Colin

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  1. "It’s been reported that matcha contains up to 5 times more l-theanine than other teas. (57) Matcha also contains more caffeine. Here’s how the caffeine content of matcha and other teas compare (per 8 ounce serving): (58) Matcha tea — 70 mg Black tea — 42 mg White tea — 28 mg Oolong tea — 27 mg Green tea — 25 mg" https://bebrainfit.com/l-theanine-benefits/
  2. “Our brains replay every painful memory from the past and every possible scary scenario from the future over and over, just like a complex computer simulation, in an attempt to scare us away from threats before they can happen and regardless of the probability of their happening at all.” ― Mo Gawdat, Solve For Happy: Engineering Your Path to Uncovering the Joy Inside You I really got a lot out of reading this book.
  3. I am the beauty I am becoming I am authentic I am enjoying the journey being me I am being true to myself I am talented and inspired through my creativity I am who I am I know myself well and I live an authentic life I love who I am I surround myself with others I enjoy being with. I am present for others I open myself to receiving others who love me for who I am Being myself, others embrace me, and this makes me more of who I am I live an authentic life I am worthy, it’s who I am I keep true to myself I am honest with who I am and what I love I feel at ease being me I surround myself with authentic people I share my opinions with ease I am safe with who I am I am happy to show my true colors I am perfect with my imperfections I am surrounded by precious gifts that life has to offer I gift my gifts for others to share I live my life unapologetically I choose to wear clothes that feel good for me I allow others to live their lives for who they are I am rewarded with abundance from the Universe, by being true to who I am Moment by moment, I remain true to my values I let go of others with ease and grace, of those who no longer serve my authentic needs.
  4. This is an extension achieving new heights of the day Circumvent the limits come through disarray Greater ascension 'cause I was born to elevate Never have been one to be cast away We go on stronger take it in along the way I got the super OG and the ghost train haze It's an extension that's reaching so far away Now we just break it on down hey Stand undefeated Completed anything that we set our mind United by a fire to be undefined Working all the time is gonna be fine Because it's really play Ask me tell ya wouldn't have it any other way Deep inside the reaches of the entangled mind I find a place where I can go where no one ever will find I make a perfect exchange I'm making connections strange Sometimes the places that I go make people think I'm deranged If there's a reason that you're holding up the wall let it fall I think it's treason when I'm seeing people throwing it all I let 'em all just fly by with a quick wink to the eye I think you all better get used to saying goodbye This is an extension achieving new heights of the day Circumvent the limits come through disarray Greater ascension 'cause I was born to elevate Never have been one to be cast away Stand undefeated Anything that we set our mind United by a fire to be undefined It's an extension it's reaching so far away Now lemme give you something sweet Because the people dig deeper when with you always Something about the decades taken day by day wanna replay Think about no equal when jumping into the fray Whatever you try don't tell it goodbye just get it underway (ay ) You got a spirit yes it’s making a wave See all the people 'tracted to it And they come around, they come around and You look about realize there’s no other way So you step into the crowd they all be getting down This is an extension achieving new heights of the day Circumvent the limits come through disarray Greater ascension 'cause I was born to elevate Never have been one to be cast away Stand undefeated Anything that we set our mind United by a fire to be undefined It's an extension that's reaching so far away Now lemme give you something sweet This is an extension
  5. https://bebrainfit.com/tapping-anxiety-benefits/
  6. have you read these books? Something I have learned in recent times is that small chores in and of themselves have mental benefits. So if you pop in some headphones while helping around the house , the people around you will get off your back and will love you for it. You will get benefits to your body and mind by moving around. All while learning profound truths about the nature of life if you are listening to an audiobook. These can help too https://bebrainfit.com/increase-dopamine/
  7. I was struggling to find an appropriate answer, as I don't think an appropriate answer would be a simple one. what I find with optimize.me is that it is difficult and not pleasurable to ingest, but it is so inspiring and eye opening. I have to make my self read and watch the content, but when I do I become very inspired. I would not be without it. It is the kind of thing I always wanted in personal development. The plus ones, the philosopher notes, the master classes, Brian Johnson himself, pure gold
  8. This website is one of my most treasured personal development resources https://www.optimize.me/
  9. "By inhibiting the dopamine reward pathway, l-theanine has been shown to help smokers quit smoking. (9)" https://bebrainfit.com/l-theanine-benefits/ Based on this information you could try drinking plenty of tea and see how that goes.
  10. This is happening this here is life Days spent pondering truth is a knife Respect due to those who have caught it Dedicated to our friends who have sought it This is happening this here is life Days spent pondering truth is a knife Respect due to those who have caught it Dedicated to our friends who have sought it Brainstorm superseding the norm When we come together new planet is born You revel in the chaos when people are torn Then you come to find out your welcome is worn We are advancing and retracting visionaries Really here it’s not imaginary The way you work your mind you find it’s an art Where you feel it most you feel in your heart Everybody gets confused Delusions are everywhere Buy into fakeness you’ll feel used Double talk fills the air Looking all over for happiness I’ve got the will to live It’s in front of you right now don’t you feel stressed Falls through my hands like a sieve I’m on a new high With a pen and a pad And for fun I attend A jam that’s super bad At the same time Give it all that I have Whether you’re square Or the coolest lad Eatin up my people Purgin their words The jammies take flight like Icarus birds Drop on you and you get hurt Cuz if you’re under the rock You get worked Say, what gives are you after me Breakin me down won’t you let me be Won’t be having none of your mind control It ain’t gonna work on me no more I said, what gives are you after me Breakin me down won’t you let me be Won’t be having none of your mind control It ain’t gonna work on me no more You get worked If you don’t watch your back People are scheming on you Exploiting all the things you lack They’ll do what they have to do Your good will is something they’ll crack How many times will they bust Your originality they will hack Don’t know just who you can trust I’m on a new high With a pen and a pad And for fun I attend A jam that’s super bad At the same time Give it all that I have Whether you’re square Or the coolest lad Eatin up my people Purgin their words The jammies take flight like Icarus birds Drop on you and you get hurt Cuz if you’re under the rock You get worked Yeah you get worked Say, what gives are you after me Breakin me down won’t you let me be Won’t be having none of your mind control It ain’t gonna work on me no more You get worked
  11. You got a wishing well within That's ready to begin See how we roll, see how we roll I'm trying to compromise Because with me there are no lies See how we run, it's already begun Now that I'm back to a pushing pen That weighs two hundred tons I'd like to drop it on you And watch it all fall through Nobody knows just what You're battling inside, you can hide Nobody knows just why Most everyone will lie if they need to The ones who aggravate you most And happen to be ever close Seem to be the ones lurching For the same things that you are searching The ones that make you feel ill And you think that nature should have killed Those you curse when you're alone Seem to be so close to home Not an even field to be on Feels like standing still for eons and eons Stare it dead in the eye, what now? All we can do is try to shut it down, shut it down Not an even field to be on Feels like standing still for eons and eons Stare it dead in the eye, what now? All we can do is try to shut it down, shut it down
  12. Breathing in the dark Lying on its side The ruins of the day Painted with a scar And the more I straighten out The less it wants to try The feelings start to rot One wink at a time Oh Forgiving who you are For what you stand to gain Just know that if you hide It doesn't go away When you get out of bed Don't end up stranded Horrified with each stone On the stage My little dark age Picking through the cards Knowing what's nearby The carvings on the face Say they find it hard And the engine's failed again All limits of disguise The humor's not the same Coming from denial Oh I grieve in stereo The stereo sounds strange I know that if you hide It doesn't go away If you get out of bed And find me standing all alone Open-eyed Burn the page My little dark age I grieve in stereo The stereo sounds strange You know that if it hides It doesn't go away If I get out of bed You'll see me standing all alone Horrified On the stage My little dark age Giddy with delight Seeing what's to come The image of the dead Dead ends in my mind Policemen swear to god Love's seeping from the guns I know my friends and I Would probably turn and run If you get out of bed Come find us heading for the bridge Bring a stone All the rage My little dark age I grieve in stereo The stereo sounds strange I know that if you hide It doesn't go away If you get out of bed And find me standing all alone Open-eyed Burn the page My little dark age All alone Open-eyed Burn the page My little dark age @Solace
  13. @SgtPepper Ooo nice there definitely time to hop and stomp and rock out. Haven't heard that one.
  14. @Solace oh you are preaching to the choir, but I am diving head first into the mad complex open world RPG that is planet earth Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup, They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind, Possessing and caressing me. Jai guru deva om Nothing's gonna change my world, Nothing's gonna change my world. Nothing's gonna change my world, Nothing's gonna change my world. Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes, That call me on and on across the universe, Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box they Tumble blindly as they make their way Across the universe Jai guru deva om Nothing's gonna change my world, Nothing's gonna change my world. Nothing's gonna change my world, Nothing's gonna change my world. Sounds of laughter shades of earth are ringing Through my open views inciting and inviting me Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns, it calls me on and on Across the universe Jai guru deva om Nothing's gonna change my world, Nothing's gonna change my world. Nothing's gonna change my world, Nothing's gonna change my world.
  15. @SgtPepper Good stuff, I love the beatles Turn off your mind relax and float down stream It is not dying, it is not dying Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void, It is shining, it is shining. Yet you may see the meaning of within It is being, it is being Love is all and love is everyone It is knowing, it is knowing And ignorance and hate mourn the dead It is believing, it is believing But listen to the colour of your dreams It is not leaving, it is not leaving So play the game "Existence" to the end Of the beginning, of the beginning
  16. nice have you read "why Buddhism is true" . There is an account of an advanced meditator who got tooth surgery without pain medicine and was able to tolerate without too much discomfort. Your story reminded me of this.
  17. @Solace I like it, there is a lot there.
  18. I just discovered this artist. This is some pretty incredible artwork. http://mariusfineart.com/
  19. “Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them.” ― Robert Wright, Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
  20. Here are some interesting articles on sky gazing. https://www.thewayofmeditation.com.au/blog/the-incredible-mind-altering-meditation-of-sky-gazing/ "Sky gazing is apart of the Dzogchen tradition which is considered the highest spiritual path within Tibetan Buddhism and has been kept secret and only given to the most devout students, but as one Meditation Master has said in these times of strong materialism, chaos and disturbing emotions there needs to be an equally strong practice that can counter those negative forces and sky gazing is a practice that can do just that." https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mind-wandering/201607/look-the-surprising-joy-raising-your-gaze "neuroscientist Fred Previc argues that this second visual system, specializing as it does in surveying “extrapersonal space,” the distant vistas above the horizon, is especially well-developed in human beings. Previc goes on to argue that this area of the brain is strongly activated during religious experiences, meditative activity, dreaming, and probably any kind of artistic or creative activity that encourages us to reach beyond the bounds of nearby time and space into the infinite and eternal. It’s no accident, according to Previc, that meditative states, trances, mystical or religious experiences are often accompanied by upward deviations of the eyes. "
  21. "and the sky, it makes me feel so high" - can you feel the sunshine, song
  22. @TeamBills "the art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." This is key in the stoic philosophy which I resonate with. "A key component of Stoicism is practicing mindfulness. Recognize the events in your life that you do and don’t have control over. If you become frustrated with events outside of your control, you are wasting energy and fostering negative emotion. " https://medium.com/pocketstoic/5-stoic-principles-for-modern-living-applying-an-ancient-philosophy-to-the-21st-century-2a8e10f31887