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Tool. (the band.)

I have a feeling some fans live here. Am I right in that assumption?

Maintaining passion…

I experience a lot of inspiration and passion in life, but these bouts seem to come in short bursts, quickly forgotten by other distractions. How do you guys maintain excitement and passion in your...

Preg.

I realize asking a bunch of strangers about this is well… strange, but there seem to be a wide variety of people and opinions here, for the most part open minded and non-judgmental from what...

Stephen King

I love this author a ridiculous amount. Any other fans recommend fiction that is on par with his style? I have yet to find any.

Can you read 2 books at once?

Or do you prefer to focus on 1 at a time?

Nebraskans?

Omahans specifically, by chance? I need some new friends outside of the internet world

Gay.

I’m not sure when this phenomenon started but I grew up in the 90s and I know it’s at least been around since then. Saying "That’s so gay" when referring to something...

Gay.

I’m not sure when this phenomenon started but I grew up in the 90s and I know it’s at least been around since then. Saying "That’s so gay" when referring to something...

When you’re making a point…

Do you take a provocative, straight forward approach or do you aim to find common ground and keep it friendly?

When you’re making a point…

Do you take a provocative, straight forward approach or do you aim to find common ground and keep it friendly?

Artists?

Let’s trade pictures of our work

Artists?

Let’s trade pictures of our work

Is anyone else…

Having trouble sending messages? I haven’t been able to for the last few days.

Is anyone else…

Having trouble sending messages? I haven’t been able to for the last few days.

Small town vs. Big city

How big of an area(population wise) did you grow up in compared to where you live now? What are some similarities and differences you’ve noticed and which do you prefer?

Sociopaths.

I definitely think people with ADD are just people who think differently… So are people with depression. I’ve actually read a theory that people with depression are just more realistic...

Are any of you

within travelling distance of the midwest? It is one of my new life goals to meet some of you or at least one of you. I am smack dab in the middle of the country.

I am stealing a question from the new poll…

Do you put any stock in astrology? Why? How? (etc, etc)

Joe Rogan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcIsvSUwTsc&feature=related

Facebook

I started one for my art. I am going to be a lot more selective with who I have on there, in other words I want to add a bunch of you....

Ptolemy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUoClxfpJRo

What do you guys think?

Realistic is the adjective of cynics. Wherever you encounter skeptics, naysayers, and charlatans, you will always encounter this word. I’m not saying it’s a bad word, that there’s no logic to...

Individuality

Is it necessary? An illusion? A tool? What does it mean to you?

Vaporizer vs. Smoking

I used to smoke a ridiculous amount of pot. I liked it, obviously, but there were downsides. I had less energy and it was harder to remember things. I would feel groggy and have this heavy feeling in...

Life beings at the end of your comfort zone.

Good question Johannes, If your comfort zone is constantly expanding, then it decreases. Let’s define that. Do you mean like 9-11, Sept.11th which changed life for America? or maybe the...

“We live in an atmosphere of shame…

@ Ellie-I love your discussions @Keenan, exactly:) Everyone here before us that wanted us to learn things (whether it be our teachers, our parents, our pastor)…hooked our attention & told us...

The “norm” of ignoring each other.

How strange is the quantity of fellow humans we pass in our daily lives, the numerous individuals that enter our line of vision, all without saying a word to each other? And often times if we do...

Whoa!

http://gizmodo.com/5843117/scientists-reconstruct-video-clips-from-brain-activity

Omegle

What’s your guys’ experience with this very interesting(to say the least) site?

Mental illness

I just came upon this statistic while reading the news: Nearly 20 percent of Americans — 44.5 million adults — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year, according to a...

The news.

Another topic made me think to ask you guys about this. As a kid I thought the news was boring, as a teenager I thought it was depressing and unnecessary, about a year ago I started following it...

Taking things for granted.

I seem to do this a lot, unintentionally. I appreciate my life and the things/people in it but I catch myself being disenchanted sometimes and I’m wondering how you guys keep yourselves from...

Peacefully living with a high strung person.

I live with someone who tends to stress over things that (to me) are not at all worthy of stress. Examples: not being able to find a sheet, water bottles not being refilled and put back in the fridge,...

Question on meditation.

So, I always have a song stuck in my head. Literally always. I cannot think of one exception to this. So my question is… when I meditate but still can hear whatever song happens to be playing in...

Question on healthy eating.

I have completely transformed my eating habits… I buy mostly fresh produce, cook at home, don’t eat packaged garbage, completely cut out sugar. But I have one weakness that I haven’t...

Sex dreams.

Do you guys have them? How often? Are they always about people you find attractive or not? I had one the other night about a male friend of mine and it was absurd because I’d never go there with...

Safety of Walking alone at night.

I was never that scared of this until walking the few blocks between my work and apartment about 3 weeks ago around 11pm. A car passed me, then made a point to pull into the parking lot I was in to...

I have to pass this along.

http://www.huxley.net/island/aldoushuxley-island.html

Personal.

I can’t think of a way to word this on here that wouldn’t be embarrassing for the person it entails, though it’s very unlikely he’ll read it. It’s a sexual question so if...

Zen.

I am currently reading a book on Zen. Anyone else interested? Have you read about it? What are your thoughts on it?

Freud’s idea of the psyche.

So far while researching and observing consciousness, the idea that has made most sense to me is the presence of a witnessing function(consciousness) that perceives and simply exists independently of...

Holidays

I live in a state far away from any family of mine. I have been with my boyfriend a year now and attended Thanksgiving and Christmas over at his parents’ place last year. His entire extended...

Strip clubs.

What do you all think?

Help?

Oh and I am not saying that you need to have a label to slap onto your situation, per se, but you can’t create the boundaries that you need to grow as individuals unless you mutually decide what...

Practicing Non-attachment.

I don’t think that practicing non-attachment is a passive progression at all. Not unless you are a glutton for punishment and having the universe send you the same lesson over and over… In...

The downfall of rising above ego.

I got really into wanting to identify and subvert the power of my ego, mainly after the combined experiences of a shroom trip, reading The Power of Now, and reading a book on Zen. It really felt like...

If you were paid enough to sustain you for life…

Would you let a corporation tattoo their logo on you in a discreet area? Why or why not?

Psychosynthesis.

There’s a bookstore going out of business near where I live and having an amazing sale, where I accidentally came across these old "Psychosynthesis Digest" mini books. The one...

Drug dealing.

Assuming the dealer in question was cautious enough not to get caught, what do you guys think of this?

Enter the Void

I could have sworn I saw a thread about this movie on this site not too long ago and now I can’t find it! I watched this movie on Netflix last night and I’m fascinated and extremely...

Making epiphanies stick.

So I’m sure many of you around here have experienced the liberation of seeing the "oneness" of reality, seeing through the labels we place on our surroundings and experiences(not to...

Quote.

"I confused things with their names: that is belief." This quote really resonates with me. Thoughts?

Simplicity.

I’m sure we’ve all heard the term "simple minded" used as a negative trait description of someone. Why is that? Are some of the most enjoyable times in life not the times that we...

Symphony orchestras or classical music.

Does anyone like this music or have some to recommend?

Personality clashes.

How do you guys deal with differences in personality in your personal relationships? An example would be one person feeling like the other is too aggressive with intellectual disagreements which makes...

“Mind fucking”.

How often do you try to figure someone out without telling them, test their reactions to things, or have an awareness of what they’re trying to do or convey without pointing it out to them? Do...

Another consciousness post.

This topic interests me endlessly because I believe it to be the base, or starting point, or foundation, of everything. I default to Materialism/Monism which(from my understanding) states that...

I want your opinions.

I came upon this news article just now and want to see what your reactions are to it: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/offensive-care-instructions-spark-outcry-against-sexism-165707878.html

Art help?

One day on a whim I wrote a few coffee shops in town e-mails asking if I can put some of my paintings up, with a link to my work. I got one response which was awesome and I proceeded to bring about 5...

The illusion of “socially acceptable”.

This is kinda similar to Keenans’ recent idea in some ways. I hear a lot of people (especially on here lately) talk about society’s way of viewing things, or what is socially acceptable,...

That actually exists?!!!

The pangolin looks like a pokemon haha and has to be the coolest thing ever. i am super amazed that it actually exists! But that Bird with the egg-shaped display thing is pretty awesome too. WANT

I know I’m posting a lot today but…

Holy…. Shit guys: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/nokia-issues-patent-vibrating-tattoos-165543222.html

Labels.

I’m surprised there isn’t a topic on this already… If I missed it someone please let me know. I do not label myself. I am not an atheist though I don’t believe in a god....

Herbal cures for anxiety and mild depression.

Anyone here ever taken St John’s Wort or Valerian root? They are both very cheap (about 3-4 a bottle in the vitamin section) and have worked great for me. I’ve had anxiety for as long as I...

Connecting with nature.

I get really sick of hearing/seeing TVs (what feels like) constantly. My brain usually craves quiet rather than noise. Since the weather’s been warming up I’ve been trying to spend as much...

Moving up.

So I have an awesome job. It’s fun, it’s low key, I pretty much do what I want, and work with awesome people. However, the pay sucks. I’ve been there over a year and had one raise....

The British Supreme Court.

What are your thoughts on it? Pros? Cons? Comparisons to the US’s supreme court? Anything?

Shallow.

As I type this a lady I work with old enough to be my mother is reading a celebrity gossip magazine and commenting on all of the articles “Oh did Snooki have her baby already?!”...

Physics for dummies.

Anyone here have even the most basic understanding of how this stuff works? I’m ridiculously fascinated by it but dumber than a rock in this field. To quote Michael Scott, “Explain this as...

"Crushes" while in a relationship.

Do you guys have these? To what degree? Why or why not? etc etc etc.

Hedonism's negative connotation.

What is your initial impression when you hear the word “Hedonist”? One could argue that even apparently “selfless” acts are done for the benefit of the person committing said...

Rainbow Gatherings

Yeah I’m a fuckin hippie… Have you guys heard of these? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Gathering I’m fascinated. Would you go to one? Why or why not?

Observation about High Existence.

I was having a conversation with my roommate recently and something he said reminded me of the possibility that our current waking reality could just be us living through our entire lives again within...

Pseudo-Intellectualism.

I hear this term used in a derogatory sense quite often. To anyone who thinks such a concept exists in reality, or has ever used it, I would like to ask: What qualities render a person or an idea...

Your social conditioning is showing!

You guys ever have those moments where you have a reaction to something that is strong while simultaneously being very aware of the fact that you were just conditioned to feel that? I cut and dry...

Question on psychedelics.

I have tripped a decent amount of times. If I had to venture a guess I would say 7-10 times(almost all mushrooms with the exception of one acid trip) in my life. Until this past weekend, I was afraid...

Emotion clusterfuck.

I’d like some input or advice or some people to relate to on an issue that is pretty much central to my life at the moment involving my living situation, ex who still lives with me, feelings for...

Awesome idea.

So I had my first real life HEthen meeting which was awesome and successful: http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/528148_272179842887256_2025902306_n.jpg Felt like we’d known each other...

The demise of traditional music.

I have a hard time believing this topic has not already been brought up on here, so if so please let me know. I was having a drunken argument last night with a friend who eats, sleeps, and breathes...

Another DMT topic, but for another purpose.

There have been a lot of posts about this substance. I’m creating this one to ask if anyone has experienced occurrences that seem to be the direct result of the “door”(so to speak)...

Helping people that don't always want it.

When you can see what a person is doing wrong as clear as day and have the urge to point it out to them/help them, what do you do? Do you get all preachy and let them know exactly how they’re...

Can you learn to be a good singer?

Some people (obviously) seem to have natural knacks for things more than others, but is singing one of those things you can train yourself to be good at, like other instruments? Or do you either have...

Nightmares during a happy time.

I have had nightmares before in life, and those times stand out because they are so rare. I’ve talked to a few different people that have them often and always felt lucky to not be one of those...

Jamming with Other Musicians

I took piano lessons for about 5 years as a kid/teenager. I recently got back into playing music and it’s different because I play with other musicians now. I picked up harmonica and taught...

Wow, karma seems so real right now!

I used to be a pill junkie and all my friends had to watch me turn slowly into a hollow shell of my former self. I still fuck around sometimes (not with the same drug but similar ones) but am no...

Question about friends.

What do you do when people you used to feel pretty connected to or want around often just don’t do it for you anymore? When I’m hanging out with my friends(with the exception of a few), I...

Using your artistic medium to spread a message.

Lupe Fiasco was pulled off stage yesterday during the inauguration concert because of these lyrics in his song “Words I never said”: “Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t...

"Once upon a time…

… really means Here and Now.” I just saw this quote somewhere, which is interesting timing because the book I’m currently reading has a section on fairy tales. The section details...

Cool idea

http://24.media.tumblr.com/3ac3caf43d77d889f993bfe8812c902f/tumblr_mpjm3iQtGY1rutp1jo1_500.png

Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Which one do you think most describes you and why? “1. Linguistic Intelligence: the capacity to use language to express what’s on your mind and to understand other people. Any kind of writer,...

something fucked up.

I’ve lived in Nebraska for about 3 years. When I first moved here with my (then) boyfriend, he introduced me to a couple named Caleb and Candice. We used to hang out with them once or twice a...

Americans: looking for a cool place to move.

My significant other and I are trying to find a cool city to move to. Based on where you live or have visited, what cities have you liked best and why? He’s a musician and I’m a painter,...

people that are…. drama magnets?

I’ve been best friends with this girl for about 7 years, but have lived in a separate state as her for the past 3. I’ve only seen her once a year since I moved, and we don’t talk...

Hey musicians……

Which instrument(s) do you play? Which others would you like to learn, and why? Do you sing also? Why or why not? Do you ever transpose existing songs onto another instrument? What is your opinion of...

Instead of thinking of yourself…

So I have this big huge weak spot for opiates and have pretty much quit them altogether. Sometimes, however, I get cravings that are almost impossible to say no to. My brilliant significant other had...

Do you believe in coincidences?

I was just reminded of this story when someone e-mailed me asking to buy a piece of art. He happened to have found my art website through High Existence, and also happens to live an hour and a half...

A best friend of mine is doing meth now.

Well, just what the post title says. He first mentioned it to me around April, saying “Chelsea, I tried that thing I said I’d never try, but don’t worry, I didn’t even like it....

Stable moods

I’m sure this topic has probably come up on here more than once in various forms but I want to ask, do you guys have a sort of “default” mood or disposition? Mine seems to vary so...

Nomadic lifestyle/Indefinite traveling

Does anyone here have experience with either living nomadic for a period of time or travelling indefinitely? I suppose these could be considered synonymous. I’ve been wanting to do this for at...

Love does not demand sacrifice.

I came upon this quote a few minutes ago and found it quite thought provoking. Do you guys think this is true, or not? And why or why not?

The Salvation Army

This is a quandary that I have yet to come to a personal conclusion to. The Salvation Army seems like a great organization. I’m copy pasting from their website here to give specific examples of...

Inexplicable occurrences.

Have you experienced something that makes you go “wtf?” every time you remember it? Something that there is no logical explanation for? Here’s my example. One night I was in the...

Traveling dreams/tips/stories

Hello. Where have you been to? Where would you like to go? What is the best thing that has happened to you while in a far off place? The worst thing? What are some of the most important lessons you...

Body Consciousness vs. Head Consciousness

Sometimes I remember how it felt to exist as a kid and really really fucking feel the vibes of places and of myself. I resided in myself. I did not have to wonder about other worlds or what comes...