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Jed McKenna

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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #75 on: May 29, 2017, 06:10:51 am »
Good work ya'll..

Love ya, Jed.

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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2017, 04:21:33 am »
That's what I cling to:

Spiritual stuff (YouTube videos; books; forums; lectures)
Fear of a long-going relationship with a woman
Arguments with my family
My social image
...

And there are probably more fears that I don't know about.

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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #77 on: June 01, 2017, 09:21:13 pm »
Acceptance from people, especially the opposite gender
Not making mistakes in my budding career
Computer
Some unpleasant past experiences
Sleep
My hair and appearance


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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2017, 03:59:50 am »
This thread is really helpful to me.
I think I can't let go of saying "no" to life. To what is.
Even in moments of total OKness, I find myself looking for something different. Something better.
There's a phrase I keep thinking of that I heard recently:
Freedom is not for the person, but from the person.
Maintaining my personhood.
Continuing the story.... on..........and .......on..........and then.......     ......     and after that.......
I'm attached to my interpretation of something I feel is interperetatable.
7 000 000 000 humans, going "yeah, there are 7 billion different stories about what is happening in the world, but MY ONE is the REAL ONE
Really?
I'm attached to things feeling good more often than they feel bad. And to my ability to control that.
Which doesn't exist.

Thanks Jed, for doing what  you do.

 

Jed McKenna

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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2017, 07:47:32 am »
Remember it's all about understanding and seeing through the tricks Maya/ego plays... that's all that's required. The rest has a tendency to take care of itself.

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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #80 on: June 16, 2017, 05:48:25 pm »
"Maybe the only real free will you have is the choice to let go or hold on"

This is going to be my contemplation for coming days.
I went lazy for few months but now again my energies are being concentrated for a single purpose.

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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2017, 11:48:16 am »
What am I attached to?
When I think about being on death bed, I think I have nothing to cling on... except maybe my 14-years daughter, but somehow I think that she will be able to cope with life. What I am worry about is sadness she could experience in life generally (not just because of my death) and I would like to protect her from that sadness. I feel deep sadness even now that I can cry.

But in life I know that my problem number 1 is expectations for certain outcome.
I'm aware that I'm attached to:
- expectations,
- some habits,
- working (even though I like laziness; it is like I'm using work as sort of excuse)   :-\
- and probably there are some others...

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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2017, 02:29:37 pm »
me, and the myriad ways 'me' will create an attachment.

Jed McKenna

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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #83 on: June 27, 2017, 01:30:52 am »
Just be aware, more and more aware....

Love ya, Jed.

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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #84 on: June 27, 2017, 10:41:27 am »
For now, I feel like when imagining my moment of death, I seem to be ok with "letting go" most of the worldly life and pursuits and fears.
It's "living" that's... stimulating(?) me to create, to pursuit and to fear. Why? I can think of a couple of reasons hypotheses but I'm not bothering with things can't be proven.


Just a thought, the death or living here might refer to the survival of "me" in the egoic sense as well as in the bodily sense.

In the bodily sense...I'm going to die someday. Fact. Actually somehow kind of glad it is that way.
Which means me in the egoic sense will too die someday for certain, be it any day, earlier or later than the bodily death.

So why really to get all hung up on maintaining "me"? I don't know, it's almost automatic, like there is an invisible force pushing me(me what?) towards an illusion of ego. And boy does "me" take a lot of energy to maintain. Maybe it's like that when something is untrue, like occam's razor reversed, the more "illusional" something is, the more amount of energy is required to maintain it? Just another thought.
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Re: Jed rant, letting go, stimulated by Gromer
« Reply #85 on: June 27, 2017, 10:49:00 pm »
Dear TRN:

You hit he nail on the head, maintaining ''me'' require immense energy... and I would call it wasted energy.

Love ya, Jed.

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Could it be that the holding on to is all that's in your way.
The most important.

I remember several of my deaths from earlier incarnations.
There were natural exits, there was a guillotine and there was a stupid death in battle. (We were about 20 almost unarmed against hundreds of well-armed warriors.)
I'm not afraid of death. (Although the instinct of self-preservation at this point is very strong. It is natural.)

What I really feared even in this incarnation is to lose myself.
Once I was afraid to take this last step and the next opportunity appeared only after several centuries. (I wrote about this before.)
Now I understand that my ego was afraid.

Jed, you said that the one who falls off the cliff does not need a map.
Exactly right.
My blessings to those who will dare to take this step from the cliff.
My blessings...

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I can let go of everything. Literally everything. What attracts me is forward. Others are tools or illusions.

Or, I think something I'm holding on to is to be more alive while being alive.