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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 15th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I know. I had a similar sensation listening to a recording of the American poet Walt Whitman, made in 1890. In that case, the ghostliness had to do with the distance from my present. And, come to think of it, the same goes for hearing my own voice from a relatively recent yet emotionally far off past.
From: e4q Date: April 15th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i have this a lot now, but in a good way. since i started meditating seriously, what must be getting on for five years ago, now, i have been widening the gap between reactivity and response. it wasn't immediate, or immediately identifiable, what i was doing - something felt better, so i carried on - but eventually it became a very conscious project. a lot of time i am not the me of the past nor the me of the future, but i am a me who can watch similar patterns coming into being, sometimes i just do the same thing, but i am watching, and sometimes i do things differently. the simple act of awareness is so radical, i am often stunned by it.
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