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by Marix
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Hi Metta,
I am not feeling well. I will respond when I get better (1-2 days). Hope this is OK.

Thanks,
M.
by Marix
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Hi Metta, Thanks again for your patience and guiding. I follow what you are pointing to, and I totally agree, in my experience, that free will requires a "solid" self, which is not to be found. Hence, no free will. Period. Done. However, taking this insight in, causes confusion. I understand and at ...
by Marix
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Hi Metta, Yes, it it sticky, and the experiment for sure is not possible; there is no control/will over thoughts, they just appear randomly. However, I am still confused when it comes to how to use the mind/free will: I can understand that practical/emotional/thought based "knee-jerk" responses appe...
by Marix
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Thanks for your explanations and examples, Metta!
I feel I need some time to digest this free will issue - seems to be a major illusion to see through.

Thanks,
M.
by Marix
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Hi Metta, The mind would love a final clarification regarding this free-will-or-not, so it can be put to rest. An example: I can either do the dishes now, or I can wait until later. What/who decides? The natural thing for me would be to do it "later", but I can always use my willpower to do it right...
by Marix
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

If there is no doer or I, how can there be free will ? Actually decisions are made six seconds before the brain is even aware that a decision is made. Not aware, how can there be a decision? Somehow this is an automatic process, even though it seems as if we are making them. This makes my head hurt...
by Marix
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Thanks, Metta. Who is there to see through anything?? Is it habitual thoughts saying so? :-) Indeed habitual thinking going on. Who to see though anthing and/or the illusory self? The illusory self..? Don't think so! :) What are the expectations of the process? There are some expectations as to when...
by Marix
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Hi Metta, I think you might be ready for the final questions, how do you feel about that? I didn't expect that question! :-) Feelings and thoughts labelled "resistance" comes up. I don't feel I´ve seen through the (illusory) self yet. Or is it only habitual thoughts saying so? Do I hold expectations...
by Marix
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Hi Metta, Challenging, but important questions. When trying to find the answers without speculating, this is what is found: Now, doership, is there a doer? If so, who is the doer? Habitually, there seems to be a doer. Someone in control. When I look, however, I can not find a doer. There is doing, a...
by Marix
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Hi Metta, Who is the " I " ? Is it true though? When we look at the source of certain labels, conditioning and concepts would it be good to question that? If only awareness is operating then the source of the information can't be the truth. Who can be not good enough when there is no " I " ? The ide...
by Marix
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Thanks for your wisdom and support. Very much appreciated! <3 [quote]whose voice are you hearing when you feel as if you failed or are rejected? Usually a voice sticks out though when it's analyzed, like Mom, Dad or someone who stated things that we felt were failures on our part[/quote] I don't he...
by Marix
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

I find your comments really comforting, thanks a lot, Metta! In fact there is no they, there is just awareness. So if there is a rejection, and if there is only awareness, who or what are they really rejecting? Ask yourself, Is it true? Are they rejecting me? So they are upset, what will happen? So....
by Marix
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Could you tell me what the perceived danger is? The perceived danger is created by thoughts; thoughts about not being good enough, of being stucked in this unease, of being rejected by others, upset anyone... The list is endless. It is soo absurd, when I look into it like this. Running in circles, ...
by Marix
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

and the self another part, and that they are mutual dependent of each other to exist
...I was meaning to say ..."mutual dependent of each other to be experienced" I do not take my (imagined) self to be necessary for awareness to exist..! ;-))

Sorry for the confusion,

M.
by Marix
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Request for guidance
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: Request for guidance

Hi Metta, Thanks again for your comments and pointers. Thoughts just arise, they are noticed by the mind and then energy is invested in them, they are labeled and believed. The labeling and conditioning began when you were very young, so yes, it is a very long standing habit. But is a habit an ident...

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