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Contemplative Questions Database Mega-Thread:

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Let's create an amazing list of profound questions that may be simple, but still extremely deep & wise to personally contemplate. Post any questions you may have written down or thought of, that have helped you gain insight or a new perspective in some way:

Note: These are questions that are supposed to help someone see a new perspective or have a new insight by simply personally contemplating the questions that are posted.

Here's some I find valuable:

- Is faith all you know?

- Can one live without faith?

- What are you doing out of fear?  v.s  What are you doing out of love?

- Should it matter to someone how beautiful they think they are? Why & why not?

- Why do you fear not having certainty?

- What is compassion?

- Is _____  productive?

- What is the wisest way for me to live lie as I currently am & continue to be?

- Do you take credit for who you are?

- Ect.

 

Thank you for any participation.

 

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Remind me to add to this in a couple days, I've got big list I can contribute.

Edited by Thought Art

"Now here's the Sun and it's alright, Now here's the Moon and It's alright..But every-time you close your eyes... Lies" -Arcade Fire Rebellion

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Something I used to contemplate a lot some years ago:

What causes the perception of time? (especially in relationship to the phenomenas of time compression and time expansion caused by mind-altering drugs or being deeply immersed in an activity e.g. flow or a thoughtless state e.g. samadhi).

Edited by Carl-Richard

To balance beauty and complexity so perfectly is a divine mystery.

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Typing some fresh ones that come to mind

1. Where am I along my self actualization journey?

2. What is self acceptance?

3. What does it mean to be wise?

4. What systems do I have in place to ensure I remain grounded?

5. How am I overly dependant on teachers like Leo?

6. How can I take more personal responsibility?

7. How can I bring more consciousness into my life?

8. What is intentional living?

9. What types of contemplation are there?

10. What types of meditation are there?

11. How do I become open minded without losing my footing on survival?

12. How can I use math, logic, reason and strategy more often in my life?

13. How can I balance spiritual pursuits with the very real external environment so I live a balanced enjoyable life

14. Why am I doing this?

15. Why do I enjoy this?

16. What are my addictions? What is the nature of addiction? What tools do I have to overcome this addiction?

17. Why do I know better than I perform or act on a daily basis?

18. Why am I so scared of what people may or may not think of me?

19. Why is the particular thing taboo? Am I brave enough to deeply question this cultural standard?

20. Why do I hate or think this person or group of people is evil?

21. How are my current strategies and life paradigms helping or making my life worse

22. Do I know what this substance, technique or peice of information is? Or has it been distorted through my own faulty database and interpretation mechanisms

23. How do I let go off past errors and mistakes which still haunt me?

24. How do I embrace unconditional love? 

25. Why is there this difference between my ideals, my self image, my spiritual values and my ability to embody them. Do I have a practice of measuring this?

26. What are the areas of my life that I am most unconcious?

27. What is the nature of the ego? My ego and those around me?

28. Why do I give such importance to the opinions of other people?

29. What is the difference between a rational thought and irrational neurotic thought?

30. Why do I avoid getting help?

31. How does my need to see myself as strong, independent, a leader or awakened get in the way of my asking for the help I need

32. What false identities am I clinging to?

33. What does the truth matter to me?

34. Why do I fail to change even when I know I should?

35. Why does this thought loop through my head?

36. What is transference and its role in mental distortions?

37. How does my body feel?

38. What would maximal health look and feel like?

39. How would it feel if my muscular and skeletal system were in perfect condition?

40. How many stretches are there? Why are there so many? Have I taken time to feel into my body?

41. What is body awareness?

42. What are chairs?

43. What is the relationship between difference forms of Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, chanting, healing sounds, energy healing, psychedelics, talk therapy, dance, tantric and taoist sex practice, ectsatic dance, community, art, etc

44. What would the best human operating system look like?

45. How am I changing for the better?

46. How has this new tool helped, or hindered my progress

47. Why did I begin this in the first place?

48. Why am I scared of taking action, talking to that person etc

49. What is the difference between the stories I tell myself and my direct experience?

50. What are books? Memes? Threads? Articles how do I treat different pieces of information?

51. How do I research?

52. What is the relationship of time to the human lifespan, hours of work, survival, life purpose, rest, relationships, body bare, mental healthy, personal finances etc and keeping it all balance and harmonious 

53. What are skills and what is the nature of skill building?

54. What do I really want?

55. Is this the right technique for this moment in my life?

56. What does it mean to become successful?

57. What is systems thinking?

58. What does it feel like, look like to myself and others when I am totally sober, clean minded, present, without fear of past or future.

59. How can I be my own best friend?

60. What is the difference between using a psychedelic, and meditation? Are they use for all the same goals? How and how not?

61. How have I become complacent with my personal work?

62. How can I improve this health issue?

63. What does it mean that you are God? Does that mean the rules of the game changes for me? Or, am I changing in relation to the game

64. How many hours does each skills, technique, are of mastery involve to develop? Have I created a mock study plan and see how long it actually takes to learn anything?

65. How am I bullshitting myself?

66. What being sane, grounded, wise, truthful and sober mean?

67. What does contribution mean to me?

68. What will my life look like when I am calm, collected, focused, organized, taking the small hard steps everyday, 

69. What does the ideal path forward look like to being making positive changes in my life?

70. What does it mean to be a kind, loving person?

71. What does it mean to develop healthy strong boundaries?

72. Who is Osho, Sadhguru, Leo, Mosho, etc what are their simulatirities and differences? Do I see how each one has someothing unique to offer? Am I able to blend the golden nuggets of each teacher?

73. What is consent?

74. What is a healthy relationship?

75. How do I accurately or can I even accurately gauge my own maturity or level of knowledge in the areas of mastery in my life?

76. How can I use my suffering as guide to greater happiness and self awareness?

77. How can I use mistakes as powerful tool of self correction?

78. What does it mean that every day is a new opportunity of adventure in self discovery towards cosmic truth and riches

79. What is spirituality? Why am I pursuing it? Am I doing so in a healthy way (swop in any pursuit)

80. Why am I avoiding doing the things I love? 

81. How do the mental movies I play in my mind free me or keep me in a mental prison?

82. What would I do if I was fearless?

83. Why do I NEED to be liked by others to still perform at a high level

84. Why do I hide from myself with social media, youtube, Actualized.org forum and videos

85. What is sleep?

86. What is Art?

87. What is God?

88. What is hard work?

89. What is the value of high quality, consistent habits?

90. What is the difference between models of reality and systems for living? What is my refresh rate?

91. What does it mean that different humans around me are operating with subltly, or profoundly different operating systems, datases, experiences, word meanings contexts, schema etc?

92. How do I navigate complex social environment skillfully and with grace?

93. What is de-armouring and how could it benefit my life?

94. How do I let my gremlins go?

95. How often should I refer back to books?

96. Why do I waste time in fear and distraction and not joy, growth and creativity?

97. Why don't I deserve love?

98. Who am I?

99. What is death?

100. How do I enjoy playing victim? 

101. How do I go about watching Leos Videos 

102. How do I act impatiently or impulsively?

103. How do I gather and use statistics to form my world view? 

104. How do I stop being mechanical and live my own life free of constant mechanicalness and fear?

105. Am I doing this for pleasure or for growth?

106. How does this fit into the larger picture of my goals?

Edited by Thought Art

"Now here's the Sun and it's alright, Now here's the Moon and It's alright..But every-time you close your eyes... Lies" -Arcade Fire Rebellion

Personal Growth Vlog - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzVkdPNRrNT7SN1aoco2MdA

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Very powerful ones already, thank you!

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A question that occurred to me as an undergrad, and led to a shallow discussion with my behavioral psychology professor, followed by decades of not knowing the answer, until it was directly realized:

Does free will exist, and if so, how? What, beyond the derivative physical and social conditioning of my experience, makes me free?

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10 hours ago, Moksha said:

A question that occurred to me as an undergrad, and led to a shallow discussion with my behavioral psychology professor, followed by decades of not knowing the answer, until it was directly realized:

Does free will exist, and if so, how? What, beyond the derivative physical and social conditioning of my experience, makes me free?

when we dream at night did we have any say in the contents of the dream or its direction its delectation its destination

when we wake up do we say what happens today? did we have a say what happens yesterday? do we have a say in whether we breathe tomorrow?

the free is the me, that is to be

 

 

 

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@gettoefl These are the questions I asked myself. How can something be free, when it is the product of conditions that created it? Free will is a comforting concept, with apparent utility in the relative world, but is it ultimately real? The answer to the question is not found within the dream, but upon awakening from the dream. Then, looking at the dream character so concerned about its free will, all you can do is laugh. xD

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Is there a thinker of thoughts who exists outside of thoughts?

To whom are your thoughts pointing? Can you find anyone?

When you find something, is it actual or is it a thought?

Are thoughts actual?

Is actuality a thought?

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Why be?

How can something be understood?

To what point is there?

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Personal Breakthrough contemplations of mine (I haven't contemplated too much though, but definetly yearn to do more because of the valuable life changing insights I get! )

 

- What is Pragmatism? DM me If you want to know what insight I got

- How am I ideological? See Leo's worksheet for more great questions on his ideology video. 

 

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The rest are ones that I want to contemplate, as I've been making a big to-do list for myself

What is Productivity? 

What is Clarity? 

What is happiness? 

What is rest? 

What is proactive? 

What is trust? 

What does it mean to be human? 

What is hard work? 

Can another person give me something that's truly valuable?

What is art? 

What are thoughts? 

What is Wisdom?

 What is importance? What/who decides what is /isn't important? What makes something important? 

What is passion? 

What is shame? 

What is value? 

How can I cultivate self-acceptance? What is self-acceptance? What are the facets of self-acceptance?

What is the ego? 

What is Inspiration? 

What's the point of watching YouTube if I just forget what I watched?

How do I enjoy the moment? What is enjoying the moment? What is a moment? 

What is distraction? 

What is self Deception? 

What is addiction? 

How is my attachment to comfort holding me back? 

What is confidence? 

What is fun? 

What is failure? 

What is Evil? 

What is Fear? 

What is Death? 

What is survival? 

What are the best seeds I can plant into someone's mind to help them to grow?

Why should I care about what people think when I create my art?

What is authenticity? What does it mean to be authentic? 

What is success? 

What is the ego? What makes it tick? What motivates it? What gets it on board? 

What does Mastery in your psychology mean? What would it mean for my personal growth? Concretely. 

Question the materialist Paradigm to death.

What is Meaning?

What is the exact relationship between Theory and reality?

What is conversation? The types of conversation I value? 

What is criticism? 

What makes a great teacher? 

What is relationship? 

What does being civilized mean?

What is awareness? 

How does Authority work?

 

3 most life-changing questions that Leo pursued and answered. 

1. What is consciousness? 

2. What is reality?

3. What do I really want? 

 

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What metaphysical questions can I set out to answer?  (See Leo's video on the 64 list of fascinating questions someone can ask) 

* What governs what's possible and impossible in the universe? What sets limits on the universe?

* How can emergent properties arise out of nowhere? 

* Does external reality exists at all?

* What is God? What would the concept of God entail? 

* What are thoughts

 

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Then there are contemplating Duality collapses. 

Self vs other - - collapse this duality

Collapse the dualities between the 5 senses

desire and pain

Conscious vs. Unconscious

Especially given the example of sleep

What's the difference? How are they the same? 

What's the difference between teaching and being an ideologue? How are they the same? 

Duality of seeing vs believing

The duality of Journey vs Destination. 

Contradiction versus continuity. 

The Duality between psychology and life coaching.

Journey versus destination. 

Confidence versus stability

Duality of consistency vs inconsistency

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