Tony Robbins says your number one priority in life is to manage your emotional state. Because, of course, this controls what behaviors you exhibit.
There are many ways you can change your emotion. You can jump up and down… or so sit. You can zoom in on bad things… or you can zoom out of bad things and onto good things. That said, My favorite method of all, is to ask directly for the emotional state I want to be in…and be in that state.
Feel yourself being swept away by life? No more. Ask yourself: “What’s the grateful state?” or “What’s the fun state?” and notice your body and behavior respond.
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Determine what state will deliver behaviors you want to display, and ask for this state within the next five minutes. If you don’t know what state you need to be in, gratitude is ALWAYS the default. It reframes every bad thing into something of value to you. No matter what the situation is, gratitude will help you 10 x more than you can probably imagine at this point. Fighting with your family?
I challenge you to prove that gratitude doesn’t immediately make things better.
Beer is best sipped not chugged. There’s a feeling of lightness and ‘febreeze’ ( for lack of a better term) in the upper-middle brain-part inside your skull.
If you want to make a change in your life, ask the following questions:
“What conditions must be met–or what has to be true–for this to be true by this time?”
Proceed to write a series of 10 action steps to meet these conditions.
Set an end time for when exactly, at what time and on what date by which you’ll complete these actions.
Know deeply, through questions, external stimuli (environment), or through just plain knowing that it’s far more painful not to complete each and every one of these actions at the times you committed than to just get it done.
No matter how scary… there is a logical, secure-ENOUGH path that will reach the conclusion and completion of these tasks.
Write down how you actually did it. This alone is worth the process of doing the task. It feels so great to have a list you can look at–in a state of presence, of course–and feel how much of a god-damn baller you are for having completed each of these tasks!
This post may just save your meditative life. It may save your meditative life because it uses the tools that you’ve been using your entire life to create a more balanced, centered you.
Here’s how to make an hour of meditation fun immediately–guaranteed:
- Pull out a pen with a piece of paper or, preferably, your journal–title it “Centering” with the date
- Download Audacity if you haven’t–install it
- Open Audacity and click the red circle (record) and ask yourself–in an upward tonality–“How best to center my whole mind-body and best enjoy the process?” and then press the circle again
- Make sure you have a comfortable seat near by (consider placing a memory foam pillow on your seat as I do for comfort)
- Select the part with your recorded question, press “Shift + Space” (or just press shift and click on the “Loop” icon where the “Play” button used to be)–this will repeat the question on loop (your Unconscious Mind-Body HAS to take in these suggestions to process them–which makes it super easy for you to meditate)
- Open up your favorite Chrome browser and type in e.ggtimer.com… but press TAB, not enter–type in “10min”
- (Press Ctrl + T for each one of these) Repeat Step 6 for “20min,” “30min,” “50min,” and “60min”
- Now, sit down comfortably as you turn off the screen and breathe deeply and evenly (here’s where the notebook comes in) and make a tally mark for every deep, even breath you complete
- Keep going and notice how you’re more centered and “balanced” than you ever were with your other form of meditation.
I’ve been doing meditation for many months now, and this process has by far benefited me more than anything else I’ve done mentally or spiritually, so I feel excited for the time when you gain the benefit that this has given me. This has both made meditation more fun AND more useful (in that I actually meditate and feel that “present state” for at least 60-75% of the time–versus the 25% that I used to feel).
If you’ll use this now, you’ll experience your whole quality of life deepen and your sense of “fullness” or fulfillment deepen–which is a very good feeling to experience.
Let me know if this helps!
If you have jelly on one utensil and peanut butter on other utensil, lick the jelly first. Licking the jelly moistens your mouth and prevents the peanut butter from osmosis-ing your mouth dry.
Also, the first chapter in How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success by Frank Bettger is pretty cool, too 😉
Converse tomorrow, bro?
Here’s what I feel that “having a life” really means–I’m going to say it in verb/process form.
Have a life and create a series of “value supplies for yourself (and others)
Have a life and grow.
Have a life and experience new energies and things
Have a life and connect and build rapport with others
Have a life and add in ideas from many sources to your work
Have a life and add in ideas from many sources to other people’s work
Have a life and make people feel loved
Have a life and generate wealth and success within this world
Have a life and provoke genius and sexual states within those you most enjoy (including yoruself)
Have a life and, above all else, take risks and extend beyond the ordinary.
That is what it means when you have a life.
Ciao for now.
Here are three ways to make visualization more fun and more fulfilling (Quotes are from me):
- Listen to pleasant music – “If you put a tea bag in the water, you may find it more pleasurable to drink”
- Make each visualization session extremely relevant to where you are now (connect it to your goals of course–but make it relevant to your current challenges) – “Don’t focus on the bulldozer a hundred miles away if you have termites at your roots now. Get to the bulldozer ASAP, but take care of the termites before you rot at the core.”
- Do it with other people – “If your thirty closest friends made $1,000 in a week, I’d bet good money that you would, too!
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So what are you going to do to get to third attempt? How specifically are you going to go from seed to sprout to sapling (at minimum) as quickly as possible?
Inspiration: There Is Comfort In Process by Ed Dale