The Lord of the Rings Challenge

Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by RiseToGreatness, Sep 22, 2019.

Should the Thread Title be extended?

Poll closed Jun 21, 2020.
  1. No, leave like that: "The Lord of the Rings Challenge"

    18 vote(s)
    54.5%
  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

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    45.5%
  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

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  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Day 8 complete! Once more I join the ranks of the Uruk-Hai.

    I'm going on a trip with some other seminarians to visit a local university for the next three days; our schedules will be full and I don't know if I'll have time to check in, but I certainly won't have time to relapse.

    St. Francis Xavier, pray for us!
     
  2. ModernTeen Brahmachari

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    I relapsed a lot in last month and even in feb. Now I must get serious about this challenge and complete my 90 day mark.
     
  3. PeaceOnEarth108

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    14 days, probably relapsing today.


    @Don80 I agree with @Slider8 , meditation is watching yourself and therefore helping seeing the truth. While mediation (and Buddhism) turned my life around, and continues to do so, I still cannot overcome my porn addiction. But I fixed my video game addiction and my 4chan addiction and it did many other things for me.
    The head of the Buddhist lineage I'm feeling part of says something like that we cannot weaken the devil on our left shoulder (which would be the limbic system in the brain) but meditation can strengthen the angel on our right shoulder (which would be the prefrontal cortex).

    You say you don't like mediation very much, then you're doing it wrong. Find a way of meditation that you can enjoy. Maybe it helps if you don't see it simply as a tool to get somewhere but as a refreshing and joyful thing to do, without expectations.
     
  4. Dissolve_The_Ego

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    Day 0 - Nazgûl

    Need to escape the chaser effect.
     
  5. Don80

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    Day 2.

    Can you recommend any titles of self-help CBT books? General or addressing the anxiety issue. I need to gain some knowledge on this problem to help my daughter with Anger and Anxiety.
     
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  6. Don80

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    I also had this problem. Congrats. I didn't play many games - a "good" one was enough. When it was on my computer, it took me several hours in the morning and the 1-2 hours in the evening. Then I got angry and I uninstalled it and I didn't play it for a week. Then my brain told me to install it again. I thought I would do that and play with restraint. My brain even told that I could use it as replacement of PMO during my recovery. The result was playing the game for hours. Then I unistalled it. I don't game play game because my son is addicted to gaming and I'm worried that it might ruin his life. I used gaming as an ineffective way of mood regulation as well. But it was a fallacy.

    Now I have more time that I could "waste" on other activities. But I don't feel compulsion to gaming - I'm more free. I don't feel like a game addict anymore. But the temptation to install it again pops up every now and again.
     
  7. Mazda647

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  8. Day 24...yesterday my mind was trying to tickle me up, as it was making me think bad about me...somewhat "GRIM", but i resurrected and turned my conscience into spiritual thoughts, so that i can feel beautiful about the existence of life in this universe...about everything that is uncertain, the only certainity that is "CHANGE" nothing remains same forever....only the change is...
     
  9. Ready to Stop

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    Day 370 no PMO. I’m headed to church this morning to do my volunteer work. Hope you all have a great day!
     
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  10. canada123

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    Day 15:) Step To HOBBIT
     
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  11. Kairose

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  13. Day 6

    Things are fine right now, going to spend the day getting some housework done and clean out the shed.
     
  14. Slider8

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    I would say having and living the right self-perception, for you see the consciousness usually thinks about one thing ar a time, disruptive thoughts do just that-they jump into the your consciousness's line of perception. If you not aware of them they may hijack the wholeness of your attention and lead you to your old sideways. Practice of meditation teaches us to stay on path no matter what.

    Because they have temporary hard time and are quite unable to employ the methods they know, whilst at the same time failing to take their mind off the temptation feelings urging them to surrender to their old coping strategies.
     
  15. Redemptionisrequired

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    Upper/lower split. One week calisthenics/one week bodybuilding and powerlifting. With cardio on both weeks.
    Amongst my regular daily stretching, brocade and yoga.

    Then you should return to read your recent post my friend, compare them to those of your journey early on. You have changed, keep it up. I have no doubt you will do better than last spring.


    Allow me to chime in on this, what @Slider8 mentions is correct. There is a bit more to it though. As someone who fell back temporarily after a long streak, I believe I can answer this. Complacency. Complacency in the face of emotional turmoil and life's obstacles. If you do not keep honing the habits and skills that brought you thus far, you will return to old patterns. Regardless how difficult things get in life, you must keep to your good roots and sharpen them. The temptation demon never sleeps, nor should your practice.
     
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  16. Redemptionisrequired

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    Checking in Fellowship Friends,

    Day 402 free of MO and day 11 free of porn.

    Taking the day off completely yesterday was helpful, my body definitely hurts less today. Although, I cannot expect one day to repair the damage. Magnesium supplement has also been very helpful, in toning down the overwhelm and cortisol. I'll see how beneficial it is on a more longterm basis and follow up with that. Another day of rest is before me.

    Stay strong and rest well!
     
  17. nerdy_owl

    nerdy_owl Fapstronaut

    Day 23 reached!
    Normal urges but trying to be busy to get over them. Got up early, worked out and ate healthy.

    Working in my discipline to have the enough forces to override this addiction. Keep strong my brothers and sisters!
     
  18. Don80

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    I guess it is similar to alcohol addiction. After 500 days you cannot say I reckon I'm cured and then take a swing of a bottle to "check". If you decide to change, you'll have to stick to the new life forever since it is the healthy way.
     
  19. RiseToGreatness

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    I think you will probably tackle your inner pain. The more you stay away from pmo the more you´ll need to face your struggles and your pains without escaping.

    Sooner or later, you will face your inner demons. It´s called growth ;). And meditation is a great gateway to help you on that, particulary meditations that focus on the breath and body.
     
  20. RiseToGreatness

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    Checking in Fellowship!! :) 23 days here, getting my Hithlain rope ;)

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    Sorry for not checking in yesterday, i was really in a bad place, very hard withdrawal day :(. Today i feel 100000 times better eheheh

    I hope you guys are doing well, safe and sound.

    Here´s a powerful testimony about a brother who is clean for 3 and half years, replying to the lack of faith of another brother.


    "So the stuff you said about hearing that this is just a besetting sin you'll struggle with your whole life, with seasons of victory and seasons of struggle, etc. - that all seemed familiar to me. And I think that's the advice you are given by men in the church, because that's really the best they know to offer. It's their experience, because they haven't beat this, because they don't know what it takes to do so. It's natural to wonder whether this is even possible, if you don't know anyone who's done it.

    I struggled with PMO for about 25 years, so it was natural to conclude the things you were saying. But what Universal Man doing here is the real deal. I'm 3 and a half years clean now, and my life is changing before my eyes in huge ways.

    I'm leading a group of 8 guys in my church, many of whom had similar experiences of nothing working, followed by this working. I'm watching it happen in front of me successfully over and over.

    The key thing I think that makes this different is realizing that it's not actually about lust or a wayward sinful heart, but about the lack of developed manhood. You can't solve PMO by focusing on PMO - you gotta build the manhood that PMO is serving as a substitute for. Without this perspective, you can try to quit with willpower or good intentions, but it doesn't last."


    Let´s get going Fellowship!!! Onward!!!! :) :emoji_muscle:
     

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