nistake

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  1. Quality content, this deserves a sticky.
  2. How satisfied can I be with nothing special? --- True happiness is nothing other than being satisfied with exactly what is happening right now whatever that might be.
  3. @Javfly33 Awake people still have to partake in the relative domain, but the only difference is that they don't struggle, they usually work for themselves, they enjoy what they do and they serve a higher purpose besides regular survival. This is just my 2 cents, but being bitter every single time somebody opens a thread like this is not really a good strategy.
  4. Thousands of layers of confusion and conditioning.
  5. Maybe try meditating first thing in the morning without checking your phone. See if that changes anything.
  6. @Hello world Do you think you can handle 5 minutes of meditation/day?
  7. When you get out of the driver’s seat, you find that life can drive itself, that actually life has always been driving itself. When you get out of the driver’s seat, it can drive itself so much easier—it can flow in ways you never imagined. Life becomes almost magical. The illusion of the “me” is no longer in the way. Life begins to flow, and you never know where it will take you.
  8. When you get out of the driver’s seat, you find that life can drive itself, that actually life has always been driving itself. When you get out of the driver’s seat, it can drive itself so much easier—it can flow in ways you never imagined. Life becomes almost magical. The illusion of the “me” is no longer in the way. Life begins to flow, and you never know where it will take you.
  9. There are no problems - only opportunities.
  10. When you wake up from your story, guess what you realize about everybody else? They are not their story. They are spirit, too. And that spirit is totally independent of their story and your story about them. So you not only lose your center, you lose their center, that box you would put them in. You see they are the same. This is why it is said the enlightenment is never a personal matter. You can't realize you are enlightened and still believe that others aren't. You can't see your true nature without seeing the true nature of everything. It is literally impossible. This is a tremendous act of compassion, an act of love.
  11. Your situation may look bad, you may have many-many toxic thoughts about yourself and your current situation in life, but hey, you're in the right place. The very fact that you opened this thread is a good sign. It means that you're looking for solutions even if you're not completely aware of it. You have to believe that you can turn your life around. It may feel just like a nice belief for you at the moment, but know that this is 100% truth. That's the first and most important step. Then practical baby steps is what you're looking for. No matter how small that step is, do it everyday and allow yourself to feel proud. Even if it's just a few minutes/day. Do that for a while and you'll see results in your life, I'm 100% sure. And also know that you're welcomed and you can always find support here.
  12. Others have said everything that could be said about this. I've only got one quote for you to contemplate on:
  13. @DocWatts Also, you can use journaling as a form of contemplation. That works better for me for some reason.
  14. This is an excerpt from Adyashanti's book Way of Liberation. You might find it useful:
  15. That's how a spiritual practise is done properly. Cool stuff man!
  16. @vizual How about Leo vs Oprah? Now that's something I'd pay for.
  17. @Leo Gura I mean, in the beginning. When this kind of cases started to happen. You must've felt some responsibility/intense emotions even if these things are beyond your control.
  18. In an absolute sense, yeah, that's completely true. There's nothing to do, there's nothing to chase, you're already God/Love/Truth. However, this hardcore neo-advaita approach is not really helpful for people who have been on this path for a few years and the realization hasn't happened yet. Especially for newbies. So, in a relative sense, seeking is necessary in most cases. Whatever that may be: meditating, reading, contemplating, etc.
  19. Man, no to be harsh, but this is quite a clusterfuck situation. Wish him well though. I imagine it must have been pretty hard for Leo to find a way to deal with these kind of situations.
  20. Check out his episode of "Reproduction Is An Illusion". That should answer your question.
  21. People who knew Ramana always spoke of the peace they experienced in his presence. How when they all sat together their mind would become quiet, their doubts would dissolve, and their emotional wounds would heal. Ramana did nothing, there was just an unmistakable energy that came from his awakening. I practice to have that same presence - it is how I shall help bring peace to the world.