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  1. I agree that "feeling stuck" or bored, or even overly satisfied is probably a common enough hurdle in personal growth. 

    I myself, sometimes wonder whether to push ahead with something if I don't feel quite right about it, or to wait. And of course, EVERYONE will give advice on this, sometimes, if not ALMOST ALWAYS with an undue amount of conviction!

    Eventually one learns how to negotiate with oneself and think strategically, taking into account the hesitation and enquiring into what it might mean. Such work makes for fantastic pseudo-procrastination because it sometimes pays off, i.e. a new, more helpful perspective can be found with the right kind of focus (by the way, this kind of patient self-reflection can appear almost as genius by those who rarely take the time to do it - they simply cannot figure out how you made the jump through perspectival hyperspace, the answer being that you've spent your whole life working on your internal navicomputer). Where was I?

    Oh yes, I think Leo has probably already covered this topic throughout his videos in some shape or form but due to the multitude of ways in which people can feel stuck and, human as we are, the fact that each time will feel like a new time, I would agree that it could be worth a video.

    I actually don't have a good feel for the extent to which the topic has already been covered. That would need reviewing first. 



  2. Hi Ivonne

    What I'm hearing is that you have some doubt about what you really want to do next. My thoughts on that are:

    1. What are the reasons that you're having these doubts? Lack of interest? Tiredness? Lack of finances?

    2. What's the alternative? And I mean that seriously. The alternative might be counter-intuitive. Maybe you just want to relax for a while or do something that sounds silly or irrational.

    3. Do you care what anyone else thinks? Family, a partner, your friends, society? 

     Well, that's it from me. I'm afraid I often tend to respond to questions by asking a load more questions. Not everybody appreciates that kind of approach but who knows, maybe it'll help.

  3. I tested this yesterday. I walked up to an animal and asked if it was enlightened and it didn't say yes. Come to think of it, it didn't say no either.

    Keep in mind that if you yourself are not enlightened, then you don't actually know what you mean when you ask the question

    What we're actually doing here when we ask these questions isn't what we think we're doing.

    And we're not what we think we are. Nothing is what we think it is.

    Or should that be "Nothing isn't what we think it is"?

    I like the answer from the person who said not to confuse the lowest stage (which isn't animals but never mind) with the highest stage (perhaps there isn't actually a stage but nevermind).

    I'm going to try a follow-on question:

    "Is what I think I am, and what I think animals are, a subcomponent of enlightenment, in other words, a finitude within the infinite?"

    That is certainly my experience :) Hahaha 



  4. Cepzeu I wonder if it would be worth taking a look at everything that happened in the hours, days, weeks, months and years leading up to that moment, particularly in terms of any psychological progress that might have preceded it.

    I make this suggestion as a humble fool, who knows nothing about how a person on the spiritual path should best integrate or respond to such an experience, if indeed, there is any response to be recommended.