Hi Everyone. I had an interesting experience.

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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

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adia, sounds like you are a very sensitive person and that you are on a journey to discover yourself. Taoism is one of those journeys or paths that you can take, it may be more interesting than others or it could be too hard or difficult or obtuse, but whatever you do, don't lose your sense of awe at life, we live a mysterious existence on an amazing planet at an incredible time.


If you wish to learn more about taoism then may I suggest you take up tai chi, it is generally known as 'taoism in motion'. The experience you described is one many of us other 'searchers' have had and have asked the same questions you have. Good luck on your journey and keep us posted as to how you are going.

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If everyone could see the world like that you can only imagine the changes that would occur. The more you see the world as the way it truly is, the more beautiful it becomes.

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