2120 Members and not a troll I am yet to find. And even our heated debates are very self moderated. I’m enjoying the openness and sense of community as well.
I have already become addicted to this amazing forum in the week or so since I joined. I have finally found a group of varied but still incredibly like minded people, and it makes me SO happy. I feel like I can shed my costumes and masks and be myself finally.
I’m personally in the middle of starting a new, sometimes arduous journey in life, and will be doing a LOT of soul searching, and this site came to me at a perfect time. I can’t afford this time in my life to make many mistakes, because my choices affect so much more than just myself. Besides, I’m tired of existing in a complacent state. It’s time to challenge the stagnancy of my own existence, and push forward, outward, upward, and LIVE. And I see that HE will play a large part in that.
I love the free thinking, strength, humor, openness of our little commune.
Jordan, I can’t thank you enough for this.
That’s how I feel. What about YOU?!
I absolutely love this site. I don’t have any friends here who are nearly as intelligent as I am, so that severely limits the amount of mental stimulation I get on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends, and they’re a blast to hang out with, but they don’t make me think. But on this site, I can just come here and always find a topic that makes me evaluate my own perspectives, and think about things that I normally wouldn’t have even thought to question. I’ve only been here a week or so as well, and I can honestly say this is one of the best websites I’ve ever come across.
I agree with Matt in the sense that my friends here as well are not as smart as me and the amount of intellectual conversations I dabble in on a daily basis is almost non-existent. I like everyone on here because everyone seems as if they are letting go of their inhibitions and letting their ideas flow freely. I, too, am entering a phase in my life where alot of change in going on around me and I just need a lot of soul searching to be made and this website is jumpstarting and sort of being a catalyst to providing a sort of mental balance within myself.
In Jordan’s name we praise! haha
I just found this site yesterday and already fell in love with it. I absolutely love the fact that people can be themselves and have stimulating conversations and discussions on real topics that dont include garbage like March madness, biggest looser or Snooky omg lol. I totally feel comfortable and at home on this site with other people just like myself. I am definitely a fan of HE and know that this site will evolve into something more amazing over time. So glad I stumbled upon this page.. Thank you stumble! haha
I just found this place a few days ago, and I’ve never felt so at home. but it’s hard to let my usual “I’m posting on the internet, prepare for battle” guard down.
So here we go! I had the first truly professional massage of my life last Friday. In the middle (while she was working my arms) tears just started to pour from somewhere deep inside me, almost without any emotional attachment. She’s asked if she needed to stop but all I could say is “its pure” so she continued. Just an incredible release of something beautiful and powerful. I still feel very open, somehow.
anyway later that night I found this site!
For me, this is a place that I can totally be myself. I don’t have to hide anything from anyone because everyone is so accepting and open minded. I appreciate that in everyone and I don’t mind sharing personal things with you all. I’m hoping HE will be able to help me be that way with everyone. It’s a phenomenal idea and I feel so welcomed here and I love it.
I found this site about an hour ago, and have spent maybe 15 minutes on it in total? I can’t begin to describe how good this site makes me feel about myself. As you said, Rain, I feel like I can be myself, express my opinions, and finally have a good, intelligible conversation with other people. This site has already created so many new opportunities for me and it hasn’t even been a day!
Well, I cant say that i’m intelligent or anything..because I’m not : Lol but yes i joined this site like three days ago or something and now i’m just hooked!
I think its mainly because i live in a community with hell of alota narrow minded people, like i cant even show my blog to anyone close because I’ve got posts on religion and stuff and i’m sure that they would go ballistic on me and assume ANYTHING.
Where i live used to be a very very peaceful place like you have no idea! but its not anymore.People here live hear and breathe politics! I mean, PEOPLE! there is so much more to life than this! I just don’t get it. Why is it so easy for some people to create hatred between one another?.This is such a small beautiful country i wish that people would just let go of all the negativity and embrace peace and love. Because that is what we call Life.. : right?
Im sorry i went a little off topic.
But this is why i love this place so much I can open up and be myself.
You people are soo nicee O.O
So great to see so many positive reactions! HE for me is a passion, it gives me the opportunity to do good and spread ideas I believe in. Inspiring people to follow their dreams and invite them to join in mine.
I love all the ‘awake’ people on HE!
Haha, thanks for the bump rain. Its amazing how many people have said what I said, that, ‘this site came to me at a perfect time’. I know it came via stumbleupon (what an awesome resource that is BTW) but thats just part of the synchronicity of the whole thing. We have all been consciously or sub consciously looking for a place to come and express and discuss and find ideas that are going to help us in our personal growth, and here it is. THANKS JORDAN!
Just before I found this site I was chatting to my gf on skype, telling her how I just didn’t feel centered and I need to start meditating again and stop smoking ciggies and all this stuff. Then I stumbled on the ’50 things’ list and then HE and then the “awaken to your higher self” audio podcast. An abundance of information directly related to what I was searching for. I love this age for that reason, we have soooo much info at our finger tips and we have the ability to connect with more people than has ever been possible in human history.
Things a moving fast now. We are dawning on an age where true world wide movements and revolutions are possible. I’m very excited to be alive in this age. And HE is a facilitator for real positive change in this world.
@ David: I too just MARVEL at the wealth of information I’ve come across in just this one day. I’m so happy you are feeling at home here! Before I found this site i was just beginning to get my balance back, now I feel a little closer to that inner calm. I love this community! love to all!