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InvisibleFreakQlibrium
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This is SO TRUE people........
    #683190 - 06/17/02 06:51 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I've just started reading a book that arrived today called "The Power of NOW" by Eckart Tolle.......I wish to quote something he says near the beginning of his book:"You have probably come across "mad" people in the streets incessantly talking or muttering to themselves. Well that's not much different from waht you and all other "normal " people do, except that you don't do it out loud." Methinks the man is on to something here.........maybe I am simply attributing too much importance to a somewhat mundane observation but I felt that it was worth sharing anyway........take care all


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InvisibleUlysees
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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #683464 - 06/17/02 10:08 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Ya, I feel the same way... sort of. It would be nice if those "crazies" had the ability to censor their ramblings, I'm sure they'd get through life a hell of a lot easier. It's kind of nice to be able to identify them at a bit of a distance though, whether you want to approach or avoid them.


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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: Ulysees]
    #683467 - 06/17/02 10:13 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Well whether to apprach them or avoid them.......in a sense they're a lot more honest about where they're "Really coming from" than a lot of us so called "normal folk"........I mean unless I was to talk out loud and express what was going on in my mind you probably wouldn't know if I was a saint or a serial killer to look at me......at least with those insane types.......you actually get to hear what sort of reality they are experiencing to better make a decision on whether to approach them or not.......did that make sense at all? I guess my point is that in many ways they(the mad ones) are much more "honest" about who they are than most of us........just my opinion


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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #683484 - 06/17/02 10:25 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I sometimes talk to ymself in the streets, muttering things. Yeah, id still be thinking it probly. Also I like to meet inresting people on the streets, and they are usualy drunks, the homeless etc


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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: The_Clash_UK]
    #683489 - 06/17/02 10:30 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

yes the "disenfranchised" amongst us make very interesting character studies......the ones that for whatever reason were never quite able to negotiate the requisite adjustment to consensus reality.......I suspect some of the inmates in asylums may be far nearer the truth about themselves than the so called normal ones walking the streets.......


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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #683491 - 06/17/02 10:30 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

FreakQlibrium wrote:
unless I was to talk out loud and express what was going on in my mind you probably wouldn't know if I was a saint or a serial killer to look at me......at least with those insane types.......you actually get to hear what sort of reality they are experiencing to better make a decision on whether to approach them or not.......did that make sense at all?
You brought up a good point. Makes sense to me.


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InvisibleUlysees
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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #683498 - 06/17/02 10:33 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

In reply to:

yes the "disenfranchised" amongst us make very interesting character studies......the ones that for whatever reason were never quite able to negotiate the requisite adjustment to consensus reality.......I suspect some of the inmates in asylums may be far nearer the truth about themselves than the so called normal ones walking the streets.......




Deadly true... we think alike, good thing you were rambling about this in public or we would have never known.


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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: Ulysees]
    #683511 - 06/17/02 10:40 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

That's one of the more salient features of this place man, one is free to ramble on about whatever without fear of being locked in a rubber room somewhere.......there's an inherent freedom in this which I consider to be a very positive and liberating experience.....there's no real need to censor ANYTHING....you can just let your spirit flow in a way that would likely be somewhat self incriminationg in the "real world"


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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #683576 - 06/17/02 11:18 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah, that is true. I bought that book a while ago but I haven't read it. Is it good?


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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: Revelation]
    #683605 - 06/17/02 11:33 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

It's a very practical guide on how to free yourself from time and the imprisonment of ego.......it goes very well with Pathways through to Space by Franklin Merrell-wolf which is a much deeper and more theoretical treatise on the epistemology of "the higher conciousness" The author(in the power of now) has these little "break peroiods" for you to get away from the book for a while and contemplate on what he has just said and really let it sink in.......it's written in a simple style that is readily accessable.......he never tries to be "too clever" and is in no way at all condecending........I'm only on page 50 but so far I very much enjoy what he has to say.....trying to evoke the watcher/observer in conciousness totally apart from "the mind" which most of us have erroneously identified as our "true identity"....I don't pretend to be anywhere competent enough to write any kind of a truly "critical analysis" of the book and I can only hope that what I have written may in fact suffice to some degree...........take care


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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #684319 - 06/17/02 05:29 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks man It suffices very much indeed, as I am now going to start reading the book. Much obliged.


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Re: This is SO TRUE people........ [Re: Revelation]
    #684324 - 06/17/02 05:31 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I'm sure you'd do the same for me......my pleasure and enjoy


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