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The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« on: March 12, 2019, 02:55:35 PM »
Along with me being a miserable bastard at the moment I just don't like the actual feeling of existing physically. It's uncomfortable and weird. It doesn't feel right. I try to sit and lie and stand in lots of different ways and none of them are painful (well, unless I try to put my leg behind my head), but they're just...unsettling. I can't feel settled. My skin is exposed to the air, but if its not the air its clothes or bedsheets. And all the muscle, bones and sinews tangle and the jostling organs somehow contained within me (how do they fit?) and nothing is quite right. I was born to be a head in a jar, hooked up to electronics, not this physical being who needs to eat and sleep and shit.

Maybe its just the initial feelings of osteoporosis.

Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 03:00:02 PM »
How do you know you're not a head in a jar, or just a completely incorporeal mind?

Seriously, though, you should probably see a doctor.

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Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 03:01:58 PM »
Jump in a cold lake. That'll sort you out.

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Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 03:06:10 PM »
I was born to be a head in a jar, hooked up to electronics, not this physical being who needs to eat and sleep and shit.



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Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 03:06:22 PM »
"How strange it is to be anything at all!"

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Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 03:07:14 PM »
I know how you feel but not how seriously to take it. I live in a simulation but unfortunately it's being run on Windows 10

Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 03:08:29 PM »
I keep having that feeling like I've forgot to lock the door or have left the gas hob on, but at an existential level.

Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 08:27:42 PM »
Have you tried having a big wank?

Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 06:02:59 AM »
I genuinely recommend doing tai qi to better develop your sense of physical self. It's not too laborious, easy to start and increasingly popular. It'll very likely help you feel your body in a more balanced, settled way.

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Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 06:07:42 AM »
I'm a bit prematurely arthritic, and the only advice I can give is keep moving. All that "get 10,000 steps a day" and "get 20 minutes of exercise five days a week" stuff that sounds a bit baseline and weak is aimed at people whose bodies will seize up if they don't. So at the very least, do that.

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Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 11:21:09 AM »
If you aren't in any diagnosable physical pain it sounds like a psychosomatic thing. You can't settle because your mind isn't allowing you to.

Therefore tai qi may work, or you may find you still can't get into the necessary mental state.

To be comfortable I'd say you need to be at peace in the moment, not thinking about the past or future. That can be achieved actively just as well as it can through meditation, bathing or smoking weed.

Find a way to be in the moment, unencumbered. Knob someone, chain yourself to a cliff, write, travel.

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Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 01:03:38 PM »
I know how you feel but not how seriously to take it. I live in a simulation but unfortunately it's being run on Windows 10

At least it's not Windows ME, because then you'd be falling asleep all the time.

Anyway, yeah, OP should have a word with a doctor.

Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2019, 04:15:58 PM »
Your probley fuckin mad

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Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2019, 04:21:20 PM »
Have sex change

Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2019, 04:27:28 PM »
God you're all so boring, "see a doctor", why don't any of you recommend a homeopathic therpaist?!?!/!/

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Re: The uncomfortable feeling of physical existence
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 04:34:38 PM »
Do some national service