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by meetjoeblack
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: living a malevolent tragedy;
Replies: 10
Views: 4144

Re: living a malevolent tragedy;

And like a wave in the ocean, it all just passes, and I am back again. I watched the movie Revolver recently. I was reminded that, the only enemy that ever exists is the ego. I can make it into workplace politics, LTRs or lack thereof, my own life situation, a trip to the dentist office whereby, I a...
by meetjoeblack
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Goodbye ... or something like it
Replies: 47
Views: 15323

Re: Goodbye ... or something like it

thanks for sharing pain. I appreciate the chats and the advice over the years I have been on this board. I am hopeful that I can add the sort of value you have did with your time here. WIFI is free in starbucks and in several places. I hope you take full advantage to share your journey whenever poss...
by meetjoeblack
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: living a malevolent tragedy;
Replies: 10
Views: 4144

Re: living a malevolent tragedy;

I'm not sure what to say to help you. If someone has a practical problem I try to give a practical solution, but I don't know if that will work. What I want to say, so I will, is...WAKE UP! You are completely identified with the dream right now. Try watching some Paul Hedderman on youtube. Seriousl...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: living a malevolent tragedy;
Replies: 10
Views: 4144

Re: living a malevolent tragedy;

Sorry you're having a rough time! :( As far as going or not going to the cemetery. Whats there to feel guilty about? They aren't there anyways, right? Seems anxiety really has a grip on you right now. Perhaps some counseling would help? Hang in there, this too shall pass. Probably. I just don't kno...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: living a malevolent tragedy;
Replies: 10
Views: 4144

Re: living a malevolent tragedy;

Jordan Peterson has some neat videos. :D Dr. Ellie teaches a system that helps to reverse tooth decay and heal gum disease. https://drellie.com/my-system/ . Thanks for the message. I have been binge listening to his content. I am trying to make sense of this life. Its like a wave that just knocks m...
by meetjoeblack
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: living a malevolent tragedy;
Replies: 10
Views: 4144

living a malevolent tragedy;

I saw this video and its got my head spinning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpjsrQZByxo I ended the year off with a cavity. It wasn't done right as in, it was off by a few mm which threw off my bite, and led to TMJ pain. It was adjusted but, it definitely caused anxiety. I was in pain over NYE wh...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Mushrooms/DMT/Ayahuasca/Psychedelic
Replies: 35
Views: 13574

Re: Mushrooms/DMT/Ayahuasca/Psychedelic

I've done in Amsterdam twice mushrooms. Here are my experiences : The first time was fun with mushrooms, very visual, and a lot of mental travels. But that's all. All plants have their own limits. Their own level. They are not a solution for enlightenment IMO. The trip lasted like 6 hours, we got 2...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Releasing wants and needs
Replies: 9
Views: 4093

Re: Releasing wants and needs

Guys just need to be told stuff. Like, made aware of what you need. For instance, if someone nagged me to text more, I would feel like someone is checking up on me, like I wasn't trusted. If someone explained to me that, I feel loved, safe, and respected from a simple text, I would understand this. ...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 10221

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

That's great ! I used to go to a meditation group too, a while ago. I was fortunate to find an awesome teacher who not only taught the stuff, but lived it. I loved her calm and soothing energy. Just sitting among a bunch of people who are happy with the now is a great experience :D I feel like I ne...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 10221

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

I think you mean chitta... but, pertaining to the mind- Manas is the lower mind, Chitta is the memory bank, buddhi is the intellect (decision maker), ahamkara is the ego. Anyway, yeah, see if these meditation sessions are helpful, why not? I was never drawn to formal meditation, but others are...so...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Infidelity
Replies: 3
Views: 2655

Re: Infidelity

if I met someone "awesome" and found out they cheated on a bf, I would run for dear life. It is just all too common these days and it likely is self induced. If you are seeking something more long term but someone is cheating, what sort of foundation have you set? What if you are dating someone, not...
by meetjoeblack
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: With this knowledge and approach, should any relationship wo
Replies: 1
Views: 2052

Re: With this knowledge and approach, should any relationshi

Hello, and the last 24 hours I've been listening to multiple Talks by Eckhart Tolle. Considering being present, aware of the ego and the pain body, should any relationship work? I read Tony Robbins for self help when I was 21. It changed my life because of that ten day mental challenge. It basicall...
by meetjoeblack
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 10221

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

Particularly, "freedom from outcome" where, Krisna speaks about non-attachment to "the fruits of your labor." Essentially, that is Karma yoga...it purifies the mind. Then, it messes with me because I try to be attached to being unattached. Again, messes with my noggin lol It is having an attitude o...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Once your ‘head is in the tigers mouth’ ...
Replies: 13
Views: 2971

Re: Once your ‘head is in the tigers mouth’ ...

... turn into the skid when fish tailing I like that, and agree, turning attention into that uncomfortable conditioned response when by grace it happens and openly exploring it with gentle attention without blasting the experience with the horn of belief or applying an over-steer of thoughts to it ...
by meetjoeblack
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles
Replies: 35
Views: 10221

Re: Letting Go of Concepts and Titles

Good, also note it is always thought that creates the feelings. It happens extremely fast, so you may not recognize this cycle at first. Stay alert and try to notice. Anyways, thoughts arise without our conscious control mostly, so when the negative thought or feeling arises you can consciously cho...