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  1. Mainly because of alertness. Posture doesn't really matter, but it's recommended to sit with your back straight because you can remain alert that way and alertness is really important during meditation. If you can remain alert 100% while lying down, then it's not necessary.
  2. Wife material.
  3. @traveler "You reek of personhood" Fuckin' A
  4. That's what it's all about. Nice going!
  5. That's quite a situation you've got going on. Did you tell your mom about you using psychedelics? How long are they gonna keep you in? About telling the truth, I'd be a bit more careful if I were you. They may lock you up for a much longer period, who knows?
  6. @Hello from Russia Social media, music, random thoughts about what I'm gonna do after I finish my session mainly.
  7. I want to make a career out of 3D modelling, graphics, drawing, arts in general. That's why I've been practising it every single day for almost a year now. I really like this stuff, it's a great creative outlet for me. However, I have a regular day job and other responsibilities, so usually I don't have much time to practise it. What I noticed is that I get distracted quite easily during my practise sessions. I really like working on projects, but I often experience some resistance and I can't really be immersed into the work, let alone experience some kind of flow state. I want to spend as much time as I can on this, but I don't want to be neurotic about it. Forcing it obviously won't work. What do you think? How could I increase my productivity?
  8. I used to have the same issue. I wanted to get attention from friends, co-workers and from people in general. In retrospect, I was quite neurotic and needy therefore it caused lots of suffering for me. After a while I realized that this was not a great and sustainable strategy, so I decided I needed to let go of the need for attention from others. Slowly but surely. Ironically, nowadays I've been getting lots of attention (in a good way) even though I completely let go of the need. I'm not needy anymore, so if I don't get any attention, that's fine, and if I do, that's also fine. What I'm trying to say is that you can't really force this and you should avoid being needy. Work on your self-esteem issues (meditation, reading, journaling, you name it) and the rest will work out. There's a great quote from Eckhart Tolle, which is quite applicable in this situation: If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
  9. @Waves What this guy said. I also have receding hairline, so I've been cutting my own hair (0.5 mm-2 mm) for several years now. I don't really have a great headshape for the buzzcut look, but I wear stylish glasses and I've also got a beard. Either full beard or just a goatee. It depends on my mood. I used to be quite anxious about it, but I learned to accept it. Nowadays I even like my style and I don't care about other's opinion. Get some clothes and shoes that fit. If you find your style with your semi-bald haircut, you'll be just fine. Girls don't really care about it anyway. Whenever I get anxious about my looks, I always tell myself: If a girl happens to judge me on my looks and reject me because of my haircut, then we have no have business with each other anyway
  10. Yup, pretty much this. If you want to leave, there's no need to make a thread about it and coming up with projections. Just log out and close the browser. Problem solved.
  11. At first, it's uncomfortable, confusing and frustrating. As you progress later on, you'll realize that there's nothing to "do" actively, you just need to maintain a relaxed focus on awareness itself. For me, 20 minutes of mindfulness medtation before self-inquiry helps a ton. It settles my mind and I can focus much better.
  12. Clear, easy-to-understand, straight to the point. Good stuff!
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  14. You've got some cool videos btw!