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by Ingen
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

By "externalizing" I mean assuming the existence of an "objective" world "out there". Can you find that, in direct experience?

And, thank you! Talk later.
by Ingen
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

Hi Adam,

I'll be traveling the next week without internet, and I can't answer right now, but I'll ask Bill to take over for some days. Only so much:
From my experience family life gets better if you don't "externalize" them.
With "them" I meant the family members.

Talk to you in a week or so!
by Ingen
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

Dearest Adam, it is good that you start to question the words of the sages. Some texts are useful at some stages for some people, but it is infinitely more valuable to look yourself, (and maybe compare notes), instead of assuming that they must know, because they are famous. The same applies here. D...
by Ingen
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

Each and every "now", there is no pattern of thoughts. Though, there can be conditioning. How many "nows" are there? And how can there be conditioning if there is no pattern of thoughts? I don't quite understand what you say in the two last paragraphs. Would you try to answer again: What evidence d...
by Ingen
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

It feels like discussing psychology is butting heads with what is being looked at here What we are looking at here is butting heads with about everything. Actually, it is pulling the rug from under the world as you know it. Life, death, everything. The main focus on this forum is to look at the ill...
by Ingen
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

If I try to find the nest of thoughts, there is no nest. There are automatic patterns that are noticed and attached to the idea of a nest of thoughts that Adam thinks I am following up on this, because there is still a subtle idea of a container of sorts, which is now replacing the idea of "self". ...
by Ingen
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

Good looking :) Even "warm tingly sensation" is a thought but feels less processed yes –  is just another thought, replacing the one before ("my left thigh hurts") which was replacing the one before, which was replacing the one before etc. Some are "positive", some are "negative", some are "less pro...
by Ingen
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

I go in and out with the looking. When I think I'm looking I'm actually thinking and when I'm actually looking there is almost entirely no thinking at all. That's ok. The goal is not to remain in a state of "looking" or "no thinking", but in order to find out how the whole mechanism works – how com...
by Ingen
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

I'd say you are mostly still not in "looking"-mode, (or, in this exercise, it would be "feeling"): Without referring to memory there is a sensation of the edge of the skin in contact with environment that meets it Go further into this sensation. Can you really feel "the edge of the skin"? Can you fe...
by Ingen
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

Thank you for your thoughtful answer! It is important to be precise, because the illusion "likes" to hide in unclear places like "seems to" and "I guess..". If you should notice these words, look again! I would advise you to completely stop reading other threads, or related literature for now, and i...
by Ingen
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

Adam, don't worry about delay. Try look for self in short moments while you are busy with other things, and especially when you are stressed and busy with real life stuff. Not in order to get it better, just out of curiosity. And not from a position of "I already know there is no self" – because you...
by Ingen
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

Sometimes I dropped out of sensation as a participant in these moments and it feels like I was never here. What about the times when it feels like you ARE here? What is going on then? It sounds to me like you are trying to reach a special state of no-self. Like you write here: I have felt more rela...
by Ingen
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

The space that receives them is what is there before they happen. There is a background awareness that exists before those temporary moments of experience occur. "A space that receives sensations and thoughts" sounds spiritual, and kind of like an imaginary container! Is ithis something you have re...
by Ingen
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

Threw sense feels like a body sensation that can be felt in different areas of the body or even the entire body sometimes. Sometimes the sense is behind the eyes. Ok. There are body sensations. Usually the sense is stronger after thoughts come up. Thoughts can appear without that sense present. = t...
by Ingen
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life
Replies: 147
Views: 13131

Re: Looking for a guide to explore the changes of life

Threw sense feels like a body sensation
Could you explain this, before I answer. I don't understand

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