On a long train ride with my Nmom, we sat next to a woman with a crying child of about 3-4 years old. He was complaining that it was too hot and he was thirsty.
After we got off the train, my mom said "She is such a saint, I would have hit him already." I asked why.
Her: "So that he understands to stop whining".
Me: "But he was thirsty and hot, why isn't he allowed to express his needs? Besides, he is too young to be logical, he will just be scared if you suddenly hit him".
Her: "You're all righteous now, but let's see how long you'll go without beating your kids when you have them. Sometimes it is just so hard to keep yourself from it when they're whining."
Me: "Or should I just remember to take enough water or food for my child for a long train ride? It is not a kid's fault that he is thirsty, it is a need."
Her: "We'll see how you will always remember everything when you become a mother. If the kid knows he'll be beaten if whining, he won't whine and the mother can be in pe... keep reading on reddit ➡
Maybe it's because I'm young, maybe it's because I've not had any sexual experiences yet or maybe it's because I've never been in a serious relationship, but I have got this deep desire to find intimacy and companionship more than sex.
To be clear, I'm definitely not asexual, I do desire sexual acts aswell, it's just that I'm more focused on finding intimacy. I've only just started dating this year but the short bursts of intimacy I've had have been great.
Honestly things like being cuddled on the sofa with someone, or dancing with someone or even just those intense moments like looking into someone's eyes before you kiss them, are what seem the most interesting to me.
I’ve been dropping hints over the years, I’ve straightforwardly told him he needs to go and I’ve pointed out how bad the tartar is on some of his teeth but I can’t seem to get him to go, it’s like it’s not registering. He’s not good with pain so that’s a big reason especially since last time he went, they brought up his wisdom teeth. So I’ve spent the years trying to ease his worries of pain. The other day he told me that when he went last time and they asked him how long it had been since his last visit, he said about ten or so years and they actually complimented him by saying his teeth look really good for going so long without. So now it seems like he thinks he can go a long time despite his mouth clearly showing otherwise.
I’m not looking for advice on what to do, I know what I have to do. I’m more looking for tips on ways to naturally start the conversation in a gentle but serious and direct way. Whenever I imagine saying something, it seems so random and I worry he’ll view it... keep reading on reddit ➡
There are also rumors saying Vladimir Putin is actually the richest man on earth and goes to extremes to hide it. I wonder if this is true and/or there other people who do so
>Your assumption, to be effective, cannot be a single isolated act; it must be a maintained attitude of the wish fulfilled. [And that maintained attitude that gets you there, so that you think from your wish fulfilled instead of thinking about your wish, is aided by assuming the feeling of the wish fulfilled frequently. It is the frequency, not the length of time, that makes it natural. That to which you constantly return constitutes your truest self.
^(Neville Goddard. The Power of Awareness)
Please stop with this rubbish about letting go and detaching and all that jazz. It's hogwash. "But Neville also said you must drop it". Yes, drop the seed of your desire, drop desire itself and be absorbed in the wish-fulfilled. You are it. Don't go looking for it, don't try and make it happen. You drop that. Remember Abdullah when Neville was asking him about going to Barbados, about desiring to be there? He didn't say Neville just let go of going to Barbados it will happen, he responded... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (F21) am tired of people being shocked when I tell them I don’t watch porn. They always tell me I’m missing out on so much and I just haven’t seen the right one. I have not made it through more than 5 minutes of a porno bc none of it looks natural or enjoyable.
I love sex, don’t get me wrong. But porn makes sex seem like it has to be this big performance and makes people SO self conscious of what they look and sound like!
We've all heard them say it, time and time again.
It has become clear to me that they have no desire to actually protect anyones rights, even their own.
The fourth amendment is destroyed,
The eighth amendment is destroyed,
The sixth amendment is dying and labeling antifia as a terrorist organization could be the final nail it its coffin.
They've got their guns, but are either too blind to see authoritarianism becoming the norm or they simply don't care because there is a white guy in the Oval office instead of a black one.
I've come to the conclusion that they would let every right they have get taken away, as long as they still have the right to bear arms.
Do you all see this the same way? I feel like it's undeniable at this point.
I seek out information for my own clarity and meaning first and foremost but at times it can be lonely. I can easily see why, systematically, people tend to seek out mid to high dopamine activities. It is in the biology and we live in unnatural times of production.
Anyways, as part of a simple living, I have done the following:
Feel And Think What You Want, And Still Get Your Desire?
I want write about this post because I felt there was some misleading information on it. I think this post was done out a good intent and from a person with a good heart. It has some great information but IMO also has some wrong information. I want to touch on what I found good, then what I found to be wrong.
>"relish in the fact that it’s yours."
This has to be one of my favorites comments I have read lately because this captures what you are supposed to do in your assuming or meditations. Really relish and feel deeply that your desire is done. This will cause an elated, relived state.
>"THE ONLY TECHNIQUE TO MANIFEST IS KNOWING THAT ITS DONE!"
This is another great comment. Yes, we are suppos... keep reading on reddit ➡
/r/JoeRogan has been one of the few subreddits that still hasn't quite solidified a right or left lean. Discontent and criticism with Joe Rogan has been a thing since the now defunct /r/joerogan2. Criticisms range from his political views, being out of touch with regular people, platforming undesirable people, etc.
It has now boiled over with Rogans frequent criticism of the lockdowns, facemasks, and having many guests on with similar views.
In the Joe Rogan mythos there are few repeat guests who attract more anger and hatred then Rogan himself. However, Brendan Schaub, Eddie Bravo, and Bryan Callen, all for various reasons, have succeeded in achieving this position.
Brendan Schaub, a UFC veteran and comedian(many disagree with this particular title), has created his own self-sustaining ecosystem of hatred directed at him. His detractors cite his general meathead nature, accuse him of being a bully, dislike his political views, etc. Bryan Callen is often regarded as his toady/enable... keep reading on reddit ➡
So me (F28) and my partner (M26) have been together nearly 7 years but I would say easily for the past 1-2 years my sexual desire or libido has dropped.. I love my partner so much but I just don’t want to have sex. I feel like the build up to it stresses me out and my mind always goes elsewhere and I just can’t get in the zone and sometimes I cringe at the thought of being touched, or I think about what I’m looking like during sex. Not only that but he would have sex probably every other day if he could and I just can’t keep up with that?! We’re getting married next year and I’m worried this will ruin it.
The weird thing is, there are times that when I do feel like having sex, it’s amazing and really enjoyable with him so what the hell is wrong with me?!
On top of that, I don’t want to have to rely on drinking to relax me to have sex.. there have been times where I’ve been a little bit tipsy (definitely not black out drunk or anything like that, I’ve always been aware and in contro... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm maybe around three quarters through Dark Souls Remastered and all the way through I've felt like there's something missing, there's something I need that isn't there, there is a hunger and I am starving.
Suddenly, I knew what it was. I put the controller down for a little while to google something on my phone and so my character was stood idly for a while, and all I could hear in my headphones was the sound of his breath. Nothing more. Absolutely nothing.
As a chunk of phlegm begins to dislodge from a hacking chest, or as a searching fingertip catches the roughness of calcified stone within the ravines of a tonsil, I finally identified the source of my sticky, wiggling discomfort.
The sobbing. The weeping. The unending swell of grief, anguish, terror and despair, oozing in from every crack in the bloody walls of Yharnam. The mewling. The wailing. I miss it. I need it. Terribly.
Fuck, man. It's so exhausting.
It seems like there tends to be this internal narrative of me being on a "hero's journey" to achieve "enlightenment" and it's getting exhausting. It's ridiculous! I don't want to be on a hero's journey anymore! I don't want to be self-absorbed! I don't want to be under the impressions that I'm on some sort of "spiritual mission"! I don't want to feel as if I "know", because I fucking don't! I don't want to feel like I'm speaking to "God"! I don't want to conceptualize or intellectualize that concept anymore!
I don't want to become "enlightened"! I don't want to take myself so damn seriously! I just want to BE!
And thinking back on it, this was the theme of my most recent mushroom trip a few months back. It essentially made me realize:
I feel kinda guilty about this, like I’m ‘wasting my opportunities’ or something. The fact is, my only real passion is writing. I would be perfectly content with my life if I were to move to a city, be a waitress or something, make a few friends, meet a good guy and settle down, as long as I had time to write. I know women years ago would have given anything to have a career, but I just... don’t want that.
Edit: Yes, I know writing is a career. However, the kind of writing I enjoy and want to do (fiction) would be very difficult to support myself on. You have to be incredibly lucky to live from writing stories. Of course I would hope to be able to do that, but it’s unlikely.
I (25F) have known my husband (25M) for 8 years now, we've been married for 2 years. We met at university when we were both studying abroad, when we completed our studies, we came back to our native country to settle there and decided to get married. The country we live in is very religious, statistics are showing that 99.9% of people here are muslims. Religion is omnipresent, its symbols are everywhere, you can't even have a conversation without using words that have religious connotations. Mosques are everywhere and religion is taught at school and is even part of very important exams.
My husband and I are both atheists, he despises religion and believes that there are a lot of problematic issues in its teachings. I agree with him to a certain extent. His brother is gay and his parents kicked him out and he has gone through a lot with him, which I think has exacerbated his hatred for religion. I have my own resentment of religion, I too don't agree with a lot of things I've been tau... keep reading on reddit ➡
Not only can you do this, but you won't be affected by your portal in any way, shape, or form. You open a portal to a black hole? You can command the portal to only allow the things you want in the black hole to pass through it, all while those things are being affected by the black hole.
This community helped me so much and now I want to give something back
I also have mixed feelings about what's going on. I know that there are people who are attending for the sole purpose of fucking shit up and fighting/vandalizing. I know that there have been reports of alt-right groups attending in order to escalate and destabilize in an effort to bring us closer to their insane civil war fantasy. And I know that the cops are pulling no punches.
I support BLM and related human rights causes, but there is also a part of me that feels that this is a little bit about BLM and a lot about people just being super fucking pissed about everything and wanting to express that in some way, with a dash of stir crazy from 2 months of quarantine.
Despite all of these mixed up feelings, if it wasn't for Covid I'd attend, but I'd probably want to hang back toward the periphery and see if I could avoid any direct confrontations with cops, who I feel are mostly not bad people, other than the fact that they are constantly covering for the small percentage that is bad... keep reading on reddit ➡
Long story short, I’ve always assumed my best friend uses the law but we’ve never talked about it.
We are in our 20s and she has a fabulous house, multiple Teslas (very popular and cool where I live), and is basically living the life with her SP. if you have common beliefs, this is rare for a young American person.
Anyway, we went boating and were pretty intoxicated and she randomly (although nothing is actually random) confessed she uses the law and that’s how she manifested her house, cars, and SP proposing and giving her a big ring!
I laughed and confessed I use it as well and always knew she used it and she admitted she thought the same about me. She’s been fantasizing about me and an SP and her getting neighboring mansions in Long Beach for a while now. The funny thing is, I’ve been daydreaming about the same although much less specific. EIYPO at work!!!
I’ve only recently became extremely confident with the law and it’s been reflected to me in many ways, this is a “bigger... keep reading on reddit ➡