Hello antman,Quote: -metaphysical things, like you always existed and can never die
There is a lot of evidence out there to suggest that people do actually die. For example, both my parents died, I saw it with my own eyes, it was very real. However, a lot of religions believe in 'life after death', which brings people some comfort - we believe that one day we might meet our loved ones again, in a spiritual dimension. Fair enough, it may happen, but no-one knows, or can ever know.Quote: -you can come to know yourself through the breath and body awareness
Mindfulness meditation has been shown to relieve anxiety and promote a sense of well-being in numerous studies. However, meditation is not always recommended for people with mental health disorders and should only be used under medical guidance for this cohort.
"Knowing yourself" is a vague term. You could also claim that you can come to "know yourself" through collecting stamps, baking bread or joining a choir.Quote: -The present moment is the only place where anything can happen
Possibly true, depending on which standpoint in theoretical physics you subscribe to. However, as human beings who are social and who live in a complex organized society, we do need to put some plans in place to make
things happen for us. For example, we need to plan to shop for groceries if we would like to eat dinner tonight. It won't just 'happen'. Living perfectly at peace in every single moment is only realistic if someone does absolutely everything for you, all the time. Which I suppose is how Eckhart lives, since he is a multi-millionaire.
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