Ready to see it, no nonsense

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Cheffromhell
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Ready to see it, no nonsense

Postby Cheffromhell » Tue May 05, 2020 7:53 am

LU is focused guiding for seeing there is no real, inherent 'self' - what do you understand by this?
I think it means that there’s no centre to experience, no one point where everything comes together, it just really seems like there is, and seeing through the illusion presents a better way of understanding your own experience and your attitude towards everything

What are you looking for at LU?
I’ve been using Sam Harris’ app for a while and found it very helpful, despite that I’ve had no luck achieving the main goal with is to see through the illusion of the self, I'm fascinated by the prospect, but also have suffered from crippling anxiety for years and believe that this could helpful (it can’t hurt, at least!)

What do you expect from a guided conversation?
I’ve read in several places (including the gateless gatecrashers book) that it can make a big difference- could even be vital- having an exchange with someone in real time. I’d be very grateful for any time that can be afforded to me.

What is your experience in terms of spiritual practices, seeking and inquiry?
I’ve been practicing meditation for a few years but nothing serious until recently, I used the head space app for a while, and then the waking up app and i read Sam Harris’ book, that’s when I came across the idea of advaita and have been hooked on achieving it ever since, at the moment I spend at least an hour a day meditating

On a scale from 1 to 10, how willing are you to question any currently held beliefs about 'self?
11

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Vivien
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Re: Ready to see it, no nonsense

Postby Vivien » Thu May 07, 2020 8:06 am

Hi,

Welcome to Liberation Unleashed. My name is Vivien and I'd be happy to assist you in your inquiry.

This is YOUR inquiry. I will not be giving you new ideas and beliefs; only assisting you in examining and questioning the ones that you already have. We can have a conversation and see where it takes you.
The purpose of which would be for there to be a realisation, more than just intellectually, that there never was and never will be a separate self, as, such. All our efforts will focus on that.

I will tend to ask many questions. That's my job here. These, will be pointers towards no self. It will be for you to examine your experience to find out what's true or not.

I would like to ask you to write only from your experience as you see it, what feels true, with whole honesty.
And also post daily.
If you cannot post, or need more time, please let me know.
Can we agree on these?

Tell me, what are you really looking for. How would your life change if you find that?
What are you hoping for?
What do you want to happen?
Do you have an image in mind how seeing through the self-illusion would be like or feel like?


Vivien
The most profound discoveries arise from questioning the obvious.

Website: https://www.viviennovak.com/

Blog: https://fadingveiling.com/


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