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"

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    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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Ciceron

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    Checking in.

    Tonight I had a bad and PMO-related dream.

    Congrats! You´re on the way.

    St. Filippo Neri, pray for us!
     
  2. ManAtWork

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    I have to do better.
    I know I can.

    Back to day zero
     
  3. Toni7

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    You will!
     
  4. archie.hill

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  5. MyGodandMyAll27

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    Day 2. Today is sunday a day to glorify the Lord and a day to do my best , yesterday I didn't work out this cannot happen today it's imperative that I work out today. Yesterday at night I had a so stronge urge but a I started to think on my motivation and then I started to pray and let the urge thoughts come and go freely until I finally got sleep.

    Thanks for all your support brothers and sisters. God Bless you all.
    Saint Joseph Pray for us!!.
     
  6. americanbison

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    Thank you for this post! We've always had love for ourselves within us, and we don't have to attach our self-worth to something external.
     
  7. Prophet Moonstruck

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    Day 69!
    Nice!
    Creating a small little story inspired by Gandalf's fight with the Balrog! The energy needed is colossal, but I have faith!
     
  8. americanbison

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    No shame. What can you learn from how you coped with your situation? The next time you feel like that, what can you do to lead yourself through that feeling before letting the urge to PMO take over?
     
  9. Mathman1994

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    No the $97 a month is not a content filter, it is a recovery program similar to the old NoFap Academy and the Universal Man. The goal is to go without content filters eventually which means dealing with the underlying issues that lead to porn use. It has a really high success rate, and focuses on learning about yourself. I got a discount and my house ministry is giving me a further scholarship so I am only paying $27 a month, but the philosophy of the program is that content blockers are safe, but not wise. They do not prevent you from search they just make it harder. The wise thing is to lean into the conflict and to not use porn because we do not need it.
     
  10. 12ove

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    Day 10, was feeling down but a shower brought me right out of it.
     
  11. RiseToGreatness

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    that seems to be a common effect on brothers. everytime they upgrade to hobbit and begin their journey, the next day it´s always very struggling, in fact i have seen a lot of brothers relapse on the first day being hobbit. i wonder why? :confused::confused:
     
  12. RiseToGreatness

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    love that book bro, yes a bit childish but with lot of grown up teachings. very inspiring!!
     
  13. RiseToGreatness

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    great move brother. I´m super glad of the way you recover from the slip and going steady towards Mount Doom again :). Congratulations!!! You´re an inspiration :)
     
  14. RiseToGreatness

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    so good to see you again brother :), you were one of the first persons to join the Fellowship. i just wish you were more commited to us, but that´s only up to you ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2021
  15. RiseToGreatness

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    Check in Fellowship. An Uruk-Hai is now typing ;)

    The following brothers have upgraded and reach places in Middle Earth. You rock!!! :)

    @americanbison - Elf / Rivendell
    @Ciceron - Hobbit / Hobbiton (now starting the journey to destroy the ring. Good luck brother and beware of the perils!!!! )
    @Strugglingforyears @OttarrTheVendelCrow - Pass of Caradhras / Misty Mountains
    @UpInSmokeTour - Ford of Bruinen / Eriador
    @archie.hill - Elf-King / Minas Morgul

    Lazy Sunday today but a good one :). I hope all the Fellowship is going good. I decided to erase the ranks of orc and uruk-hai from the initial thread list. this is because is hard for me to keep up with all the ups and downs of the members, and plus many brothers just stay for a while and then they disappear and never come back. So i will only keep track and register the challengers once the journey has started (Hobbit rank). However, everybody that joins the challenge is part of the Fellowship, there´s absolutely no discrimination here. If you are determinated to destroy the PMO ring then you´re a member of the Fellowship by full right :)

    Have a great day and a good start of the week!!! :) Love you all

    Onwards with "easy_peasy_method" - page 11/12

    "It’s fear that a night all by yourself will be miserable, spent fighting uncontrollable impulses. Fear that the
    night before exams will be a night from hell without porn. Fear that we’ll never be able to concentrate, handle
    stress, or be as confident without our little crutch and that our personality and character will change.
    But most of all, fear that ’once an addict, always an addict’: that we’ll never be completely free, spending the
    rest of our lives craving the occasional porn-induced orgasm at odd times. If, as I did, you’ve already tried all
    the conventional ways to quit and have been through the misery and torture of the ’willpower method’, you’ll
    not only be affected by that fear, you’ll be convinced you can never quit.

    If you’re apprehensive, panic-stricken, or feel that the time is not right for you to quit, let me assure you that
    your apprehension and panic isn’t relieved by porn – it’s caused by it. You didn’t decide to fall into the porn
    trap, but like all traps, it’s designed to ensure that you remain trapped. Ask yourself, when you viewed those
    first porn pictures and videos, did you decide to come back to view them as long as you live? So when will you
    quit? Tomorrow? Next year? Stop kidding yourself! The trap is designed to hold you for life. Why else do you
    think all these other addicts don’t quit before it ’kills’ their lives?

    I’ve referred to a magic button; Easy_Peasy works just like that magic button. Let me make it quite clear,
    Easy_Peasy isn’t magic, but for myself and others who’ve found it so easy and enjoyable to quit, it seems like it!

    The warning is as follows:
    This is a chicken and egg situation: every addict wants to quit and every addict can find it easy and enjoyable
    to quit. It’s only fear that prevents users from attempting to quit. The single greatest gain is to be rid of that
    fear, but you won’t be free of that fear until you complete the book. On the contrary, your fear may increase
    as you continue reading, which might prevent you from finishing it. Take this comment from one woman.

    “I’ve just finished reading Easy_Peasy. I know that it’s only been four days, but I feel so great, I
    know that I’ll never need to use porn again. I first started to read your book five months ago, got
    half way through and panicked. I knew that if I went on reading I would have to stop. Wasn’t I
    silly?”

    You didn’t decide to fall into the trap, but be clear in your mind: you won’t escape from it unless you make the
    affirmative decision to do so. You may already be straining at the leash to quit, or you may be apprehensive
    about the very thought, but either way, please bear in mind: YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE!

    If at the end of the book you decide that you wish to continue to use porn for masturbation or sex, there’s
    nothing to prevent you from doing so. You don’t even have to cut down or stop using porn whilst reading the
    book, and remember, there is no shock treatment. On the contrary, I have only good news for you. Can you
    imagine how Andy Dufresne felt when he finally escaped from Shawshank Prison? That’s how I felt when I
    escaped from the porn trap, and that’s how the ex-users who’ve used Easy_Peasy feel. By the end of the book,
    that’s how you’ll feel! Go for it!

    Finally. . .
    Everyone can find it easy and enjoyable to quit porn, including you! All you have to do is read the rest of this
    book with an open mind; the more you understand, the easier it will be. Even if you don’t understand a word,
    provided you follow instructions, you’ll find it easy. Most importantly, you won’t go through life moping for
    porn or feeling deprived, and by the end of the book the only mystery will be why you did it for so long.
    With Easy_Peasy, there are only two reasons for failure:

    Failure to carry out instructions. Some will find it annoying that the book is so dogmatic about certain
    recommendations, such as not to try cutting down or using substitutes. I certainly don’t deny that there are
    many who have succeeded in stopping using such ruses, but they’ve succeeded in spite of and not because of
    them. Some people can make love standing on a hammock, but it isn’t the easiest way. The numbers for opening
    this trap’s lock are in this book, but they need to be used in the correct order: going from one chapter to the
    next and not skipping chapters.

    Failure to understand. Don’t take anything for granted, question not only what you’re told, but your own
    views and what society has told you about sex, internet porn, and addiction. For example, those who believe
    it’s just a habit, ask yourself why other habits – some of which are enjoyable – are easy to break, while a habit
    that feels awful, costs energy, time and virility is so difficult to break. Those that believe you enjoy porn, ask
    yourself why other things that are infinitely more enjoyable you can take or leave. Why do you have to have
    porn, panic setting in if you don’t?

    Easy_Peasy is about to give you the knowledge on how easy and enjoyable it is to quit porn. Like many
    others, one of my greatest triumphs in life has been escaping the porn trap. There’s no need to feel depressed, on the contrary, you’re about to accomplish something that every user on the planet would love to achieve:
    FREEDOM!

    REMEMBER, DO NOT SKIP CHAPTERS.
    Some terms before you begin:
    PMO: The cycle of porn, masturbation, and orgasm.
    Online harem: Websites hosting high-speed internet porn."
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2021
  16. Thanks, just an error in my badge update. PM free is the goal.
    Unfortunately i relapsed two days ago but I'm back to it.
     
  17. Day 2.
    If anybody else in in the orc stage and wants an accountability partner just tag me.
    Fun to destroy the ring together. Frodo and Sam style.
     
  18. Strugglingforyears

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    Thanks @RiseToGreatness. This challenge has bern a great help to getme back on track. Good luck for your personal quest against the evil of porn.
     
  19. bmcmanansmith

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    6 Days Done. The temptations are building as usual. Here's to a fap free week to all of us. Also day 2 complete for the cold shower challenge
     
  20. Slider8

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    Bravo brother! An exellent example of accountability and a very deep profound thought ! That's right you can't fight just PMO and allow yourself to indulge in other habits throwing your soul into darkness of solitary confinement.
     

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