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Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by ActiveDuke, Dec 2, 2019.
Am curious, what is your motivation for living in this new harmonic way of life?
Freedom, no more slavery. I want my life. I won't let porn determine the quality of my life anymore. I want to live!
Religious reasons. I want to get closer to God. He takes sexual purity very seriously.
I have wandered on this path for almost two years now and there are many reasons as to why I pursued it in the first place. Here are a few of them:
-Freedom from and control over your simplest desires and emotions. Not only with regards to lust and PMO but also food (especially unhealthy foods), alcohol, and emotions such as anger, frustration, envy, hatred and guilt. These don't have any big power or influence on me these days which feels great as you will be able to get through life much smoother than the general population. Not even the food cravings I used to have until recently can control me anymore (fasting for 24 hours isn't a problem) which is a good measure of how far you have come.
-To increase my productivity and stop wasting my time on petty things, events and people that drag me down and instead focusing that time on people and purposes and goals that drive me and fulfill me.
-To earn a more positive mindset, get more energy and a higher appreciation for the small things in life. During my PMO-days, I rarely appreciated the small things in life whereas nowadays, I appreciate almost all small things in life.
Realized i am close to graduation in college. I will work, faces real life, and marry. So i must stop this disgusting habit.
I been doing nofap for almost 3 years and in those 3 years I have had more positive experiences that I have had in 7 yrs .
Yup, the years before Nofap are wasted and we didn't even know it. It really is sad that such capabilities are at our hands and we don't even know the suffering we were going through for years and years. But all that matters is that eventually we find something amazing like this, and press on with it with all our being.
I want to be the best version of myself.
Pmoing is like wearing a sheet over your head with two tiny holes for your eyes . Once you remove the sheet you start to notice many things that you didn't before .
Freedom and self control
your motivation appears to be a practical combination of avoidance and aspiration. You wish to avoid toxins both thinking and sustenance. Yet you aspire to a healthy mindset and to eat a nourishing rather than an enervating diet.This I find to be very admirable on both counts.
Have you ever tried mindfulness or stoicism? I have dabbled in both with mixed results. Keep up the good work Angus. The search for freedom is a noble one!
Hi Greek god,
what you have described is the tragedy of addiction. We miss so much when we become fixated on the pursuit of whatever we are addicted to!
Life is what happens between the big events, or at least what we think, of our existence.
Because i know without a doubt that the alternative is worse
Yeah, quitting it is like opening up another dimension really.
This is perfect right here. Things can only go worse if you PMO.
Thank you for the flattering words!
Yes, I have tried them both actually, although my history with stoicism is much shorter than that with mindfulness. My latest conquest (or mastery rather) in that latter field is my increased capability to resist food cravings and my increasing success in keeping my peace of mind and emotional control instead of losing it when hard situations arise.
Previously, I used to get irritated on so many petty things that it did actually physically hurt in the chest- and belly region but nowadays, it doesn't throw me off that much and I feel much better as a result when I don't react too much.
I am much more aware and beware of the thoughts I think these days since they have an overall impact on your mental, physical and spiritual health.
I went to New York state (and NYC recently) and could sense almost right away all those sad, broken and depressed souls who were walking around on the streets and the mass-transit system. 80% of people look like they have had their soul and joy to live sucked out right out of them and that nothing can be done to change it. Most of it is indeed just a question of mindset, habits, and what the people in their social circle (and family) have been taught during their lives. Lots of them carry that victim-mentality and fear that keep them enslaved and stuck in the rat-race instead of taking one little step out of the comfort-zone were many good things are awaiting.
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