Naviy

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  1. I really doubt that a person who was randomly given such a course would actually use it. It will be used only by those who already follow Leo's content, know about LPC and want to have it, but cannot (do not want) to buy. Even not all of them will finish it and get some use of it. It's like giving a 1000 pages Encyclopedia to a 15 years old, thinking: "Oh, such a good educational gift I made. It will be so useful for the kid". The kid won't even open it.
  2. 1) You can download OneNote 2016 for free here: https://www.onenote.com/download Click "Other download options". But it cannot store files locally. 2) You can buy MS Office with OneNote 2016 or older. It can store files locally. 3) You can use my trick to use free version of OneNote and still backup files locally:
  3. Thanks. @Shin Yes, this is what I do. Before I used to force myself to stick only to one technique at least for a month. I remember when I first tried a new technique, I was doing only it for at least 2 months. It was fine for me and it was effective. Now I kind of feel what will work the most today - "freestyle" or some particular technique and do it. Recently I whether mix different techniques, switching from one to another during meditation, or do "just meditation", just how I feel it.
  4. During meditation I started to notice that often I do not want to use any particular technique. When I try to force myself to use a technique (any of those I know), it feels like it is actually holding me back, limits me. Instead, I kind of want to do "just meditation" without any technique (for myself I call it "freestyle meditation"). It feels like a mix of all techniques' goals. I am being aware, at the same time concentrated, at the same time letting go of control over attention, at the same time paying attention to objects, at the same time getting out of thought hypnosis, at the same time letting thoughts and everything be, at the same time kind of self-inquiring automatically a little bit, etc. And I'm kind of naturally finding balance between all the "things you do" during meditation. Be gentle, but not lazy. Be concentrated, but don't forget to accept and let go. Do something like become aware of an object, but also do not do anything. It's very difficult to track progress, so I do not know what is more effective - doing this "freestyle meditation" or sticking to a particular technique (like mindfulness with labeling or focus on breath or letting thoughts go or do nothing or being aware of thought without controlling them). So. Is it just ego being lazy and resists doing any techniques, or this "meditation without a technique" is legitimate? Could you give an advice?
  5. I'm actually starting a YT channel about personal development in my language, lol, except I don't take it as Life Purpose yet. I legitimately do not see anything more important and impactful than educating people about higher values and higher consciousness right now. Also, I love to do deep research, to gather insights, knowledge and wisdom and I love to see how my creativity affects other people. I want to become a person, which helps humanity to move to next stage of development - to more conscious life. It's so exciting to be like a scientist, like a discoverer, like a mage traveling across unseen worlds. To discover possibilities of reality and consciousness like astronauts in movies discover other planets. Like shamans, psychonauts and witches discover other realms. It's like to be a 1000 years old wizard. Except it's even more important and deep than being a wizard. When I was a lawyer, I hated that I always had to work with artificial conflicts, papers, contracts, courts. It makes no sense. What's the ultimate purpose of all this? What's the importance of all this? I always wanted to be doing something tangible, important and that makes sense. For example, to do some deep medical research, to discover aliens or magic or new laws of physics or travel in other realms. Diving deeper into personal development gives me a chance to become a scientist, a researcher (doing his experiments even, where the lab is his own life), a bringer of knowledge, a discoverer. It makes me feel more like a Hero on Hero's Journey. Of course, I do not have any serious knowledge or skills yet. And I do not have absolute confidence what my LP is. However, I think that this my activity with YT channel and then possibly with a blog, will lead my life closer to my true Life Purpose.
  6. Leo, what is the difference between ego and personality? @Leo Gura
  7. Not answering questions directly is a way of cutting through the bullshit that questions carry. It's similar to not following a manipulative question by not answering it directly. If a deluded person would ask you a deluded question without an intention to get rid of his delusion, it would sound like this: "People say that you raped a dog. Comment please, why did you do that?" "I did not do it". "So, you're saying that people are lying? We are all liars and you're the perfect one? I do not understand, comment please". etc. Many of questions to spiritual teachers are coming from delusion. If you will answer them directly, this will breed even more delusion. Look how Nisargadatta Maharaj was answering questions (really, look).
  8. There are: 1) OneNote Windows 10 App (newest) 2) Older OneNote versions like OneNote 2016, etc. OneNote App is free, but it cannot save files locally. All your files are stored in Microsoft cloud. OneNote 2016 and older can save your files locally. Mostly I like using OneNote App more, but I do not like that all my files can only be stored in cloud. What if I lose access to my Microsoft account - will I lose all my data then? To save files locally in OneNote 2016 you have to buy MS Office. However, here is a trick I personally use to backup my OneNote files locally for free. There is a free version of OneNote 2016. It will ask you to buy MS Office if you will try to save files locally. However, it can backup files locally for free. 1) Go to here and download free version of OneNote 2016 (little link "Other download options" in the bottom of the page) https://www.onenote.com/download 2) In downloaded free OneNote 2016 go to File - Options - Save&Backup 3) Backup your files. They will be stored locally in OneNote program format 4) If you need to recover files, go to File - Open Backups This is how you can save your OneNote files locally for free. Cons: 1) All your files will still be first saved in Microsoft cloud, so you cannot store your files ONLY locally (have to buy MS Office for this) 2) If you recover backups, you will have to manually move restored sections to your notebooks. Because program backs up not notebooks, but sections with notes in them (structure is saved). This is not a big deal, takes a couple of minutes. Because I am paranoid, I also import OneNote files to Evernote and then from Evernote export them in .html format.
  9. Guys, can you help me to figure this out. There are 2 version of OneNote: 1) Windows 10 OneNote (impossible to backup on your hard drive) 2) OneNote 2016 (you can backup on your hard drive if you buy MS Office) Windows 10 OneNote is connected with OneDrive and you cannot save notes offline on your hard drive. Basically, with Windows 10 OneNote you cannot backup your notes on your hard drive at all. OneNote 2016 will let you save notes offline on your hard drive, but only if you buy MS Office. Also, there is Evernote. If you download Evernote desktop version, it will allow you to backup your files in .html format or .enex (Evernote program format) on your hard drive, but the structure of notes is never fully kept anyway. And there is Google Keep which allows you whether download your notes in .html format or in .doc format, so you can backup offline. But Keep basically has no functions to structure your notes. I tried all 3 programs. And OneNote seems more comfortable, but it is not usable for me because you cannot backup notes on your hard drive (and I did not like 2016 version). It is difficult to make structured notes in Evernote, but you can at least backup them in .html or program format. Google Keep became too simple for me. So, how do you personally backup your notes?
  10. I use Google Keep and backup all my notes once a week by downloading them on my PC and on an external drive. For notes I use categories too.
  11. I used to be skeptical about all those energies and yoga stuff. But recently I started having a desire to add something physical to my meditation practice. It just started to feel like I need to do something with energy. Not just observing mind, but to actually start moving energy. So 4 days ago I started doing some yoga before meditation. Particularly this one - So today I was doing 1hr of Do Nothing meditation after doing these yoga exercises. And during meditation I became sleepy. Sometimes I was kind of falling asleep and then waking up (constantly sitting with erect spine). And then muscles in my back started slightly moving, kind of wave motion left-right-left-right. I was in that half asleep state. I decided to connect to this feeling, and then my shoulders started to "dance" - like if you're swimming on your back. It felt very pleasant, like it's very healthy for my spine. Then I had an urge to make even bigger moves with my back muscles like half-spinning. And I did - it felt very pleasant too. Then I did big movements with my shoulders like swimming forward. It all felt like being done automatically. I even had thought "OMG wow finally I'm having some cool meditation experience", and it did not stop during these thoughts. I want to engage in physical yoga more and learn about all these energies, Kundalini, Reiki. It feels right to me now. So, anybody had anything like this? Does it mean anything?
  12. How about that belief of "false" is false too? 1) "It is true that you were born" 2) "It is false that you were born" What are these? Some pieces of thinking. You can get inside of these pieces of thinking and develop them further with more additional thoughts. But it will be just thoughts about thoughts about thoughts about thoughts about thoughts: "I have a thought that it is false that I was born because I have a thought that I don't experience my birth directly because I have a thought that I know about my birth from others, because I have a thought that others told me about my birth, because I have a thought that there are others, because I have a thought that there is direct experience, because I have a thought that there is experience, because I have a thought that..." How to get to the actual truth then? What is actual? That's the big question. "Is it false that I was born? What does it mean - born? What is false? A thought? What is a thought? It's an object. What is an object? It's an experience. What is an experience? Something that is actual. What is actual? ... ... ... ..." and then, if you want to advance further, you will have to get out of thinking mind into something that we usually call direct experience. There you can look for answers. But these answers, I believe, almost impossible to communicate in words. The best way you can communicate those answers is ask another person to inquire by themselves. So, the best answer to the topic question is: "Look by yourself and see". In the process of looking you will be forced to find what is actual (like Leo says). And this "actual" does not come in form of answer to your question "yes" or "no". This "actual" is the only actual thing out there. Poetically you can say that this "actual" is the answer to all questions.
  13. Yeah, that video inspired me to try to have my own project even more than Life Purpose Course videos (even though they have same story in them). One of my affirmations, that I use to keep motivation and discipline, sounds something like: "I accomplish everything required for achieving success and I'm having results that are godly satisfying". ("Godly satisfying" in my language means awesome, heaven-like, divine) So, when I do this affirmation, I imagine myself feeling same satisfaction that Leo said he experienced after uploading his Oblivion mod.
  14. It's interesting to notice, that any "movement of will" is registered by you only after it has already happened. When we want to scratch our ass because it is itchy - we notice a feeling of itch, we notice some strong inner desire to scratch, then we notice feelings of muscles in our arm and hand move, then we feel how fingers scratch our ass. Then we can say: "But I have a free will to stop myself and not to scratch my ass. Look, I'm gonna do it now". And we try - we notice inner feeling of "forcing myself not to scratch" (whatever you call it) - some desire, tension, we notice a thought that says: "Now I'm using my will not to scratch my ass", feeling of confidence in truth of this thought, etc. Then we actually manage not to scratch our ass and we say: "See, I used my free will to not scratch myself. And now I will use my free will to scratch myself" - and you do it. But was there really "free will" among those objects that we have experienced? We have experienced itch, muscles move, desire, thoughts, etc. Was there "free will" among them? If you have not experienced free will, then you can talk about it only as about some concept or belief, and this concept or belief appears in form of feelings, visions, thoughts, sounds. Even if you have registered some object that you labeled as "my free will", notice that you have registered it only after it has already appeared. How did it appear? Did you command it to appear? Try to look there. When I look there, I see that there is no any real sensation of "free will" and all objects just happen without command. OR I label something as "free will" but it appeared from nothing just like all other objects, without any command from me. Can you try to find the moment when you "give command" to your body to move? Did you "give command" for the feeling of "giving command" to appear?
  15. Try to make practice of meditation more pleasant for you to get hooked. I think Headspace is a good application for this. It has very short and easy guided meditations at first and you actually feel better after doing them. Also this application gives you some feeling of progress with it's "meditation levels" and reminders, etc. which entertains you. Don't try to be hard on yourself with hardcore techniques, don't torture yourself. Don't blame yourself for not doing meditation (seems that you're doing it, judging by your post). Actually allow yourself to not do meditation for a week or two, or even allow yourself to not do meditation ever again. Rest from your struggle and then come back with a more pleasant approach. From time to time watch good inspiring videos about meditation (like Leo's) and then do not do the practice. Later you will naturally start wanting to do it and you will start. Then start applying discipline a little bit. For example, do like 5-10 minutes, but every day. Push yourself little by little to disciplined practice. Watch a documentary about zen monastery or about yogis or self help videos whatever inspires you to do meditation. And do less than you think you must (shorter sessions, less painful techniques). But also apply some discipline to yourself, start becoming consistent. You can use applications or websites that can help you stay on track. For example, this https://chains.cc/