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InvisibleSwami
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What are you giving up for 2003?
    #1181378 - 12/31/02 08:54 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

No, I don't mean vodka or DXM or Cheeze-Puffs. What attitudes are you willing to relinquish that no longer work for you?

2002 was a bad year for me in most every area and I made it much worse by focusing on the negatives.

For 2003 I will give up:

1. The need for people to feel sorry for me when things go awry.
2. Pretending that I am powerless to change things.

(add to the list and when finished we will say a prayer and burn the list in a virtual incinerator thus freeing us from our fears and neurosis - in theory :smile:)

 


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OfflineRemy
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181385 - 12/31/02 08:58 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Im planning on converting to Zen Buddhism, and changing my outlook, attitudes, etc. to fit with the philosophy of the Dhammapada (not clinging to things, resisting temptation, and treating others as I would have them treat myself).


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OfflineAdamist
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181449 - 12/31/02 09:23 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

For 2003 I will work on letting the reigns go of my ego,  and just keep faith in the flow.  :smile:

Nature will put me where I am needed. 


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Anonymous

Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181452 - 12/31/02 09:25 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I'm giving up my crush, as it is hopeless.

And cigarettes.


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InvisibleMiddlemanM

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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181568 - 12/31/02 10:23 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

(add to the list and when finished we will say a prayer and burn the list in a virtual incinerator thus freeing us from our fears and neurosis - in theory :smile:)

   




Magic is not effective in theory, only in practice with conviction of intent.


for 2003 i Am giving up, period.


2002 has been a big wasted time for me.
and for many of us, there is little time left to be wasted.

so the Question i ask myself is:

Will you spend the rest of your short life tossing around in your warm bed of Dream smoke,
bouncing from one tragedy to another with all your pleasure Seeking?

Or

Will you have the stength to Wake Up to the cold morning of sobriety and mindfulness,
ready to live and breath in a new way Found between the pillars of suffering and bliss?

one Way is Death
one Way is Destiny.

(i) Decide.

     


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Anonymous

Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181582 - 12/31/02 10:34 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Nice thread Swami. A little off topic, but nice.

I can't think of any attitudes to give up but I may try to give up verbs.

I'm sure it will be interesting.

Happy New Year my dear friend.


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OfflineChubbSubb
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181611 - 12/31/02 10:47 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I need to stop dwelling on Americas facist, imperialistic ways. I wish to stop eating meat, continue on my spiritual path, read more books, get better at the piano and the guitar. I would like to go camping more often, maybe travel. Stop dwelling on the negative. My one big wish is to keep my clean bill of health. Cool post Swami, I don't think its that off-topic.


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Those who speak do not know.


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Anonymous

Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: ChubbSubb]
    #1181672 - 12/31/02 11:28 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I wish you the very best that life can offer this new year.

Take Care Bro!

I am so glad you will be with us.



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OfflineChubbSubb
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: ]
    #1181682 - 12/31/02 11:37 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Another thing i would like to do in 2003 is visit and post on The Shroomery more often. :grin:


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OfflineOrganic
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181716 - 12/31/02 11:56 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I'm giving up the attitude that comes with cocaine use. Last night I picked up a ball and after the night, had the worst crash of my life.

I think I've reached the point of too close to addiction or possibly even psychological addiction, so I am giving up my destructive attitude towards cocaine.


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InvisibleSmack31
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181726 - 12/31/02 12:02 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

i'm letting go.


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OfflineDavid_Scape
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181729 - 12/31/02 12:07 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Im going to Realize that every day is a potential day for positive change towards constructive ends.


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OfflineMurex
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Anonymous]
    #1181786 - 12/31/02 01:10 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I'm giving up my crush, as it is hopeless.

also ciggerettes.


Same here.  :grin:

I also need a change period. I'm so sick of waiting for my own personal freedom away form my parents. I need to just go. It's really not that easy, but 'll give up school for a while and get a job. Not that I want to, but it beats living on this working ranch.

:tongue:


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What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
And if you look at your reflection,
Is it all you want it to be?



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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181791 - 12/31/02 01:12 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I'm giving up on giving up. crap I fail I give up.


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OfflineGhostPanther
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181899 - 12/31/02 03:08 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

i am also renewing my core buddhist beliefs.........and quitting cigs, heh, damn cancer sticks.


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InvisibleTinMan
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181914 - 12/31/02 03:19 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I thought giving things up was for the Lent/Easter thing...


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InvisibleEvolving
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Swami]
    #1181950 - 12/31/02 03:57 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I'm going to give up proscrastinating, probably sometime before the end of the 2003.


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To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.


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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: Evolving]
    #1181962 - 12/31/02 04:07 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

i too am working towards following the dhamapada, meditating more and being more focused on my spiritual path. Trying to be more respectfull to drugs as well, marijuana to be exact. GIving up on putting som uch imprtance on social conceptions of coolness or whatever. GIving up on red meat. Giving up on liquer of all kinds. Giving up on procastination to some extent, actually going thru with ideas and goals. GOing to finally put my ideas into action, really get into judo, go to LA , etc. just accepting peace and right thinking. Fortunatly this post is written on new years EVE so im rather drunk on the above liquers. :wink: 


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OfflineFatNug
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: PHARMAKOS]
    #1181985 - 12/31/02 04:32 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Im giving up my fear of any and everything.  Im gonna finish getting my frickin balck belt in kung Fu, and Im gonna get my blue belt in Brazillian Jiu jitsu if it kills me!!

Oh yea...And im gonna pull better than a 2.3 this semester.  I used  to be on honor roll, till i realized school is retarted.  lol.. Im drunk for the first ime in months  :grin:

HAPPY NEW YEAR..lets not make it the last!! 


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================================================So what's your peace of mind huh? A swiss watch? leasin' a Lex on credit? all the pussy and liquor a nigga can get..put together this puzzle, but my pieces won't fit.. {Ras kass}


Edited by FatNug (12/31/02 04:36 PM)


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OfflineMurex
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Re: What are you giving up for 2003? [Re: FatNug]
    #1182068 - 12/31/02 06:31 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Into martial arts huh? I think I'll get into Kendo sometime. I love swords.


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What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
And if you look at your reflection,
Is it all you want it to be?



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