I have an overwhelming desire to become omnipotent, and to an extent I believe it possible. I’ve done a good job of reminding myself it’s a delusion as of late, but it’s still a prevolent issue in my thinking. One of the big things I would want to do with that power would be visiting other times and places, and generally doing the things a god would do, such as creating life and presiding over it.
I know it’s a delusion, but it’s so appealing and I covet it so dearly that sometimes, even now, it still hurts to not have it. Does anyone know what I can do to help repress this?
If it doesn’t consume or impede your daily functioning and you can’t get rid of it I don’t see why you can’t just live with it.
It sounds like a grandiose delusion but not necessarily a negative or troublesome one.
If you still enjoy life and function then so be it.
As long as you aren’t causing harm to yourself or others. It also sounds like a non-bizarre delusion (look it up) if youre able to ignore it somewhat, but it borders on bizarre.
Thanks! I appreciate the input. I don’t see it as debilitating, and I try not to make it obvious to other people, so I guess it isn’t really an issue outside of myself.
I really recommend meds. Others have had a bad experiences with it but for me it is not that bad and I am glad to be delusion free. Meds also help with me negative symptoms.
I have a bit of a god complex myself. And my main problem is that I feel I’m immortal so I have a tendency to do relatively stupid/unsafe things. But on occasion it’s saved me from trying to harm myself as well so Idk if it’s completely a bad thing?
I also have the idea that I’m immortal, but not very strongly. I try to repress it so I don’t do anything stupid, but the amount of times I think I’ve almost died are very high in number, but those may have been hallucinations/delusions themselves, so who knows? Not me, at least!
I have suffered from a god complex. (30 years ago) Take your meds & keep your ego in check.
We must believe in a higher power and a reason why this world is as it is. It has unbendable laws - such as impossibility to travel back or forth in time.
You can however create life: through art, or through having babies.
You can also take care of inferior life forms as if you were their god: pets, plants etc.
This world is marvelous and rich enough as it is. Dreaming impossible dreams will only steal your peace of mind. Stay grounded !
I usually believe that i am the highest Buddha of this era. I have grandiose delusions that never really disappear. they make me feel significant and glorious.
@Om_Sadasiva - as long as these thoughts don’t steal your balance and peace of mind, it is ok.
Remember: the real Buddha was peaceful, kind, merciful, against all kind of vices or excesses, and he also left a solid legacy behind. Even though he had reach illumination, he was still grounded in everyday life.
there are many Buddhas my friend. it is a title of achievement not a name of a specific Buddha. I believe I am the greatest Buddha from time to time. it’s harmless.
Yes I know there are supposedly many buddhas. I was talking about Gautama.
Anyway, as long as you can lead a normal life, you can believe anything you want
@Om_Sadasiva It depends, there is not much light in believing that you are the reincarnation of Hitler for example.
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