14121Re: New Member Introduction
- Jun 9, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Christy"
> Hello everyone! My name is Christy and I am a new member so I thoughtYo Christy,
> I'd introduce myself
> I'm a 33yr old WAHM in Oklahoma and I love to spend time with my
> family, learn about new things and get to know new people. I
> personally feel that we all have many choices; we just need to educate
> ourselves in order to make the right ones for us, individually.
> I'm hoping I can find some good information here so I can better
> myself, and the world around me. I'd also like to meet some like-
> minded individuals.
> Hope everyone is doing well and I look forward to getting to know you
> Christy Putnam
Welcome! I hope that the experiences you have here
from reading and posting communications that are
intended to evolve consciousness will be enjoyable
as well as beneficial to your stated aims of bettering
yourself and the world around you. I applaud these aims.
It has been said sarcastically and with a snear by some
Non-dualists that to aim to have a better Self is somewhat
of a "wrong" and a "lower" ambition. But I feel that this
is just an example of spiritual snobbery and is stated
to show off that the person stating it has "got IT", and
realizes that the Self is One and can't be bettered, or
some similar Advaita-speak cliche. The other biggest snobby
similar statement is that there in nothing you can "do" to
attain enlightenment/realization/etc and therefore meditation,
or other "seeker" activities, like reading spiritual books
or going to see a guru for guidance are a waste of time.
At times you will probably see these type statements here.
I find conclusions to be worthwhile only as things to meditate
about, and have found in experiential fact that the very best
thing you can "do" for you life is to meditate, and not just
to talk about whether it is valuable or if it is a waste
of time, or other similar adjectives and adverbs. All words
are just pointers, but those that point to Self inquiry are
the most valuable ones of all. I am confident that there will
be plenty of opportunity to find those type here. Thanks for
adding your obviously good intentioned energy here.
Peace and blessings,
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