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#464523 - 11/24/11 04:06 AM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: Inés]
LightAngel Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
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Loc: Denmark
I'm glad you don't find me arrogant because I don't want to be arrogant to people who is kind!

- I have manners because of my nature and also because of my upbringing, so I think it's better to act a little gentle in here, so misunderstandings doesn't appear so often, because I have noticed that things like irony and sarcasm and other kinds of humour can get lost in text, particularly if English isn't your first language.

Anyway,

It's very beautiful the way you describe the love you feel for your child.

But I do love my pets the same way as you love your child, maybe I'm a little crazy then, but I'm happy, and that's what matters in the end wink

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#464532 - 11/24/11 11:23 AM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: LightAngel]
Soledad Offline


Registered: 11/19/11
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A recent experience which changed my life unexpectedly was a decision to study Mayan history. An old friend wrote me a letter warning me that shamanistic cultures from all over the world had predicted a sort of apocalypse by 2012. Being a natural skeptic I was inclined not to give too much merit to his advice. Still, I decided to learn a bit more about it, so I started with the Mayans. What I learned had absolutely nothing to do with apocalyptic predictions. Instead, I became fascinated by the tribal histories of Central and South America, especially the written language of the Mayans and Machu Picchu.

While watching videos, my husband became fascinated as well, and we bonded over this experience in a way that I never would have imagined. I think this is the beginning of a new life-long love affair for both of us, a fascination with these histories and a deeper bond with each other than before.

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#464605 - 11/25/11 11:28 AM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: LightAngel]
Inés Offline


Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 77
Loc: Germany/Spain
LightAngel, your question was about something that changes people, not "who do you love?" I have loved all my pets, but they haven't changed me at all. A child changes you. It takes you to levels of self-understanding that nothing else can. A person who thinks she's patient, may come to realize how impatient she truly is when her kid keeps throwing spaghettis at the wall, for example. It is a very deep change that occurs. Your whole life is topsy-turvy.

I hope I was able to explain it better.
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#464607 - 11/25/11 11:33 AM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: LightAngel]
Inés Offline


Registered: 11/06/11
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Loc: Germany/Spain
I have a question to everybody. Some mention how reading the Satanic Bible changed them. LaVey said, Satanist are born, not made. I seems like a conundrum to me, to say that reading the Satanic Bible "changed" you. Seems to me, that by stumbling onto a philosophy/religion that describes how you have been feeling all along, it would make more sense to talk of an epiphany.
(At least that's how it was for me.)

Thoughts anyone?
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#464610 - 11/25/11 11:37 AM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: LightAngel]
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Registered: 11/18/11
Posts: 194
Loc: Ohio
Sometimes reading books such as The Satanic Bible can tweak perspective and put words and thoughts to experiences one has always had. It can confirm and enhance a person's direction (not that we need confirmation, but there it is nonetheless).
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#464613 - 11/25/11 12:13 PM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: LightAngel]
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Registered: 10/23/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Canada
Deploying to Afghanistan, it's had both positive and negative effects.

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#464616 - 11/25/11 12:40 PM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: LightAngel]
Teufelhund Offline


Registered: 05/10/11
Posts: 117
Loc: Kansas
A 13 week summer camp at MCRD San Diego, CA in 1998. I refer to that time in my life as growing up at gunpoint. One of the best that I've ever had.

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#464746 - 11/26/11 11:58 PM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: Inés]
LightAngel Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1680
Loc: Denmark
Originally Posted By: Inés
LightAngel, your question was about something that changes people, not "who do you love?" I have loved all my pets, but they haven't changed me at all. A child changes you. It takes you to levels of self-understanding that nothing else can. A person who thinks she's patient, may come to realize how impatient she truly is when her kid keeps throwing spaghettis at the wall, for example. It is a very deep change that occurs. Your whole life is topsy-turvy.

I hope I was able to explain it better.


Yes, I understand, but I understood from the start.

Animals can also be very ''naughty'' and then your patience will be challenge too smile

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#464881 - 11/28/11 09:38 PM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: LightAngel]
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Registered: 12/25/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Mordor
First time hearing Mendelssohn's 'Sadness of soul'. I couldn't appreciate classical music before the way I do now.
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#465081 - 11/30/11 11:45 PM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: Herr_S]
LightAngel Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1680
Loc: Denmark
Art can make me naturally high.

If I create a painting that I feel is complete, then I can feel high for days smile

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#465087 - 12/01/11 02:49 AM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: Inés]
ElizabethC. Offline


Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 37
Originally Posted By: Inés
Seems to me, that by stumbling onto a philosophy/religion that describes how you have been feeling all along, it would make more sense to talk of an epiphany.
(At least that's how it was for me.)


That's how it was for me, as well. It was finding a more succinctly worded version of my personal philosophies that also held together. I had held several world views, but thought of them as separate thoughts, rather than a cogent theory.

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#465191 - 12/02/11 02:17 PM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: Teufelhund]
Pick666 Offline



Registered: 11/27/11
Posts: 10
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Teufelhund
A 13 week summer camp at MCRD San Diego, CA in 1998. I refer to that time in my life as growing up at gunpoint. One of the best that I've ever had.


The same for me as well. Those 13 weeks changed me into a completely new person. My own mother had trouble recognizing me, and then had difficulty talking to me, because MCRD had changed me so profoundly.

Also, when my father and I weren't speaking (and by default his side of the family) for almost my entire senior year of high school, and into my first year and a half of my enlistment. I had been so close to that side of the family for so long, that I didn't realize how much I relied on them for emotional support. Then they were essentially gone for 2 ish years, and I really had to grow up quick and learn to deal with my problems on a more personal level, rather than bitching and complaining to my grandmother or someone else over the phone.


Edited by Pick666 (12/02/11 02:19 PM)
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#465349 - 12/05/11 05:57 AM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: Soledad]
LightAngel Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1680
Loc: Denmark
Originally Posted By: Doña Soledad
A recent experience which changed my life unexpectedly was a decision to study Mayan history. An old friend wrote me a letter warning me that shamanistic cultures from all over the world had predicted a sort of apocalypse by 2012. Being a natural skeptic I was inclined not to give too much merit to his advice. Still, I decided to learn a bit more about it, so I started with the Mayans. What I learned had absolutely nothing to do with apocalyptic predictions. Instead, I became fascinated by the tribal histories of Central and South America, especially the written language of the Mayans and Machu Picchu.

While watching videos, my husband became fascinated as well, and we bonded over this experience in a way that I never would have imagined. I think this is the beginning of a new life-long love affair for both of us, a fascination with these histories and a deeper bond with each other than before.


I think you will like this:

Mayans never predicted world to end in 2012: experts

By Pepe Cortes

PALENQUE, Mexico, Dec. 1, 2011 (Reuters) — If you are worried the world will end next year based on the Mayan calendar, relax: the end of time is still far off.

So say Mayan experts who want to dispel any belief that the ancient Mayans predicted a world apocalypse next year.

The Mayan calendar marks the end of a 5,126 year old cycle around December 12, 2012 which should bring the return of Bolon Yokte, a Mayan god associated with war and creation.

Author Jose Arguelles called the date "the ending of time as we know it" in a 1987 book that spawned an army of Mayan theorists, whose speculations on a cataclysmic end abound online. But specialists meeting at this ancient Mayan city in southern Mexico say it merely marks the termination of one period of creation and the beginning of another.

"We have to be clear about this. There is no prophecy for 2012," said Erik Velasquez, an etchings specialist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). "It's a marketing fallacy."

The National Institute of Anthropological History in Mexico has been trying to quell the barrage of forecasters predicting the apocalypse. "The West's messianic thinking has distorted the world view of ancient civilizations like the Mayans," the institute said in a statement.

In the Mayan calendar, the long calendar count begins in 3,114 BC and is divided into roughly 394-year periods called Baktuns. Mayans held the number 13 sacred and the 13th Baktun ends next year.

Sven Gronemeyer, a researcher of Mayan codes from La Trobe University in Australia, who has been trying to decode the calendar, said the so-called end day reflects a transition from one era to the next in which Bolon Yokte returns.

"Because Bolon Yokte was already present at the day of creation ... it just seemed natural for the Mayan that Bolon Yokte will again be present," he said.

Of the approximately 15,000 registered glyphic texts found in different parts of what was then the Mayan empire, only two mention 2012, the Institute said.

"The Maya did not think about humanity, global warming or predict the poles would fuse together," said Alfonso Ladena, a professor from the Complutense University of Madrid. "We project our worries on them."

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre7b101t-us-mexico-maya-prediction/

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#465431 - 12/06/11 09:23 AM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: LightAngel]
Janina Offline
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Registered: 12/06/11
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Loc: Center of my own Universe
My life changed totally at early childhood when my friend from our neighbourhood died to cancer. He was 8 years old and had a tumor in his brain. When that dying happened I was something like his age and realized then that in life you never can expect to have any days left after this day you are now living.
Because of that understanding I started to study religions and philosophies quite early age, which partly helped me to find satanic Bible. From that book I found the word for my kind of people. Satanist! When my friend died I also undestood that only way to have full and rich life is to live every day of my life with the way that fulls all my needs and lusts here and now..


Edited by Janina Paasonen (12/06/11 09:26 AM)
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#465468 - 12/06/11 07:13 PM Re: Share One Experience That You Feel Changed Your Life! [Re: LightAngel]
Inés Offline


Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 77
Loc: Germany/Spain
This is what my mum had to say on the mayan "prophecy":
"They say that the world will end in 2012 because the mayan calendar was only written to that year? They were all killed by the conquistadores. There was no one left to keep writing it! Joder! What a bunch of idiots."

And I laughed.
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