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  1. Menace II Society Blue reaction to Red in excess
  2. The Japanese Empire in 1945 is an example of blue in excess
  3. Awesome!! I am going to try next time this happens. Thank you!
  4. Does anyone else get insights of wisdom upon dozing off. I often get insights when I am dozing off before taking a nap or going to sleep at night. Unfortunately the insights are so subtle and rapid, I am often unable to communicate or articulate them. Afterwards I am unable to even remember the insight but will feel a profound sense of calmness. Is there a name for this? Is this a common phenomena?
  5. If you go deep enough and ask yourself why you are so resistent to these ideals (Political correctedness and social justice) then you will find a way forward. Personally I do not consider myself politcally correct or label myself an sjw but I can certainly understand why someone would be.
  6. OP you do realize that Africa is a continent and not a single country, right? Self Actualization would be just as much (probably more so) of a challenge as it would with any other part of the world. Africa has too many different ethnic groups, cultures, languages, etc to be trivialized. There are many countries in Africa that would perhaps have an easier time integrating this into their culture simply based on their standard of living in comparsion to other African countries. Most African countries are poor and have extremely oppressive governments. Therefore, most people I would assume are more concerned with survival and having their basic needs met. Despite this Africa is home to some of the most fastest growing economies and slowly but surely overcoming its own obstacles. I think we'll see more Africans in a position to accept self development once a firm and strong middle class arises. Sadly it is the middle and upper classes of most societies who have the luxery to concern themselves with self development work. Self development/actualization work in Africa could be a booming but very challenging market. And there is a whole different sort of dynamics one would have to consider when marketing it. Unfortunately many African countries and societies are just now recovering from the psychogical trauma of brutal wars, colonialism, abject poverty etc. This places a significant burden on a people which more often than not leads to a cycle of self destruction. I'd say that self actualization in Africa is not only possible but desperately needed. But it would have to be done in a place of patience, compassion, and understanding.
  7. I was thinking along the same lines. My intuition tells me I need to proceed with caution due to the power of this practice. Agreed. Consistency is key.
  8. Being of African American decent I think a lot of it has to do with culture. Outside of weed, most African Americans are very close minded when it comes to psychedelics. There is a very negative stigma with illegal mind altering substances that unfortunately stems from the chaos induced during the crack era just my 2 cents
  9. Maintaining a consistent routine has been a challenge for me. I took a week off due to unrelated issues in my persoal life. And this was right before starting the lesson on Kriya Pranayama. Rather than coming back to the lesson (Kriya Pranayama) I decided to start all over with the lesson on Nadi Shodhana and have been slowly working my way back. Do you guys believe this a wise decision? Is it wise to pick back up where you left off if you take a hiatus from practice? What has been your experiences? Oddly enough I find that my concentration routine and my routine overall is a lot more effective after skipping a day. I do not want to make this a habit however and want to strive to be consistent in my practice.
  10. Thank you for taking time to reply to this. Do you feel that these 7 good qualities of entrepreneurship will be enhanced with spirituality? Also, MJ often denounces following your passion as it does not often reciprocate to what is needed in the market. What is your take on this?
  11. Where does entrepreneurship play into the spiritual path? I ultimately want to obtain financial freedom and seem to constantly struggling to come up with new ideas. I recently read a book entitled, Unscripted by MJ Demarco and it totally shifted my view of entrepreneurship. I realize that my views and past business ventures were all based on selfishness and not providing real value for people. I am grateful to have come to this realization but I struggle to come up with new ideas for my next business venture and hence it produces great suffering within me and I often grow frustrated. Part of me feels that this suffering is ultimately based on a discontentment and having attachments. My meditation practice has caused me to be acutely aware of my feelings. Of course the ultimate goal is become detached but wouldn't this inhibit my desire of being an entrepreneur? Or will sticking on the spiritual path allow me to become a better entrepreneur? Any insight is much appreciated.
  12. lol no worries he is the rapper married to Kim Kardashian.
  13. Ye has been through tremendous suffering and has the heavy weight of maintaining a "role" and "character" for the world audience. In fact a lot of entertainers have this weight, which is why so many are self destructive. I wish Kanye the best on his journey.
  14. Also the author mentions hearing the "OM" sound during concentration. Yesterday morning during my practice my mind was very still and I could vaguely make out a low hum in the back drop whilst hearing my heart beat. I am not sure if this is the OM sound being referred to here. It didnt occur for me this morning since my mind had many racing thoughts and I made too much of an effort to seek it out instead of letting rise on its own. Out of curiousity I was wondering if any of you have heard it or experienced it yet. Again, its not something I am purposefully seeking out but it is rather interesting to see if others have undergone some of the experiences detailed in the book.
  15. I have been doing the Lesson 4 - Concentration for a few weeks now. I feel that I am not ready to move on as of yet. I must admit that focusing on the bhrumadhya has led to some resounding states of inner peace and stillness. I am use to focusing on the breath so this practice is quite new to me. It definitely involves some visualization. I find that it is best to not force it when it comes to concentration. My most peaceful sessions have been simply observing what arises, yet not focusing on the content of it, and then pointing my awareness steadily back to bhrumadhya. I have not had any spurts of energy or weird phenomena come up yet. I am not necessarily seeking them either.