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  1. I agree with you, successful people are oriented towards the solution. And if they are in a situation they do not like they commit 100% to get out. That is core to their success. Leo made a video called 27 traits of successful people and he goes into more depth on this topic. The video is really helpful because he has a worksheet in the description where you can rank yourself on how much you live up to these 27 characteristics. But you have to be honest with yourself even if it hurts your ego. Highly reccomend the video and worksheet for you since you seem to care about success.
  2. How much action did you take to study for those maths exams? And was it consistent action or just once in a while? In the post, you say you do not love math so I am assuming: You did not take massive action to prepare and study for your maths exams. Therefore, you did not take responsibility. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail I think from my own life that I've always had a strong thirst for learning in general. Even if there is a subject I dislike, I can "trick" myself into liking it by staying open minded and focus on whatever the subject has to offer. Then, when I improve my understanding, my level of motivation skyrockets. Then It's like: Hey, this subject is not that bad afterall. What was I thinking? My advice would be to try to see the beauty of mathematics. Why is math fascinating? Why is math useful? Why are we learning about math? What do I like to study in math? Change your mindset about math is what I'm saying in a nutshell
  3. You can't really have good times without bad times. They are two sides of the same coin. Reality is inclusive meaning it includes everything so you are not excluded from bad times on the relative personal level. Bad times come and go, but they never go away completely, see. But to end this whole dilemma, you have to go meta on this notion of good and bad. Who is saying there are good and bad times to begin with? Are good times and bad times existentially true or are they concepts of your mind? Contemplate your notion of good and bad until they vanish. Then, you will understand reality at a deeper level and that IN FACT, there are no good nor bad. Reality just IS! Understand this and you will break free.
  4. I think your ideas for video games are kind of cool. Like getting insights from playing a video game which is sort of a simulator for real life. That is a great idea and btw I would LOVE to play that game. That sounds like a lot of fun, but also it would give you a sufficient return for the investment of time and energy put into the game. Most games give you achievements like a new camo or a prestigious status within the game for completing missions and achieving certain goals, but getting insights instead that are valuable and translate onto real life that would be kind of cool. Sort of like a new SIMS in a sense where you are in this matrix and you live with a family where they behave in all sorts of unconscious ways and you have to get outside of the matrix lol.
  5. Meditation's core function is to grow your awareness. This means becoming aware of how reality functions at a being-level. In achieving that, I am a bit skeptical about whether meditating on a passage could work. Because when you meditate on a passage, you are essentially saying a phrase and that phrase contains words. Words are symbols with meaning, but that meaning is an illusion that simply adds to your structure of beliefs. So it does not really get you closer to awareness over reality, but more intrenched or locked in with a perspective. The best approach for that is to drop all beliefs, passages and ideas and just sit. Just sit and be aware. From that approach, you can become aware of what reality actually IS at the existential/being level. You don't get that by repeating a bunch of stories, but more by being the truth itself. So I would say you should simply keep using the technique you're using currently and expect to see some extraordinary results down the line if you stay consistent. The bigger problem that technique is discipline and consistency. How often you meditate matters more than any technique ever will.
  6. So what you are saying is because of the third law of thermodynamics, nothingness or the void cannot exist in absolute terms. It is nonsense as you says. Because everything is in motion - no temperature can mathematically and literally hit zero. This implies constant movement for what the universe is made up of which is atoms and molecules. This sort of thinking implies that you believe nothingness to be some sort of absolute thing and that the absolute is pure stillness. And it cannot exist because well, nothing ever goes to zero. The truest thing we have is movement according to what you say. Correct me if I'm wrong. I would, however, like for you to reevaluate that assumption that nothingness or the void cannot exist. Who says nothingness cannot exist? Have you ever had an experience of true nothingness? There are insights that can be grasped that are outside of the rational paradigm. They are paradoxical in nature, but they are certainly out there. And that includes the insight that reality is NOT made up of matter, energy, molecules, atoms, but NOTHING. Literally nothing. It is unbelievable. Nothingness is what is left when you remove all of the ideas and concepts and you are left with raw reality. But to understand this, you need to do an empirical investigation. This means using your senses, including vision, taste, touch, feeling, etc to enquire into the truth of existence. No one can do that for you, but yourself. Get outside of your rational mind and you might glimpse nothingness. It's right under your nose!
  7. Self sabotage happens because we have certain limiting beliefs regarding what we think we can achieve. It is linked to our self concept. When you achieve more and be more than your identity allows, self sabotage kicks in gear to prevent you from the emotional discomfort of reality not matching your expectations. I think being aware of this mechanism really helps, seeing how it functions in your case. Maybe certain thoughts trigger the self sabotage? Maybe it is a subtle emotional resistance? Something along those lines. Try to notice it as the self sabotage as you are doing it. High awareness and unhealthy/unproductive behaviour like self sabotage can't really co exist. But to become aware, meditate daily.
  8. Approval (to an extend) still a massive people pleaser though. This will take many years for me to weed out. The intense anger I had from 5-15 -- I almost never get angry anymore even when people disrespect and or humiliate me. My self-judgement (to an extend). It'll never truly go away completely. Self-sabotage: I am more aware of it and I know how to not sabotage myself when building new habits. Took 2 years for me to really let go of self sabotage.
  9. Motivation comes and goes. But great values, morals and self discipline stay with you once they're cultivated. Ground yourself in these things and you won't really need much motivation to complete your higher consciousness activities.
  10. If you have red the book mastery by George Leonard you know that on every journey there are plateaus. In this context, this means that there will be periods -- short or long -- where you are not going to see any deepening of understanding in terms of what you are contemplating. Realistically, you are going to deepen your understanding of the questions you contemplate over time, but the deeper understanding comes in short elevated bursts. If you are not seeing results, it might just mean that you are on a plateau and that is part of the process. Or it could mean that you are using an ineffective technique which could be improved. The second option is almost part of the explanation for lack of results, but finding the right technique that matches your strengths, personality-type, preferences comes with consistent action. Remember, you are in it for the long haul, keep at it and always focus on the process, not just them juicy results
  11. I have tried, but I think people interpret it as me saying "you are not good enough as you are" and they shy away. Typical ego defense mechanism. And they almost never listen. But if they do, they just watch one video and that's it. The lesson I got from it is that ignorance is a very strong force -- and if it is that strong in others, It's probably just as dominant within me.
  12. In one word my biggest fear is probably experiencing a deep feeling of inadequicy as a result of abandonnent. A lot of my actions are motivated to prevent this feeling from resurfacing. Basically, all my actions. I deal with this fear by allowing it and experiencing it. It's a slow and grueling process, but I feel like I'm not as afraid anymore. Meditation has helped a lot.
  13. If you were playing a game like Fall Out 4, you wouldn't spend all of your time reading the manual. You would simply get started and play the game, see what works, what does not work, adjust, improve. The same here; it is not that you are lacking the method.. It's that the method comes to you as a result of right action. Action --> know-how. No one can tell you how to accurately question your own beliefs. This is where taking responsibility is crucial. If you want to become better at questioning your beliefs, set aside 10 minutes per day to do so. You probably want to start off dismantling non-threatening beliefs. If you are a muslim, in the beginning, questioning your belief in the Quran and muhammad the prophet is probably not sustainable.
  14. If I were you, I'd do the following: 1) Break the task of writing the application into smaller steps. If it is a big project, it doesn't help to visualize yourself completing the whole thing at once. Much better to break it up into smaller pieces and work your way up. 2) Visualize the process of writing the application; contemplate how the structure shall look and maybe go research all the common elements that good applications have to give you an abstract idea of how you can apply these elements to your case. Good luck
  15. My ultimate abstract objective is to die with no regrets. And the way I try to actualize this goal is by listening to self help videos and try to understand my ego and its deceptive nature. I understand that the ego is a tricky bastard and some of the wants I have are neurotic, where as others come from my higher self. My strategy is to sort out the authentic from the shit and make my life as much about what is authentic and true to me as possible. Whatever that means 10-20 years down the road, I still don't know, but I am working on it. Recently, for instance, I discovered that one of my neurotic desires was to become fit, where as an authentic desire I have is the desire for truth. I want to understand reality at an existential level and that hinted that I should take my meditation/self inquiry more seriously. So I am constantly adapting my concrete goals and lifestyle to match. Another authentic desire I have is a desire to impact others through music, writing, speaking at the moment. Hope that answered the question