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mike_field

Vital Football Legend
#41
I'm not big on podcasts - especially as my earphones are bust at the moment, but never heard Coxy approach the topic. You got a link as I'm sure others would appreciate it Col.
 

mike_field

Vital Football Legend
#44
Cheers Col - I'm sure others will like and when I get new headphones, hopefully I'll remember they are here as do like Cox. Simple, sensible but normal.
 

BodyButter

Vital Football Legend
#45
Is anyone here into Eckhart Tolle? I just watched a video of someone else talking about Tolle and his thing of watching your own thoughts as an external observer, recognising that you are not your thoughts. Trying to get my head around that. I get the concept but it might take a while to get the practice of observing my own thoughts and not trying to make jokes about them.

 

Stephen Jay Hawkings

Vital Champions League
#46
I'll have a look at that later but I do get the concept, mainly from looking into cognitive behavioural therapy and meditation techniques.

I'm no good at meditation, but CBT is a wonderful thing and proves that thoughts, especially negative ones are just like pieces of junk swirling in your mind and should be disposed of.
 

Pride of Lions

Vital Football Legend
#47
Just as you thought it was relatively safe, we have this;

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/people-who-live-near-parks-should-be-taxed-more-165622405.html

Yes, a 'Thinktank' is now suggesting people who live near parks should be taxed more, together with the NHS being given a role in maintaining parks.

I thought the NHS had got enough on their collective plates......

I think this 'thinktank' needs to go for a long, quiet lay down in a darkened room.
 

mike_field

Vital Football Legend
#48
Just as you thought it was relatively safe, we have this;

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/people-who-live-near-parks-should-be-taxed-more-165622405.html

Yes, a 'Thinktank' is now suggesting people who live near parks should be taxed more, together with the NHS being given a role in maintaining parks.

I thought the NHS had got enough on their collective plates......

I think this 'thinktank' needs to go for a long, quiet lay down in a darkened room.
And if you don't pay said tax, will you be barred from using them?

More importantly the NHS tie on, I'm sure everyone would be up for an afternoon of weeding and picking up dogshit after their 36hr straight shift.
 

BodyButter

Vital Football Legend
#49
Thinktanks tend to throw ideas into the public domain which are in line with what their donors would like to hear. They aren't fully formed or actionable ideas. They are vague ideas which sound good (to certain ears).

There is some logic to what they are saying. Parks are public facilities but we don't all have equal access to them. Those who live near parks benefit from said parks.
 

BodyButter

Vital Football Legend
#50
I noticed my Amazon Echo and it made me think of Jeff Bezos. I thought about how smug he always looks in photos and then I wondered how smug I'd look if I was the richest man in the world. I'm now surprised how he doesn't look more smug in photos.
 

kefkat

Vital Football Legend
#52
Is anyone here into Eckhart Tolle? I just watched a video of someone else talking about Tolle and his thing of watching your own thoughts as an external observer, recognising that you are not your thoughts. Trying to get my head around that. I get the concept but it might take a while to get the practice of observing my own thoughts and not trying to make jokes about them.


Yeah Eckhart Tolle I was led to listening to alot, after David passed. I also used to also listen to Fr Richard Rohr who I was also introduced too who helped me make sense of my Christian faith which is NOT mainstream.

If you don't want to read about Fr Richard though I hope you do as he is worth listening too, then skip to the end as there is a list of other non dual speakers.

He advocates Eckhart and actually wrote to him thanking him for his work in bringing the secular side of Christianity out.

The original Christian message that you find truths and truthes in is called mysticism.

When Henry 8th pulled the Reformation he basically f*ked up the original Christian message.

Fr Richard is a Franciscan Monk which is an order off the R.C. put your prejudices to one side a minute please

The Franciscan monks like all the orders off are not like main steam catholics in their beliefs. They live a life of little. Like the Dominicans and Jesuits of which this Pope is one.

Up until this Pope Fr Richard was always in trouble with Rome for his views. He married the first guy couple in the U.S is just one example of his liberalism

Fr Richard faith is in the pre Reformation times and is about the inner life, mysticism which the desert fathers and mystics followed.

His message is in brief all entwined which is what I believe and the Bible is mainly metaphor. Not meant to be read literally. I might do a post on this at some stage as he is really interesting which is a blessed relief and sits a long side my personal beliefs

He has enabled me to feel comfortable with my spiritual life

Anyway from Eckhart Tolle here is a list of other speakers on non duality. Some are very hard-core

Rupert Spira - gentle enough

These below are very blunt and hardcore. Most people push back against their message. However it's taking what you will, coming back to them. I've learnt how to incorporate them with all. It's not a microwave meal these below

Kenneth Maddon
Tony Parsons
Jim Newman
Tim Cliss
 

wittonite

I speak from a point of total ignorance
#53
Just as you thought it was relatively safe, we have this;

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/people-who-live-near-parks-should-be-taxed-more-165622405.html

Yes, a 'Thinktank' is now suggesting people who live near parks should be taxed more, together with the NHS being given a role in maintaining parks.

I thought the NHS had got enough on their collective plates......

I think this 'thinktank' needs to go for a long, quiet lay down in a darkened room.
Yes mate agree.
That shit cropped up during the last election campaign, along side proposals to increase your council tax if you had a garden over a certain size, or a good view.
 

BodyButter

Vital Football Legend
#54
Here's a great one. The Germans saw the British as the aggressors in WW2. Britain declared war on Germany. Britain started bombing German cities (attempting to bomb German factories and missing). The Germans offered Britain peace in 1940 but Britain refused it so the Germans felt they had no choice to but force Britain's hand into the Battle of Britain after which (when Germany won) the British would have had to accept peace.

That's a different story from how I learned it in school.
 

BodyButter

Vital Football Legend
#55
You know the way most subjects at university have "the textbook", the one textbook which is pretty much the bible for that subject? I'm wondering what "the textbook" is for political science or even where I could find out what it is. I know @thefear studied political science but it was a little while ago.
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
#56
You know the way most subjects at university have "the textbook", the one textbook which is pretty much the bible for that subject? I'm wondering what "the textbook" is for political science or even where I could find out what it is. I know @thefear studied political science but it was a little while ago.
Yeah, mine was Government and Politics, and was a really wide subject area (you chose what to specialise in) including USA and Russian political history, police and criminal justice, british central government, and so on. There wasn't a core book for it.