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"

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  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%
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  1. Kingler

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    Hear Some Pleasant Music and Read Some Religious Books, That Will Help You Clear Your Mind. You Can Play Some Games Like Minesweeper. You Can Learn A New Language & Stop Getting Bored. This Will Really Hep You!!!!!!
     
  2. lonercub

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    Day 1: 25 hours and 23 minutes in.
     
  3. Quitporn forever

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  4. Kingler

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    Day 4/500. Day 3 Completed Successfully!!
     
  5. Verissimus

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  6. DAy 15:
    "Enter his gates with thanksgiving ,Give thanks to him,blessed be his name."
    A Hobbit now. @RiseToGreatness .
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  7. Day 19 and feeling good.
     
  8. PerseveranceToday

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  9. pracprac21

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    Day 9 of the Lord of the Rings challenge complete!

    I want to complete all the goals I have left behind because of the dead mood, I have such a surge of energy but I just don't feel like sitting In one place and working. I feel very restless. It's like i want to do something that has movement but my work involves sitting in one place.
     
  10. Kaveira1418

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  11. Onan the Barbarian

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    6 Days down!

    I am now Uruk-Hai, forged in the fires of Isengard.
     
  12. AbrahamLincoln

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    Day 12 and getting tired of the Uruk-Hai life. Bring on that sweet Hobbit life!
     
  13. Mathman1994

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    Day 2

    I am realizing how often I start to touch myself when I have an erection, especially when I am bored. I don’t think about it too much, but since I made that promise to myself about resetting when I continue to masturbate after I realize I am doing it, I am stopping now. It does not matter if I do not go all the way, if I realize what I am doing and I do not stop after a few seconds, then I have made the conscious choice to give into my urges. On the other hand, I have not looked at porn or porn-sub these past 2.5-4 days. I briefly did a google search of Hentai on Sunday, but immediately closed out, so the last time I did full on relapse worthy porn-sub was last Friday night at around midnight. Granted I reset my counter on Sunday due to masturbation, and now I am a lot more aware on my circumstances than I was just two and a half days ago. I have relapsed hundreds of times since I started trying to get clean, and with me moving into a Christian living community on the 15th, I am determined to make Sunday my last reset/relapse as I am tired of the cycle of success, relapse, depression, binge, recovery, relapse, depression, and back to success. I am ready to start anew and lead a successful life from this day forward. It will not be easy, and I may stumble, but I have made several promises to myself to hold myself accountable, and knowing that my promises require me to reset at a much lower threshold inspires me to not engage in risky behavior like viewing images (even briefly) that could be triggering, and not touching myself like I would in the past.

    Best,
    Mathman1994
     
  14. Cyberdoc

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    Back to where I started. Day0/500:emoji_angry::emoji_confounded::emoji_pouting_cat:
     
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  15. LuckyMan

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    85 days done :) Have a great day, fellowship!
     
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  16. win_harsha

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    Day 3 completed successfully


    All the best brothers
    Your brother in this struggle
     
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  17. G0ReadAB00k

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    Day 5 today - one more day of being a nasty orc!
     
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  19. RiseToGreatness

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    all the ranks can be consulted in the initial thread post. You start as an orc :), on day 6 you upgrade to Uruk-Hai.
     
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  20. RiseToGreatness

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    Here´s Soaring Eagle on the subject brother. i hope it can help you :)

    "Having started to reboot, sexual fantization is an issue that everyone would normally run into. Many people are able to abstain from masturbation, but sexual fantization is like a loosened wild horse, repeating itself every couple minutes. In TCM: the moving of the mind is followed by the walking away from the essence. Sexual fantization belongs to the invisible form of exhausting the Spirit, it is also very damaging to the body, therefore one must overcome it. If your head is filled with fantization but always withholding masturbation, this will also easily give rise to problems. To overcome sexual fantization, one must deeply recognize what it is, sexual fantization is a thought, a thought of evil debauchery. This thought is a thing and that thing is “fire”!

    With this knowledge in place, everybody’s understanding will increase a step. Below, let’s again consider a question: under what situations is fire easily extinguished? Everyone with a bit of common knowledge would know, fire, in the beginning, is easiest to put out, not requiring big efforts to do so. Otherwise, when the sparks have become big embers, then there is no way to control it, chairman Mao used to say: sparks becomes fire, able to alight prairie. Once the fire is greatly developed, you are no longer in control, but from the very beginning, you still have full control. Our sexual fantization follows the same principle when the thought first arises, we discard it right away, this is called “arisen thought is promptly cut off”, strangle the fire in its cradle while it’s still undeveloped. Otherwise, by letting it develop the final result is to be burning with desire, leading to the extreme likelihood of breaking the reboot. Therefore, there are tricks to overcome sexual fantization, the trick lies in the timing, when the fantization first appears, cut it out immediately, or else it will “flourish as it burns”. Put the thought out while it’s still a spark, do not hesitate, do not compromise, don’t miss this golden timing at all cost, remember!

    Rhyme for stopping sexual fantization: Thought arises, cut out. Thought arise, follow not. Thought arise, be aware.
    Once aware, it is naught. When everyone has memorized this rhyme then a conditional reflex can be formed, whenever a fantasy arises it is automatically discarded. Naturally, the condition is to be able to memorize it inside and out by constantly repeating it, let it sink into the subconscious, in this way the conditional reflex for discarding sexual fantasies can be formed. We need to uphold a high level of vigilance and sensitivity, we cannot afford to wait until the fantasy has been developed and then try to cut it off, it will be extremely difficult to control it in such a state. The problem is not with the initial formation of the thought but in the late awareness of it.

    Below I will introduce two kinds of Buddhist heart cultivation methods

    The first method was instructed by Master Empty Cloud, it is to not pay attention to unwanted thoughts. When the thought comes, do not mind it, this is the same as not following the thought we have discussed earlier, do not follow the unwarranted thought, by following it we are strengthening it, not following is the same as severing it! Many brothers have been following vile thoughts for a long time, this is when they suddenly discover that they are fantasizing sexual thoughts, it is already too late at this stage, the vile thought has already taken shape like when a small spark has become a big ember, we no longer hold the initiative when trying to sever the thought at this time, the optimal timing has been missed.
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    The other method is called diverting thought. When the sexual fantasy appears, immediately transform it into a Buddha’s name, it does not, of course, have to be limited to sexual fantasies but may also include thoughts of the foolish, greedy and angry orientation. Once it appears, transform it into a Buddha’s name, a phrase of “Amituofo” (Translator’s note: “Amituofo” is simply the name of the Amitabha Buddha’s name in Chinese) will transform it, this is a very good method and I use it quite a lot. As a person of Buddhist beliefs, this method works very well for me, those brothers with a natural disposition towards Buddhism may try this method.
    All in all, to be successful in rebooting, the level of sexual fantization must be surpassed.
    To be able to recover the health, the frequent nocturnal emission level must be surpassed."
     

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