memocappa

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  1. Hey @TheExplorer, based on what you're describing, it sounds like an abandonment related subconscious thoughts are preventing you to open up your heart to others. When you say "Social settings and people tend to make me uneasy, nervous and anxious", can you notice your thoughts while they're rising, or this is something you realize afterwards? When you notice that the same thing arises, try to apply a present moment awareness to take notice of repetitive voices in your head. You might also notice certain emotions with the thoughts. Then when you have a free time, mediate and visualize that moment you experienced and get in touch with those thoughts and emotions you noticed. And then ask yourself this question: "when did I feel this way for the first time in my life" and continue your meditation with this focus. You'll begin to see some childhood memories appearing in your mind. Let them pop up and if you get a good connection to the same feeling, keep your focus on that memory. Try to go back as much as possible. You probably had a previous experience that lead you to your isolation when you're 11. Try to re-contextualize the events as just facts and feel the emotions. Once you have a good understanding of the events, take your child-self in front of you and explain what's going on. This is going to help you to open up a communication with your subconscious mind. And during this experiment, let the child to talk back to you and listen to what he's saying and continue to your conversation. After this experience, I highly recommend writing a letter to this child. Don't think much what to say, but just write whatever you want to say to him. Once this is over, also write a letter to the people who caused that trauma and express whatever the emotion you felt to them with no intention of sending this letter. Lastly, I highly recommend the book called "Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great Again". You might find other related limiting beliefs and work on them at your own pace. Good luck!
  2. Hey bud, sorry to hear about what you’ve been through. But one good news is that this emotion is going to push you for the change that you’ll need. You being here, and asking this question is an example of you’ve already taking action for it. It sounds like the emotional release during retreat was bit stronger, which could be a potential signal for a second mind to guide you. It’s good that you’re getting a psychotherapist’s help. But, the work is mostly on your end, I highly recommend this book if you want to get serious about it. Just dive in and see where it takes you. Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great Again https://www.amazon.com/dp/0452272041/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_EPF7CbAE0MAT6
  3. @apparentlynoself meditation is a different way of perceiving. The change in your perception slowly cements, and over time, you'll be able to operate, evaluate and focus much more effectively. It literally improves everything (else) in your life. It increases the thickness of your corpus callosum, which means, the amount of neural connections between your left and right brain increases over time, proven by scientific studies and supported by MRI scans. I highly recommend taking a minute or two and comprehend what this means. You'll also see why if someone is talking about it or not changes nothing.
  4. Great question! I highly recommend contemplating on this. Trust me, you'll find the answer. If not, please DM me.
  5. No. It makes you an “expert” or some others might say a “preacher”. And that still lives in duality. Ego is a tricky thing, but I enjoy reading your insights.
  6. @sgn Perhaps remembering that thought is another sense in the body, like sight or smell would be helpful while talking about meditation. Just like how your ears never stop hearing, your mind never stops thinking. But we identify with our thoughts not with our hearing. That’s the whole problem of the human kind. Meditation is all about having this perspective – and being the observer. That’s why meditation is not a doing but it’s a meta-skill – it’s the skill of being. Improving this skill, improves everything else in your life. This is also the reason why your question is invalid. There is no happiness where there is no being.
  7. You are an expert on the topic of enlightenment. But then, what does that make you?
  8. The question is invalid. Why are you assuming that meditation is something to do? Have you considered that it might just be the opposite?
  9. Hey buddy, you’re ok. This will pass. practical advise: when you feel like your thoughts turning negative, freeze the time and take a deep breath... While still, look and listen to the room you’re in. Find something that you appreciate in the room. And think about WHY you’re liking it. Trust me, it’s a skill. And skill can be built with repetition. And read: Spiritual Enlightenment, the Damnedest Thing. It’s going to entertain you
  10. “There are guides who can show you the way. Use them. But they will not satisfy your longing” — Rumi Religion and science rise from philosophy with a no distinct line between them. Nice argument, thank you @Preetom
  11. @SQAAD , Are you asking how to tune in to intuition? It’s more like a skill that you can develop. The most helpful for me is to meditate and wait a memory, a color, an image to pop up. Once it does, just tune in and ask for more clarity — Not with thoughts or logical reasoning. Observe and collect whatever comes up. That’s your intuition talking to you in fragments, never in sentences.
  12. @LastThursday hahaha. I really liked your breakdown.
  13. Thanks for asking this question. I think Allegory of Plato’s Cave touches on this the best among the things I stumbled upon. I feel that the need to wake up others is somewhat related to the deep need of staying inside the cave. It could be fear of the unknown setting in, or lack of foreseeing that there’s an outside. Ego is still involved. Instead, going outside and connecting with the ones who are already broken their chains has been a much joyful experience for me.
  14. Why “should” and “we” @Enlightened? Much love brother.
  15. The concept of god is still a concept, it’s theory on essence. But we’re stuck with words, don’t we? Thank you @Inliytened1, I enjoy reading your posts. For others who’re reading this thread, hear this from Rumi: “There are guides who can show you the way. Use them. But they will not satisfy your longing. Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through, and be silent.”