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  1. [Verse 1] Where have you been? Been searching all along Came facing twilight on and on Without a clue Without a sign Without grasping yet The real question to be asked Where have I been? [Chorus] I'm a shapeshifter At Poe's masquerade Hiding both face and mind All free for you to draw I'm a shapeshifter What else should I be? Please don't take off my mask Revealing dark [Verse 2] Moments of calm Nothing left to be found A mirror right in front of me That's where I find An empty glass Reflecting the sad truth It's telling words not to be told I need the mask [Chorus] I'm a shapeshifter At Poe's masquerade Hiding both face and mind All free for you to draw I'm a shapeshifter Chained down to my core Please don't take off my mask My place to hide [Bridge] I can't tell you How to see me Just a cage of bones There's nothing inside Will it unleash me? Burning down the walls Is there a way For me to break? [Chorus] I'm a shapeshifter At Poe's masquerade Hiding both face and mind All free for you to draw I'm a shapeshifter Have no face to show Please don't take off my mask My disguise
  2. Looking at the sky in the morning is great, while listening to some music. Ah, one of my favorite things "Ah, everything looks shiny in the sun"
  3. This is a very comprehensive, yet easy to digest article. Use what you can and leave the rest!
  4. I have periods of success with sleep and periods of failure. I have been there I use a 15lb weighted blanket at night and it makes a significant difference
  5. "Reaching for the gold ring Down inside Never could reach it, just slips away But I try"
  6. This is a really good affirmations video that goes along with the theme of your journal. I just listened to it all the way through in a really relaxed state and it was great, so I am walking the walk! Also, this class is good I watched it the other day. I resonate with Brain Johnson, If you do too it is good!
  7. yeah defining who we are as humans is a pretty interesting inquiry. We have some pretty amazing abilities and qualities
  8. Brian is great
  9. This is a good summary of the book if you want more info before deciding to read the book
  10. It has embellishments, music, guided meditations, he voices some characters, and he speaks like a stand-up comedian.
  11. Nice , I dig the colored paragraphs. A book I read recently that reminds me of stage orange spirituality is Mind Hacking It explains concepts you might hear in a more serious spiritual teaching, in a playful, humorous way that uses a lot of science metaphors, as well as science fiction metaphors. Leo said that meditation is one of the best ways to transcend stages, and this book has a wonderful explanation of concentration meditation, which presents it in a sort of gamified way which speaks to my gamer brain. I love this book and I highly recommend the audiobook over the text if you are interested.
  12. The book "Atomic Habits", by James Clear is quite congruent with the advice that Leo has given in this thread. I just finished it. It is quite good. Very level headed and lucid
  13. One thing I have noticed is that eggs seem to make me tired, so much so that they are a pretty reliable sleep aid. It doesn't transfer to the next day. "Acetylcholine promotes REM sleep, which helps memory storage and for the brain to rest [R]." I notice the same thing with vitamin D3, It seems to make me tired. "Vitamin D could be important for sleep disorders (R). Higher concentrations of this vitamin were associated with better maintenance of sleep (R). In the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) study, lower vitamin levels were associated with shorter sleep duration (R). Some studies suggest improved sleep quality with vitamin D supplementation. It has been hypothesized that its deficiency is central to a recent ‘epidemic’ of disturbed sleep patterns (R, R2). Studies have reported a high prevalence of this vitamin deficiency in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. This is a widespread disorder characterized by episodes of breathing cessation due to upper airway tract obstruction during sleep (R). Its deficiency is more pronounced in severe sleep apnea and associated with abnormal glucose production (R, R2). More studies are needed to prove this relationship between sleep quality and vitamin D supplementation."
  14. "Acetylcholine is a hot topic within the realm of memory enhancement. It is a neurotransmitter that is critical for the everyday functioning of the brain, particularly in the areas of movement, learning & memory, and sleep quality. Check out this post to learn how to promote balanced acetylcholine in your body and function at your very best." "The humble egg. Just two hard-boiled eggs provide 250 to 300 mg of choline. And the yolk is the key! If you're eating an egg-white omelet for breakfast, you're missing out on the vital nourishment the yolk has to offer, including choline." Two books I have read somewhat recently both recommend both eggs and fish , salmon in particular They both are in line with what moonlight said about the farmed fish, Dave is more stringent about quality what Max says that conventional eggs are fine, though organic and pasture raised in preferred.
  15. I have heard that freezing preserves the vitamins "Fresh fruits and veggies produce enzymes (trypsin and chymotrypsin) that cause loss of color, flavor, and nutrients just after harvest. But the reaction can be stopped by deactivating the enzyme — which freezing can do — leaving the frozen veggies with more nutrients ."
  16. "Their newly published paper demonstrates that the playing of action video games – the sort of fast-paced, 3D shoot-em-up beloved of doomsayers in the media – confirms what other studies have revealed, that players show improved performance in perception, attention, and cognition." "The results confirmed previous findings—that there were differences in the brain structure of video gamers, and that by playing video games, there was a “direct link between video gaming and a volumetric brain increase.”
  17. @moon777light I'm reading this book too! I went to bed listening to it one night and it was the most intense 30 minutes, ha
  18. @moon777light There was a humorous youtube comment under the video that said something along the lines of, "Santa has infiltrated the civilian population under the alias of a holistic health doctor". I got a good chuckle out of that
  19. happened to see this the other day, might be in line with what you are talking about. There is also a part where he says he trains medical professionals of all specialties
  20. This is a love song between you and reality
  21. @Dodo I agree that kind of thinking is a pretty dark place to be. Ive been reading the book Mind Hacking by Sir John Hargrave, and he has a section where he talks about negative thinking in a pretty illuminating way, I think you might enjoy it. Solve for Happy by Mo Gowdat is another one of these books. That being said, I do think there is real magic. my experience confirms this. Though I do not fully understand it. Interesting things start to happen when you go "offroading", stop listening to teachers, and strengthen your own relationship to reality.
  22. A lot of information you will find in this book