My brother started acting weird about a year ago. He's always been into yoga and meditation/a low ambition guy, but he's really just dropping off the face of the Earth after his girlfriend left him.
He quit his full time office job to take a job as a chef at The Original Pancake house. He quit eating meat. Most of the time he's just meditating or going camping/hiking. Last I visited him and found him meditating out behind his place in the snow. He was just in shorts and nothing else (12 degrees F while humid and windy). He said he can keep that up for about 45 minutes to 1 and a half hours. I timed him and he was fine and came in after an hour. He didn't even turn red or have signs of frost bite. I thought that was cool but then he told me he has been fasting for ten days straight now. I'm not sure if this will kill him or not. I really want him to eat. It has been 22 days into his fast now. He looks alright, just skinnier, but I'm sure he'll die if he keeps up his weird spiritual shit.
How should I snap him out of this?
Don't know what to tell you, everyone has got to live their own life.
I did and he basically said that if he got hungry he'd start eating again, but for now he isn't hungry. It doesn't make that much sense to me. I'm amazed he can still go to work, do yoga, meditate and go camping while on his fast.. So I'm not sure how long it'll take till he gives out.
The problem is he isn't eating. He'll die if he doesn't eat.
My parents have always been concerned by his lack of interest in other people and a career, but I respect his decisions. My parents are furious at him because he decided that he didn't want kids and that's what made his girlfriend leave him. Maybe it's just cause he's the oldest and parents expect a lot out of the oldest.
I ought to in a couple days. He really is wasting a lot of his potential if he throws away his life just seeing how long he goes without food. I just wish I knew a good way to talk him down. There's a million and one things he could do other than not eat.
He can be an ass. He has a good nature, but he rarely explains himself.
I'm in complete agreement. If you seriously feel that his life is in danger, the police can put him in a 72 hour mental health hold. Free shrinks and suicde watch. They might actually get him to eat.
hardly dropping off the face of the earth if he had the sense to get another job, even if it is a less involvement type of job.
also sounds like he's doing urine therapy hence the ability to fast longer periods without injury. your brother is drinking his piss and or rubbing it onto his skin. ask him about it.
anyway, tell him to grow up and get into buddhism and stop trying to be hulk yogan. the real deal is becoming mentally detached, fasting and stuff is basically useless.
>12 degrees F while humid and windy
do you mean celsius? there's no way your brother is out in 12 degrees F in just shorts for 45 minutes, no amount of yogic training could prepare him for that. you're either bullshitting or have your information wrong.
Your brother is fucking badass. He's not going to die man, just make sure he takes a multivitamin or something in the next couple days.
It doesn't sound like he's going to die, so don't worry man.
Some people need to do crazy shit like this to attain liberation, others don't. He's going after something he sees as worthwhile.....Maybe you should try to understand your brother instead of trying to change him.
Your brother is trying to find out how he fits into the world. Tell him that while you accept he has embarked on his journey and are impressed by his accomplishments that your concerned for his health and well-being.
I wish my siblings cared half as much about me as you do for your brother