Slade

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  1. Integrity- staying true to myself and others and not compromising in the face of fear. Being open and honest in my relationships. Not selling my soul to some job or staying in a toxic relationship. Honoring the deepest motivations within me and pursuing them fully.
  2. So I have a goal of being at the Isha ashram in India by February or March, so I can focus on yoga for awhile. I have a few things I need to get done before hand and the primary one is to get a job and save up about $3k to be able to go. All I have to do is call a place I’ve applied to or go in and ask for a job, yet I feel resistance to doing it. I’m disappointed in myself because I’ve done way harder stuff before than ask for a job. I still have discipline for meditation, yoga, walking my dog, exercise, contemplation, and visualization. If I just got a job I feel like my life would be so much better and I’d feel a lot more satisfied being on my way to my goal. Maybe I just need to bite the bullet. Don’t hold back, if you think I’m being a little bitch then tell me. I need motivation!
  3. I’m drowning. Drowning with the desire to drink on the weekends. Drowning with the desire to sit back and binge watch movies all day as I stuff my face with sugary foods. Drowning with the desire to blow a load into every hot girl I see. Drowning to escape this society. Drowning to get out of having to work under artificial lighting with nothing but the sounds of computers buzzing and people gossiping. The sounds, they’re tortuous. Priests speak of hell as some far off distant place but it can be found at your local Walmart. I watch as the zombies pick out their poison from the frozen food isle, how they walk past me with a 30rack case of beer that must be so heavy it’s the reason they have a hunch back. I watch as their skin seems to rot away under the fluorescent lighting. I watch as they take a vitamin supplement that reads “good for health” but it’s the farthest thing from nature you could consume. I’m drowning. I can’t bear to see it anymore. I fear that one day I’ll turn into a zombie like them and watch as news anchors bash on our president and I’ll laugh with them as I stuff my face with “gluten free” tortilla chips. I just want to be free. Free from this toxic life most people live. I want to be in heaven. Where I’m as free as the breeze that blows on my skin. Where ecstasy rains down on my body like a monsoon in the tropics, and I’m drowning in the unbelievable beauty of it. Where my love for life is stronger than the love I felt when I kissed the girl I thought I was going to marry. I want to feel the sounds of the forest like a symphony that vibrates my whole being into the rhythm of infinity.
  4. I’m drowning. Drowning with the desire to drink on the weekends. Drowning with the desire to sit back and binge watch movies all day as I stuff my face with sugary foods. Drowning with the desire to blow a load into every hot girl I see. Drowning to escape this society. Drowning to get out of having to work under artificial lighting with nothing but the sounds of computers buzzing and people gossiping. The sounds, they’re tortuous. Priests speak of hell as some far off distant place but it can be found at your local Walmart. I watch as the zombies pick out their poison from the frozen food isle, how they walk past me with a 30rack case of beer that must be so heavy it’s the reason they have a hunch back. I watch as their skin seems to rot away under the fluorescent lighting. I watch as they take a vitamin supplement that reads “good for health” but it’s the farthest thing from nature you could consume. I’m drowning. I can’t bear to see it anymore. I fear that one day I’ll turn into a zombie like them and watch as news anchors bash on our president and I’ll laugh with them as I stuff my face with “gluten free” tortilla chips. I just want to be free. Free from this toxic life most people live. I want to be in heaven. Where I’m as free as the breeze that blows on my skin. Where ecstasy rains down on my body like a monsoon in the tropics, and I’m drowning in the unbelievable beauty of it. Where my love for life is stronger than the love I felt when I kissed the girl I thought I was going to marry. I want to feel the sounds of the forest like a symphony that vibrates my whole being into the rhythm of infinity.
  5. I practiced kriya yoga from JC Stevens book for 5 months and noticed my third eye becoming very active and I gained a lot of control over the Prana that flows up the spine. However I took Sadhgurus advice and decided I shouldn’t learn yoga from a book, and so I went and learned the Hatha Yoga that his foundation teaches about a month ago. After seeing how powerful kriya was I’m excited to see the results of Hatha Yoga after several months of practicing.
  6. Has anyone here practiced yoga consistently for a few years?
  7. I intend on keeping this as short and concise as possible and I appreciate any positive feedback you have to give. I started working on the life purpose course a few months ago and I've reached the point in the course of Life Purpose Examples. (From reading other posts it seems like people get stuck around this area in the course) I found my zone of genius, the impact I want to make, and a general sense of my domain of mastery. As of now I'm struggling to choose an ideal medium and bring everything together. I'm hoping some of you can give me advice based on what I have so far. ZoG: My ability to bond with others through playfulness and laughter... I found this interesting because my signature strength from the strengths assessment was humor and playfulness. One of my top passions in life is having uncontrollable, hysterical, belly laughter with others as well as engaging in playful activities with others such as sports, dancing, running in the rain, etc... Impact Statement: Bring a childlike happiness into others lives... Have you ever been in a room with a child or a baby who's laughing their tail off? They radiate such a positive energy that even the most grumpy person cannot resist smiling. I want to radiate happiness the way a child does. Again, I found it interesting how this impact sort of feeds into my signature strength. Domain of Mastery: Enlightenment/Consciousness Work/Happiness... I'm not exactly sure how to phrase it but I do know that the top priority of my life should be to get enlightened. Anyone who has read The One Thing by Gary Keller should know that if you chase two rabbits you won't catch either one. I can't see myself pursuing enlightenment and another domain at the same time and being successful. I've never met an enlightened person, however I have heard they give off a positive energy to the people around them. Ideal Medium: I've pondered multiple things for this such as; working with children, youtube podcast, yoga instructor(i've never done yoga but I heard its very playful), and leading laughing meditations. I'm still not exactly sure what medium is going to fit the best with my life purpose. I feel like if I can find a medium that allows me to play with, laugh with, and bring happiness to others then it will all start to click. Is there anything that stands out to you as to what mediums I should look into? Have any of you struggled with finding the right medium and what lead you towards finding the right one? Thanks in advance. @Leo Gura
  8. I second this. Idk where you learned your yoga routine from but if you do yoga incorrectly it can do more harm than good. It’s a powerful practice, which means it can be powerfully good or bad for you. I recommend learning yoga from Isha school of yoga. There’s teachers all across the world.
  9. I visited the Isha center in Tennessee about two weeks ago and I spoke with some people there that have been doing inner Engineering and they said it has completely transformed their life. One fellow said his back pain is gone now because of it and he feels significantly younger. Everyone at the ashram seems so happy with whatever technique they’re using. I learned Yogasanas which was an amazing experience and has me stoked to take more programs like inner engineering and Bhava spandana. As far as Leo calling it “weak sauce” I wouldn’t listen to it. People are clearly getting results with it and Sadhguru is enlightened, not Leo. Lol
  10. Don’t give yourself the option to fail. Commit that no matter what it takes, you will find what you’re looking for. Regardless of who or what tries to stop you, you keep going. “A man is only defeated once he abandons himself”
  11. You don’t have a set life purpose. It’s not some secret that can be revealed to you. You have certain tendencies and directions that’s you’re interested in but at the end of the day you have to make a choice about what you want to spend your time learning about and practicing. However, psychedelics do seem like they can reveal to you some powerful stuff about what direction you want to take your life and much more.
  12. If you were 60 years old would it be too late for you to do something that you love? Isn’t that what you really want is to do something that you love?
  13. Maha Mudra im at the point in the kriya book where it’s time for me to learn maha mudra but I don’t seem to be felixble enough and it’s quite difficult. Has anyone had this issue too and how did you overcome it?
  14. I don’t know if any of you have tried Sadhguru’s yoga namaskar practice but I find some parts of it quite difficult because I’m not flexible enough. Are there any specific excercises I can do to become more flexible or will the daily practice of it eventually lead to me being able to do the postures properly?
  15. Some I use... I am courageous i explore life courageously i am happy I have amazing friendships i radiate warmth and affection I make people laugh and feel joy I am consciousness I am bold life is beautiful I see the beauty of life I travel whenever I want i travel wherever I want I am wealthy I am free
  16. Two topics one thread 😏 I watched a video on Sadhguru speaking about marijuana use and he says that marijuana, along with other psychedelics dull the system and over a period of time make one incapable of handling life. He said, it gives a feeling of meditativeness but you’re not actually meditative. It makes me wonder if psychedelics are a trick. I watched a seperate video where he spoke about the harm you can do by learning yoga out of a book or in the wrong environment. It made me wonder about going to an ashram and learning directly from a guru.
  17. I feel my spine a lot more and sometimes I can actually feel energy moving up my spine and putting pressure on my third eye area. I feel better in my body in general after doing it for 4ish months now. I haven’t had any samadhi states yet but sometimes when I really put effort into the practice and it goes well I feel a deep sense of peace afterward and a slight dissolution of my boundaries. I think the biggest thing I’ve gained from doing it is that it’s really opened up my curiousity about yoga and now I want to study it a lot more and practice.
  18. Is it not kind of serious that such a realized teacher is telling us these things?
  19. Kriya yoga is a powerful practice but it will take time for you to feel results. psychedelics seem like a promising and fast acting tool. Yoga is probably the best long term thing you can do for your health.
  20. @Thetruthseeker check out sv3rige on YouTube...
  21. My brother is pretty stuck in life and I think a lot of it has to do with his autism. It holds him back a lot and he seems pretty depressed and lonely. I want to help him and I feel like psychedelics can be a powerful tool, but I don’t want to damage him even further. Do you think a 5-Meo-dmt trip with Octavio Rettig would be too much for someone with autism? Are there other psychedelics that could help him better? I think kriya could help him as well but getting someone at his level to do yoga would be quite difficult. I think the potency of psychedelics might be more effective at getting him off the ground quicker.
  22. I drink two cups of raw milk kefir everyday. I ferment it for two days before I make it and it’s pretty yummy. You'll need; raw milk, kefir grains(can buy on amazon), and two jars. You put one tablespoon of grains in one cup of milk, put the lid on the jar lightly and let it sit for one day. Strain the milk into another jar and ferment for one more day then drink. You can reuse the grains to make a batch everyday.
  23. @pluto that’s fascinating. Do they have any follow up videos of him to see how’s he doing months and years after the experience? Ultimately, if I’m going to help my brother with this I want it to help in grow and not just be a cool experience.
  24. I’ve been doing kriya for about 4 months now and the other night I had a dream that my 1st chakra opened and it almost felt like my water broke or something, I’m a guy but I imagined that’s what it feels like to have your water break. Lol And then the other night I was sitting on my bed in the same way when I do yoga and I could feel pressure at my perineum and it felt really good. Do chakras feel really pleasurable when then open or what? If so that would be dope to have all your chakras opened. I get a sense of what Sadhguru is talking about when he says his whole body is in ecstasy.
  25. Following your heart should come first, regardless of fear