On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:39:51 AM UTC-4, e_space wrote:
On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:38:38 AM UTC-4, Answer_42 wrote:
On Monday, July 28, 2014 7:36:03 PM UTC-4, e_space wrote:
On Monday, July 28, 2014 11:19:25 AM UTC-4, Answer_42 wrote:
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 2:01:03 PM UTC-4, LL wrote:
On Jul 27, 2014, at 6:56 AM, e_space <espac...@gmail.com> wrote:because of my extremely sheltered upbringing, with no TV, movies, boy scouts, sports teams, etc, my entertainment was my mind ... from a very early age it became my main playground ... small feelings of disorientation started at about age 10, always just before sleep, with eyes closed ... these were positive experiences that i was fully involved in ... i put out the welcome mat for such "visitations" and eventually, when i was about 20, i felt a pulling sensation, like for my "conscience" or whatever, was being invited to leave my body ... i resisted allowing such to happen since i was afraid that my body would be taken over by an "evil spirit" ... i kept thinking that this was probably the "big one" that i had actually been looking for for a number of years .... after several of these denied invitations, i eventually acquiesced saying "mr devil, you are not allowed in this body while i am gone" ... i then relaxed and allowed whatever it was that was pulling at me to "take me" ... i had 3 such "excursions" before i put an end to them ... i was so excited about these "events" that they became the only thing i could talk about to my friends ... i could see that they had no idea what i was talking about, and i became like a freak ... so i said to "whatever" ... look, i love you, i am you, but you are turning me into an alien on my own planet ... i have never been approached since ... but the major effect on my life continues to this day ...It sounds like fertile ground for an OBE.Exactly what I was thinking, this part is especially telling:"my entertainment was my mind ... from a very early age it became my main playground ... "He basically unknowingly (because he was too young) trained his brained to entertain him, which, under the harsh circumstance he described, seems natural enough.i didn't find solitude to be harsh ...My bad, you said "extremely sheltered ", that seems harsh and unnatural for a kid, and it did come off as slightly negative.your ability to come to cognizant opinions about the situation of others needs a tune up ...
if i said i was extremely in love with someone, would that be harsh?
in fact, all of the time i was in solitude, my twin brother was in the room ... we never had a meaningful relationship in the whole time i lived at home ... in many ways, i wanted to be alone ... i enjoyed it and really didn't miss the things that i never had anyway ... i thought it would be better to spend my time in positive ways, such as paying attention to anything that somehow entered my mind ...
i feel more kids would benefit from some extended introspection rather than watching tv and playing video games ...
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