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.
HE saved me from thinking I had it all figured out. It has helped me advance my understanding of myself, and many perspectives have changed for the better. I am also more capable of expressing my perspectives (I think). I am becoming a better person (one I like more anyway). I like to help people and like to think that I am through my participation in the forums. Help and be helped. I see great things happening in my future.
I was about to stick this when i realized i could only unstick it haha :D this is really great stuff – this is in fact EXACTLY what HE is about.
Honestly i’ve never had a major problem to deal with that Highexistence brought me our of – However I’ve been able to thrive on HE unlike any other place – the cool thing about it is that it’s a place where anyone can ask intelligent, or even dumb questions and not get pecked at for acting wierd or different. I’ve always been keen to gain insight on many matters, and I love to discuss anything, problem is no one seems to give a fuck about anything – or at least that’s how i felt untill i found HE last year. Anyways the coldshower challenge stuck with me – it feels great to get dressed after a fresh cold shower and i never freeze anymore, and besides a little caughing just this week that is now gone, i haven’t been sick since back then. HE is the first and only forum where i can, not only share my thoughts without being descriminated, but even get interested and usefull responses. HE has been a humongous asset for me.
HE has also helped my personal growth, I found HE via Stumble Upon [a really good tool].
I found out about meditating, the amazing Alan Watts, and tons of other info. This helped me go from a kinda miserable person half the time to someone that loves life and helps other hopefully love life a little more too. I hope all that visit HE find the thing they didn’t realize they were looking for.
HE has been an amazing platform for me to organize my thoughts and ideas, and to advance on them. I was very into all this stuff before I had found the site, constantly talking to people about all the amazing things this world and our universe has to offer, but I wasn’t very organized and was quite sporadic with my thoughts. A friend of mine knew about this site and rightfully pointed me to it, and I was instantly hooked. Looking back from my first post to now, I have truly grown as a person on basically every level in my life. I can talk to people outside of HE about these things, and formulate my thoughts a hell of a lot better, which makes the other person more interested, and creates much deeper conversations.
Love you HE. :)
I was a pretty healthy / happy person before I StumbledUpon High Existence, but this site has taken me even further.
I think the main thing I’ve learned is to think of everything from the perspective in which it should be looked upon. If someone insults me, instead of immediantly thinking of some insult I could respond with, I simply think to myself, “Well, that’s not true, and it doesn’t actually affect my world at all, so it’s not really worth my time even talking to this person or caring about their thoughts.” If there was some actual merit behind the insult, than I recognize it and think of a way I can fix it.
This site has had a significant impact on my life. I came across it last October, i believe, and I remember immediately feeling at home with this site and being able to relate to what just about everyone was saying on here. It’s strange, all my life I’ve kind of felt like something was wrong, and I’ve always felt out of place and lonely at times. But I felt immediately comfortable here, like I could relate to HEthens hopes, desires, drives and goals expressed in the threads.
Man I’ve learned so much from this site. Without joining this site I likely would not have started meditating, doing cold showers, realizing and understanding what ego is, understanding what insecurities are, realizing I was ‘programmed’ by society and peer pressure, reading books that have been recommended on here (way of the peaceful warrior, power of myth, artist of life, way of the superior man, realization of being) all of which have had an incredible impact on my self knowledge and spiritual journey/fulfillment. Also I wouldn’t have started a morning routine which I still do, 5 tibeten rites, eat healthier, understand my body and my sexuality, learn how to speed read and ‘devour’ books (thanks Manimal), realize that I don’t really know anything (thanks Manimal, again) and even much more!
Thanks so much to @jordan for starting this website. It’s changed my life and helped me drastically improve myself mentally and physically, my awareness of reality, my happiness, my focus, my potential, my abilities and talents, and my ability to reach out and help others (quite possibly the most fulfilling part). Good luck to everyone on here, spread the ‘good news’ and spread the gift of love unrelentingly!
HE has helped me realize I’m not alone in my diverse thinking. That there’s a lot in me that is sleeping that I didn’t know could help or guide people? Challenge myself more, be fearless in a way with understanding my fear and trying to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. It has generally made me feel more aware of my energy and thoughts are connected. That i can change my channels. That I love making music! Not to take gifts for granted. And not feel bad about having an over abundance. Figuring out dreams and manifesting them in different ways. Relationship to self and others and not being afraid to be yourself, and trying various tools or methods…being more open and finding out more about awesome stuff that I had no clue about at all. We are all the same and reflections of the greater whole. If this doesn’t change your life. It definitely adds to it!
It’s also added to anything weird I already knew re-igniting it flipping it around like a pan cake until it’s warm and yummy in your tummy. I want more maple syrup!
Thanks everyone and the wonderful people on here.
For starters I have done the 30 day without porn and masturbation challenge (which extended to 90 days), I have started taking cold showers, I have started meditating and my knowledge about certain things/topics has been broadened.
My last challenge was on the familyholidays I have been in the last 1,5 week and it consisted of saying YES to everything anybody asked me to do. Normally my first respond would be “No, I do not want to do it because I am a lazy asshole”, but now I have said yes to (almost, say 95%) everything I was asked to do, from little to big things, I have had an extremely positive time and I have seen that people around me in my environment were more positive as well. I am thinking about introducing this into my daily life as well, but I am ‘anxious’ that ones my friends/peers will find out about it, a lot of abuse will take place. BUT I will definitely introduce this in some way to my daily life, where my first respond will be more often a yes than a no, and on times that I usually would say no in the first place, I will try to hold myself, think for some seconds and reply with a yes instead.
I am also looking for more challenges at the moments, and I am planning to write out my goals, or just set some new goals for myself. I also want to try to change my ‘problems’ into goals as well.