How many of you are watching ?

@cobradene (1171)
India
October 31, 2007 2:46pm CST
I would like to ask all my friends here. How many of you are watching this life? How many of you are watching this day pass by? How many of you are watching this very second which is changing? How many of you are watching this very minute that's passing by? How many of you are watching the clock ticking and as the clock ticks through the day, it's morning, noon, evening and night and yet another day is gone? And how many of you have watched the feelings which make us feel so permanent for a moment and yet we know, that it won't be permanent? And how many of you have watched the permanence of impermanence? And how many of you want to reach the permanence which is ever existent, ever conscious and ever new bliss?
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@loralee (542)
• United States
7 Nov 07
There once was this very influential person in my life (a boss) who unconsciously spread their negativity through the workplace. She was so horrid to be around that I had to stop working for her. Though I grew to care and have strong feelings for her, I could not tolerate her ignorance of the perceptions of others and other viewpoints. The final thing that made me want to quit my job and her strange presence was her telling me that there was no such thing as happiness. It was a most absurd and hurtful thing to blurt out to a room full of people. I replied that though life may not be full of constant joy, there is always moments of happiness. She looked at me perplexed as if in disbelief. Her belief was that life on earth was only about suffering. Maybe deep down inside she didn't really mean what she said and was just having another bad day. I could no longer stick around to find out or make concession to her ways. Since I left that job to work elsewhere, I no longer watch time and the clock to see how long until the work day is over. *going off topic* That old saying holds true at least for my personal experience - 'Having all the money and power in the world does not necessarily bring happiness'. *going back on topic* I try to reach that ever existent blissful state and hope that those around me can reach it too. I find myself doing this more when I am in nature, when I am alone or in the presence of people I can trust whom I feel as comfortable around as I do when I am alone.
@cobradene (1171)
• India
7 Nov 07
But, the experience you have mentioned is a learning process for the mind. I am sure it has helped you grow more in patience and also maturity. And you're right, once you would establish yourself in the bliss of the self, everybody around you would follow suit. We can always make a difference.
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@loralee (542)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I have learned much patience which is something I am proud to now have in extreme abundance. I am much more mature in ways of knowing boundaries. I now know how to say no and discern quickly a person with manipulative behavior.
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@cobradene (1171)
• India
11 Nov 07
That's great improvement on your part. I always watch myself regarding these things. Good luck.
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• United States
1 Jan 08
I am not only watching but videotaping as a foreground actor but also a behind-the-scene technical director of my own biographical film set to music, tears, laughter, pain, suffering, joy and transformation of the soul through building solid bridges between the spirit, mind and body . . . it is a beautiful and scary journey, together with both hands I walk forward and onward. sharing the light and happy holidays, Miss Erica Hidvegi, the Enlightenment_Advisor, B.A. Psych/M.A. Transpersonal Studies- Cnslng/Author, Artist, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Freelance extraordinaire www.enlightenment-psych.net
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
11 Nov 07
Hi cobradene, Once again you have come up with a great topic. I believe that I've been conscious of the passing of time for most of my life, but much more now that my children are grown, and I've retired from a regular work day. The permanence of impermanence is such a great way of describing it. Sometimes I visit the local cemetery, and think that I have more friends in the great beyond, then I do in this present consciousness. I don't think that we can never reach permanence, but if we did, wouldn't we want to start the process over again? Blessings my friend.
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@cobradene (1171)
• India
12 Nov 07
Why can't we reach permanence? I have heard nothing is impossible under the blue sky. Before coming to a conclusion, can't we introspect what permanence is all about? We can right? There should be something that's permanent, a joy or a feeling of being which is beyond this impermanent life. Which stays all the time. And if you reach that permanence, you wouldn't want to start the process at all. You wouldn't be bothered about the process, because the process will be over. And you will realise that there was no process at all. What we think to be a process is just a trick or imagination of the mind, the ego which makes us believe, that this true, and that is false, this is right and that is wrong. Perception is so different for different people. :-) Thanks!
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• United States
20 Jan 09
Wow...very interesting Question. I actually consider myself to be a Watcher much more then being a Doer. An yes, as Time as we all know it to be here, on this earth, does move on & go by, but then again, not too long ago I finally realized that this Entire Physical universe was actually just an Illusion, a sort of Purgatory of sorts. But I suppose this could actually different for each person that you were to ask. Very intriging & interesting Question though. Thanks for asking. :) - Sue -