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Previous Comments By 'm'

The Anatomy Of Falling, by Michael Singer

FaceBook  On Mar 27, 2021 Mike wrote:
Through practice I have found letting go of small things easy however I am hopeless at letting go of more intense emotions. I know I must let go before I get dragged down but often I don't and then I say something stupid which then leads to damaged relationships. I then resurface and wished I had let go at the beginning but it's too late. As Michael Singer says, you stop smoking by not putting the cigarette in your mouth. It's a question of will. Unfortunately mywill is often found lacking during high stress..

Beauty Is The Very Nature Of The Kosmos, by Ken Wilber

FaceBook  On Dec 19, 2019 Michael Maxwell Steer wrote:
As a musician I think one of the extraordinary gifts we humans have created for ourselves is music. We derive a great deal of our identity from something that has no physical reality. Music is like a vast projection onto space itself and yet it creates and reflectsa moral (intentional) reality unique to each differing culture.
To me it's no mere coincidence that the greatest music of the just about every faith tradition has been written in praise of the creator spirit; for it has always been that when we align ourselves with the wordless reality music expresses we can reach a state of transcendencethat is akin to spiritual ecstasy.

Social Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman

FaceBook  On Dec 31, 2012 Michael West wrote:
 I am surprised at this post from Daniel Goleman, who is a deeply experienced meditator. We do not "catch" negative emotions, as he suggests, unless we attach to them. Take a deep breath and smile. Wonder why you were in such a hurry in the first place. The security guard is a human being with as many challenges as you, and he is only doing his job. Can you feel empathy for his situation? If not, you might want to revisit this in your next sitting.

The Mystery of Love, by Kent Nerburn

FaceBook  On Apr 29, 2012 Michael wrote:
"Give it to others who deem it poor in spirit."

What does Kent mean by this? The wording isn't clear.