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    Interesting article on Aeon about loneliness.

    Makes me think about the difference between just being alone, and being lonely. Sometimes I’ve felt very lonely in a middle of a party, and sometimes felt very connected while in complete solitude. One could probably make an XY graph of the feeling of loneliness vs simply being alone.
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    “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly.” ― Dogen

    I wonder if this reflects what was the general point of the thread... But how to forget the self, and still be functional. Maybe one would possibly be even more functional in some ways.
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    Just an update on the whole disidentification thing.

    I stopped trying to disidentify with depression due to the nature of disidentification being that one is cognizant of X in order to disidentify with it. So, basically, I became obsessed with my depression and was trying to disidentify with it. Kind of got stuck in a loop.
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    I stopped trying to disidentify with depression...Posty McPostface

    Wait a sec... maybe you have something there!
  • Posty McPostface
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    Wait a sec... maybe you have something there!0 thru 9

    Haha, I can see your point. But, I think I just moved on from thinking incessantly about depression and trying to disidentify with it. Instead, something else became the interest of my mind. Maybe this is the point of disidentification, and I got it all wrong?

    I still feel depressed about some things; but, I don't ruminate over it as much though. So, win-win?
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    :up: Definitely. Whatever seems to be working, and going in a “good direction” (however you’d define such). Whatever gets you through the night, and whatever makes you want to get out of bed in the morning...
  • Posty McPostface
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    Or as I like to say, whatever floats your boat.
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    Whatever gets your monkey funky? :monkey:
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    It is what it is.

    Disidentify that!
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    It is what it is.Posty McPostface

    ... until it isn’t anymore. Change is the only constant. Well... besides death and taxes. :sweat:
  • Posty McPostface
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    Yes. Disidentification is a mystery of appreciating the non temporal if I'm reading correctly.
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