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Old 27-06-2017, 11:13 AM
Swami Chihuahuananda Swami Chihuahuananda is offline
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Mrs. chi and I have a low tolerance for suffering, and there are many scenarios which could make life here untenable . We are prepared, if the spit hits the fan. Not to hole up and live like post-apocalyptic hooligans, but to simply check out of this world before the spit gets all over us.

Some people will tell you it's a horrible thing to take your own life , that it will...
complicate things on the other side. But nobody knows everything, and I heard from somebody who heard from somebody on the other side that said "it's no big deal" . So, we don't find society's and biology's desperate clinging to life to be some kind of sacred obligation.

There's no rule book here , except ones you let someone else make up for you, but why do that. I feel we have the sovereign right to live and die as we please, so we are prepared to make that choice when the time comes. Tell you what: I don't want to hang on until I'm a vegetable, unable to wipe my own butt, and I'm sure not going to be anyone's caretaker, doing that.
It's quite enough trouble to do the day to day, with a body that needs PT , needs to work and play .

But am I looking forward to death ?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Lately, I've become more willing expedite the inevitable; more accepting that there isn't anything holding me here. No great Undone Thing (okay, I do need to goof around online less, and write about work) . I would dearly love to hold little Zeus in my arms again, and let him lick my face, and I would lick his all over too, I imagine. If that part's true, then my answer is "yes, and the sooner the better" . But if nothing too ugly happens, I'm willing to wait until whenever, but I don't want to be a burden, and I insist on quality of life . The choice and ability to leave, though, is mine , and not that of some idiot in a hospital, sucking finances like a vampire for the corporation and forcing my body to stay alive .
Poopy on that
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:23 AM
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I have had people close to me die from a very early age. The first ones were difficult and painful to think of living without these people in my life.

At first I turned away, then I became interested in the after life. I am convinced we do not die, just go to another plane.

I just lost my baby sister to leukemia at a young age and it is so very hard. My family has some extremely religious beliefs that I do not share. I think we are here to learn lessons, whatever that may be.

Life on earth can be difficult, I am some times depressed with the weight of life, I think most people are at times. I do enjoy life and I feel deeply for the severely depressed that take their own lives. My child's friend just did, the ones left behind are in so much pain. My other friend's 16yo beautiful granddaughter just did. Such heartbreak!!

Enjoy life here on earth, try to be kind to others, without being a doormat.
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Old 16-07-2017, 01:44 PM
Swami Chihuahuananda Swami Chihuahuananda is offline
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I'm starting to accept and look forward to it. This world isn't such a great place. In some ways I've evolved spiritually in amazing ways, and in other ways it all seems like so much mucking around the same old stuff and not much ever changes . I'm don't have depression , and I'm not suicidal, but I have begun to wonder what's the freaking point , if you just keep doing the same old stuff year after year, with occasional splashes of cosmic delight ?
Sometimes those seem like beacons of hope and excitement, and sometimes they feel like a big tease , like "here's a taste of what you do not get in this life " . And I'm like "what the heck ?! " Take my dog, make my wife sad, make work slow down, stress me out... well, I call baloney crud ! . Sometimes you suck, life . So yeah, sometimes I look forward to death . Very un-spiritual . I need to meditate. I'm just not trusting Spirit. I'm not surrendering. Blah blah blah. Sometimes you get slam dunked and question everything . That's where I'm at now . Yeah, yeah, Big Picture , I know . Well, that's just great if you keep seeing it , but I see this small picture too , and it's missing a little dog boy, and it really ****es me off !. Take this job and shove it
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Old 16-07-2017, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Swami Chihuahuananda
I'm don't have depression , and I'm not suicidal, but I have begun to wonder what's the freaking point , if you just keep doing the same old stuff year after year, with occasional splashes of cosmic delight ?
... it really ****es me off !. Take this job and shove it

I had this feeling in a really deep whole body way in the weeks just prior to getting hit by the cosmic 2X4 of Awakening and had even given the music I wanted played at my funeral to the church pianist and was quietly going about wrapping up my affairs with one hand, while the other hand kept busy pretending to be doing just fine and enjoying life.
I said a very earnest prayer, telling God I apologized for not getting the 'point' of life and after decades of trying very hard to find my Purpose and live it and be a good person and bring good into the world, that I was tired now, nothing made sense, it seemed like a cosmic joke and I was finished. Stop the train let me off, I don't want to be here anymore.

It was tremendously sincere, not a passing mood, or a few bad days or weeks. It felt soul deep and a total change of beingness. I surrendered my place on Earth - I was finished.
Awakening happened before I learned how I planned to 'jump off the train', but I think I was just going to stop eating and drinking and cause a health crash which would result in wasting away.

God/the Universe/Source had other plans however, and now that I had utterly surrendered - Awakening came one afternoon shortly after that like a cosmic lightening strike.

I guess what I'm saying here is total surrender can lead to great wonder, new purpose and new meaning.
"If you want to understand the Secrets of the Universe think in terms of Energy, Frequency and Vibration"
Nicola Tesla 1856-1943

When asked by a reporter how it felt to be the smartest man alive Einstein responded "I wouldn't know, ask Tesla."

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Old 16-07-2017, 05:34 PM
TheDivineOne TheDivineOne is offline
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I would like to experience death...

So I can reincarnate and be born again.
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Old 17-07-2017, 11:02 AM
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Very interesting responses lol
Im pretty much done too.
I don't undertand the reason for me being here really. Everything's so repetitive. I feel like I die a little each day and routine feels like torture.
This life game is getting pretty annoying
"Die each moment so that you can be new each moment."
“Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.”

~ Osho
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