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    • Advice (Last post by Burn_Phoenix)
    • Hello mate, I found that, to echo OB1, you need to believe in yourself. You are of worth, just as much as anyone else. If this has been going on for a long time and is proving to be emotionally damaging (possibly physically too) then believe me the best thing is to remove yourself from the situation and surround yourself with people that love and support you, rather than those that bring negativity. From my experience, I had this with my ex for 7 years and we had 2 children, so it was incredibly hard for me to 'get out' and am still not entirely free as I have to 'deal' with her regularly due to our children and contact etc; it is NOT your fault. You are the victim here and you need help, unfortunately due to the position you are in you feel you are alone and those that maybe should traditionally be there to help you are the ones causing you pain. Therefore, you need to take the necessary steps for yourself. Firstly, you have your own moral compass, you know when something is right and wrong. Stand up for what you consider to be right. If someone is treating you so badly you can not live by their standards, they will be tainted. Secondly, you need to look after yourself, because no one else can or will. Thirdly, you need to protect those closest to you (i'm thinking of children, I don't know if that's relevant, but anyone who can not fend for themselves). Though you should note that this does not necessarily mean you should stay at risk believing that remaining where you are will help them (i did that, it doesn't work like you'd think). Lastly, you always have a choice. As mentioned in previous posts, change is not always bad. We fear change because we fear the unknown, but life is constantly changing, and even an initial bad change (i.e. ending a relationship) could prove to lead to a long-term benefit (i.e. new and happier relationship or general freedom). Be strong, take time to consider what is the right thing given all the information you have available, and pursue that. However, do not put yourself in some sort of life threatening position, obviously I do not know the level of abuse you are experiencing, if it's anywhere near life threatening then ignore what I said above and call the police the first chance you get and explain everything. Never give up hope, things will be hard but there is help out there if you want it and are willing to ask for it (obviously we are all here to help should you want, I was meaning something more immediate such as police etc.) May the Force be with you friend. Feel free to PM me (if you have that sorted now) if you want to talk further.
    • One step closer to cyborgs? (Last post by Khaos)
    • Quote: this is only the beginning one day we'll write in our journals by putting on our thinking caps elepathic commands of technology telepathic conversation battles of wits thought crimes polygraph seduction yay Change thinking cap to computer and you realize how close we are already, in fact, its here. All the above is already done on the internet. Certainly, it will become smaller, more efficient, to the point where it is a part of you in a more intimate sense, but that is a matter off degrees, rather than a far fetched things. Espec
    • Workout Check-In Thread (Last post by Exarchias)
    • 10 x 2 x (2 hands) 3 kg triceps 20 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg biceps 20 x 3 push ups 20 x 3 air squats 20 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg biceps 10 x 2 x (2 hands) 3 kg triceps And Running 600m
    • R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • thanks leonard nemoy for your most excellent contributions to human imagination! your life made a difference!
    • Live Service - Sunday 1st March 23:00 UTC (Last post by V-Tog)
    • Hi everyone :) I will conducting a live service on Sunday 1st March at 23:00 UTC. It will be the first service/sermon on the new theme of 'Despair, yet Hope'. To check when this service will be taking place in your timezone, please click here. Looking forward to seeing you there!
    • Sometimes... (Last post by Senan)
    • I appreciate that you can construct a valid argument, and you have demonstrated time and again that you can do it skillfully. I'm not trying to defend a claim or solve any dilemmas. I'm making observations about the experiences I have had in my life and how those experiences have informed my reaction to the original post. There are people in this world entirely against censorship in all forms and I'm sure there are people who are entirely for it. There are also people who think some censorship is warranted and some is not. I consider that "the middle ground" as it is between the two extremes. Whether it fits your rules for an argument or dilemma does not matter in this conversation because it is this flawed argument that is actually happening between people everyday. If you're playing by the rules of Poker and I'm playing by the rules of Black Jack, we're never going to be able to play cards together. I understand your desire to hold everyone to the highest of standards, but it is not practical. Censorship in whatever form you choose to define will be something you have to deal with. Not because you tolerate it or favor it, but because you live on a planet with other people who do. As long as anyone tolerates it, it will exist in your reality. How you choose to react to it is exactly that, your choice, but everyone else is making that choice as well and they aren't all making the same one you are. You can be idealistic, and I'm glad you are. Someone has to be, or nothing would ever change. That being said, for you to expect that same level of commitment from everyone else is both naive and dangerous.
    • Let's Talk About Runes (Last post by Kamizu)
    • Runes have always caught my attention but since I had been using Tarot for so long I never looked more into them. I always figured they were just a mystical alphabet that could be used for divination but after reading this I'm even more interested in learning them and about them. Are they the kind of spirits you can shelve for a while and come back to or do they require regular attention to keep happy? Is it better to make your own set with your own intent or buy them? Is each individual physical rune a spirit itself or are they kind of like a phone call back to a single spirit each symbol represents?
    • Using the runes Odin (Last post by MrBruno)
    • Quote: Quote: I noticed and the only reason I read this thread was in hopes that you would explain it further. I never expanded because I just assumed no one was interested. Just for you, I started a new thread on the topic. His topic was very good and really enlightening. It's great to see people who love to share their knowledge with others. Just allow me to disagree, but we are all interested in what you had to share, it was enough to say right here, but either way thank you brother.
    • Unable to stop my anger. (Last post by Loudzoo)
    • I completely agree with you Edan - although for me its all about just one thing: Fear. If I examine my feelings (as Steamboat and Ban suggest) when I'm tense, stressed, angry, frustrated, greedy, it all comes back to a fear of something. The fear of missing out, not getting something, giving the wrong impression, making a mistake, or not making an "optimum" choice. A big one is fear of success - that's a fear that I spend alot of time pretending I don't have. In any case, the fear arises normally because I'm holding on too tight, I've become too attached to an outcome. It's ok to be fearful if something is a big deal, its ok to be fearful over something trivial. Once I realise that its actually fear (not anger, frustration, stress, greed etc) I tend to regain a little perspective. I'm not dealing with a whole host of negative emotions - I'm just dealing with one. I can then tell whether the situation is worth the fear or not. The reality is that we don't really know whats best for us (or anyone else) most of the time. We have incomplete information to make truly informed choices, maybe because we're deluded, but often because that information simply isn't available - there is much we cannot know. Not that I'm the slightest bit qualified to comment andyhaynes but it sounds to me like you're very nearly there. You've identified a problem, you're seeking advice - try isolating the fear next time. If its isolated it won't be able to stick to anything. Apologies - I got a bit preachy at the end there . . .

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