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  1. Leo told you many times how important it is to build a relationship in real time, and not through social media or online messaging. I would like to add one demonstrative example. Take on my shoes and imagine you want to express love towards a girl you've been great friends with since 4th grade (that's a long time, and yet I did not have the knowledge base to see the causes of being a friend and the implications of actively teasing her, having the linguistic skills, striving for a more intimate relationship etc.) Back to the point; we had a conversation about our plans and such. We were sitting next to each other and as the conversation was nearing its natural end, I told her: "Hey, will you promise me one thing?" as I put one hand onto her lap and made a firm, loving eye contact. I said: "Whatever you do, listen to your heart and follow your passion." It was such a small, yet powerful moment! (and I've been her friend for a decade, which complicates the situation a bit.) What this hopefully shows is that taking a hot knife and cutting through the right moment may be more risky, and yet you gotta say fuck it and test your lines. If it wasn't for that touch-feel decision, I would have probably written to her later in chat: "Hey, about that convo we had, stick to your dreams." To which she would have casually responded: "Okay." Life would go on, it would be too late, as it has been for the last ten years. I was always the passive guy, but I am trying to seek more activity lately as my fear is mostly gone, thanks to Should you have helpful notes, both @Leo Gura and others, on how to express love in a long-lasting friendship, I will warmly welcome them.
  2. @Toan The question of authenticity has been on my mind the whole time. That is why I let down of many concepts. I had come up with the ideas of teaching and politics in my normal state of consciousness, while the latter "discovering" is revealed to me during sessions. It's like many reasonable ones versus one meaningful from the heart. There is no doubt that this IS my life purpose. How do I know? It's right in front of my face. It's alive. @mikelyons These are very thoughtful and prudent questions. Good. I love getting lost around places and overcoming obstacles. In fact "helping others overcome fear and stressful situations" has its meaning written in my mind too. I call it a lesser purpose and I wonder how I could incorporate it into the larger picture. But what my heart craves for, what I am FASCINATED by, are elevated states of consciousness. The Great Unknown. The travelling. That. See, it is like a naked, intimate core. It has no value for the society as it stands, unless I develop a business around it. But the business itself is not the purpose. The question that's bogging my mind right now is - if, how could i connect "elevated states of consciousness" and "helping others overcome fear and stressful situations?" Would I build a psychedelic retreat center? But what about its legality and how much finances would I need? In which case, why wouldn't I live off dividends and explore reality by myself anyway? See, my purpose completely lacks the pragmatic side of view (at least sociologically). I will contemplate your questions, try to connect dots on the map. This journey is far from over as you have noticed. But please, let me know if you have any ideas or side notes. Thank you.
  3. I apologize for the situation you're in. No shame in thinking in these manors. Your shoes are quite different. But the hard truth is, you got it backwards. People donate money to inspiring personalities, to valuable potential, to specific causes. Not to anonymous strangers. Perhaps you could start a project, social network or something that provides basic value? People would feel a lot more open.
  4. This is a crucial part. Have you thought of it more in depth? How does the business model look like? It's gonna be a dirty job at first. People in your culture are quite different, therefore the same approach wouldn't work as well. You need to take on the perspective of the masses and start from there. Good luck, go follow your passion! Make sure it's the right one.
  5. Somebody create a campaign on GoFundMe. It's gonna be expensive! We'll make a living through dividends and selling genetically modified DMT snails; a pet every household needs. 😄 Tell me when I should book tickets from Europe. Sarcasm aside, I would actually be in for this, lol.
  6. Noticed Hitler used more than words. If random people on the street were given the same speech to read, it wouldn't sound the same. Why? Hitler often used gestures of the whole body and different tones to interpret what he was trying to say. You want to keep the listeners interested, therefore appeal to their emotions. Be emotional. Sound emotional. What does the topic mean to them? What does it mean to you? Visualize the language. Make a river of thoughts. Pour your heart in. A great speech starts and ends with a point. It carries a message like cabels electricity. Repetition is the key to mastery. Sometimes I catch myself mumbling for one hour before falling asleep. I hope these few points of mine help, though use mainly Google, Youtube and books to search for material. Also listen to best movie/history speeches and try to find a connection between them. What do they have in common? Good luck!
  7. The more in-depth goes, the more resistance is building up around its parts. One of the worst things that happens in a teacher-student relationship is when the apprentice stands up against the master thinking they've got it all figured out. The teacher, a wise one, has an additional layer of experience, but how do you communicate that to a discouraged being who mistakens it for arrogance? You have been given dozens of practical methods. The finger is pointing somewhere, and yet you keep bitching and whining about how the finger is imperfect. If you get too focused on Leo's voice, your human arrogance will bind you in blinding ways. Take care.
  8. Cool story, bro. Are you enlightened?
  9. @Matt8800 If it's been answered already, say the word and I'll go search. Have you been able to communicate with animals?
  10. @Matt8800 Have you ever practiced on psychedelics? Could they boost up various exercises?
  11. What's your knowledge background? Books, exercises? How long have you been training? Where would you point me, what are good sources to learn from?
  12. Dude, I would have bursted out laughing at that thought. Totally feel you.
  13. Getting up after half an hour and walking around the room feels like God walking on water
  14. Cool. I've always felt the guy was deeply oppressing stage red in the name of yellow.
  15. Hello there. I've been spending less time on the forum and more in the field. Last night I had the freedom to sleep under the stars, on fresh air. The story consists of three parts: Holotropic breathwork - the start The state of familiarness - the peak Third eye experience - the aftermath (a vision at the end) I'll sum up the whole thing in a few paragraphs. Let's get to it. Gender: Male Age: 18 Previous breakthroughs: the state of nothing ('blank state'), a few insights about infinity (not there yet by far), one time astral projection Holotropic breathwork: I began close to midnight on a grassy field, surrounded by stars and a purring cat. I notice the 'I' doesn't want to do the breathing. It smells like garlic to a vampire. 5-10 minutes I start getting into a high state. The chest is pounding. Independent thoughts come up. They are no longer on the same playing field. You've got the xyz axis, right. What you do in this state, as I like to call it, is move in an additional 'w' direction, away from the thoughts. 15 minutes in - the state of flow. 'I am hearing The Universe. For the very first time,' you might say. The sound of nature is flowing through you like a river. The preconstructed notion of 'inside the head' falls down. Words don't mean shit. All I'm writing is nothing, you understand? Nothing. The state of familiarness: Once you breathe for long enough, you'll start reaching the state of familiarness. That's how I call it. Every moment feels like home in a mystical, unique way. How else can I describe? I can't! Third eye experience: 20 minutes in. The peak. I thought, why not focus attention in the middle of my brows? Lo and behold, that's all it took. The whole body was tingling. The 'I' was still on the 'w' axis. This is the best description my words can give: As it is unexplainable for a human how a bird can flop its wings, intuitively, with ease, in the same way it is unthinkable how two eyes can stay closed, yet the third one open. In that moment, the mind was so focused in the center that I had the ability to close both of my 'side eyes' (and see the process of shutting down), but still see. In that exact moment, two things happened: One - a vision appeared. Two - a thought came up, saying: 'There will be skepticism. Don't listen to yourself then.' The vision I've drawn below (pretty clunky): Does it remind you of something? Have you found anything similiar? That's all for now, folks. My skepticism arrives.
  16. Technique: Holotropic Breathing Time: Right after the session ended (20 mins) Summary: The insight was brief and short. Physicality is a thought. It collapses onto itself. Have you ever wondered whether dragons exist? Well, a surprise for you, they actually do. There's no borderline between our world and Skyrim, for example. You are literally framing them as if they were "in the virtual" or "in the display." No, no, no! This is the best feeling any dragon lover can experience. No way this insight was the deepest, but it was so warmthful it had to be shared. Do the work, guys, it really works.
  17. Download the videos, everyone! That's history. At least they're preserved "in the moment"
  18. We've all made it! We've already fucking made it! Today, it was realized: All Godheads are enlightened. @Leo Gura is right here. You are right here. I'm right here. We're all together. Everyone is pleased to do whatever they want in heaven. Home! Hell is only by definition. It's hell because people make it hell. Every moment is like a self contained chapter, an independent thing, and racionality is a way of sorting these moments. How can racionality ever be objective, while it only containts itself? LOL. Go figure. It serves its purpose so well. The more you know, the more humble you get. I feel small.
  19. Of course that's going to be difficult. Sounds harsh, but ultimately, no exceptions.
  20. Then I assume you're living hell. Haha, enjoy!
  21. I've been watching the series and the little detail got stuck in my head. Obviously, the "Faceless Men" are a cult, but are they really? They say to become a devotee, you must first become nobody. Pretty familiar, ha? Little Zen Devils... or not?
  22. Status: On Weed Trip duration: 2-3 hours Peak duration: 30 minutes Summary: The Power of Now Notes: God is the lack of Devil Everything is beautiful when you're not there God couldn't feel otherwise, it feels at it should be Everything is alive It's impossible for you to become enlightened (haha, searching for "the" is so naive) It's so fucking selfish to be me, literally, it got me completely disgusted Things to contemplate yet: Enlightenment is the lack of enlightenment My deepest moments so far.
  23. In last week's episode Leo talks about the duality of fair vs. unfair. You'll experience all perspectives one day. It made me realize how Karma REALLY works and what it REALLY is. Wasn't it so obvious?
  24. I'm taking the Life Purpose Course and I must say I am, well, perhaps not-so-surprised by this. I wrote the list of my top 10 values and I had to compare them. At first, it seemed like freedom would be positioned high, but it ended up at number 10 under values like love, connection, leadership... Even this small insight taught me something about myself and society. People want absolute freedom until they get it - then they don't know what to do with it. Perhaps a great book topic for the future. I am being completely subjective of course.
  25. I'll start off with "The Mirror Exercise". It's something I've came up with not a long ago. What do you do? Stand in front of a mirror; right before going to bed or early in the morning when you are feeling the most honest about yourself. Stare into the mirror for 15 minutes, thoughtless. That's it! What I found was surprising. I gazed into the eyes of the human being on the other side, then I focused on the whole picture, then on the eyes again. And suddenly, the barrier between the two melted. My face disappeared in a way that I could not tell the difference between its surroundings and it. Results: I realized where my life purpose lies. As inspiration for the others here, I would like to share it. It is: To feel as one with The Universe. ... and show people the beauty through art. Long before this I started working on an adventure book mainly for youngsters of my age (15-18). It's a story of a mountain pass, and beneath the mountains lies what I literally called Nothingness. Two dragon brothers once stepped in and forgot who they were. The book is meant to make the reader more open-minded by the time they finish reading it - while keeping it all subtle and hidden behind metaphors and typical fantasy book elements. I also started to learn photography. I've been looking for a job for the past 6 months, but didn't find any (I live in the Czech republic). There's literally nothing within a 40 km radius during the school year; that's why I can't afford a digital camera, but at least I can learn the theory. If you've got one spare, I wouldn't mind, haha. I'm serious. Go try the mirror exercise and see for yourself. It might not work for you, but it certainly did for me. See you all in another life!