Damir Elezi

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About Damir Elezi

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  1. @Wasem Wow I honestly didn't think that any Iraqis cared about stuff like meditation, or even heard of that guess I was pretty prejudiced there, thank you for broadening my horizon
  2. @Wasem May I ask how you found this channel and personal development in general?
  3. @YaNanNallari Alright, then I'll see what's waiting for me on the path, thanks a lot
  4. Seneca, Epicurus, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Marx, Camus
  5. @YaNanNallari How exactly do I improve my lovingness? I mean, will stuff like metta meditation actually help me make friends? You got some first hand experience with this?
  6. @Wasem I'm from Germany and even here I find it kinda hard, can't imagine how it is in a country like Iraq, with a lot of problems within society and a high degree of religious indoctrination. I'll try some stuff out. In the end, meeting other people with your level of consciousness and connecting with them is the purpose of forums like these right?
  7. @smd Thank you for the great advice, I will definitely check this out! And being a hermit doesn't sound bad to me as long as you're okay with it your job situation sounds pretty bad, why don't you quit it as well and look for something that doesn't consume you as much?
  8. Hello you wonderful people out there, I hope you're having a great day. I'm sure there are tons of posts on here already talking about this topic, but I want to adress this again specifically for my case because I am a very selfish motherfucker One thing I noticed lately is that I actually seem very lonely. I must have been lonely for years now, but I didn't quite notice it consciously. I was so involved in my own ambitions, dreams, plans, routines, duties, chores and thoughts in general that I took the general melancholy connected to being alone as proof that "I don't work enough!", felt bad about that and either threw myself into work, or, if I lacked motivation, numbed myself with porn and youtube videos (which is actually pretty much how I found Leo's channel to be honest - I guess good things can come out of that too) I have been home alone for the last 3 days with not a lot to do, didn't really talk to anyone and I felt like shit. Today, after meditating for a longer time than usual and practicing some mindfulness, I could manage to look at that pain objectively without reacting to it (just for some moments) and noticed that I deeply lack other people who I can connect to. I just met some friends I didn't see in a while and it literally feels like a PHYSICAL need has been fulfilled. I never felt like this, always considered myself an introvert. I feel that most of my friendships and relationships to other people are superficial and I don't really connect to people on a deeper level, which is why I am not really motivated to spend a lot of time with them. This is the case firstly because most of my friends don't really share my interests, secondly because I simply don't have that many people in my life. I want to find people who are passionate about stuff that I am passionate about, which is mainly Hip Hop music, Personal Development and Philosophy. Do you have any practical tips for me on how to find people like these? I mean should I actually go on the street and chat people up until there is a "match" or is there a better alternative? What do you think? Thank you all in advance
  9. Everything can potentially be very enjoyable. I think it's just that if people are kinda forced to do something day after day, they won't like it, no matter what it is. That's why imo it's important to find a job, that is challenging, incorporates you're greatest values and strengths and is not too monotone - that is, if you want your job to be a strong source of fulfilment. However, as many people said, you don't necessarily need anything to be happy.
  10. @Jonson What you're describing is pretty much a communist utopia. Everybody has what he needs, machines do the hard work, people have time to do whatever they want. I used to believe in that a lot and I still believe we would have the resources and knowhow THEORETICALLY, but practically right now it doesn't work, because for this humans have to 1) Work together and have the same goals (which is practically impossible) 2) Get rid of cultural and psychological differences (which is practically impossible) 3) Be at a very high state of consciousness 4) Solve all other problems we face as the human race, which is a hard enough struggle already. I like to be optimistic though and believe that we might achieve such a state in another 1000 years or so.
  11. @eskwire If you need help or advice, I'll be happy to help you out as far as I can
  12. I just worked a little bit on my own limiting beliefs and mindsets and reflected on what my life has been like the couple of years since I first heard of Personal Development and actualized.org. I feel like I am still at the beginning of it all, but right now I feel amazing. It feels like I finally know what the fuck I'm doing, like I know my direction in this world. I have grown so much already just by doing the most simple things. I have overcome some anxieties and problems that have been bugging me a lot in the past and I just now noticed how far I have come and how lucky I am to be in such a place. I just wanted to thank you all. No really, everyone who reads this. Everyone on this forum who is into self actualization, everyone who has the courage to step outside the box, if only for a minute, everyone who has some kind words and advice to other people pursuing a similar path. People like you all have improved my life more than anything else, to the point where I can start to appreciate even the things that harm me. I want to thank Leo for putting all these videos out and making this forum, you have literally changed my life man and I didn't even see you in real life for once in my life and I probably never will. It's so amazing. I don't know if I'm in some kind of emotional high right now but I felt like spreading some love. And to anyone who is reading this who is feeling desperate or suffers in any kind of way at the moment - don't worry too much. There is always somebody to help you, always some way to get through. If you really look, really want a solution, you will find it. I truly believe in you, no matter who you are. Because I believe that anybody has the potential to create the life he/she wants - in fact everybody does create the life he/she wants anyway, either consciously or not. You are a powerful being, my friend. Keep your head up and just keep working on yourself. Thank you everything, I love you
  13. @onedude it has a great impact on discipline and gets you awake instantly. Great way to start the day if you ask me
  14. @Michael569 thanks bro I quite frequently get the feeling that I don't do enough. Your comment motivated me
  15. I also noticed that many of my problems come down to this issue, this man pretty much lined it out pretty good. I didn't really choose yet if I want to be exceptional in one field or have a balanced life, but I think I'd prefer being balanced. I mean what good brings being exceptional at one field but sucking at all other fields? In the end I think it'd feel like a waste of time to me, because I didn't experience the richness of life and didn't become comfortable in a lot of fields. But still there is something in me that wants to specialize on one or maybe two things, which I can concentrate on MAINLY. But what this is really varies, my mind often jumps from this to that in terms of focus. There is more contemplation necessary I guess.