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  1. Hey man this looks pretty dope! Thanks for taking the time to make something like this. Excited to try it out
  2. Another perspective of viewing this is that you are going through waves of consciousness. Sometimes you'll feel connected and aware of everything. You'll feel like you're growing and learning and maybe even enlightened. Other times you'll feel lost and unconcious. Allow yourself to be where you are in this wave at this moment. Not much else you can do. And know that the waves will keep going. With every low comes a high and vice versa. Don't need to overthink your position or whether you know enough or how much you've grown etc. This is all just mental games. Be as you are now
  3. Well in the moment after you've daydreamed you now are aware that you daydreamed in this moment. So the experience of the (no awareness) is within awareness right now. It's the same with sleeping every night. It's not that awareness disappeared but you are aware right now spinning a story of how you were unaware for a time. Never are you actually unaware, that would be a direct contradiction to your ability to even say that. It's tricky but ultimately everything is resting in awareness at this moment. There is never an unaware moment. There is only now where you are aware of X . X being anything at all including the story you spin about your entire past and moments of supposed "unawareness"
  4. @levani Leo's not wrong. That is not in depth real kriya. But it's definitely a great meditation nonetheless. Agreed with what @Thought Art said. If this is your first time with kriya or yoga in general start small. Big jumps into complex routines will leave you energetically very flustered and can throw you off completely. Sadhgurus stuff might not give you God realization but it will feel really good and can clean your energies up! Even the simplest of yoga asanas/pranayamas can be incredibly transformative to a person who is mindfully moving and breathing with a sense of gratitude and love in the heart. Yoga is 90% how you do it 10% what you're doing. If youre just getting started, I recommend building a Hatha yoga practice first. YouTube videos will be just fine for that. Then start some basic pranayamas and build to a full kriya routine. Also agree with @Eren Eeager santata gamanas books are great. No nonsense straight to the ultimate point of why one should do kriya and some powerful practices to get you started.
  5. I like this response but have to ask for some elaboration. Let's say you are attempting to focus on the breath. I understand that letting go of distracting thoughts and stimuli that attempt to grab your attention is important here. Mainly achieved through disidenification with thoughts and the mind. This certainly increases focus on the breath, but isn't there an initial effort required to go to the breath in the first place? And to stay there? Otherwise the focus just naturally shifts to whatever grabs it most. For example you see a beautiful woman and naturally your focus shifts there. If there's a truly emptied body mind then there would be no particular object of focus and this turns into awareness now doesn't it? So how is focus different from awareness?
  6. How would you separately define attention vs awareness? Yes that is true to my experience as well. Anything that is focused on will ultimately start to fractal into more distinctions. However subtle it may be. Pretty amazing. A cool meditation I've been doing is just starring at a single object like a rock for about 10 minutes and trying not to let my focus shift. It's a curious investigative type of attention. Naturally you'll start to notice more and more and more distinctions in the rock. Certain patterns, shades, markings, edges, colorings, etc. At first it feels like these are already there and you're just becoming aware of them now. But after a while. Sometimes in as short of a timespan as 5 mins you can become conscious of how you are in fact creating these distinctions not only on the rock but in all of reality. Pretty crazy
  7. Great video thank you. Especially like the part about paradox of focus in meditation. Are you the video creator?
  8. I have definitely had the same thought but I agree with Sir Valdimir to a certain extent. I think people becoming educated about psychedelics is great and theres no reason not to suggest to offer some resources you've found helpful and interesting. But it's got to be their own choice and their own journey to decide they want to do it. Making it into a persuasive manipulative act even in the slightest way will not end well or bring about the healing people need. You can't force someone to change they have to decide to do it themselves. Same goes with spiritual healing in all ways including through psychedelic therapy. You can however offer resourses, videos /etc they may find interesting and help to spark an interest. Another idea is to start a lot smaller. Try watching some ram dass lectures together (or anybody else you like), try meditation nights once a week, try yoga sessions together (yoga with Adriene is great for all ages and levels), maybe even schedule a retreat for a week with the family (I went on one in Thailand with my father and it really brought us closer and opened him to spirituality). Then after a lot of that maybe see if they seem to fancy the idea of psychedelics.
  9. Focus seems to be a very important part of spiritual practices. "Focus on the breath. Focus on bodily sensations. Focus on your third eye. Focus on nothingness. Focus on impermanence. Focus on your fleeting thoughts. Focus on energy/prana running up the spine." The list continues, and thus I think it's important to really define: what is focus? I recently had a shrooms trip where I experienced pure insanity. In the sense that I could not focus on anything because nothing was staying still. Everything was morphing from my visuals and sounds - to my thoughts- to my body -to my sense of self and even my breath. The one thing I thought I would always have. And it wasn't necessarily gone but the power of all the ever changing stimuli i was experiencing left me without a ground, without an identity, and without the strength to focus on just one thing for even a full second. And i was fucking scared out of my mind. This lasted about an hour and a half until I started to chant a mantra aloud - "just breathe and breathe and breathe, all you can do is breathe" I chanted this for a long time (abt 30 mins) and it brought me back to center. And I finally was able to just stay with that motion and leave everything else behind. All of this really got me thinking what is focus really? How do I cultivate this? Is it a muscle? Is it innate? Because technically we are always focusing on something, maybe it's not what we want it to be on or one-pointed necessarily, but focus still remains right? Or is it ultimately completely unimportant and a distraction to even try to focus? I would love to hear any and all thoughts. Please share your understanding of what focus is below.
  10. I'm like your friend and also pretty sensitive to psychedelics. 1.5-2g shrooms is plenty for me, 200ug acid will cause a breakthrough
  11. Ok I see what you're asking now. I don't think I have the understanding to fully answer your question. But this is what I've experienced with time dissolution: Motion is a completely relative phenomena. Which only exists with the concept of time in place. For example lift your hand into the air. You can say the motion is upwards because you are creating a past in which it was downwards relative to where it is now. This process of creating the past and future happens so quickly and unconsciously. You imagine the hand has potential to move in all types of ways, and you also imagine it can't move in some ways. For example you imagine the hand cannot detach from your body and move on its own. Now let's say you haven't lifted your hand yet. You imagine it can go upwards and thus there is now space for motion - you created potential for movement only because you also created time. Try to get closer and closer to the now and see this. I haven't experienced a slowing of motion if thats what youre asking. Like everything goes slow motion or all motion freezes like in the movies. Maybe this is possible, but it's more that since the concept of time is broken all motion is simultaneously super fast and super slow mo. In fact there's no difference because faster and slower are relative to each other - on an infinite scale where there is no actual substantial difference between the two. When you have an awakening experience it's clear that all phenomena is imagined and really there is just an ever morphing field of awareness where no object is ever fully still. Even if you stare at a rock that isn't "moving", if you watch long enough you'll start to notice new things about the rock. "Oh look there's this gash I didn't see before. " "Hey those lines on the rock kind of look like a circle." That process of noticing new things is actually you creating them right now. Consciousness is morphing everything, and everything being morphed is nothing other than consciousness itself. Both you and the rock merge into each other. This motion of morphing doesn't stop and in that consistency of motion there is also a stillness behind it. Its a big mindfuck where complete unstopping motion forever exists as well as complete stillness. Notice that no two moments are ever the same. As you're reading these words your eyes are moving and you're analyzing new sentences, creating meaning. No two moments reading this text are the same. Even if you go and re-read a line. That moment of re-reading is not the same as "before." It's getting weird haha. This is a glimpse of the ever-changing nature of consciousness. The stillness aspect is prior to all of the change. Prior to all relative difference that creates any motion at all. Hopefully this helps, I know it may not have exactly addressed your question.
  12. Yup it is! This post was even written from that place. Both perspectives are valuable and make for a beautiful dance. Be as you are now includes seeking. Includes the desire to not be as you are! It is complete and fully encompassing
  13. There is no time. It is clear that the past is all arising in your mind only in this moment. The future is obviously completely imaginary. The past is also realized to be imaginary. It is imagined right now. Think of a time in your past. When you were a kid playing with friends. Where does that memory exist? Only right now. You are in fact creating that memory right now. It's hard to stomach but undeniable when experienced