Billy Shears

Do you guys still drink alcohol?

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After enough inner work you’ll get to a point where your sober state produces more pleasure than alcohol, and even a buzz detracts from this pleasure more than it gives. 

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On 14.7.2020 at 10:46 AM, LfcCharlie4 said:

@Meta-Man do you have any access to it, there was so many golden responses on it, including the perfect response for this thread!

No, I think it’s been down for years unfortunately

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@Billy Shears No the desire to drink fell away at some point and I was a whisky collector and loved that stuff. No it just sits in my basement. I can't even remember when I drank the last time. Maybe 5 years ago?


He has no will of his own.
He dwells in reality,
and lets all illusions go.

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I had a couple of glasses of wine last week which is enough for me to become dazed and a bit fuzzy. This funny insight came to me when I tried feeling the difference to psychedelic states. You’d think alcohol ‘lowers’ your consciousness and speaks to your ‘lower’ needs. Which it does, in a way… But when I got to the bottom of it I just wanted to be love, feel love, give love. Which is exactly the same feeling trips give me in one way or another.  The substances seem to direct your consciousness in opposite directions… Which is true but it’s also not true. If you investigate deeply, you see that they’re not really opposites. You actually end up at the same point. It’s a strange loop :-)

Love is the ground of reality in every experience. It’s the only need there is.


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Dei nostri templum terrarum orbus est

 

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On 12/07/2020 at 2:31 AM, VeganAwake said:

nothing makes you more spiritual and realize the unimportance of money than dropping a grand down on the craps table after a strong glass of whiskey and losing it all in one bet lol.

You could also call this being an unwise gambler hehe... the point is that I walked out of the casino smiling and with no regrets.

Were you still smiling the next morning @VeganAwake ?

Edited by Amandine

"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence". Erich Fromm

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Drinking alcohol now results in a major decrease in feelings of well being. It’s pointless now.

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hadn't had a glass in long time, responses here want me to have a glass O.o


I will be waiting here, For your silence to break, For your soul to shake,              For your love to wake! Rumi

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21 hours ago, Harikrishnan said:

hadn't had a glass in long time, responses here want me to have a glass O.o

No don't think like that. If you're not drinking then it's probably best to leave it that way, but if you decide to drink it's not morally bad and can be used beneficially. It can also be used in ways that aren't beneficial so there's no need to have a glass.


He who is dead must pray for life,

For the living shall never die.

divine love

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Very rarely and only in small amount. 

In fact, I never got drunk once in my life and I plan to never get drunk ever. 

I get sleepy and slugghish when I drink alcohol. 

Plus I don't personally find any valid reason to splash money only to get sleepy, sluggish, diminish my reflexes and to limit my social interactions. 

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Never have and never will, I guess.


If you have no confidence in yourself, you are twice defeated in the race of life. But with confidence you have won, even before you start.” -- Marcus Garvey

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1 hour ago, Artsu said:

No don't think like that. If you're not drinking then it's probably best to leave it that way, but if you decide to drink it's not morally bad and can be used beneficially. It can also be used in ways that aren't beneficial so there's no need to have a glass.

Naah am not gonna drink. It was just an urge seeing the replies here.


I will be waiting here, For your silence to break, For your soul to shake,              For your love to wake! Rumi

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@Billy Shears I believe it can have some spiritual benefits but this takes a lot of maturity. When drinking a lot of people becomes more conscious for a short period of time, 30-90 minutes, more loveable and more in contact with themselves, then it's downhill from there and the price you have to pay for this (often very little) glimpse of god (that's why people like it) is becoming unconscious for several hours or even days and that is the highest price there is to pay. Alcohol is like Heroin in a lot of aspects, just not that harmful.

If you're looking for progress on the spiritual path, psychedelics are x1000 more effective, that said, a glass of wine can be wonderful:)

 

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