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Old 29-09-2017, 06:00 PM
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My interpretation of "I AM" is similarly "the awareness of self" EXACTLY as you described it.

My experience is that, when one transcends the little, separatist, self-created, mental-prison often referred to as the ego, one has the direct experience of unitary consciousness (for lack of better words) and one intuitively sees the "Big Picture" (so to speak) and acts quite naturally in the best interests of all without an expectation of a return. That --- to me --- is the "I AM" (not verbal) experience of the totality where, naturally, "the less one thinks of themselves, the more one gets out of it". When I surrender to THAT, things ALWAYS work out for the best ... ultimately...for all involved whereas, when I rely on the little separatist mindset, things are not always that positive.

When I contemplated the ubiquitous nature of the I AM, the hardest part was letting it occupy the same space that I believe I and only I occupied. Once past the conundrum the ego takes on a new understanding and awareness.

I enjoyed your effort in bringing your experience of the I AM alive for me.
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When I contemplated the ubiquitous nature of the I AM, the hardest part was letting it occupy the same space that I believe I and only I occupied. Once past the conundrum the ego takes on a new understanding and awareness.

I enjoyed your effort in bringing your experience of the I AM alive for me.

Contemplating the ubiquitous nature of the I AM is still a preliminary practice as there is clearly a dualistic subject-object relationship implied. That was an obstacle that was indeed hard for me to transcend and, even harder, to sustain.
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my dad usd say we all born 2 die
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I know, it was here when we got here but was it always here?
Most indentify with their bodies but you can remove parts of the body and the I am remains whole. Does the I am know death, I think not, so it has to be something learned.

I think life and death and the veil of forgetfulness is a gift. We would never grow if we didn't forget first!
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As I contemplate death.

I gaze upon nature.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:21 PM
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Contemplating the ubiquitous nature of the I AM is still a preliminary practice as there is clearly a dualistic subject-object relationship implied. That was an obstacle that was indeed hard for me to transcend and, even harder, to sustain.

For me, its more getting use to this realization in daily life and I am so glad that it is a slow process or I fear I would have lost myself in a faster transition.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:24 PM
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my dad usd say we all born 2 die

It sounds as if you dad was true to his word, are his thoughts yours as well?
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:33 PM
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I think life and death and the veil of forgetfulness is a gift. We would never grow if we didn't forget first!

Are you saying that we created death as a gift to ourselves?
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:42 PM
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As I contemplate death.

I gaze upon nature.

And nature seems to go round and round but the question is why? Can you not see yourself as a creator? Why would you create death?
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:45 PM
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