fear into the unknown
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: out of fear into the unknown

How is it going?
by Ilona
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: out of fear into the unknown
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: out of fear into the unknown

Good stuff. How see that the silence is the answer.
https://youtu.be/vVfvRetanr0

Love
by Ilona
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: out of fear into the unknown
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: out of fear into the unknown

Yes, the separate self is an assumption. The fear is guarding the idea. What is the worst that can happen to an idea? Does fear still need to guard it? Can you focus on the sensation of fear and ask it gently: Is it a friend? What does it want the most? Is it helping? And what was it before it becam...
by Ilona
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: looking for clarity
Replies: 285
Views: 15931

Re: looking for clarity

Great reply, I see you are getting what this is about. And there is one more hook to see, there is no “arrive”. Life continues. No where to land. Ad yet, this moment is ever fresh, ever inviting to experience it fully. Would you say, you are ready for the final questions? If not, is there any doubt?...
by Ilona
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: out of fear into the unknown
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: out of fear into the unknown

Thank you for answer. For the last year my anxiety has been regularly high, waking up early with negative thoughts as well as other times during the days when I’m not completely occupied. When I meditate or keep calm it’s possible for me to keep the thoughts away for a while, but then they come back...
by Ilona
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: looking for clarity
Replies: 285
Views: 15931

Re: looking for clarity

Thank you for sharing. I can see that there is a deep change. But let’s get you unstuck.
What do you think that should change or be different?
What should no longer be happening?

Love.
by Ilona
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: out of fear into the unknown
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: out of fear into the unknown

Hi HanumanMark, Lovely to meet you. We can have a chat and see where it takes you. I’m here to walk with you. All I ask for is complete honesty and answering from your own experience. Feel free to share as often and as much as you like. Can you tell me, what are you looking for precisely? What shoul...

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