You don't need to have an agenda of wanting to renounce the self to practice techniques that have that result.
The word proud points to an emotion that's valued by people who are in misery but it's not considered valuable in many spiritual traditions. Even in the more practically minded NLP community proudness is often not considered to be a desireable emotion.
From my vantage point I wouldn't expect you ...(read more)
When it comes to reading articles here on LW I don't get the feeling that everything that could be said is said.
Pleading directly for getting rid of the self wouldn't fit into the overton window. Just like issues regarding the t-word or the e-word are unlikely to be expressed. To be fair there's ...(read more)
I just got a [RocketBook Everlast](https://getrocketbook.co.uk/products/everlast-rocketbook) and it's good at motivating me to write things down. The ability to write things down that I then upload easily to Evernote reduces the guilt of throwing paper away (uploading to OneNote or Dropbox is also p...(read more)
> They also completed a military operation in Syria, notable in part because Syria is outside of Russia’s sphere of influence (i.e. the post-Soviet sphere), where they achieved their foreign policy objective of stabilizing Assad.
Given that Russia has naval base in Syria since 1971 I don't think it...(read more)
Why do you consider it to be a good attempt? As far as I see the person who wrote it had no guidance and there knowledge mainly from books and thus doesn't have any experiences of energy flow.
Both on the phenomenological level and also on the practical level given that he writes about not being ab...(read more)
> The “major energy centers” the so-called “chakras,” are mostly coincident with major glands in the body, e.g. the endocrine glands.
In a answer above from Sarah she says things like:
> your lower belly/hips (second chakra)
To me it seems like in one first sense a chakra is something...(read more)
Thanks, I got a typo in the first place and hit spellcheck and didn't check the right one.
As far as lineage goes, Jon Kabat-Zinn was very important for the secular mindfulness that we have as he standardized mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and thus provided "science-backed" meditation and thus people who wanted to do science-based meditation oriented themselves on what Jon Kaba...(read more)
In researching a subject I came about the distinction of completion and as far as I can trace the roots of the ideas I believe it comes from the Landmark Forum but I'm not sure given I have never been at the forum. I would like to talk to someone who was there and he believes he has ...(read more)