So, the essence of *you* does exist, but you experience *you* as housed, for all practical purposes on this planet within a body (vehicle), but the *you* (the personal consciousness and attendant personality characteristics of you) is a fluid aspect of a larger "un-local" (what is un-local?) objective consciousness? or energy field? Following the idea of you/your personal energy or self - extending expansively beyond your physical body (and I'm not arguing the validity of this concept), are you not still actually *you* and yes, distinguished, from however you are defining the "un-local?"
________________________________ From: "doctordumb...@rocketmail.com" <doctordumb...@rocketmail.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:17 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: "I create my reality" Yeah, right... I am not surprised - I always challenge it, too. It is a matter of core identity. I exist less locally, or perhaps more subtly, than I used to, although I have undying reverence for the vehicle I currently inhabit. I also act appropriately to my personality. That reflects my life experience in this vehicle, this temple I inhabit for this life's journey. So, when I contrast myself with the writer of the article, it is not black and white thinking. We all have a personal sense of self, a personality, an individual body, and thoughts and emotions that go along with that. Also, in terms of learning any lessons, and building any character in this lifetime, I am all I have! All of that, that I described above. However, I tend to experience life and myself as a wholeness, more graceful, more expansive, stronger in the face of any obstacle, and perhaps that is simply the wisdom of being older. So, I certainly exist, but enjoyably often don't care to make a big distinction between me locally, and me, um, un-locally. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Emily Reyn <emilymae.reyn@...> wrote: > > So, *you* don't exist? Â I have the hardest time with this concept. Â *Who* > posted what you posted? > > > ________________________________ > From: "doctordumbass@..." <doctordumbass@...> > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:01 AM > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: "I create my reality" Yeah, right... > > > > Â > Her: > Beliefs (b) + Thoughts (t) + feelings (f) = Internal Reality (IR) > > Circumstances (c) + people (p) = External Reality (ER) > > Me: > Silence = (Internal) Reality > > All the stuff moving around in the silence = (External) Reality > > That's the difference. She is still operating on the assumption that *she* > primarily exists. > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long <sharelong60@> wrote: > > > > Doc, I think she addresses both of these issues when she writes about > > noticing thoughts and feelings rather than trying to change them, get rid > > of them, etc. I think in the Buddhist tradition noticing is a way of > > quieting the mind. And she doesn't say to only notice one kind of thought > > or feeling. I don't see how you and she disagree. > > > > > > > > > > ________________________________ > > From: "doctordumbass@" <doctordumbass@> > > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > > Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:03 AM > > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: "I create my reality" Yeah, right... > > > > > > > > Ã‚Â > > I personally think she is full of it. *Of course* our thoughts create our > > reality. Not just the positive, affirmative ones, but all of the thoughts. > > > > Most people have a non-stop mind, like yours. It is the spinning and > > looping of energy that creates most of the resonance in a non-stop mind. > > This then leads to their reality, WHETHER THAT IS THEIR INTENTION, OR NOT. > > > > The issue she is talking about is owning certain thoughts and intentions, > > and subconsciously disavowing others. But she is clueless enough about her > > inner state of mind, resulting in this ego-based drivel. > > > > More excellent evidence that you don't know yourself very well, if you > > agreed with this half-baked article. > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb <no_reply@> wrote: > > > > > > A friend posted this to another forum. I do not know > > > the author or even of her, but I thought much of it > > > was a breath of fresh air in the often stale cyber- > > > chatrooms of New Age thought. > > > > > > Let's see what people here think of it: > > > > > > http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/07/your-thoughts-do-not-create-your-reality-stupid/ > > > > > >