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Where are you in life, spiritually?
    #2428276 - 03/13/04 07:58 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Feel free to interpret the question anyway you choose.


I personally have never felt more personally, internally optimistic. I went on a bit of an introspective journey, trying to discover myself and life. I've left behind a lot of the negative outlooks on myself, and built up my awareness. There is a certain understanding of how open-ended life is, and the possibilities in the future. There is a line in a Tool song, Reflection ?You will come to find, that we are all one mind, capable of all that?s imaginable and conceivable? which sums up my ultimate outlook.

The unfortunate part of that is that after seeing how much potential life holds, it's very disturbing to see how poorly other people live. It?s like realizing we live in a utopia but choose to make it hell. Between the loss of civil liberties in the USA, to the lack of opportunity or human rights in 3rd world countries (as well as the US), to even the basic care people can?t even afford. Once you see past many of the social boundaries that human beings create (gender, nationality, race, sexuality, disabilities, etc..) it?s hard to accept when people still act on them.

So it?s hard for me to stay in the internal world because I think for that utopia to exist externally, other people?s quality of life has to increase, while also tearing down a lot of the old mentalities that we collectively cling on to. The trouble is avoiding an evangelical mentality while realizing that people have to discover their own path, not have someone else create it for them. So my main focus in life is art (namely music) and studying psychology.


Now it?s your turn. Say whatever you want about your own sense of spirituality or whatever silly term you want to use.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2428378 - 03/13/04 08:24 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I feel like after I had my first level 5 trip, a great, profound truth was revealed to me. I'm now struggling to live up to that truth. I'm usually at peace with myself and those around me, but occasionally I fall back into negativity, and have to pull myself back up. Overall, I feel I've come a long way spiritually, but still have a ways to go.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2428617 - 03/13/04 09:19 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

What was that profound truth?


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2428639 - 03/13/04 09:27 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

stuck between what is and what could be


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2428662 - 03/13/04 09:34 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Twirling said:
What was that profound truth?



That which cannot be expressed.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2428669 - 03/13/04 09:37 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Somewhere along the path to enlightenment, in which I do not know.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2428672 - 03/13/04 09:38 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I understand what you mean, or at least the feeling.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2428675 - 03/13/04 09:39 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I went though something a couple of years ago that caused me to see things totally different.  It's really difficult to put into words the way I see the world, now. 

I was able to look back over my life and see where God was taking care of me or, for those who don't believe in God, something was taking care of me, or causing things to work in my favor.  And I was able to let go of my worries and watch things unwind, usually with everything working out in the end, even when it seems like it's bad in the meantime.

I don't worry about anything any more, at all.  Like SilverSoul said, occasionally, but very rarely, I fall back into negativity, and I will worry, but then I laugh at myself because everything has worked out so far.  Why shouldn't it continue to work out? 

By not worrying about the present, I can focus on what I am doing, today, for me, for my family, for other people.  I can focus on my work.  Everything is fine.  By not worrying, it also keeps my mind free of unnecessary clutter.  Therefore, by not having my mind cluttered, I get occasional glimpses at our interconnectedness, at the feeling of the presence of God, at the sheer joy of being alive. 

Everything is wonderful.  I'm happy to be alive, but I'm also aware that this life is short and we will move onto something else from here.  I used to be afraid of death, and I'm not afraid of death any more.  I think I was afraid because I wasn't sure of what the future, after death, held.  Now, I'm almost absolutely positive that we continue on after this life.  This is just a learning place.  A place to grow and become whatever it is we are supposed to be.  We are going to take those skills with us after we die. 

Something like that. 

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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2429622 - 03/14/04 12:05 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2429624 - 03/14/04 12:05 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i dont know, i got lost


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: ]
    #2429723 - 03/14/04 12:35 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

right now for me im growing in faith


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2430192 - 03/14/04 03:14 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

God damn lusty mongrels... just as I'm ready to send reply, slutty IE gets an error..

Anyway..on to the crap I just typed a few minutes ago...

I know how you feel about that Tool song. A few other Tool songs I can really connect to, also. Tool can be so goddam beautiful.

Where I'm at is a rather lovely question. I suppose my question to that would be, "in respect to what?" Meaningless questions aside, I still get what you mean. You guys talk about slipping into negativity. This is familiar ritual to me. I am used to it by now, and while I may be depressed, I don't let it depress me. 'Without the darkness, there is no light.' My attitude towards existence is constantly maturing. I am learning where to find truth and logic...withing myself.. Cheers to that whore of a concept. Yeah... I'm still a child and have lots of fear and what have you, but existence is worth it.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2431494 - 03/14/04 03:55 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I keep climbing, but the mountain streches on...the peak still hidden behind the clouds.

Where am I, spiritually? I think I've come full circle.

I began life as a Catholic, raised by Catholic parents and went to Catholic school.

Then I decided that maybe God wasn't really there. Nothing I had ever experienced could lead me to think He was. I pleaded with him to show me anything that would help me understand. Nothing was given. My spirutality became Science. That, at least, stands up to my testing.

Then I realized, one day out of the blue, that there was so much around me Science was not explaining. I cannot say that Science can't explain everything...because it probably can...yet there are parts of the human experience which require a spiritual leaning. Einstein once said that though science could explain everything, it would be without meaning. Like describing a Bethoven symphony as a function of wave pressure. No meaning.

Now I embrace a personal spirituality. One which I am infinately more comfortable with than the outside influence of my Catholic raising.

Spirituality, in the end, can only be personal. I think :smirk:

(sorry, I've gone and taken some lsd again)


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2431544 - 03/14/04 04:11 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Nowhere.. right now, I'm completely faithless, beliefless.. I have this feeling we're just animals, we live, die and rot.

But I always think about what could be.. what the meaning is. Life has to have some kind of purpose. But maybe.. maybe the universe is very cruel, we're just some kind of meat experiment.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Brugman]
    #2431610 - 03/14/04 04:43 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I have just left the village of the unspiritual and I stand at the base of the mountain of enlightenment, its peak lost in cloud cover. I can admire the beauty of the mountain. I am taking my first steps, and I look down at the path, determined to keep my footing.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: trendal]
    #2431717 - 03/14/04 05:22 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

trendal, I find it so bewildering that there are so many scientists out there discovering the "truths' about the world without truly absorbing the meaning and significance behind their works and discoveries.

Indeed, spirituality IS science.

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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: daba]
    #2431764 - 03/14/04 05:42 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

One and the same, yes!

Science is really just a different approach to spirituality. Discovering existence brings us a little closer to the mind of whatever Creator may esist.

I'm not sure why so many "spiritual" people seem to think science is bad in some way, or trying to "kill" God.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: Twirling]
    #2432034 - 03/14/04 07:29 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

At present it feels like I'm running on a treadmill, and I'm only vaugely aware that this is so.  It is very difficult to slot my own beliefs into practice throughout daily life.  There is still a very heavy burden of habit and negativity.  It is like there is only a small passage between the conceptual mind and the heart, through which blessing can only trickle very slowly.  It is gradual, arduous, but always very joyful.

The future holds many wonderful things.  Hopefully I won't be grasping on to them.  :smile2:


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2432579 - 03/14/04 10:27 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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stuck between what is and what could be




Same, but what is is full of stuff I hate and stuff I couldn't live without. And what could be has so many possibilities I want to explore that it would be impossible to have even a few of them.


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Re: Where are you in life, spiritually? [Re: aje]
    #2432804 - 03/14/04 11:33 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

spiritually, i am a ball of fear. terrified.


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