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  1. How do you know Leo hasn't suffered/suffers a lot? Do you think suffering only equals being physically hungry or being poor? Dude, just by inhabiting our bodies we're fucking suffering.
  2. @Leo Gura , this guy just said the opposite of what you said in a previous post. You said that chances are you'll reincarnate into an even worse life. Because you said chances of you being born in a good life amongst 8 billion people are very slim. You also said it's possible that you reincarnate into a fly that will get smashed on the window of a car. This guy is saying it's a sure thing that your life will be better because reality isn't dumb as to send you to be a pig about to get slaughtered after doing so much work as a human that's putting in work. So who should I believe? lol fuck off guys haha, y'all confuse me My first reaction is to call BS on both of you...
  3. @Leo Gura So hell is real. I mean, look at this Earth. God is crazy with his unlimited Love. A madman. This fucker can create the worst hell if he so wishes and lock himself in it for eternity. Can’t he? If God is all powerful then surely he can create a rock he can’t lift. That shit’s fucking scary. If God is eternal Love can’t he create an experience of eternal Hate? Oof, I’m getting scared as I write this...
  4. Cool. I watched that video, too. I did the exercise with different types of music by listening to a little bit of many types and trying to draw distinctions. I of course noticed that I’d enjoy some types of songs more than others. But then I tried to drop my biases by simply becoming aware of them, because I wanted to simply notice the distinctions and not pitch in with my own opinions. Then I realized that I even started enjoying types of songs that previously I’d hate. At a certain point tears rolled out of my eyes because I became emotional when I thought “woah, this type of music is actually really cool. Why was I not allowing myself to enjoy this?” Not that now I’ve acquired different tastes just by doing the exercise. It was more like just a moment where my ego dropped and I was simply listening to the songs without judgement. And that was a beautiful moment. But then of course the part of my ego that isn’t a fan of certain types of music came back. I realized that my mind was playing an ACTIVE role in drawing the distinctions and dictating my likes and dislikes. It’s a pretty cool exercise. Not only does it help you learn about the world more consciously but also opens your mind to other possibilities. Did you taste the Apple laptop too? (Sorry I just HAD TO...?)
  5. drawing a clear distinction between mere feelings and actual intuition
  6. Is awakening like having a lucid dream, where you're conscious that it's a dream but you're still in it? I had a very dark dream the other day. In the dream, I was on the top of a mountain watching from a distance as there was a long row of about a hundred people that looked like they had just come out of a mental hospital (they were bald, their skins looked purpleish, they were wearing hospital gowns, they had bruises on their skin, and their eyes were locked and lifeless). They were robotically walking to the edge of the mountain, picking up a rope that was on the ground, and commiting collective suicide. When they all did it, another group of a hundred people came and did the same. Then another group, then another group, and on and on it went for a while. It felt like a very dark presence was in the air that was driving those people to do those things. I have no fucking idea how my brain just came up with that while I was asleep. I never have nightmares like that. My dreams are usually just me talking to my friends and doing random shit like flying or whatever. But this one was so freaky. I was very scared in the dream, but then I suddenly somehow realized it was a dream and became conscious in it. I started to shout at everyone that it was just a dream and I was asking them to stop that insanity, because it's just a dream and there was no reason to be hurting themselves like that. But that didn't help, they continued doing it. I had no control over them, even though it was my own dream. So, yeah, back to the question: is awakening like having a lucid dream, where you're conscious that it's a dream but you're still in it? Another dream I had, I was talking to a friend of mine, and then I suddenly stopped and asked him: man, life is so crazy, is it real? Then my friend said, thank God it's not real. Then I looked up at the sky and felt my consciousness expanding, transforming into a white light. Then I realized I was in a dream.
  7. My family is very neurotic and depressive and stressed out. I’m scared of being drawn into all the drama and ending up like them.
  8. It’s already kinda happening. Sometimes I catch myself acting like them. I always catch myself and snap out of it. But I’m scared of one day losing it completely and just totally becoming like them and go down their spiral. I notice my brothers and cousins all going down the same path. They’re older than me, and I notice their lives following the same course as my family (dysfunctional relationships, neurotic psychology, etc). I really don’t want the same to happen to me, man. I must get my shit together and build my own life.
  9. If you have a dog, or a cat, or any animal, sit down with it, get a pen and paper, write a word on it, and seriously spend the next 30 minutes trying to get your dog to understand how amazing it would be if it could just look at the paper and actually read the word. ACTUALLY try to teach your dog or your cat to read the word on the paper. Not like a joke, but actually try it. Feel the frustration that your dog just won't fucking get it. But keep trying anyways in the hopes that it will get it! After 30 minutes of trying, you'll realize how amazing it is that you yourself can do it But then you'll have compassion towards your dog that it can't do it, you'll understand that that's how your dog is. But you'll also feel how amazing it is that you yourself can do it. You might ask me why the heck you would do that. I don't know how to answer that question. But I guess that it will just show you how fucking amazing it is that you can do something so sophisticated as looking at a paper with ink on it and somehow read what the shapes on the paper mean. That's not an ability to take for granted
  10. Drop black and white thinking, man. It’s not like you either take all advice from everyone or don’t take advice from anyone at all. Depends on what kind of advice it is. Depends who it is you’re taking advice from. Depends on how the advice fits in to your particular situation, etc etc. I fall prey to black and white thinking a lot too, but I’m chaging that. That’s my advice. Take it if you feel like it helps.
  11. Thanks for the suggestions. I've also recently found these two and am currently reading them: The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy. This one is helping me open my mind to new possibilities by understanding how my subconscious mind is creating my reality and how I can have more control over my "external" reality by first focusing on changing my "internal" reality. A Mind For Numbers by Barbara Oakley. This one is helping me learn more about how we can properly learn math and science, because I'm taking a lot of math at university. It's helping me understand exactly how we learn math and how amazing it is that we can even think about math! It also made me realize how math isn't actually real, there is zero substance to it, but at the same time it allows us to make so many cool things with it, considering that we can think about it properly. It's also making me understand why math is difficult, which is pricesely because it's almost like magic your mind is doing. But of course you can train your mind to do it with practice and the proper techniques presented in the book.
  12. I'm so grateful for everything I've been crying uncontollably for an hour. Why am I so lucky :'(
  13. Life is so awesome but I’m always standing in my own way, blinding myself to everything. Idk why I keep doing this That’s all I freaking do. Constantly. Constantly standing in my own way and in the way of others, and also others in my way.. and on it goes this is tiring ;( So so tiring. I just wanna be free and look at things as they are
  14. he's probably just doing this to get the people that follow him to persue enlightenment too. lol, i mean, u gotta start somewhere u gotta speak your audience's language to reach them
  15. The economy and the wellbeing of the population aren’t separate things.
  16. aahahhahahaha "people who dress their dogs are ESPECIALLY full of shit" had me dying.
  17. @Leo Gura Do you have any tips on how I can develop the ability to express myself better in writing and speech? I think I would only trust advice coming from you, because I know that you speak very well, so I know who the advice is coming from. Do you think you have the innate talent or did you develop it over the years?
  18. What hurts the most about seeing other human beings doing evil things in the world isn't the evil acts themselves. What hurts the most is knowing, deep in our hearts, that we belong to the same species as them and that it wouldn't take much to make us act out in the same manner as them. And, in the surface level, that is just unnacceptable. Self proclaimed "spiritual people" -- whatever that means -- don't understand the great responsability of waking up to the fact that we are all one, and the unmeasurable amount of Love required to fully shoulder the responsability attendant upon the realization of that Truth. The spiritual path is no walk in the park. It's not for everyone. But you can begin with loving yourself as much as you can! "We are all one". If you don't just say it, but if you've actually had the experience, I'd assume that that realization comes with great need for Love. I'd assume that in the beginning it must be very hard to accept. Love must come with that realization. That ralization cannot come without Love. Imagine if you realized we're all one and become aware that every horrendeous thing that happens and has happened in the world, that that was all you, you and only you! (Please don't come at me saying evil doesn't exist and that it's just an illusion, your words won't help me). Imagine if that realization hit you right in the face without Love? How could you bare it without Love? Love is necessary! Unconditional Love must be True. Reality as it is just absolutely could not exist without it. If it did, it would destroy itself out of hatred of itself.
  19. @Rikimaus And maybe he doesn't realize how dangerous such a statement can be to an ego that has no idea what he's talking about and misinterprets it. That's what worries me a bit about @Leo Gura's outrageous claims hahaha. Someone sitting at home alone in front of their computer, full of psychological problems and wordly problems, listening to what he says can interpret it the wrong way, because after all, spiritual work should be done with actual experience! And the ego always loves jumping to conclusions without checking the facts for itself. (I'm aware that Leo always stresses the importance of finding it out for ourselves, but yeah, the ego is strong and it jumps to stupid conclusions too fast and too carelessly.)
  20. @James123 Please stop confusing the asker of the question, and stop confusing yourself. That statement helps no one.
  21. @James123 You don't have to prove it to anyone. Look at your thoughts. There they are, aren't they? So they exist. Stop driving yourself crazy with your looping questions that take you nowhere. Thoughts clearly aren't permanent and they clearly have an illusory nature to them. But they are there, aren't they? Whatever you look at, there it is, so Love it. And what do you mean by "it's an internal dialogue that we can't see"? Of course we can. Look at them. Doesn't mean they are True, because they change all the time. But, hey, there they are.