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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:Hi everyone smile



Ive just finished the Landmark forum and the "earth moved for me. I went aIong to see what Landamarkers were on about, thinking I might learn a few new ideas, and ubblol I found ME and inner peace smile



Some consider Landmark a cult, but its secular. Like its very focused on what we do in this life, because when we die, "they put us in a hole in the ground, chuck dirt in our face and go off to eat and drink cups of tea" wink



Apparently, Landmark is the direct descendant of Erhard Seminar Training (est), which flourished during the '70s and '80s as a hard-edged, confrontation seminars. Some say its ripped from Scientology. I think the discipline and power are borrowed from Zen.



Coincidently, I started reading Erhards book a few months ago. I think its called The Power of Now. While I could relate to being in control of the little voice in your head, I didnt understand his ego concept. Anyhow, Landmark has been tweaked into a powerful course with a little discomfort.



I learnt much about communicating. Like I wasnt listing to people. You know, like I would be half way though reading a discussion thread on Hop and Id already be writing out my response, before I had heard what was being said rolleyes





Time to share, get the tissues :lol



I havent felt any love for me mum for a long time. She is bi-polar and can be very difficult person. I have always tried to do the right thing by her, though only in a grudging obligatied way, because I felt I was being manipulated. Im insular and independent so as soon as I realised that I had a choice to accept me mum and her bi-polar disease, then I was in control, and stopped feeling manipulated. I didnt think it was possible, but I felt love return to our relationship.



It aint rocket science but it works for me. Now, Im not going to push Landmark because it wont work for everyone. I will say that it is possible to create a new life, and that's one reason for this discussion. So, if anyone is interested in sharing whatever has worked for them, then start typing.







cheers smile







Edit. I changed feel born-again to the earth moved.

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If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Rama


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Posted:Hey Stone....my ex did landmark awhile back. She had a great experience as well. What we both do now, and has been consistently awesome since learning 9 years ago, is something called the Ishayas' Ascension. Very simple techniques based on praise, gratitude and love that effortlessly reveals the peace, joy and wisdom that has always been within. What I love about it, is that since it involves no belief, whatsoever, so people from all religions, cultures, jobs, age....can do it and it will work. Anyhow, just thought I'd share that with you. Have lots of fun with the forum!! Peace, Rama

"The only way to structure perfection on the outside is to know perfection on the inside" - MSI

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Thanks Rama, that was great.

Ive found that so many possibilities start appearing when we simply start listening and looking.

Peace

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If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Rama


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Posted:Hey Stone, no worries. Its pretty amazing huh....and it just gets more and more simple, beautiful and ubblove . I always find it so wonderful how we need do so little, stay open, listen and look as you said, and we get so friggen much! Have fun on your adventure of a lifetime! wow

"The only way to structure perfection on the outside is to know perfection on the inside" - MSI

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