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  Thursday, 04 February 2016
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Dear instructors,

Yet another stupid question, and I probably know the answer. But, speaking to you is highly pleasant. More importantly these conversations reinforce the seeds of understanding in me and help them grow.

In my work life I am just one of those who work for the "big system". I am not labelling it good or bad. It's just a job where I happened to land because of my earlier actions. Cause and effect.

I try to work towards reducing my bad habits, being aware where my energy is spent, transmuting unconscious patterns by self observation, etc. However, sometimes, I feel less energy, or not so much energy to work with. The "system" often drains it and I have not much time left to replenish myself fully. I still want to stay in the system while I am gradually transiting to a more responsible role in my life. Yet, to stay in the system means to continue to behave in a certain accepted way, to speak in a certain way, to dress in a certain way, etc., which involves a lot of acting. And here comes coffee. Life in this 'matrix' world without coffee feels very difficult. I have tried to give up for months, but I come back to this habit over and over. What does coffee do? Does it block me, and make me just another happy stupid player in the matrix? With coffee I suddenly transform into a highly effective and charismatic 'raising star' while I know deep down that I am just acting. But in fact it's not just acting. Coffee makes me relate to others, stop the negative internal talk while I am at work, become more alert (but is it really? Or is is an ego boost?)

So the question is - does coffee really block people, so it is simply an addiction that most people cannot give up, or am I exaggerating its negative effects? Shall I just simply drink my morning coffee without guilt and don't make a big deal out of it! Deep down however I feel, coffee is a strong stimulant(at least for me) that helps people become/stay suitable for the 'matrix'. By coffee I mean what is commercially available in most chains and stores.
6 years ago
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#11162
Accepted Answer
By itself coffee is not good or bad, what matters is how it affects the person. Coffee affects each person differently, so it is necessary to examine it personally.

Since our goal here is psychological equilibrium and inner serenity, one has to examine coffee from that point of view.

I know people from the whole spectrum of cases: some benefit from coffee, and others definitely do not need it. :)

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

6 years ago
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#11162
Accepted Answer
By itself coffee is not good or bad, what matters is how it affects the person. Coffee affects each person differently, so it is necessary to examine it personally.

Since our goal here is psychological equilibrium and inner serenity, one has to examine coffee from that point of view.

I know people from the whole spectrum of cases: some benefit from coffee, and others definitely do not need it. :)

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

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