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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb, 2012  Reply with quote

Rhewin wrote:
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Spending around 15 or so hours a day trying to stay aware every second. Interesting... but I wouldn't do it. meh


Really? Why not?

It can be difficult at first, but if you keep it up it becomes easier. And you don't have to think of it as "aware" of everything (though that is called All Day Awareness and does help quite a bit), just more aware that at any moment you could be dreaming.


Because RL keeps me too preoccupied to spend my time in this manner. cry
It's ok though since I have other techs like MILD, WILD and DILD to fall back on. ^^


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb, 2012  Reply with quote

But can't you be aware you might be dreaming as you do all your other important tasks tounge2? Well, in any case other techs can work as well, and what I'm talking about might need to be one of those things you discover for yourself as you have more LD's. Heck, I haven't even fully figured it out


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb, 2012  Reply with quote

mattias wrote:
So, I've been trying LL lately (effort going up and down tounge2) but I think my main problem is that I find it a lot harder to remember to practice (and practice itelf) when I'm on the computer, reading, or watching tv since I get too easily too immersed. Reading, for example, is one of the hardest as it's tricky to be aware of my surroundings and understand and imagine what I'm reading at the same time... it's like you need to be inside your head and outside at the same time! Anyone have any tips? Or just don't worry about LL while I'm doing these things?


More like "being inside your body" kind of thing smile. i.e. cultivating a sense is bodily presence...whole body presence...while in the midst of daily activities. I like to add a little twist to that as well by telling myself, while cultivating this whole body presence in the midst of daily life, that "this is a dream". I say "this is a dream" and then kind of let the implications of that "sink in"...to the point that it actually subtly shifts the quality of that awareness in a way that makes my perception of daily life more dream like....more intense and more ephemeral all at the same time



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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2012  Reply with quote

glypheye wrote:
More like "being inside your body" kind of thing smile. i.e. cultivating a sense is bodily presence...whole body presence...while in the midst of daily activities. I like to add a little twist to that as well by telling myself, while cultivating this whole body presence in the midst of daily life, that "this is a dream". I say "this is a dream" and then kind of let the implications of that "sink in"...to the point that it actually subtly shifts the quality of that awareness in a way that makes my perception of daily life more dream like....more intense and more ephemeral all at the same time


I've actually been able to get into that state a few times. I guess I just need to remind myself more often and put in a little extra effort shy2


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2012  Reply with quote

Moi, aussi smile


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2012  Reply with quote

Oh so lucid living is the name of my goal...and the 15 hour thing sounds like a fun challeng that'll keep me from sleeping in school since headphones are restricted music2 ^^


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PostPosted: Sat 05 May, 2012  Reply with quote

Now, this has become my method of choice :D
what better tool to induce lucidity than to shape your mind to recognize it naturally? i believe it's better than relying on a technique.

On the plus side, i have a slight short-term memory loss from my prescriptions, and this has actually proven to be a good memory exercise at times smile especially when i combine this with a little prospective memory exercises. Good healthy side effect smile


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but I think there is an important aspect to lucid living which involves the same sort of response one can have when becoming lucid. When one becomes lucid he or she realizes the immense possibilities he or she has at their disposal. Sometimes it takes time to figure out what you want to do in a lucid dream; it takes a creative mind and clear communication with yourself to find out what you want to do in reality.

I believe this can be applied to waking life: irrational fears, insecurities, limiting self-perceptions, self-defeating thoughts/emotions, etc. are woken up from and seen for the illusions that they are...and at that point awareness of one's potential expands, opening up a world of possibilities.

I think the heightened awareness of lucid living can be focused purposefully, and that purpose can be to liberate our self and others from the conditions of limitation and mediocrity. I assume we all feel deep down that we were born to live an amazing and great life; I think lucid living can nourish that feeling and expand it into reality...with patience, persistence, and choice.



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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar, 2013  Reply with quote

vbflame wrote:
Rhewin wrote:
vbflame wrote:
Spending around 15 or so hours a day trying to stay aware every second. Interesting... but I wouldn't do it. meh


Really? Why not?

It can be difficult at first, but if you keep it up it becomes easier. And you don't have to think of it as "aware" of everything (though that is called All Day Awareness and does help quite a bit), just more aware that at any moment you could be dreaming.


Because RL keeps me too preoccupied to spend my time in this manner. cry
It's ok though since I have other techs like MILD, WILD and DILD to fall back on. ^^

Lucid Living becomes easier after some practice, to the point that you eventually don't even think about doing it; it becomes a natural lifestyle.


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PostPosted: Mon 29 Apr, 2013  Reply with quote

another interesting read !


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PostPosted: Wed 15 May, 2013  Reply with quote

I sometimes practice LL by actively looking for anything during waking life that I would find even slightly illogical even if I only imagine it that way - and as soon as I react that way I do a serious RC.
Do you think this is effective?


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

Hey guys I'm sort of new to LL and plan on reading this entire thread later, can anyone give a quick recap or some useful tips?

My current goal is to merge dreams with reality, basically I want to make my waking reality more dream-like and magical whilst attaining a high level of awareness. I have achieved this once before but didn't pursue it far enough.



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PostPosted: Sat 19 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

I am starting to. I think that's going to be the biggest factor for me. Even in RL, I'm always absorbed in my own thoughts to some degree that I don't really pay attention to where I am or what I'm doing, unless I really have to.

Not to mention dreams, I swallow everything they throw at me without a second thought (or a first one for that matter). That, and my lack of DR, is killing my LD prospects. And that has to change. Like, now. Nope, still awake.


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PostPosted: Mon 27 Apr, 2015  Reply with quote

I love this subject and I find that doing reality checks is part of Lucid Living. The more I am raising my awareness of what is around me and not sleep walking through the day, the easier reality checks become and the less I take for granted. Lucid Dreamers are more alive in waking life than non dreamers are. Lucid dreamers are ones who practice lucid living. I am just beginning this journey!


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PostPosted: Sat 30 May, 2015  Reply with quote

*Laurelindo* wrote:
I sometimes practice LL by actively looking for anything during waking life that I would find even slightly illogical even if I only imagine it that way - and as soon as I react that way I do a serious RC.
Do you think this is effective?


Yeah that sounds good, Laurelindo. You're conditioning yourself to RC at the sight of something questionable or illogical.

You could also discuss it briefly or bring it to the attention of nearby colleague to get their input. A DC 's response can be a good indicator of whether or not you're dreaming since they tend to be incoherent or have something questionable about them (Strange hair, body language, unrealistic eye color, gradual change in appearance, etc.).



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