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Offline IdleChater

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Re: Meditation and the effects on social life
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2017, 02:18:24 pm »
Now there is the situation that you receive different advices. But that is always like that: you enter a forum, post a question and then you receive advices based on the different beliefs of those who give advice. See? There is no way other than to come to validly know for yourself and to drop all beliefs.

Gawd, will you please lighten up?

You're that last person here who should be badgering another about "dropping beliefs" when you have as many as anyone.

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Re: Meditation and the effects on social life
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2017, 06:16:26 pm »
@IdleChater....Yes, I can tell Ground is a little hell-bent on exposing the act of clinging to belief systems.  He's the Belief Police.  That's ok, I actually really like his style and wisdom. Thank you, Ground. :namaste:

      I've been going over the comments in here throughout the day, and so far everyone has had something to say that was very much worth reflecting on.  It's nice to finally get constructive feedback on something that has been bugging me since my first 10 Day Meditation retreat 4 years ago.  I'll never forget how much lighter and warm hearted I felt towards other people when I first got back from retreat.  Then, you start talking to people again, listening to them, and suddenly....Woah!, these poor people are so stuck.  They're embracing things(identity, pride, pleasure, etc.) to which keep them going in circles over and over again.  Miserable!  I know what that's like, I used to do that.  How am I suppose to help these people when what they think is good for them, is actually unhealthy?  That's what I meant earlier when I said "being relatable to people again".   
       I'll never forget that 'Shock' feeling, and the huge realizations I had when first coming back to society from retreat.  It almost felt like I was Marty Mcflly in Back to the Future 2 when he arrives in the future and Biff is mayor of Hill Valley.
       Anyhow, this very process of communicating with you all in here about this "hard to talk about" topic, is lightening me up a bit.  There's been some clarity for me.  I need to practice though.  thanks again. 
       
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Re: Meditation and the effects on social life
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2017, 01:36:11 am »
@IdleChater....Yes, I can tell Ground is a little hell-bent on exposing the act of clinging to belief systems.  He's the Belief Police.  That's ok, I actually really like his style and wisdom. Thank you, Ground. :namaste:
you're welcome!  It's always a pleasure to be of help when it comes to let go of beliefs. It is because beliefs corrupt reality. :wink1:

... How am I suppose to help these people when what they think is good for them, is actually unhealthy?  That's what I meant earlier when I said "being relatable to people again".
I don't think that it is anyone's responsibility to help other people when they do not ask for help. What one can do is to authentically express oneself when it comes to communication. This may inspire others or not. Whichever is the case people are guided by what I call 'their inner intelligence' and thus everybody knows better then everybody else.

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Re: Meditation and the effects on social life
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2017, 11:35:48 am »
Lets not cling to the belief that ground might

 


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