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  1. "Hey cool, a lighthearted thread that hasn't been locked yet. I might check this out" "Let's see here..." "I'm perfectly happy to have insects in my house and make no effort to get rid of them. They do seem to be crawling on my screen though. I know, I'll ask the webpage owners to change their webpage..." "Damn that person's lazy. And kind of gross to allow insects in their home" "Wait a minute, I have insects in my home too. Aren't I being really judgemental? After all, what if they have an illness that makes it hard to clean their place, or live in another country, or they're at a higher level of development than me and they don't go around murdering every insect they find. Also, maybe other people have this problem too and they're being a considerate member of their community by sharing a useful suggestion". "I wonder how guilty I should feel for judging this person" "Go easy on yourself, Dan. Remember, the survival drive is insanely strong and pretty much everything we do comes from that" "I bet someone on the forum says something about me needing to realise that I *am* the other person, or that I'm God or whatever. Typical" "I wanted to ask whether the universe could suddenly turn into a piece of cheese but wasn't sure if it was a good enough question" "I'm hungry"
  2. @AlwaysJoggin thinking of you.
  3. @Eren Eeager I'm really glad that you asked this question. I'm really glad that this discussion is taking place and I think it is a great credit to Leo and his community that we can come here and have this discussion try to understand what is going on.
  4. Can we identify any other factors that might have given rise to the riots, albeit in less obvious ways? For example: - Heightened national fear, leading to anger and unrest in general, due to the pandemic and how it's been reported and dealt with - The emergence of stage red aspects of society at this time - Many of the president's comments and actions being characterised as racist - A rise in cortisol levels among people as the weather gets warmer at this time of year Please take the above suggestions lightly, I'm sorry if they're not accurate and by all means suggest better ones. I'm no expert on American social or political issues.
  5. @from chaos into self are you aware of the website 7cups.com? Listeners aren't qualified so it is not a substitute for therapy however it can benefit those who just want someone to talk to. I am also a hermit and often have takeaway food so COVID hasn't affected my lifestyle yet. I keep trying to work out how the virus and governments' reactions to it will impact society. I'm also trying to work out how best I can help my community. If I can drag myself over to the chair by the window and do some contemplation, who knows maybe I'll think of something.
  6. We all used to be this kid. He's scared.
  7. Thanks @mmKay You guys are teaching the rest of the world valuable lessons through your experiences.
  8. @mmKay can people leave home to buy food?
  9. @Serotoninluv I like your stance here.
  10. The forum has a purpose and requires moderation to keep discussions in line with that purpose. Without the forum, it's harder for the website to survive. No website. No cloud. No server. No warehouse somewhere. The land becomes pasture again. Pasture occupied by cattle.
  11. What a wonderful message
  12. "Well Mr. God, what brings you to therapy? Impotence? Fear of abandonment? Do the other kids make fun of you?" In all seriousness, it sounds as though the therapist could have done better by asking more about your own experience rather than speaking from, we presume, hers although this is only my second-hand impression. She may have picked up on your use of the word "should".
  13. I hardly ever feel happy. I'm relatively content though. I don't feel like every day is a battle. I try to find a balance between putting in enough effort that I get some satisfaction and security but not so much effort that I burn out.
  14. Ralston did a video on sleep a couple of days ago. I don't know if it directly gives the answer you're looking for; it's patently contemplative in nature but as such I suppose it might help.
  15. J: And... we're live Leo Gura. How are you sir? L: I'm pretty good thanks. J:You haven't done many podcasts have you? L: I've been saving myself for you Joe J: OK so there's no pressure... if we fuck this up (joking) you'll just never do another podcast L: (More sarcasm) Yeah but I can cross it off my bucket list J: You can absolutely J: Your channel is unusual. Can I say that? I think I can say that. L: It is unusual. J: I've watched a fair few of your videos and there are some very, very controversial statements in there. L: (explains history of A.org making comparisons with more mainstream self-help, meditation, enlightenment.) Cue psychedelics discussion. Joe asks plenty of skeptical questions. Leo responds, with plenty of caveats and fundamentals, e.g. they both acknowledge that you can't just tell a religious person to drop their faith, or an atheist to consider nonduality. Leo may or may not smoke some bud. Politics. Dating. UFOs. Boom.
  16. Porn, chocolate, processed food, longevity, comfort, money, heat, sight, clothes, the economy, vegetables, war, pain, the sun, YouTube, refrigerators, condoms and tennis rackets for starters.
  17. If we opt for a large doner kebab with no salad, covered in tomato sauce, we'll likely be consuming a ton of processed red meat, fat and salt covered in chemicals, all of which are generally considered not the best choices for a healthy body. If we want our bodies to get essential nutrients then the meal as a whole must be balanced which requires paying attention to what we have with the kebab as well. I guess we could enjoy a doner kebab occasionally and eat well the rest of the time and maybe we'd "get away with it" although fast food can be addictive. If we're going to have kebabs, a healither option might be a shish, which is whole cuts of grilled meat, with a generous quantity and variety of fresh salad and either no sauce, or home-made chilli sauce depending on its ingredients.
  18. There are lots of restaurants in town. You chose to eat at Mario's because you think he makes great meatballs. However you don't like the sauce he puts on them. You find it very spicy and you're not keen on very spicy things. You reserve a table at the restaurant and use it to talk about your own feelings about how spicy the meatballs are. Mario hears your discussion. Instead of throwing you out, he lets you stay there and also gives you a tip on how to make great meatballs of your very own. You don't like the way Mario talked when he gave you the tip. You thought it was kind of direct. Mario's business is booming. He continues to improve his meatball recipe even though they're frequently considered the best in town. Mario loves sharing meatball tips with people and there's actually a queue of people seeking his advice, many of whom would reward him for it. He helps almost all of them free of charge, even responding to comments during his holidays. That said, I think I might also like to see Leo communicate in a more agreeable manner at times if he feels capable of or curious about doing so. This is just a humble personal thought/wonder.
  19. I agree. Rap sometimes indicates aggressive cultures. Does that mean we should target it like circling vultures? Stage red's a necessary level of development. Rhymes give poor kids a rare chance to be eloquent. Every community has a type of music; maybe our immunity lies in how we use it. What should they listen to instead? Psychos turn on classic then go kick someone in the head. While we're here, can someone answer this as a favour: can a person go through red without culture influencing their behaviour?
  20. @Haloman if you never felt hungry, how would you know when to eat?
  21. I enjoy using Instagram to share photos.
  22. If we tweak the wording a bit, we get: I do all my work to escape my "self". I don't believe in looking into your "self". If you do this, you just discover a lot of shit. I think what we should do is throw ourselves out of ourselves. The truth is not deep in our "selves". The truth is here right now. I'm not massively keen on the word "escape" either but you get the idea
  23. Why would you give someone advice?