@Smash Like Gaston, no one gets depressed like Gaston... except for me... *lowers head*
@Smash Like Gaston, hit deeper than you ever did.
@Midnite St0rm, might be true, but it's still deeper than you
I didn't know demotivational pics got updated.
Personally I've meditated a lot on this, including while tripping. The part about you only controlling a part of your mind is false imo. I think along the lines that while I will be unable to directly interact with the minds of others for the foreseeable future (that would involve like neural links and what not) I can certainly have free unrestricted access to my own mind. I have also found that if I tell my mind to perform a task with the intent of my mind listening to me then usually it will oblige. It took me a while to get it right but if I did it anyone can. Seriously, your own mind would actually love for you to discover all of it and have control over all of it, just modern culture has raised us such that we believe there's an "unreachable" subconscious in there. The thoughts on the subconscious only exist for brief moments, far shorter than any normal thought you may have. Once you get used to it though it's really nice to be able to see what you're really thinking deep down.
@stuckInThePresent, as an example I think a lot of people believe that making time seemingly slow down is a subconscious process that cannot be activated manually. That is false, all you need to do to accomplish that is access more raw data than what you usually bother with going about your daily routine. For example, as you're driving on the road puck any spot to look at and start listing out all the details you can make out in like a 10inch radius from the exact spot you're looking at. At first you might only come up with like "tall grass" or "black with white lines" but over time you'll see that for example instead of just "tall grass" you'll be able to see and recognize things like "there's a few different types of grass, and also some weeds that are/are not flowering at this time." If you're just looking at the road ahead, just make yourself aware of as many details as you possibly can.
@stuckInThePresent, you get to a point to where you can look at a spot of pavement ahead of you and say "there's a large crack stretching from the left side towards the middle, and another one branching off of it stretching straight forward down the middle. There's also a dark spot off to the right, and a small pothole ahead of that. Oh and the pavement is made of this rough texture with some larger rocks mixed in that sometimes happen to reflect the sunlight and glimmer." Your mind gives you unlimited access, we just consciously choose to block it out because we don't have "enough time" to deal with all that. But if you force yourself to deal even with the tiny details of things as mundane as described above, and force yourself to consciously acknowledge every detail, your mind will make time for you :). Eventually you can apply this concept, so say as an object is hurtling towards you you look at it closely and try to find all the details in it.
@stuckInThePresent, once the process of looking for the tiniest details becomes automatic, you'll look at said object and try to see everything about it even as it's heading in your direction. At this time you'll also notice that as it gets closer and you can see more, it'll seemingly momentarily slow down right as it gets close since you'll now be seeing every little thing about it. That will give you a lot more time to catch it or duck out of the way than you are usually used to. It'll be weird because it'll feel as though you were moving at a snails pace while in reality it would be happening a lot faster. The subconscious is mostly raw sensory data and your initial emotional response (be that positive or negative) to said data. Once you're keenly aware of this, you can talk with your mind and ask it to turn down certain responses, and it will oblige. Your mind is yours alone, you are the rightful owner and controller of all it's processes. Please just connect with yourself :)
@stuckInThePresent, damn that's long, hopefully I don't trigger anyone
@stuckInThePresent, that's what she said?
Well, fvck. Now I’m having an existential crisis.
*looks down at phone*
*orders another drink*
This hit home. Hard.
Hello darkness my old friend...
The way I understand it is that your spirit inhabits your brain, which in turn controls your body. Disabilities and diseases can really weaken your ability to pilot your body, but what matters, in the end, is what you did with what you were given. If it took all your effort to lift your pinkie toe once in your entire life, then you did the best you could in your circumstances. People may not know what you went through yet. But you will be fairly credited for your efforts, I promise you that.
Depression is still just you in your head. As such, it's all up to you to get better. You can get better.
What a funny Pic
Thank God for memes, or else this might have actually made me suicidal!
WHAT NO I just tried to poat this yesterday. Now i have cancel it. Damn