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Originally posted by zeitgeistonwheels
My reply to this is YES, it is worth being awake.
It is just a first step, and there are many more to take before you may find satisfaction, but now that you are walking, keep following the path. Part of losing interest in the scene at the mall, and what happened at the party is the ego disillusionment. Let it go. As a participants in a capitalist society, our egos are relentlessly engorged, but to wake up is to let this go.
99% of us are infants when it comes to knowing the landscape of our world within. If you were to close your eyes and focus on nothing except your breath across your upper lip as you breathe through your nose, how long can you remain focused without your brain flooding you with other thoughts?
Thirty seconds would be an achievement, even three breath cycles. Most of us can not do even this, instead we are victims of the meanderings of our minds and egos, very much the way Freud suggested.
The focus on the breath is called Anapana meditation, and in my own experience I have found Vipassana meditation really effective, especially if you can take 10 days away to sit at a meditation center.
Not to push it, but it is something that really worked for me. In any case I would say that the next thing to seek is inner balance.
Originally posted by threewhiteeyes
Flag for my agreement, star for that ADORABLE cat!!!
I started a similar thread: 'maybe ignorance IS bliss', and people here responded very rudely. Expect some piss in your cheerios; some people exhibit superhuman zeal for their 'elenins and chemtrails'.
It's like this. "Truthers" will prance about, ridiculing the 'sheep' for not seeing the 'truth', and here's why:
Most truthers are MISERABLE and unhealthy when they find themselves in a rabbit hole, so they insult sane people for being 'blind', secretly hoping to share their misery with someone.
Like that 'friend' that keeps begging you to get drunk with them: they want to drag you down with them, so they don't look/feel as bad/alone. It's terrible.
After opening my third eye (yeeees, it's real), life REALLY started to suck. I thought I really was going crazy. I got a handle on things now (obviously, I'm on A.T.S. ), and wouldn't wish it on anyone.
E.T.A.: Please tell me your cat's name is 'Mr.' something. Like 'Mr. Litter, or 'Mr. Mustache, or something. He looks important, like C.E.O. of Whiskas, or President of the United Furbal Association (PUFA). Chairman of the scratching post? I know!: Captain of the Elite Window Staring Corp. Nooo... The Duke of Yarn. YES!edit on 19-3-2012 by threewhiteeyes because: mew! ruff?growwwwll... hiss! bark! swipe„ yipe yipe yipe!
Originally posted by wildapache
reply to post by k1k1to
Lord I couldnt wait for the page to load so I can press reply.Yes its a curse I know it first hand.I was happier,had a lot of friends,could talk about things and nothing,could make a whole crowd laugh at every sentence.Now,i barely socialize,when I open my mouth its like HUEY FREEMAN in THE BOONDOCKS,and the isht is that now that I think I figured out everything,at least the human part,i dont freaking know how to deal with it.
Born and raised in a catholic family,awake I think since I was 13,because something wasnt right.How can my almighty God create me imperfect,then plant a tree in the middle of my house,wit a tempting talking snake,and even being All knowing,dont expect me to eat the fruit of the tree.Put it in any metaphore possible,it didnt make sense back the to me,still make absolute no sense to me now.
But now I walk,half the person I use to be,seeing everything unfold as it should,like watching a movie you already watched,seeing the mass being led to the slaughter house,but HAPPY WITH THE SIMPLE STUFF.Not wondering half the stuff that are facts out there,that I worry about.
And I wonder,WHO IS THE FOOL HERE?