Mirror of Confusion

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  1. I was born in Würzburg :-). But now living in Magdeburg.
  2. @Girzo I came back from a vipassana course 2 weeks ago and just knew that I will be doing kriya yoga from now on. Vipassana is a mighty technique but you have to invest a lot of time and the benefits compared to kriya are rather small. I asked a practitioner who came to the course for the last 10 years at least twice a year and I asked him if somebody got enlightened here and he just laughed my question away and said “this takes lifetimes“. @DEV I also had a small ego backlash. Mainly craving unhealthy sugary food and porn. The benefits are that I see my emotions way more objectively (detached) since then. Nonetheless I would recommend it to everyone who wants to know him or herself better and who wants to improve their personality.
  3. I just quitted my 9-5 job today. It was a quite relaxed job in the social sector in Germany but it was often boring office stuff and highly bureaucratic - I didn't see my future there. Also like @Shiva I didn't enjoy the lifestyle being secure and predictable. The new plan is going to India in December and do a Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Of course it is a high risk move but it gets me excited all the way :-). So you get my view on massive changes ;-). Do it as long as you are young because often older people regret it when they had the chance to get out of theit comfort zone life. Now is the time to to change something - not later.
  4. Why do you need a right to live? You just live! You have no more rights than anybody or anything else to live and vice versa.
  5. @Leo Gura A video on Ego Backlashes (recognize them as such) and how to deal with them would be interesting.
  6. Mark Hyman says sth. different than Dr. Greger how says sth. different than Max Lugavere who says sth. different than Dr. Morse. Here we are again. Everybody has to see for him/herself what works and what works not. But it's beneficial to compare the information nonetheless.
  7. @Sockrattes I recently read an article about a guy who shared his insights after 4300 hours of meditation and one paragraph stuck with me: "The only thing we can control is our attention We can’t control the external circumstances of the world. We can’t control our bodies. We can’t control our thoughts. We can’t control our emotions. Everything that happens to us, and that we do, is the result of our unconscious mind reacting, and to circumstances arising in order to invoke reactions from our unconscious mind. The only thing we have control over is where we place our attention. This is because the only thing that really exists is our attention, and it’s what we are. By directing our attention to the core of our delusion, we can use it to untie the knots of delusion which bind us, and free ourselves from this self-imposed prison of suffering." https://medium.com/gethealthy/what-4-300-hours-of-meditation-has-taught-me-51ad3440149e
  8. Here is the Worksheet she is speaking of: http://thework.com/sites/thework/downloads/worksheets/JudgeYourNeighbor_Worksheet.pdf Try it with you family members and other people you think that give a shit about you. You can also attain in a 10 day Vipassana course. I mean - you can try everything - why not?
  9. I guess many of your questions could be answered in this video: Also her book loving "Loving what is" could be the real deal for you, because your thoughts seem to be really messy and she (Katie) shows you how to see reality as it is.
  10. What about how there are nuances between existence and non-existence (or thoughts that navigate the perception from non existence to existence)? For example: 1. My hand on the one side is 100% real and existent 2. Some kind of middleman exists in my head (pool of concepts and believes) that moves the perception to the back of the hand (thought/concept navigates me to 100% existence) 3. And then there are thoughts that don't lead the perception to real things (like: I think there is a ghost in my closet - I have a look and there is no ghost in it -> navigating to 0% existence) So the different nuances would be: Front hand > back hand > ghost in the closet
  11. @Nahm Wow thank you Nahm aka myself aka nobody. That was kind of an eye opener. I try to let that sink in and contemplate it.
  12. Lol even perceiving the world in 3D is a concept. I mean actually I do not know if my hand has a backside until i turn it around. Actually there is just one dimension to be perceived - like a movie on a screen.
  13. I try! Nonetheless the talk is funny. We could go on in this circle for hours - like usual in this forum. But let's just stare at our hands :-D. One more question: Why are we writing in this forum?
  14. What is right and what is wrong? It is the perspective I actually have so how can it be wrong? Also you are argumenting with sense. So you believe that things should make sense? Could be a believe my friend ;-)