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Jed McKenna

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Jed Rant: For LURKERS only.
« on: June 17, 2017, 12:59:09 am »
Dear Lurker:

I guess I better start this rant gently... not exactly my style but here goes.

I know that it takes a little (sometimes a lot of) nerve to spill your guts to possibly a thousand people you don't know. I have a good deal of respect for those who have and hence I spend considerable time and effort responding to them.

Perhaps you came by this forum by accident, read it once or twice and decided it's not for you, or that members where just going around in circle... then you left. But wait a minute, I know you are little more serious than that because you are reading this Rant and I'll bet you have read other rants, possibly even my books.

My question for you is what is holding you back from joining? Perhaps you don't want to appear foolish, in which case I suggest that you need to bask in your foolishness. It's just a game of Maya/ego. Embrace that foolishness.

Maybe it's a little like making a speech. That get's most folks a little worked up but when completed it usually feels great.

So, my suggestion to you is that first you read at least one or two of my books and then post your question(s). AND, I know you have some questions ... don't you?

Love ya, Jed.

P.S. I promise I won't bite your head of... no, I take that back, it's my job to bit heads off.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 08:24:45 am »
Sitting on the deck, birds chirping, crickets in the. Background, all is well. It feels like I'm on the. Verge here, like whatever needs to go, whatever is left of the me I thought I was and still think myself to be in moments isn't much, and I don't know how to rid it. It feels like killing ego, is an egoic job in a way, almost like wanting to let go of control is still a form of control. How? Is there a how? I joined the forum a couple of days ago after we touched Base via email Jed and want to keep going, didn't know what to say, still don't, but figured just write, see what comes up? Can everything in life be autolysis? Nis once said or maybe twice said that life is the great teacher if you are listening and everything is for your awakening If taken with the right attitude. Could eating a fuckin bowl of cereal be a form of destruction or deconstruction if moved toward in that way? Alas I ramble, and it feels good. Feels kind of forced, feels kind of not. Anyways,
Many thanks


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Re: Jed Rant: For LURKERS only.
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 10:20:24 am »
I'm with ya homy  ;)
Transform this lurking in contributing..

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 02:25:37 am »
OK, this post gave me enough motivation to join  :P.

I have read your Enlightenment Trilogy (in german) and been doing spiritual autolysis for 2 1/2 years. I have thougt about registering in this forum before, but somehow thougt it is better to do it on my own. I can also say that it helped a lot and that it was the only thing that really helped me (tried out yoga and meditation a lot before). So I trust your advices very much.

And yes, it feels very foolish to write here, and also I am bit nervous. Why have I not registered before? Maybe because, if there really is a Jed McKenna, who answers my questions, this whole enlighenment-thing could really exist and the world might not be as unpleasant as I always assumed it is (which became much better during last 2 1/2 years :D). Or just, because I think, you could tell me to leave my wife and kids, which I really don't want...

So my first question would be, very much related to your rant:
Why should I join and post my questions here? Does that work even better than doing spiritual analysis on my own?
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Re: Jed Rant: For LURKERS only.
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 04:31:27 am »
OK, I will try to find the answer to my question above with my own post.

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Re: Jed Rant: For LURKERS only.
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 05:58:15 am »
I have no idea. What has brought you to post? What's on you ''mind''?

Love ya, Jed

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2017, 10:49:34 am »
I am already following that up in my own post under general discussions, and already got an answer  :D.

Thanks Jed!

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 11:08:44 am »
Excellent!

Now a little further...

Love ya, Jed.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 05:34:58 pm »
Hello Jed!
Here I am...I am the one who is avoiding to spill guts here. Today is the day when I visited this site after a several months of pause and, what a coincidence (!),  I found out this rant. ;) It looks like it was wrote for me... So, lets start.
Why am I avoiding to join this forum actively?
Because very often (not just in regard this forum) I have a feeling that it isn't matter... what I think and feel isn't matter. It's just another ego story. Even when I expressed myself or made a question, at that very moment I am realizing that it was foolish, stupid and I "sense" the need of my ego for attention. Therefore, I am quite...
Am I afraid of being foolish?
Yes. But I'm not very much concerned about being foolish in front of people (less and less with years) , I am more concerned being foolish in front of authorities that are matters for me (for example, being foolish in front of you or other "guru"  ;)).
Another "reason" I'm hiding behind is - time!  I have no time to spend reading all posts and frankly speaking, many of them are just empty "ego seeking attention" stories. Yes, I know that I don't need to read them all, but I have an issue that maybe you can write something in between that could be my missing puzzle. And I don't want to miss something that is so important and valuable for my "liberation".   ::) By the way, I'm happy that you put your rants under separated list.  ;D
And there is another issue: I think that my "garbage" is mine. Why should I share it with others? Ok, why not? Because my ego is hiding it's garbage (whatever that garbage is). Even he is afraid to look and afraid of that what he could find there...




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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2017, 02:27:39 am »
It is hard to know what to say. Most of the time it seems pointless before I can even finish writing it.

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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2017, 05:13:12 am »
Thanks for this encouragement Jed :)

Language is the problem... I've been thinking posting here so many times, I've read your books in English years ago and I'm reading them in my own language now again. Producing English with google translate is.. :-\ . I'm so fluent with my own language but the one who is writing this English kind of is in the level of toddler. I had a deep depression year 2010 that wiped away English spelling from my brains or where ever it's located, so I can read it pretty well now but not write. I would need your help anyway, while I am doing autolys, as a form of writing  emails to my self, and quite often I'm really stuck... So thanks for this rant and I'll come back with better time and start my own topic  :o
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 07:21:14 am »
Hey Lili:

Congrats on mustering the courage, now how about starting your own thread.

Hi there Llnwn:


Welcome, do the best you can with the language challenge. When you are writing and get stuck that means it's time to relax, sit back and just contemplation... don't expect any answers, just play with the thoughts like a cat playing with a ball of string.
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2017, 04:00:19 pm »
begging you to bite my head off.  the endless thought circles and lengthy chatter on blogs make me nauseous actually, but this is the only place i see anyone actually trying to DO anything with themselves.  i see my clinging but cant let go. WHY?!?! I catch myself subverting and avoiding noticing various tendencies that keep me going in circles.  How to become more focused and clear so I can cut this crap once and for all. 

The prolonged pain part of this process became toooooo much so I plateaued and numbed out for a while with various trivial distractions, but life beat me senseless again with pain of illusions i created in my mind and now I'm sucked back into the search with a fresh batch of anguish. Uggghhhh 

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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2017, 01:33:20 am »
I suggest you read and absorb all my rants.

Then we will talk.

Love ya, Jed

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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2017, 02:53:36 pm »
Lurker here.

What holds me back is a lack of motivation. Yet now i'm here. Not sure how long i'll stay. I've read your books many years ago. A part of me has felt the need to grow up but lacked any real desire to make any effort. Lack of focus and effort is my issue.

So.....Here i am.  :)