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  1. Hi, here's a question that I have regarding the new video: Why if god is perfect it has to “expand” into “lower” things, like “evil” or “mind” and then make it realize that it’s god? “Because it’s infinite so infinite it’s everything, even “lower” things. And because when evil/things realize that it’s good it’s the best thing ever / pure love". Ok but still wouldn’t be better to just be the infinite good and, in some way, improve the infinite good? What I’m trying to say it’s simply: if x is perfect, what anything else has to happen? Anything else from x is imperfect. And yes that it’s from a non - non-dual mind/pov, that distinguish perfect from imperfect, god from ego or god from non enlightened things but still: 1) isn’t that *actually* not perfect?, like having an “evil”, isn’t that *actually* bad? Or at least dumb or "less cool", because if god could just be perfect, and perfection don’t need other things, why do it has to add other things? Like God = perfection. There's nothing you can add to this equation to make it better. 2) Why can’t perfect just become more perfect and just better? like instead of expanding itself into “*actual* dumb/bad things” it could expand into "perfect perfect things"? Like god = perfection + perfection ahahah, something like this... It sounds dumb but to me it does not. 3) (but not so relevant and it doesn't really matter if it is not answered now) was that experience caused from a substance or from "normal" insight? No problem if you don't answer, curiosity it's curiosity. And I'm really exited about this new substance you've recently found that you are teasing us with. Thanks for your answers
  2. Check out his booklist; you might check out rsd and even rsd inner circle to find people to go out with. However follow your heart, don't be a player/"pick up guy" over a human being, it's easy to forget that when you go in these kind of groups; yet try to satisfy that need. Good luck Here's another thing: go for clubs: you just have to dance (which is funny when you get over the insecurity aspect of dancing in front of people) and girls are way more open to this, in general. Do stuff you like will help. You want to have a night out and dance? do it, and then you can meet some girl, plus they will see that you were out for the fun, which is pretty good
  3. I’m a 23 year old budding filmmaker and meditation junkie. Currently I’ve really struggled with my procrastination and I want to improve my productivity. In particular here are my 3 goals: 1) Spending 1h30min maximum per day at procrastination (Youtube, Facebook, Playing Games…). (Habit). 2) Waking up everyday around 7:30-9 and going to bed around 22-00, expect one day per week. (Habit). 3) Meditate everyday more than 1h (I constantly do it since 2 years, but it still rarely happened that I slack off). (Habit) 4) Finish a short video project before the begging of September. (Goal) Having someone support me and that I can help to reach his goals might be a good idea. Plus in order to stick to those goals I made a Commitment with stakes on Stickk(dot)com for each of this goals (if I break the commitment I will be charged money). Here’s the person I’m looking for: I’m looking for a male partner, motivated, disciplined; someone who know how to support another’s goals. Another important thing is that we have similar goals/habits, like productivity and non-procrastination habits. I have plenty of tips and tricks on those because I’ve already work on them a lot. Even meditation/mindfulness commitments are welcome, I definitely can help you there, however I would prefer to have someone that it’s already experienced with those. If you have done a Vipassana retreat we probably would get along :). Here’s how I think it could be a good way to keep us on track: Having a support system and “smart way” to keep us on track is well and good, but in the end of the day what matter it’s being honest with ourself and see reality as it actually is with our own eyes, so we really have to be self honest. Everyday we simply have to answer a question: “Did I keep my commitment today?” with a yes or a no. The answer would be send on a chat (what’s app/telegram…). The other person don’t have to answer and can even not check the answer for some days, but at least for me it’s important at the end of the day to do this self check and review what I did. If the answer is no, at least for my case, you should control that I am actually charged from breaking my commitment on the Stickk Website. This is how I think the “accountability relationship” should work, however I’m open to any kind of modification and adapt to the way you would prefer to be supported. PM or comment if you want to make this real A little more about me: I’m a 22 almost 23 year old male. Finished my university in Media Studies on January and started a master degree on Filmmaking; left my master degree on May because I think I can work better on movies by myself than being in a not so good university. Last 2 years I’ve really struggled with an internet addiction (playing games and Youtube). I meditate daily around 1h since 4 years now, did 2 10-day-meditation retreat. I'm into personal development and have already some good productivity habits in place like doing to-do list for the upcoming days. I’m currently working on a short movie and want to improve my productivity.
  4. Hey guys, I was looking for great documentaries that tackles the topic of smart phone/internet addiction; so that explain which are the problems that arises for staying a lot of time in front of a phone or a pc. Something that even speak about the neurological effects, such as the release of such and such chemical while we are on the internet that wouldn’t be natural and in the long run is harmful. Let me know, thanks :))
  5. Hi Guys, I want to find some pair of shoes that are healthy. I’m looking foward to buy 3 different shoes, like one pair day to day life, one pair comfort, one pair design but still ecofriendly and not supportig huge brands. More specifically, the feature I’m looking for are: 1) help the posture/body (even they are not comfortable) 2) that are comfortable and that have material that help the body 3) that are ecofriendly/from a brand that is respectful of the environement 4) (extra) that have a good design Do you have some suggestions? Let me know Cheers
  6. @DrewNows both. I want to clarify my mind on my top goals and how can i achieve them; maybe having a creative idea for my work (i do videos for living); just meditate; and ideally habing a spiritual experience. This is not really clear ahaha; but tonight, the day before i will go i will clarify a little bit more all of that, including the final schedule. @Hafiz yes. I will do both guided meditation and unguided ones. The retreat will look like a vipassana one (no speaking, writting reading etc..., 6-7h of meditation per day and just be mindful, no distraction etc...). @Charlotte thanks for the encouragment but honestly not thanks for the advise 😬: i wouldn’t say “test 5meo and see how it goes! Direct experience is king!” . Now ofc is not the same but you know what i mean. If i feel like it’s the right thing i will make a little post here. If there’s someone who has test it please let me know in the comments <3
  7. Hey guys, So’I’ve planned to take a 3 days solo meditation retreat. My background is 3 year of meditation with various technique (do nothing, mindfulness etc...) and a 10 day vipassana retreat. This last year i’ve consistently used the Headspace app for around 1h per day. So i wanted to use the Headspace technique on my retreat (which basically it just consist on 1) body scan 2) focusing on the movement of the body while we are breathing) Now my question is: does the Headspace technique can be used on a 6/7h per day on a 3 meditation retreat? Is this technique not too much? I would definitely answer that no, the headspace technique is really ok for a retreat of that kind. Yet, I would like to have a point of view from elder users of the headspace technique or to anyone who did an “headspace retreat”. Thanks and sorry for the terrible english
  8. Hey guys, I’ve just moved to Rome and I wanted to have some direct contact with people that are interested on meditation/spirituality etc... is there anywone in this desolate land ?
  9. I've been doing 3 year of meditation now w different styles (do nothing, vipassana, anapana, mindfulness etc...). This guided meditation thing it will be a period; I've said it in the first post, please read it again; and if you have some suggestion regarding my actual question I would be glad to hear them
  10. A willingness to differentiate my practice for a period and the fact that I've like the guided concentrations meditation that I've recently done w headspace.
  11. Hey guys, I was looking for some cool series/set of guided meditation. I've done too much of the same kind of meditation recently and I got bored asf (9 month of anapana... fml ahahah). So yeah, I was looking for some kind of concentration meditation series, like the Vipassana ones from Goenka, ideally from like a good teacher. In this period I don't to do super existential and soul cracking stuff, so yeah more focus/concentration ones are what I'm looking for. I've played around w headspace recently... cool but if I can found something that it's cooler it would be great; again ideally a series from a good teacher. Ofc after this "pause" w guided ones I will go back to more unguided ones. So yeah, if you know some cool series or set or guided concentration meditation please let me know
  12. When you wake up, open the computer for reviewing the last time your notes for the exam and the acutalized.org mail comes in on a fucking Wednesday and you're like"... wtf...?", you read the title and you're like "NAAAAAAHHHHH", why I'm I still doing an university? Anyway, congrats Leo, really, thanks for all the things you have done for us and thanks for this really amazing last video, this one was really "HUGE". You helped me start to meditate 3 year ago, and it helped me to understand things that I would never thought possible; and now you have given the proof to everybody, even to the most cynic one that this shit is T-R-U-E, it's an actual event, it's something concrete; no fugazi here. I'm really happy for you, coz man: YOU FUCKING MADE IT! ahahahah YOU'VE GOT IT MAN, YOU'VE GOT IT! Congrats congrats congrats congrats congrats congrats. Really happy for you. Wish you the best for the future, and really whatever decision you will makes on actualized.org, on your job, on youtube... it will not be yours :P! ahahah; no whatever you feel it will be right go with it man. Now that you've get what authenticity is the path will be the path of being authentic and honest... or maybe not, I don't know, maybe now you are connected w weird spiritual beings and all other enlightened people in the universe to and you will go in an agenda of dominating the world or something like this... can't say it, I'm not enilghtmened. But so yeah, again, best of the best, great job. From a old subscriber, congrats, we are all glad for you Wish us good luck too now