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  1. As a female, your mood is affected by your hormones/menstrual cycle. So, no you don't have much control over it. What do you mean exactly by controlling emotions/moods though?
  2. Here is a fun experiment for those who think reality is absolutely good: Reality is absolutely bad and evil. Prove me wrong if you can.
  3. Boring. I'm so over that long ago. It's like kindergarten.
  4. @abrakamowse God has always been silent, but the mind likes to make up "rules".
  5. In philosophy, it's called solipsism. And of course, it's bullshit. It is one of the mind's final tricks before it totally surrenders to groundlessness/not-knowing.
  6. @Someone here Good explanation. Thanks.
  7. Wow! All positive reactions. That means I should watch the video and critique it.
  8. @Someone here Why am I me, and not you?
  9. No. I realize that I observe observation accompanied by amplification of attention. So I realize the correlation, but I don't see that necessarily as a rule.
  10. @Inliytened1 If Nahm said it you'd say he's wise, but okay.
  11. I don't see it that way. I can't recognize any rules at all. To me, it all seems illusory.
  12. Exactly! But keep in mind that sometimes it will be excruciatingly painful, and so you just need to sit with it no matter what. The mind will play all sorts of tricks on you. Try to stay aware and non-judgemental. And try not to break. But if you do, it's okay, you can try again later right from where you left. Also, keep in mind that the more time you've invested in a certain habit, the deeper it will be within your psyche. So that will mean more pain and more time required to completely let go. The more pain you can absorb without breaking, the better/faster.
  13. Try to not give in to the cravings as much as you can. And if you fail, try to be aware of those emotions instead of becoming them/getting sucked into them. Try to be aware of the guilt emotion. Sit down with it, and follow the same steps above. Step 3 is more advanced/long-term. It's fully employed after the cravings are gone. Although, technically, it should be already employed, at least to a certain extent. Not-wanting is not the same as wanting not to want. Not-wanting is your original state of being; desire-less. A state of being is not a thought. Thoughts can be paradoxical. Paradox arises due to the self-referential nature of language, which is thoughts. But you won't find paradox in a state of being because it's always one state. Your goal with the exercise is to reach the state of not-wanting, not to settle for wanting not to want, because that would be just faking it, and really a neurotic way to live life. Think about it this way: Your original state is unconditioned. You learned things and they've become your conditioning. When you're experiencing the cravings, that's the conditioning reinforcing itself so that it can survive. When you don't give in to it, you kill it slowly. But it is a part of you, so you're basically killing yourself. So that's why you experience pain. After going through the pain, you will be free from the conditioning. The next step is step 3 where you don't allow yourself to be conditioned once again, and you do that by avoiding the things you don't want in your life anymore.