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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WAY POINT
vertical line Posted on Sep.18.2012 @ 08:04AM EDT by starduster

Awakening, the Void, nothingness, whatever you want to call It....

Its only a goal, destination, or end result, until you reach it,

and then it is a way point of sorts, between who you were and who you are.

Its what happens with you after you find out who or what you really are that matters.

Which I suppose means there is no end.


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Reply from so_teh
Sep.18.2012
10:11PM EDT 
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vertical line Honest aliveness is uncaused. The breath of the universe is surrendering your life moment after moment. It's of course, naturally, the Way.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.18.2012
10:14PM EDT 
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vertical line Where words stop awakening begins.
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Reply from so_teh
Sep.18.2012
10:21PM EDT 
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vertical line Word.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.18.2012
10:24PM EDT 
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vertical line Then once awake begins words are given new life!  Born again! Can ya hear it?! See it!?
Touch it!? Feel it?! Forever and ever, amen!?
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.18.2012
10:26PM EDT 
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vertical line I left out a word, mistake, awake?!
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Reply from so_teh
Sep.18.2012
11:04PM EDT 
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vertical line How ya doing John!? :)
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.18.2012
11:28PM EDT 
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vertical line I'm slowing down a bit.  Been thinking a lot about becoming more socially active, and will begin by playing my guitar and singing in public places. I'm going to move into a different dimension of myself, one that I'd forgotten, and will breathe life into a social me.... It's my new meditative posture.
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Reply from so_teh
Sep.19.2012
01:35AM EDT 
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vertical line Cool man! This summer a buddy of mine started a baseball game. A group of us have been showing up every sunday to play. Its been a social thing. I've even got in touch with some old high school buds.Im Thinking about writing some new songs on the piano, too.
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Reply from justin
Sep.19.2012
02:08AM EDT 
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vertical line nbice guys
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Reply from Avisitor
Sep.19.2012
04:37AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: " I'm slowing down a bit.  Been thinking a lot about becoming more socially active, and will begin by playing my guitar and singing in public places. I'm going to move into a different dimension of myself, one that I'd forgotten, and will breathe life into a social me.... It's my new meditative posture.

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Cool man! This summer a buddy of mine started a baseball game. A group of us have been showing up every sunday to play. Its been a social thing. I've even got in touch with some old high school buds.Im Thinking about writing some new songs on the piano, too. "
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That is called a social awakening ... hehehe
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.19.2012
09:30AM EDT 
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vertical line zzzzzz  zzzzzz   zzzzzeeeeemmmaaaannnn  ommmmm
oman zzz...
come to light
come to see
not alone
always be
always home
ever free

And it's callin' a little bit louder in my mind
but it's nothin' I have to own just to be kind

zzz man om
om man zeee n n n n n n n n
here callin' callin
all in the crowd of people in this sound
Om om om ommm
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.19.2012
09:43AM EDT 
vertical line Feeling the heat of the desert heart - it started with a kiss, never thought it would come to this - Alpha and Omega revealed in the present moment. And notwithstanding family, friends and neighbours, I haven't played guitar, ukulele, piano or blues harp to an audience for a while, free fee paying. But I'm continually writing the song, the book, and the book of songs and growing fruits of light. So anyway, I love the Word, living the Word.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.19.2012
11:20AM EDT 
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vertical line I'll go out in the woods and play for the birds and bees.

Chirp chirp buzz buzz
Feedle dee was now is was
what's now it was
because because the need fills voids as flower buds
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Reply from floating_a
Sep.19.2012
01:37PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Where words stop awakening begins. "
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Stopped and reawakened. Does it feel better? Nein..
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Sep.19.2012
01:47PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Where words stop awakening begins. "
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Stopped and reawakened. Does it feel better? Nein..
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As I stop right not I sense a feeling of vibration in my left side neck, almost a pulsing vibration of it's own timing, slow pulse. As I move just the slightest the vibration ceases. Oh, it's created by my position in the chair writing. I sit back and breathe. Whoah, I'm closing my eyes right now, the vibrations are moving up into my head.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.19.2012
01:49PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Where words stop awakening begins. "
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Stopped and reawakened. Does it feel better? Nein..
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As I stop right now (write now, not ) I sense a feeling of vibration in my left side neck, almost a pulsing vibration of it's own timing, slow pulse. As I move just the slightest the vibration ceases. Oh, it's created by my position in the chair writing. I sit back and breathe. Whoah, I'm closing my eyes right now, the vibrations are moving up into my head.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.19.2012
01:51PM EDT 
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vertical line forehead vibrations are almost like speech, of vibrations, in silence
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Reply from starduster
Sep.19.2012
02:48PM EDT 
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Once upon a time, when I would stop the internal dialogue and just breathe, it would feel like my body was relaxed but my head felt like a brick.

Then I learned of some Yoga relaxation exercises that prevent cramping or whatever.

Tensing and releasing muscle groups one at a time, and then the whole body all at once. 

First legs, tense them up for a few seconds and then let the tension go.  Then arms, torso, scrunch up shoulders and neck, and lastly face.  Then the whole body all at once. This has the effect of releasing tension that has built up in the muscles. 

Then assume your usual meditation posture.  For me:  lying on back, arms at sides, fingers to thumbs, feet elevated is better, no pillow for head preferable, motionless, silent....

This was back around the late 70s early 80s.  I had been planning to build a Sensory Deprivation Tank, but found with these exercises I didnt need one.  After a few minutes I could no longer feel my body.

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Reply from floating_a
Sep.19.2012
03:04PM EDT 
vertical line Merci, Woodsman.
Perhaps my own has never stopped at all, smiles. That is true. I do not have the same depth of realisation and peace and love that you share.

With kind thanks,
Abu
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