carlos flores

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  1. So apparently scientists are finally studying higher consciousness and doing it with psychedelics, which seems like they are not the type of "psychedelics are bad" scientists. do you guys think this could finally be the start of something new? the start of science itself realizing the importance of higher consciousness?
  2. umm... sounds quite interesting. I will give it a try!
  3. My biggest obstacles when it comes to enlightenment/spirituality is staying in the path when i'm living in a society and have a family that is very materialistic, big egos and always feeding you with shit. I try to avoid it so much, but how are you going to successfully do that when everyone around you is doing it all the time? My other problem personally is money. I been wanting to eat much healthier, fund trips to a retreat and many other things that could help me with enlightenment. The problem is that i'm in college and really can't afford none of those things at all, plus i'm up at night from time to time thinking if being in college is really worth it. All i'm doing right now is trying to learn as much as I can, but I feel like the stuff that could really help me get to enlightenment is very tough to afford and pursue.
  4. @Prabhaker it's much worse in many parts of China. There have been also killings of innocent people for their organs and the main targets have been meditators and spiritual people
  5. @jse oh goodness! Trump is the perfect example of someone stuck in the orange stage and never getting out of it! unfortunately some followers are like that too haha!
  6. @Leo Gura But if they were truly spiritual, shouldn't they have been able to see through their bullshit right away? instead I feel like they embraced it. It could be because those countries were in need during those times and had to accept it, but they should have turn around after a while and gotten back to spirituality which is something they didn't do.
  7. I have been asking myself this question for quite a while. why are so many countries in Asia, especially Japan, South Korea and China, becoming so materialistic? From what it seems, they're slightly worse than us! In Japan, for example, they now have "virtual wives" and have so many types of technology that seems to be replacing every single human aspect. They have become so immerse in materialistic stuff that it's actually quite sad to see it. While I admit i'm still materialistic myself, I can't see myself going that far as they do especially since the more aware I become, the more I realized how unnecessary it is. How is it possible that these Asian countries with a long history of spirituality and being dominated by Buddhism is all the suddenly becoming so materialistic at a very fast pace? How long will it take for them to start moving towards spirituality again (if possible)?
  8. Do you exercise? I exercise a lot and I found that I get better sleep because of it. Even on days that I go to bed late because of work or homework, I feel like I get enough sleep and part of that reason I believe is because of all my exercising. One thing I do to get better sleep is put some really relaxing music. I play moonlight sonata almost every single night before going to sleep or I play raining sounds videos to help me relax (I love it when it rains because it relaxes me and makes me sleep much better, if it's not raining then I put some of those rain sound videos). Also, I heard that it's much better if you stay away from TV and Phones at least 45 minutes before going to be, otherwise your brain will keep thinking it's daylight from the light coming from devices. Here are two of the videos I use at night to sleep, I hope it works for you.
  9. So I was talking to my boss the other day and he told me that one of the coworkers that he works from time to time (and I myself have to work with him once) just had a panic attack in the middle of his shift at some other job. We both work for a sound company that sets up the stage sound for bands playing in restaurants/clubs, but that only happens on weekends, so we of course have other jobs beside this one. Like I said early, he got a panic attack on his other job and had to leave early. He's homeschool because of his panic attacks and his father just got tired of all of it and send him to Colorado to live with his mom for a couple of months. I really feel bad for him because he's a good guy and it sucks that this keeps happening to him. I have never had a panic attack in my life (thankfully lol) so I have no clue what can be done to help a person who suffers from it. I wanted to know if any of you could give me any advice that could help him to get rid of them or how to deal with them so that it won't keep messing up his life.
  10. @Alex K Have you tried finding other people to exercise with?? I found that it's one of the best ways to stay motivated and not go off the rails so easily. same thing with eating healthy, finding someone in your house who can keep you accountable is good. This is something I did, instead of buying junk food, I would buy healthy food that's very delicious to me like watermelon, grapes, mangos and some other stuff. after a while you will not miss the junk food or at least you will end up reducing the amount you eat.
  11. I agree with Leo. I have never done a retreat myself, but to do a 40 day retreat all the suddenly would be extremely challenging. That would be like a person saying he is going to do a full iron man triathlon race with no training at all.
  12. I watched this and I was quite amazed at how powerful meditation can be. apparently I think he is using Vajrayana techniques, which are kept secret from the rest of the world by tibetan monks. supposedly because they can be dangerous if not used properly or can be so easily misunderstood. here is the video:
  13. @Prabhaker I been wanting to meet these kinds of mystics for a while, where could I find them?
  14. @Sarah Marie Hello, i'm very curious about this. When you talk to the "dead", what exactly do they tell you? Do they talk about their life or regrets? can you see them while talking to them or just hear them?