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  1. @StarStruck I study computer science and want to get into web development. I think it’s great because I can work on my creativity through design, I can work on my cognitive abilities through coding (also in order not to feel stressed with bugs on your code you must be calm, patient, you must have good communication skills etc. those are things that I can work on that can improve my life on every area, not only professional), and social skills through working with a team. You must work on your endurance and perseverance, as coding takes time to learn. You must also always keep your brain healthy, so exercise and healthy diet is essential, also emotional intelligence is a must not to freak out with the softwares. Also, this kind of jobs are great for working for something that’s bigger than yourself, being part of something bigger than yourself. Say someone has an idea of a great business or something, you will be the actual person that will help bring that idea to life. just telling u a bit about my career choice Also it’s amazing to see how solutions to problems usually will pop up in my head naturally as though sent to me by god. It’s quite remarkable actually
  2. I feel like crying right now out of relief. I thought something was wrong with me from getting these side effects from my meditation practices. But now I guess they're normal and are to be expected after watching Leo's video on the dark side of meditation. The ones that are in bold are the ones that I've experienced. Have you experienced any sort of bad side effects from meditation? Please share them with me so I won't feel alone in this ;P I've been meditating for a year and a half now. (On and off, because when the these bad things happen to me, I get scared and stop meditating. But then I come back.) Of course the first months of meditating for the first time in my life, things were amazing. I've experienced and am currently experiencing many things from the list below, but the BIG ONES for me right now are: crankiness, loneliness, weird thoughts and spiritual arrogance. THE DARK SIDE OF MEDITATION taken from Leo's video (like I said, the ones in bold are the one's I've experienced): 1. Expect higher annoyance and crankiness. Hyperannoyance from little things. Actually, it's been pretty normal for as long as I can remember in my life to be more of an irritable and fearful person. I'm not gonna get into the details of why that might be because it has to do with my own life's history and maybe the depression I went through in a very young age due to drastic changes in my life. But since I started meditating, in the beginning everything was perfect but then the hyperannoyance came. People's voices started to annoy me. Flies started to annoy me more than ever before! Oh god I can't even describe to you how annoying I find insects. It's an out of this world annoyance that I can't even describe haha. Music I don't like annoy me like never before. My parents voices annoy me. Social media annoys me. Happy-go-lucky, energetic, smiling people annoy the hell out of me, even though I myself act like that sometimes... ANYWAYS, things annoy me to the extreme now after I started meditating. Even bad feelings themselves annoy me. For example, before meditating, when I felt sad, ok I just felt sad, it sucked but I felt the sadness and let it hurt. Now after meditating, whenever a feeling comes to me, like sadness, I feel irritated by the sadness, now not only am I sad but also irritated on top of that. That mainly stems from my wrong preconceived idea that since I'm meditating, theforefore I must always be at peace. I also feel irritated for feeling irritated. LOL It's just a crazy spiral of irritation and negative feelings. After I started meditating I realized I get into these weird spirals a lot. I tend to be more of a neurotic person since I can remember (the potential reasons why I tend to be this way is out of the scope of this post), but it seems to have amplified from meditation... Crazy, right? 2. Hyperjudgmentalism. 3. Wild mood swings. 4. Loneliness. Disgust. Anger. Frustration. 5. Crying. This usually comes when I feel too overwhelmed with a negative feelings, but when something clicks and I realize they're bullshit, I get such a wave of relief that is translated to crying. Or when I get a quick glimpse into the infinite love that life is, I cry. Or when I think about the bad things that happned in my past, I cry. 6. Insomnia. 7. Depression. If you meditate for longer than a year, you will be hit by serious spells of depression. 8. Meaninglessness. You will think your job is meaningless, family is meaningless, even meditation itself is meaningless. 9. Interference with work and career. 10. Interference with relationships. 11. Suicidal thoughts. Do not take them seriously. Any kind of thoughts. 12. Freak out moments. You get into arguments for no good reason. 13. Ego backlash. Turn back to old habits that you thought you had gotten over. 14. Hyper horniness. 15. Old, repressed memories start coming up. 16. Crazy monkey mind. 17. Waves of insanity and madness. 18. Self doubt. 19. Nightmares. 20. The most weird thoughts ever, like you're having sex with your mother or killing people. (I experienced having thoughts of killing people in the most brutal of ways. I was honestly so scared of those thoughts and I couldn't even believe my mind was capable of coming up with such thoughts because, hey, I'm such a good person. I thought meditation was turning me into some kind of monster. I started to hate my parents in such strong ways and my mind came up with things like "you know, you actually could just kill them..." Like, what the fuck?? Am I some killer? Lol Of course not, so these kinds of thoughts are easy for me to ignore and not give them my attention, so they fade away as quickly and as effortlessly as they come. But still, it was a quite a shock for me that meditation was making these kinds of thoughts come up. And now I realize how dangerous the mind can be when you identify with it. I realize how dangerous the mind can become. Thank God, thank my consciousness, I don't act on these thoughts and I don't identify with them in the slightest as they'd create so much unnecesary suffering and bad consequences) "I gotta quit my job, get a divorce, drop my family and children, move to a cave in India." -> This fantasy usually will pass in a few days. I've had that kinda thought. Almost failed at university because of this. I saw no point in building a career. 21. Spiritual arrogance. "Yeah, I've been meditating, watching Leo's videos, reading books, being productive, exercising, trying to be my best self. And look at all these other people around me, look how unconcious they are. I'm clearly superior to them and being around them is such a waste of my time and they're actually a hindrance to my development." -> Lol, look how this train of thought can actually end up with rationalizing killing people so they won't be in my way anymore. The devil is so sneaky. Or it could make you wanna go around preaching to people: "you should meditate more. You should do what I do." ---- second part of the list VERY VERY WEIRD SHIT THAT HAPPENS: (I haven't experienced any of these but one, and to be honest with you, they scare the fuck outta me. They almost make me feel like dropping meditation altogether) : 22. Tingling. Jerking. Shaking. Pain throughout your body. 23. Seeing lights and auras. 24. Vivid sexual fantasies. 25. You might start to behave like an animal (like crawling or howling or scratching yourself like a monkey) 26. Paranormal phenomena. 27. Samadhi state (merging with objects) 28. Kundalini awakening. 29. A total blackout. 30. Ego death (I experienced this, but for a very short time. It was beautiful, but scary, so ego came back immediately after) 31. Dark night of the soul. 32. Depersonalization disorder. ---- HOW TO GET OVER THIS STUFF: You are not going to encounter all of these, so don't go searching for it. Don't get triggered by them and make rationalized moves. Do not act too quickly. Treat these as temporary phases. Just relax and realize it's normal. Don't get distracted by this stuff. Keep meditating. When you stop your meditation habits, that's when you know the ego has really won. Real growth doesn't always feel pretty they way you imagine. Trust your original motivations. Treat yourself with love and kindness. Don't argue with yourself inside your head. Don't create partitions in your head: the good part and the bad part, where the good disciplines the bad and a never-ending internal dialogue is created. Love yourself. If you really need to stop meditating for a while, make a strategic move to take a break for a short time but always with the intention of coming back. Read spiritual books. Don't despair. Stay on track. The positive side of meditation becomes true in the long run! (Happiness, calmness, conscientiousness, fluidity, ability of long and sustained concentration) You're not fully purified after a week of meditation. You're fully purified after a decade of meditation.
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  4. Feeling compassion isn’t bad. Compassion is evidence that we’re connected. We feel the pain of others which makes us want to help them. The problem is feeling “sorry”. Most people mistake feeling sorry/pity and feeling compassion. JP says it’s not helpful to feel sorry or pity for someone else, because it’s like you’re belittling the person and denying that they’re strong enough. Feeling COMPASSION is a different story, though. I don’t think JP lacks compassion as it seems like he’s genuinely trying to help people. He doesn’t feel sorry or pities anyone, and I think that’s a good thing. When I’m going through tough times I’d rather have someone tell me I’m strong enough than someone who will feel “sorry” for me and add fuel to my sorrow. I don’t agree with everything JP says. I’ve read his book “12 rules for life” and there’s many things I don’t agree with, but also many things I do agree with. I’m even thinking of posting something here with all the valuable spiritual points JP makes in his book. and I think there’s healthier ways that JP could express himself... I mean, I’m far from being a JP fanboy (although I once was), but now I can see through many things he says... But, then again, I wouldn’t throw away everything he says because some things are valuable.
  5. When you spend a lot of time alone it can be brutal because you start to think that you can’t be loved And you lose interest in things and you don’t see the point in doing anything anymore, because why would you? I think that’s why friends and family are important, because we keep reminding one another that we are loved and what we think isn’t true. That’s why I think everyone needs someone to remind them of that truth, that they matter somehow But it’s very easy to love someone when they are what you think a good person should be. For example, it’s very easy to love your parents when they act in ways that benefit you. It’s very easy to love your partner when they’re loyal to you. But when your partner cheats on you or when your parents do something wrong, then it becomes more difficult to love them. And ultimately it’s very difficult to love yourself because you got a front row seat to all your insecurities, all your weaknesses and fragility. That’s why I think everyone deserves love. Literally everyone. Even “bad” people. Even someone who is all alone deserves love. But where would they get it? Is it possible to feel loved ALL BY YOURSELF? It’s not so easy Like, if I didn’t have my friends, if I didn’t have my parents, if I didn’t have ANYONE. Could I still love myself enough to the point where my insecurities, difficulties, weaknesses and fragility wouldn’t matter? If a person killed your mom would you be able to look them in the eyes and forgive them? And love them? Boy, would that be difficult... even though love is what they need most... Such love may seem impossible. Such love is rare... I feel like we’d be blinded by such love. Time alone is brutal. Your weaknesses get louder. Your thoughts get louder. Your judgements about yourself get louder. And love seems impossible at this point. Then... when you go out and someone treats you well, when someone is nice to you, when someone tells you they love you... you almost can’t believe it :’( Also, when you go out and someone is mean to you, when someone reinforces something negative about you that you’re already very familiar with, that you already beat yourself up for... oh man... That’s tough... Love. What the heck is love anyways? It’s when you accept something for what it is. It’s when you look at life and say: “yeah. Despite everything, life is good, life is worth it.” Despite what? Despite death. Despite hate. Despite war. Despite diseases. Despite everything. Well, in that case, Love sounds like a superpower, impossible for humans. If you love such things you’ll be labeled crazy. And for a good reason. Idk where I’m going with this. I just really wish I could talk about this with people around me. But they wouldn’t understand in a million years. Even I don’t understand
  6. I am. Everyone is. I just get sad whenever I think there’s people that don’t see it, because most people need another person to tell them they love them... And sometimes when I’m alone I’m flooded with thoughts that say “see, no one loves you, otherwise you wouldn’t be alone now” I know those thoughts aren’t real, but I know that they’re not real because I have people in my life that care for me, that love me. What about people that don’t have that? They will believe such thoughts ;’(
  7. Ok I’m outta this forum lmao
  8. This might be my third post here about Thoughts. I'm new to all this, so I'm still at the level where I'm questioning my thoughts. So, by meditating and contemplating for a while, you reach a point where something clicks and you just feel joy and peace... It's like you get it but you can't put your finger on it, you can't grab on to it (although wanting to cling to something and making it last is an ego move). So, after having a glimpse of... of y'know... of the Truth... or however the heck I can describe it... some thoughts come up that try to make me "wake up" when in reality it's doing the opposite. So here are some thoughts that come rushing in as soon as the joy of Being boils up inside me during a meditation session: maybe its me just kidding myself lol so thats it? thats life? thats the most boring thing ever.. I mean, it's quite remarkable, i admit it... Good for you, God, for having created something so magnificient... but i mean... lol its pretty boring to just sit here... lol ur literally the most stupid person for being happy just sitting there... go do something productive with your day or you'll starve. everyone is going about their days working and getting stressed out and being depressed and those construction workers sweating outside with the sun beating down on them... and for me to just sit here and be happy is nothing but UNFAIR... so go get stressed out and miserable like everyone else, it just cannot be allowed for you to be happy when you don't even have a freaking job and still live with your parents at age 20, cmon, lets be serious here. this weird happy feeling, this weird joy that just comes up inside me for just sitting here... ofc it cant be real... ur not even doing anything, ur just sitting... wtf this is just too funny. I don't even know what to do or how to express myself lol. words are stupid. They're hard.
  9. I’ve been keeping a journal of my thoughts and it made me realize how neurotic most of them are. I’ve been keeping it for two weeks now. Reading the thoughts back is the most hilarious thing ever. It really puts things in perspective. It just goes to show how much we can’t trust our thoughts and how 99% of our thoughts are USELESS. (I really don’t exaggerate when I say 99%) Anyways. I ended up logging in about 80 or so thoughts in this journal. I noticed some patterns (listed below) in my thoughts and it made me realize how much they’re not helping me. It made me realize more clearly than ever how much they can hold us back from doing ANYTHING. Most importantly, in a more spiritual level, it made me realize how much I’m not my thoughts. Because for me to be studying my thoughts like this, there must be something, something bigger, doing the observation. But that is something that I can’t explain with more thoughts. THOUGHT PATTERNS: I couldn’t have stopped myself from [insert bad habit here]. [insert bad habit here] is bad but it feels so good. I can [insert bad habit here] just one last time before quitting. Just one last time. Fuck [insert difficult subject from university here]! This shit is too hard. *Gets stressed out and gives up. Then picks it up again because I actually might need it but feels bad because I wasted that time when I gave up and complained about how difficult it is. [Insert person here] didn’t instantly reply to my message! [Insert person here] probably hates me and thinks I’m annoying and wants to keep distance from me! Everyone in [insert a developed first-world country here] is happier than me! It’s impossible to be happy in my country. I’m not gonna [insert difficult task here] because [insert excuses here] I can’t stop [insert bad habit here or bad quality here] because that’s what I’ve always done or always been my entire life so I can’t change now can anyone relate lol
  10. This will be a tough one to explain... So.. whenever I sit down to meditate and watch my thoughts pass by, slowly they start to fade away... They become very small until they seem to quiet down completely. Then, I feel very peaceful. It feels like something lights up in my head. Idk, it feels like a very BRIGHT light lights up inside my head. Feels great. And I laugh or just smile because it feels so good. Feels sort of like “oh so this is IT?” But then, some anxiety appears inside my chest. And my thoughts come rushing back in. It feels like the anxiety appeared to “save” me. To bring me back! To bring my thoughts back, because for a second there it’s like I was dying. So that anxiety comes up as if to say “dude wtf u doin? Come back!! Look at this anxiety. What ur doing is killing u!!” And then my thoughts come back like that... It’s crazy. There’s definitely something much bigger going on deep inside of us. There’s much more to life we don’t know. Life is so playful and serious at the same time. Respect life. It knows what it’s doing. Asking why won’t take you anywhere. Be playful but be serious. Aim for fearlessness but respect what fear does to you. ~ I used to do a lot of mindfulness meditation and now I’m doing the “shoo your ego away” style meditation where you just sit down quietly and focus on something and whenever some sort of “voice” appears in your head (aka thoughts) you acknowledge it, send it away, and bring awareness back to the focus point. Do it for a long time. Even when the voice says “bruh for how much longer u gonna sit there... You should be studying now”. Have any of you experienced this “anxiety” that comes after a glimpse of your True nature? I don’t know how to express it but if you’ve gone through it you know exactly what I’m talking about... How should I deal with it? Just feel it away? easier said than done
  11. A lot of quotation marks in the title. Guys, I watched Leo's most recent video about death. At some point in the video he says that some people can't bring themselves to "believe" that Life as we perceive it is the result and manifestation of the purest form of Love. People have difficuly seeing this because of the existence of evil and suffering. But Leo said something along the lines of evil and suffering being not only non-existent but also EVIDENCE of Infinite Love. Can you guys point me towards how that can be true? How can ego suffering be evidence of Infinite Love? You guys don't have to give me full-on definite answers. Just point me towards it. Ask me questions to contemplate. How can I realize that truth?
  12. This post is just a long stream of consciousness thing... Sorry if it's confusing to follow. I watched Leo's video about the dangers of spiritual work. For those of you who haven't watched it yet, the video is basically about how if you're not ready for deep spiritual work yet, it's best to take a step back and reconsider and be careful, because playing with spiritual work is litereally playing with life and death, therefore it's a dangerous thing and you have to be fully willing to go into it. In this video its said that YES LIFE IS MEANINGLESS ALRIGHT, BUT THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. But I shouldn't - and I can't, and I refuse to - blindly believe in that statement. Whenever I hear that life IS meaningless, I get a bad feeling. A very deep feeling that things aren't right. A feeling that YES LIFE HAS MEANING, IT HAS TO HAVE, OR ELSE WHAT THE HELL ARE WE LEFT WITH? Meaning is nothing but a projection of the ego. Our eyes, our brains, our development, all points towards meaning. We look at a chair, we don't see a chair, we see an object on which we can sit, to rest, to socialize, to work, to study... we give that chair meaning right away, our brain does that right away. We see what things mean even faster than we see what they are. When I meditate, however, when I look at a chair and I try to see it for what it IS rather than what it MEANS, I see a void. A see meaninglessness. I see darkness and sadness and depression. OF COURSE IT HAS A MEANING, my ego screams right away trying to survive. OF COURSE IT HAS MEANING, WE SIT ON IT, WE SIT WITH FRIENDS, TO TALK, TO HAVE A BEER, TO HAVE A GOOD TIME, WE SIT ON IT TO STUDY TO THINK, TO REST, TO WAIT, TO WAT. But, c'mon ego, it HAS no meaning, stop kidding yourself. WHAT DO U MEAN THERE'S NO MEANING SHUT UP OF COURSE THERE'S MEANING WHAT THE HELL ARE U TALKING ABOUT? Well... isn't meaniglessness what the bare data tells us? A bunch of atoms glued together to create this object, onto which our brains later come to atribute meaning. If this brain didn't exist, if YOU didn't exist, screaming ego, this chair wouldn't have a meaning... it literally woudln't even exist. You'll die one day, you know? So the evidence is pretty clear that there definitely is no meaning and you're just kidding yourself... YEAH BUT-- BUT-- WAIT-- THERE IS MEANING MAN, SHUT UP I DONT CARE WHAT YOU SAY STUPID CONSCIOUNESS TRYING TO BE ALL LOGICAL IF THERES NO MEANING IM DEAD SO WHAT THEN? Well, so what? so what, nothing. Nothing matters, you can die... idc, no one cares. NO BUT THERES MY FAMILY AND MY FRIENDS AND ALL THE GOOD THINGS AND THE COFFEE AND THE CHOCOLATE AND THE WORLD AND THE FLOWERS AND THE SUNSET AND MUSIC AND ALL THAT SHIT, LIFE IS GOOD AS FUCK MAN, I DONT WANNA DIE I WANNA LIVE. Well, alright, you can live... but, there is no meaning in the end, accept that... no matter how much you wanna live and no matter how much you suffer and no matter what you do, you will end up dying anyways. WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THAT?? WHAT DO I DO NOW THEN??? HUH??? GIVE UP EVERYTHING AND KILL MYSELF? well, u could do that and it doesnt matter. It actually, really, truly, deeply, doesn't matter. YES IT MATTERS, IF I KILL MYSELF MY FAMILY WILL COLLAPSE, MY PARENTS WILL BE DEVASTED FOR LIFE, MY FRIENDS WONT UNDERSTAND, ALL MY POTENTIAL IN THIS WORLD, ALL THE PEOPLE I COULD HELP, ALL THE GOALS I COULD ACCOMPLISH, ALL OF THAT WILL CEASE TO EXIST SO I DONT CARE WHAT YOU SAY, BUT I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT ITS ALL MEANINGLESSNESS. Well, believe what you will my friend, but in the end it IS meaningless. I'm not sure where I'm getting with this and what my point is. I'm trying to get somewhere. Let's assume that its true: life has no meaning. Our biology, our brains, attribute meaning to things. Truly, meaning isn't there. If it's my brain that gives meaning to things, if my brain ain't there, there ain't no meaning. What do I do about that? If life is meaningless anyways, could I kill myself? Well, yeah... it doesn't matter anyway. But I don't wanna kill myself. I want to live, man... I want a job and I want to travel the world and meet new people. But how do I go about doing those things even though I know that they're meaningless? Oh and suffering, why should I suffer? If I wanna travel the world, I gotta suffer to make money to travel the world. If I wanna have good relationships I gotta suffer to make them work. If I wanna get my degree at uni I gotta suffer through the years to come. But WHY would I suffer? Well, to travel the world, to have good relationships, to get a degree. But those things are meaningless, right? Yeah... well, so why would you suffer a real suffering to get something meaningless? But the suffering isn't real either. Well, it surely feels real to me. So if the suffering feels real to you, then you assume it's real. And if the meaning you attribute to things feel real, then you must assume they're real too, and life does have meaning true.. so, what my brain creates, is that real? like, if its my brain that gives things meaning, and nature selected it to be that way, then it must be real, right? i mean... meaning has got to be real... well, I don't know, you figure that out. What if meaning isn't real? What if I realized that? Would I go around killing people? Would I go around eating junk food, lying in bed day in day out, having sex with a bunch of people all the time, walk around naked, lash out on people when I'm mad, act out the evil in me? Well... I don't WANT to do those things. But evil makes a lot more sense than good. Life seems to be a big joke played on us, so the fact that we don't just go around killing everyone seems like such a MIRACLE. AN ACTUAL FUCKING MIRACLE. I have all the reasons to make horrible things, all of us, all of us have the greatest potential for evil, and the fact that most of us don't act it out is A MIRACLE... So there has to be meaning... there HAS TO BE... right? I know that there is no actual meaning. But I refuse to accept that, because I'm scared of the implications of that realization for society. And for my life. And I refuse to accept it so deeply, that the meaning seems real. Even though I KNOW I'LL DIE AT THE END, AND THAT WE'LL ALL DIE, I refuse in the deepest parts of my being, in the deeps part of my soul, in the deepest parts of my biology, I refuse to accept life's meaninglessness, I refuse to accept the eternal void, because I don't know what I'd do if there is no meaning. It's funny that the more I write the more things become clear to me even though I can't clearly express them. I went to the cemetery last week with a few family members because we had to get the bones of another family member that had passed away a few year back exhumed. If you don't know, exhumation is the process of removing a body or the remaining bones from the place where it is buried, put it in a box, and bury it somewhere else to make space for other bodies to be burried there. Y'know, cemetary bureaucracy.. pretty morbid. Anyways, the point is, that we went to the cemetary, and I saw the bones. I saw the guy that worked in the cemetary dig up the bones and put it in a box. And I felt very alive... Looking at those bones my brain bugged out. I didn't know what to make of what I was seeing... Those are bones, actual bones of a person who existed, and now doesn't exist anymore. I felt deeply alive, I felt deeply grateful for being alive. I was happy that my neck was hurting at the time (at least I was alive to feel the pain). I was very very grateful. I was also deeply sad, because I didn't know how to handle the fact of life's meaninglessness... anyways, just a little anecdote of this wonderful family reunion in the cemetary last week lol. i'm gonna stop writing here... I'll come back other times if I feel life putting my thoughts out there. I'll get on with life now. Go back to my studies, go back to exercising, go back to reading, go back to maintaining my relationship with my family and friends, go back to watching series on netflix, go back to parties, social events, academic life and job hunt (even though life's ultimate meaninglessness is a given fact)... I don't know why I'll go back to my ordinary life... but i will...
  13. @traveler Yeah it's true. One of the greatest moments for me are when I'm out with my best friends, when I'm deeply immersed in a book, when I'm studying a different language (which is something I'm passionate about), when I'm listening to electronic music that makes me feel hyped, when I go for runs, when I'm having a good conversion and things are flowing, when things seem to be going right and smooth... BUT THEN, BAM!! SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS AND NOW I'M SUFFERING (or maybe nothing BAD actually happens, but I get paralized with fear of the future, overwhelmed with things like the immensity and enormity of life and my powerless weak small self in comparison , etc). When THAT happens, now I'm hungry for meaning, I need meaning to keep on living. Meaning feels like a very important thing, and all the good moments that I mentioned earlier feel meaningless, because when you're desperate, nothing feels real anymore (for example when we get ourselves into a depressive funk we need a deeper meaning than what usually gives us pleasure to get out of it, that's why when we feel depressed, even the things that used to give us pleasure doesn't give us pleasure anymore, because the meaning doesn't seem real) So I need something deeper than meaning to sustain myself. Well, Leo gave me the answer that what I really want is being, not meaning. @Leo Gura I still gotta work to figure out what that "being" is... I need to figure out what will sustain me on this planet when meaning isn't there to help me out. I gotta find out what the heck this being is, how to embody it, and if it's enough and conclusive. I've had glimpses of it, of this "being" that comes before "meaning", but it feels so fleeting. It feels very real at first, but quickly it disappears. So it feels like it's a lie, even though people say that it's supposed to be the realest real can get, the truest Truth can be. Why is it so fleeting for me tho? Why doesn't it seem eternal? I hope you know what I mean. But yeah I gotta get my shit together first before I dig deeper into it. I'm 20 years old and still very dependent of my parents. I'm very scared of the future and of the financial part of my life, etc. That's standing on the way. I'll try to just go with the flow and not give up.
  14. @traveler LMAO! I don't know why but I love how this has been articulated. I just read what you wrote, and after reflecting for a few minutes something clicked and I just burst out laughing out of relief. Thanks, I hope I can keep what I just felt fresh in my mind..