Did not see your post until just now. Quite frankly, "something else to let go of" is very much to the point. It is not saying don't ask questions or do not talk about your experiences, it is not saying that to ask for reassurance is bragging nor is it saying that one is stupid, but it is pointing to the fundamental point that it is all too easy to get caught up in the "experience" and the wanting of the "experience."octathlon wrote:How about letting go of posting the "something else to let go of" quote whenever someone asks a question about their experience? Speaking for those of us who don't have access to a teacher, when we are dealing with new experiences as a result of our practice, the message is that we're not going to get any help here either and we shouldn't ask. That quote is criticising them as either bragging or stupid, when I think many times people are trying to get a little reassurance that what is happening is normal, or how they should deal with what can be quite unsettling experiences.
Nothing to forgive. I think you were feeling a bit frustrated, and it can be frustrating trying to sort all this out, especially when it is so new. Just be gentle with yourself and with your practice.householder wrote:Ok thanks both, will carry on. Sorry to criticise tilt and I ask for your forgiveness for the harsh speech.
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