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by athena777
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Positive Self Talk
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Positive Self Talk

So you can replace your thoughts with your own chosen thoughts? This isn't gonna backfire, potentially making it worse?
by athena777
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mantras for Solitude
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Mantras for Solitude

Thanks, I'm excited! Can this be done throughout the day?
by athena777
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hell is Other People
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Hell is Other People

But if you weren't alive to begin with you wouldn't have to learn that...
by athena777
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hell is Other People
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Hell is Other People

What's the point of life? If you weren't alive in the first place you wouldn't suffer.
by athena777
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hell is Other People
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Hell is Other People

I really feel miserable when i deal with them. Can I just stay away from them?
by athena777
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hell is Other People
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Hell is Other People

What's the point of being conscious? To be happy?
by athena777
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hell is Other People
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Hell is Other People

When I'm alone or at least not talking to the people in the room I feel at peace. I'm present, just experiencing the joy of being. But when I'm talking people, especially my mom, I feel so unhappy. They're constantly attacking me, harassing me, complaining, picking fights...I start to feel like the ...
by athena777
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Labels Problematic?
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Are Labels Problematic?

Does Tolle teach that we are all nothing but one pure awareness and that labels like "loner", "people person," "free spirit", "punk rocker", "African", or whatever only get in the way? Why would anyone not want an identity, ego or not? Because I was considering making being a loner my spiritual path...
by athena777
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miserable when I Interact
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: Miserable when I Interact

I get confused. Almost all of my friends hate people. They see them as mindless followers, approval needy, and quite cruel. I have intrusive thoughts about being harassed. The things my friends say about people are an exact mirror image of the characters in my intrusive thoughts. I have also dealt w...
by athena777
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miserable when I Interact
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: Miserable when I Interact

Thank you. I know why I feel that way. It's because I have dealt with a lot of low consciousness people and I'm cautious not to sucked into that again. I think better safe than sorry. I need to go forwards in life at this point, not backwards or in circles, which can happen when dealing with drama.
by athena777
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miserable when I Interact
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: Miserable when I Interact

Can I just stay away from people and just be perfunctory with them? Is that realistic?
by athena777
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Positive Self Talk
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Positive Self Talk

Thanks! I think it makes sense. :)

I find that I'm able to be mindful in solitude. But in social settings like at work or at a party, my fight or flight response turns on and I start having worrisome thoughts and images of being disrespected.

I don't feel safe around people.

Thoughts anyone?
by athena777
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Positive Self Talk
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Positive Self Talk

Would positive thinking/self talk qualify as conscious living?
by athena777
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mantras for Solitude
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Mantras for Solitude

What are some good mantras to celebrate solitude? Not sure what you mean by celebrate solitude. Most mantras point you back to your true nature. There is "om jyotir aham' (I am the light); 'So hum' (I am that). Then there are mahavakyas which can be used as mantras: e.g., Aham Brahmasmi (I am Brahm...
by athena777
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Socialize?
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Socialize?

Now that I'm training my brain with positive self talk, I have more mental clarity. My negative fantasies make me feel like people are worse than they seem to be in real life.

So I was wondering if I should socialize or remain a lone wolf?