High-Existence Success Stories and Future Progression.
It was roughly in October when I stumbled upon High-Existence (Literally). Before discovering this site there was no meaning behind my thoughts, my goals were to go through school and get a good job, I didn’t workout, I was an alcoholic, I smoked cigarettes, and all around was not a happy/healthy person.
When I started reading articles on this site it really opened my eyes, the concepts were things I strongly believed in and that I could incorporate into my life. Thus began my “awakening”. I started by writing all my personal flaws on a white board and I made a firm decision to change myself for the better.
I now workout at least 3 times a week and have gained substantial muscle and physique, I work harder at school because I now have a passion for learning, I no longer go to work hating my job in fact I treasure the connections I have made with customers/co-workers, I no longer regret things that I did wrong in the past instead I look at them as learning tools to make me a better person, I quit smoking cigarettes, I still drink but have cut down to once a week tops (Instead of the 5-7 times a week), I have repaired the broken relationship with my parents/family, and the biggest thing for me is I wake up every morning happy knowing that nothing could happen on this day to take my happiness away.
Somethings I would still like to work on is my attachment to material possessions, my ability or inability to forgive others, daily meditation, and I’m still trying to work on finding a new way of using internet resources for income so I can travel across this beautiful planet and not have to worry about work.
I’m extremely thankful for High-existence it has seriously changed my life, and I enjoy all the new friendships with the community.(Hopefully we could find a way to have a convention or something where we could all get together.)
But this is my story I would like to hear yours.
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Derrick glad to hear it! Before High Existence I was a conservative Christian who was wasting my life stressing over my authoritarian parents, school, friends, and my girlfriend. High Existence has showed me how much we actually control about our lives. Before I felt like I was living my life just watch time pass, but now I am actively seeking to better myself. Now I actually do my homework, have a better relationship with my parents and girlfriend, and am a much more easy-going guy. Also I am still attempting to establish better dream recall so i can lucid dream, am meditating multiple times a week and am journaling in an attempt to examine myself more objectively.
Since joining the HE community, I have come to believe in my beliefs with stronger confidence and have found new beliefs and have come to know myself with a new enlightenment. I have gained social and physical confidence, and I do a lot more reading on top of my usual amount. I have gained friends and now have a place to share my thoughts with people who I know will accept them or at least respect them.
I’m digging this discussion out of the last page of our 182 pages of discussions because it’s been too long that we’ve heard awesome stories like Derrick’s. So you have all had a year to come up with something of the like, now make this good discussion longer than just 5 posts people!
Awesome read Derrick, thanks for sharing so openly and honestly. It made my day to read your story, and I felt joy in thinking that yet another person on this earth has chosen to take the reins of their life and choose control and desire over avoidance and conformity.
Well… I may edit this at a later date to make it longer/more detailed.
Highexistence showed me… It has opened my eyes. It allowed me to see what’s truly important in this world, it allowed me to find out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, it allowed me to look within to find the answers.
“It allowed me” may be the wrong phrase, it was a catalyst that showed me a new way to approach… Life. Before, I was going through the motions. I was going to go to university, get my 4-5 years done, get a job, and that’s it. Now, I’ve changed my education 3 times (bounced around between a few ideas, still haven’t quite settled :P), figured out what I want to do with the rest of my life, and figured out what to do now to get there.
I was a pretty chill dude before, but I am the chillest dude you will ever meet. Highexistence taught me that everything I want to control I can, and that we have more power then we can imagine. It also taught me to try and plan less, to be more willing to go with the flow, take chances, have new experiences.
It has been a vessel to share my thoughts, and to help uncover new thoughts. I have found kindred souls that share my passions, but also it has showed me how little I have in common with everyone around me (or at least, what I know of them.) Regardless, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I feel like I have more thoughts, but I also feel like I’m about to start rambling and repeating myself over and over again. I’ll come back to this when it’s not 2 AM
(on HE history, Em gave me a link and I posted this there, I feel I should bung it here as well)
I’m a hipster, I dropped out of High school before it was cool to do so, back in 1997. I’m from Australia, in fact Sydney, New South Wales and I have never left Australia. I have left N.S.W on two occasions, both were when I went to Canberra (this is a geography joke).
When I left high school, I followed my dream of being a pot-head, a dream I held for ten years. In that time I was a lowly street sweeper and had begun to take speed. Soon enough shit hit the fan and I had a break down. In hospital I had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. I managed to quit the speed, but kept up the pot.
I spent a lot of time writing, but really it was to myself and had some rather alarming ideas to it. There were some really good ideas but a lot of wack-job content also.
When I finally did give up on my dream to be a pot head looser for the rest of my life, all this dust settled in my mind and at last I could make sense of my ravings. I found it was not crazy at all, just jumbled. I saw that yes indeed I am a philosopher, theorist, a practical idea person but I am also a fiction writer.
When you have a whigged out mind with so much fact and fiction rattling around together, it is understandable how one could seem mad. Another problem I had was I was great at both asking and answering questions, the thing was I was asking myself. This is incredibly dangerous to me because it is like when an irresistable force meets an unmovable object.
Anyway, just recently, 3 or 4 months ago (give or take) I decided to look into quantum physics, just a passing interest, so I typed it into Google and what came up, amongst numerous others, was “The Quantum mind-fuck”. I thought, what the hey, I’ll have a look, and it brought me to High Existence.
I had a quick look but didn’t take much note but I did later decide to show my brother the quantum mind-fuck.
For some unknown compulsion I kept coming back to the site and finally decided I will join up. At this time I was not on Facebook, nor did I even have my own E-mail address but I used my brothers and voila here I am. I have since sorted out a lot of this internet crap but still learning.
Since I have been here I have made the best descision I have ever made, besides choosing to sign up here, and that is to persue my passions. I have begun my first novel and I have decided that even if it is a dismal failure, that is beside the point, it is a success already because I love to do it.
So thanks HE, Jordan, all the HEthens and all those part of this transition in my life that has been made.