Leo-Tzu

What's the worst enemy for the self actualized life?

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I would say negative thinking but that's a madeup concept so maybe it's addictions

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@Athena

Yes! 9_9

What would you say is the best allie then in opposition? Love, Courage, Serenity?

Edited by Etherial Cat

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” - Rumi.

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Procrastination & lack of responsibility 

edit: also victim thinking. Thinking you are a victim.

Edited by BjarkeT

"You see." Leo Gura

we need pain and suffering without it we loses our ability to grow as a species. Life shouldn’t be about how to experience as much joy and happiness as possible or to avoid pain but about solving problems and pushing past our comfort zone because that’s where we grow, become better and gain wisdom. No pain no gain.

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An enemy requires separation. There is no separation in a self-actualized life. All is within the whole. 

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JUST LIKE WITH ENLIGHTENMENT WORK, THE MIND HAS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING WORK AND LIFE PURPOSE WORK DISTRACTED AS F*CK TOO -- LEMME COMPARE AND CONTRAST TAIL-CHASING IN THE FOLLOWING THREE AREAS OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORK: ENLIGHTENMENT WORK, CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING WORK, AND LIFE PURPOSE WORK -- YOU CAN REPLACE 'TAIL-CHASING' WITH 'MENTAL MASTURBATION' TOO WHICH IS INSTRUCTIVE AND SOBERING

Enlightenment Tail-Chasing/ Mental Masturbation: Need to know BE-ing; clinging to Thoughts or Experience that purport to be truths about BE-ing.  A knowing problem primarily.

Life Purpose Tail-Chasing/ Mental Masturbation: Distraction from solving 'Actual Problem Situations'; doing a bunch of irrelevant sh*t with your effort, work, and time.  A distraction problem primarily.

Conceptual Understanding Tail-Chasing/ Mental Masturbation: Oriented 'out there' instead of 'in here'; seeking primarily reasonableness, objectivity, and context-independence.  An orientation problem primarily.

Edited by Joseph Maynor

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surrendering with codepending. counterreacting with complete surrender to the wrong. surrendering with blind counterreaction. codepending without counterreacting to the wrong. not questioning the right. not shifting perspectives. not  accepting codependency as an interdependency of body mind soul vs or with the world.

not accepting, that this is a lifetime job you will be never done with.

Edited by now is forever

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Overmasturbation and  porn addiction mess up the brain.

Neurotransmitters lose balance. Decision making, ambition, impulse control and others are affected negatively.

 

edit: i found this link. Explains it better.

Edited by Kensho

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For me, it has been emotional pain.


I have permanently locked myself out of my account to force myself to focus on my work. Goodbye.

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Accepting everything without questioning it -> TV, fake news, manipulated history, etc.

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It's funny (and fun) to see all the different perspectives in here based on people's individual experiences of life :)

 

Personally I'd have to vote for distraction. I know that's kind of vague so I'll try to give examples: all the hours spent at a bullshit job, on social media, on my phone in general, listening to less-than-productive podcasts and audiobooks just to fill the negative space. Giving up all of these would net me about 10hrs of free time a day....and likely a place to live I guess because I'd be broke lol

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7 hours ago, Serotoninluv said:

An enemy requires separation. 

This.

Having an enemy is the worst enemy.

Edited by Brittany

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21 hours ago, Leo-Tzu said:

What's the worst enemy for the self actualized life?

Enemies are just teachers that we're not willing to listen to.
The more they hurt us, the more valuable their lessons are.


The true heresy is hearsay.

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