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The Cafeteria / May we keep it? & The Best Of 2014/04/01
« on: March 31, 2014, 10:45:07 PM »
I get that it's just for April Fool's ... but can we keep it as an option? It's good advice.
Quote your favorite "And if that doesn't work, try focal meditation." posts here!

Questions & Suggestions / Updating the Default Forum Skin
« on: July 19, 2013, 01:58:43 PM »
As it stands, the default skin for these forums is just okay. If there is an option to change skins, I can't find it under my user preferences.

I would be willing to rework and improve everything about it on my spare time, just so that I can look at something nicer for hours a day.
I don't have any experience with skinning Simple Machines Forums, but there's lots of resources online, and, I mean, how hard can it be?
Basically, I would just need a copy of the default skin, which can be made by installing a new copy skin through the admin panels.

An updated look might help breathe some more life into the forums too! (It won't. But it'll be nicer to look at with the same amount of breath)

Any suggestions for look and layout changes from the community would be welcome.

Psionics / The Soul and the Ego
« on: June 05, 2013, 01:42:49 PM »
I'm starting to have a fair bit of success feeling out my soul, but am having a bit of trouble understanding what I'm feeling. It seems to me that I am still somehow "outside" my soul. I tried pulling myself into it, for a bit, or it into me, but I just couldn't quite figure it out.

It's this paradox between the εγώ (I) and the ψυχή (soul) that's bugging me. The soul feels very much like it's me, but at the same time, I feel very separate from it. My current center of consciousness feels like it's stuck, attached, or stubbornly located somewhere inside my skull, but my soul feels much broader (and lower?). It reminds me very much of the similarly difficult to understand idea of the Holy Trinity (in christian theology), where three distinct beings are also one and the same. Except that is easier to wrap my mind around, since it's not wrapping my mind around itself!

I did some searching around the forums posts related to this, but wasn't able to find anything that helped me understand this.

Should I be trying to unite these aspects of my self somehow? If so, why are they separate to begin with?

I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this seeming contradiction.

Other / Unfulfilling Yawns
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:46:47 AM »
With the meditation and deep breath work I've been doing, I've noticed that my yawns (during regular activities) have been feeling a bit unfulfilled. Normally, I feel like a yawn reaches the point where the lungs fill up, and then sort of "turns over" (like when you start a car), and naturally exhales. But my yawns aren't turning over anymore, at least not on the first try.

This doesn't feel serious in anyway, but it is odd for me, so I thought it was worth noting :D
Any thoughts or similar experiences?

I was thinking it might be due to an expanding lung capacity, and the yawn muscle needs to catch up.

Hello and Goodbye / Theopholis says "Hello."
« on: May 27, 2013, 12:05:45 PM »
From what I can tell, I like the look of this community, and would like to be a part of it. I've read through a number of the Dynamic Psi articles and have found this perspective to be true to my current experience. Especially kobok's The True Nature of Psi. I'm looking forward to reading more, but should really be working.

Why I'm here:
I am currently learning and relearning the psionic arts, as it has been quite some time since I've practiced. I experimented with psionics a little back when I was in highschool, but was never committed to the practice in a way that garnered any significant results. I am looking forward to starting over, and learning the fundamentals properly this time. Long hours of meditation and numb legs, here I come.

A little about me:
I'm in my second year of a graphic design program (or will be when school starts back up) but have no intention to stick to the "graphic" descriptor, and have studied music (percussion) and theology (mostly christian) as well (but dropped out of each after the first year). I'm also learning basic computer programming (mostly high-level languages, like python, ruby and boo) and can read and write code fairly well as long as I keep the documentation open at all times. Close it, and my vocabulary drops quite a bit. I hate working with 3D modeling applications. I've worked as a drum teacher, waiter and property assessor (twice!). English is my only fluent language, but I know some ancient greek, french, and esperanto.

I suppose that will be plenty for now.

Edit: Oh yeah, I was formerly Seikilos at Shifted Perspectives, but haven't been around there in quite a while. Those were decent forums in their own way, but I'm looking for something a little different right now.

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