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About adiakritos

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  1. Where to Start?

    Thanks for the welcome =) I didn't know there were so many different areas of interest. I guess my main interest is practicing wei wu wei in daily life since it is the way to be get in sync with the tao or attain a practical state of enlightenment day to day.
  2. Where to Start?

    Cool, thanks!
  3. Where to Start?

    I don't know what I want to ask or say. I just keep searching for something but I don't know what I'm looking for. I have a kind of intuition that I already understand all there is to understand yet I'm not satisfied with that for whatever reason. Like, why do I feel tension in my shoulders whenever I think about this? When I bring my attention to following the tao, trying to find the tao in myself and around me. Noticing my thoughts, the situations...etc idk lol I guess I'm just disoriented.
  4. Where to Start?

    Hi everyone! I've had a few interesting experiences that have led me to have a lot of interest in Taoism. I wrote about it here: Now, Im not sure where to begin getting a 'formal' introduction to Taoist practices or at least some general guide lines to go by. A little guidance would be great! Thanks!
  5. So here is a short story of my life until recently. I was part of an online group that pushed this concept they call 'no-you'. I got sucked into trying to understand it until I got it. Very peaceful, very simple, yet tough to get. Anyways, it's been about 3 years since then and I never really looked into anything else about enlightenment. I'm taking a class on religion right now and I'm supposed to pick a religion to write about, and I decided to look into Taoism. I began to read about the different concepts, like Tao, wu wei, pu, te..etc and as I was writing them out I tried to assimilate that it all means. At some point I reach a state where I become very present. Where I'm aware of the present moment and I'm letting everything go. I don't know how to describe it or what I was experiencing but it's the same experience I got those three years ago. Only this time I just sat on my couch for like 30 minutes in a utterly peaceful state. It was like my body was immediately very alive but very tranquil and my gut felt vibrant. I've felt similar things before years ago. At one point I felt so happy, so incredibly fulfilled and complete that I could cry. Today I didn't feel that. But I felt like there was a sun within my body. Anyways.. I decided to do a little research and find out what's going on and I found some funny practice called "aimless wanderings". So I went outside and, just as I've done before, I felt drawn towards trees and just nature in general. I let myself stop and look at these magnificent trees in my neighborhood. I realized 2 things. The first was more like remembering. The second was new. 1. People in general where I live don't experience life this way ever. I don't either. So I'm forced to wonder if I really want to continue living the way I have been. 2. Why do humans really need to improve so much technologically? Why do we need an ever growing GDP and all this. We can be exceedingly content without being so advanced. It's not necessary to live in harmony. So, I didn't come here to preach or anything I just felt like sharing and maybe finding some guidance in this way of living. The thing that really 'got me' so-to-speak was something I read which was along the lines of "not searching for desires but observing desires within me as they arise". I'm not sure what to ask really. Maybe some example of wei wu wie or other little tid bits like the desire's one I mentioned. I'm not entirely sure what is meant by wei wu wei I suppose since I've got to get some studying done and I honestly don't want to do it! lol