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How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:23 pm
by Short1
Something that has been bothering me lately is having trouble with being in the moment. I feel more and more like the world around me is an illusion. Like what I see isn't there. I'm always in my head, and I feel like the world is fading away while I spend time in my imagination.

This is hard to describe.. but I was wondering if anybody else has had this experience. I'm thinking about going to confession and getting communion to reconnect with my life source because stuff just feels weird/lame/black and white right now.
Anybody else have problems with not feeling 'all there'?

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:37 am
by Byblos
We all at times feel disconnected and need to somehow reconnect. I always find that going to church helps tremendously but that's just me. If you feel it will, by all means do it. Also I would suggest that you talk to a pastor or priest about your spiritual journey and how you can enrich it.

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:14 am
by Dallas
I have felt that many times in my short life. More from the fact of no one to talk to, but nevertheless. The thing that makes it happen to me is from what I imagine the world "should" be like, it isn't. So through imagination, we make it fit what it "should" look like. If not, it's just me than :). I think another reason would be is that from what scripture says about heaven we try to place that on this earth, and it doesn't fit. And you start to wonder, "Why is it so bad here?"

That's my take at least.

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:02 pm
by jestes
CS Lewis once wrote: If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:25 pm
by RickD
jestes wrote:CS Lewis once wrote: If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.
That's so simply true, jestes. :clap:

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:36 pm
by Nessa
You guys are so slow to catch on :shakehead:

:wave:

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:35 am
by RickD
Nessa wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:36 pm
You guys are so slow to catch on :shakehead:

:wave:
How did you catch this, Nessa?

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:12 am
by Nessa
RickD wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:35 am
Nessa wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:36 pm
You guys are so slow to catch on :shakehead:

:wave:
How did you catch this, Nessa?
Once I realised that it was sounding like my old post, I just did searches

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:15 pm
by RickD
Nessa wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:12 am
RickD wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:35 am
Nessa wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:36 pm
You guys are so slow to catch on :shakehead:

:wave:
How did you catch this, Nessa?
Once I realised that it was sounding like my old post, I just did searches
Now that we're on subject again, are you still feeling like this?
Something that has been bothering me lately is having trouble with being in the moment. I feel more and more like the world around me is an illusion. Like what I see isn't there. I'm always in my head, and I feel like the world is fading away while I spend time in my imagination.

This is hard to describe.. but I was wondering if anybody else has had this experience. I'm thinking about going to confession and getting communion to reconnect with my life source because stuff just feels weird/lame/black and white right now.
Anybody else have problems with not feeling 'all there'?

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:15 pm
by Nessa
RickD wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Nessa wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:12 am
RickD wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:35 am
Nessa wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:36 pm
You guys are so slow to catch on :shakehead:

:wave:
How did you catch this, Nessa?
Once I realised that it was sounding like my old post, I just did searches
Now that we're on subject again, are you still feeling like this?
Something that has been bothering me lately is having trouble with being in the moment. I feel more and more like the world around me is an illusion. Like what I see isn't there. I'm always in my head, and I feel like the world is fading away while I spend time in my imagination.

This is hard to describe.. but I was wondering if anybody else has had this experience. I'm thinking about going to confession and getting communion to reconnect with my life source because stuff just feels weird/lame/black and white right now.
Anybody else have problems with not feeling 'all there'?
This thread wasn't originally mine.... Just the movie one

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:13 am
by Philip
I had no idea how insidious and widespread are the use of bots - as they are cleverly designed to appear to be real people expressing real opinions, but are merely programs designed to influence, stir up trouble, mislead, etc. Wikipedia states that probably 15% of opinions seen on Twitter in the last election were not real people posting, but bots.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bot

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:58 pm
by thatkidakayoungguy
Philip wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:13 am
I had no idea how insidious and widespread are the use of bots - as they are cleverly designed to appear to be real people expressing real opinions, but are merely programs designed to influence, stir up trouble, mislead, etc. Wikipedia states that probably 15% of opinions seen on Twitter in the last election were not real people posting, but bots.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bot
Yahoo Answers is infamous for this. So many bots....spammers, scammers, child molestors, terrorists, etc. I am not making this up. I use to go there and there's a lot of good people but those above stick out like a sore thumb and Verizon/Yahoo/Oath does not seem to care.

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:02 pm
by Philip
Thatkid: Yahoo Answers is infamous for this. So many bots....
I'm guessing bots can post spam automatically? We get a lot of it on G&S.

BTW, Kid, did you ever go in the military - noticed you'd not been around for awhile. y:-?

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:10 pm
by RickD
I just found out that my G&S account was hacked, and the last 20,000 posts under my name, were from bots.