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How Observation Changes Relationships

On Dec 15, 2018 david doane wrote:

 It's not possible to not carry any residue over into the next experience.  Our experience becomes partof us and carries over.  We may resolve and/or become free of some or even a  great deal of residue, but not all.  We never become 100% clean of all residue.  The residue we're stuck with sneaks up on us and overlays a next experience.  My commitment to nonjudgmental observation always changes my relationship, helps it be present and honest, free of game playing.  You practice observation by practicing becoming aware of and letting go of interferences such as preconceived notions, efforts to control, judgments, predictions, goals, and practicing simply being in the present.

On Dec 19, 2018 Sidney Dekoven wrote:

Well, I like everything you say, David, and usually do, However I do believe that it is possible that a fully awakened being living completely in the present, carries no residue at all over from his/her current experience. That that is what Moksha means ot call it Liberation or Enlightenment without quotation marks, And yes, for the 99.999% of the rest of us, well, we do the best we can.  Sidney

On Dec 26, 2018 david doane wrote:

 Hi Sidney -- Thank you for responding.  Perhaps you are right -- I wonder -- maybe only 99.001% of us carry some residue from one experience into the next, and .001% of us carry no residue at all.  I think -- I don't know but am thinking -- that every thing gets physically metabolized into our physical being and in some way never goes away, and that every experience gets experientially metabolized into our essential being and in some way never goes away, metabolized into Being that we are part of and then downloads into the being that I am, and in that way never goes away but is residue that stays accessible to me and is triggered and activated in a next experience.  Like I said, I wonder.  David


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