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  1. Why does one want to?
  2. @How to be wise Good job, Katie Byron is great. I am not speaking on what your life is like, but I do think it is important to keep in mind that it can be a lot easier to master emotions well in a first world country taking advantage of all the things we take advantage of, as oppose to being dirt poor living in a ghetto, or in a third world country. I'm glad I have that contrast, makes me appreciate all I take advantage of now. I guess what I am trying to ask is, do you think you could be homeless, with nothing, no one to turn to, and still find that inner peace?
  3. @saish Why do you want to travel? Where would you go? What would you do? If you had that youtube channel right now, what would you say to the people feeling hopeless? What is stopping you from making the channel now? What resistance do you feel? Create that hope yourself, its inside you, you just have to bring it out. Flesh out where your heart wants to go. Ask yourself loads of questions. Find out exactly what it is that you really want, and why you want it. Create a vision to motivate you. You are not a failure! Something happened to you that your ego mind called you a failure for. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, look around! When an animal out in nature falls over do they stay on the ground and cry about being a failure? No! They shake it off and keep going!
  4. Addictions are just habits, unwire the neurotic habits and rewire with healthy habits. You gotta do it slowly, feel it out. Observe yourself doing the habits you deemed as negative, try to understand why you do it, what you are trying to get out of it. What would you do if you were a millionaire? What do you love about life?
  5. But if you felt great why did you stop? What are the crazy benefits you speak of? Snowball effects take a very long time, and there are times where you are at a plateau and it feels as if you are not growing. Durring those times when things seems stagnate we must remain aware, feel out what to do next, don't throw down everything in frustration, it is all an adventure. Why do you want more in all areas of life? What areas do you see?
  6. Fear can be contained within love, but love cannot be contained within fear. Love the fear, talk to it, understand its veiw point, feel what it wants you to feel.
  7. How did you feel when you were meditating, exercising, and reading? How do you feel not doing those things? You will fall, you will fly. Hidden in success is a mountain of failure.
  8. One must find out what needs to be learned from the experience. People tend to build an identity around trauma "I am the one who went threw this", once this happens new perspectives on the experience get thrown away because one refuses to see it as anything other then trauma. So then, one must find what context, what angle, one needs to look at the experience under in order to find peace.
  9. I suggest you do nothing Just watch. Watch thoughts. Watch feelings. Watch everything, and be nothing.
  10. Does it seem like everything is breathing? One could be becoming aware of energy flowing.
  11. Mainly being conscious of it, being aware of when one is doing/ saying things out of victim mentality. Do you have specific examples of one being in victim mentality?
  12. Allow the loneliness to teach you.
  13. Can you close all communication with him?
  14. @Leonid The more you experience it the easier it will be to accept. Its like going to the gym, the more you go the more you accept the pain of working out. Of course if you don't feel you are ready to go back then wait, there is no rush. How do you ever expect to gain that awareness if you never do the analysis?
  15. Surrender, surrender, surrender. Give in to it all, give in to the substance, let it consume you, and watch what happens. Meditation and reading are for sure good ideas, also psycho-analyzing yourself and inquiring into questions about your true nature.