You are hereForums / Introduce Your Self / Hi there

Hi there


No replies
Marc W's picture
User offline. Last seen 3 years 38 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 02/03/2011
Posts:

Hello, everyone,

Now there's an interesting term: Every One. I'm from Holland, where it's cloudy and very windy at the moment. First of all I'm glad to be allowed on this site. I was almost afraid that my application wouldn't be accepted.

Okay, so how did I find this site? I read a book from Stephan Bodian called Meditation for Dummies, also used his iphone app for mindfulness. He peaked my interest so I went to his site where I saw several interesting things amongst which an interview. That interview made me curious about this website.

I am a seeker. At this very moment I am wondering if I am really seeking but I will elaborate on that later. My search began at a very early stage. When I was 4 I woke up from a bad dream and the waking up questioned my being awake at all. When I was about 10 I did an experiment while lying in bed. I pretended I was the bed plus me...then the room, the bed and me...so on until the stars. I was everything at the same time. Both these experiences made an impact upon me.
In my teens I started playing with a concept or a notion that still plays in the back of my mind. Jesus was a man just like I am, so what happened? Later I found buddhism where the same question or idea surfaced, replace Jesus with Buddha. I hope I don't offend anyone in here with these ideas because I have the utmost respect for both men. They showed the way, others have been before them and after them but these are well known. In my teens I was very angry at Jesus and God for not showing me the Way. These beliefs crippled me in a way. Then came Buddha for me, essential for me was that Buddha didn't claim to be the son of God, he was just human. I know there's a whole discussion about this whether or not this is true but what matters is, this concept: every man and woman is able to release himself, to awaken, to be enlightened.

Now I stumbled upon Zen, which according to 1 brilliant book I read, said: Now is all that matters. In fact everything can be said with 1 word: NOW. Hmmm, this is turning into a long story. I'll cut it short.

Lately I manage more and more to live in the now and it's simply wonderfull. Peace, happiness and a sense of well being pervades me. Which makes me wonder is there something else? Is there still a search? I can answer this by saying: if you still need to ask this question Yes.

I have come here to learn and feel. I try to be my avatar, a young innocent puppy who sees life for the first time. There's a whole world to explore.

Regards from,

Marc

0
Your rating: None

Every journey, long or not, starts with a single step

Part of the Action

We remain committed to be on the forefront of what will support life, both in your family and on planet earth. 

 

My interaction with you is an Experiment to further enable this vision to be true, and up to the rhythm that you are a part of the action.  

 

Please contribute to make this vision real.  

With Heart Felt Thanks, Richard Miller.

  

 

Who's online

There are currently 0 users and 8 guests online.