How to Go Slow to Get there Faster
That one took a lot of pain for it to click into place for me.
My hope is, to help you realize how true this simple concept really is.
Before Annette came into the picture, my only real goal was to be a better paddler.
My writing, money, and all other goals took a back seat.
There was nothing important other than paddling, and hanging out with the old man.
After that Bald Eagle snatched fish out of the water, and me out of my own narrative, each day I showed up to the water, and more things clicked into place.
All the studying about meditation, neuroscience, psychology, direct response copywriting, and everything in between started to make more sense.
The more hours I spent on a paddle board, the more I could understand different concepts and how they fit together.
About a year into being her Mr. Right, I found this video, but it didn’t really click and translate into off the board.
If I’m honest, I don’t think I actually applied it on the board back then either. I just go all out. And that’s probably why I’ve never even come close to my potential on the board, or in my life.
Check out the “father of SUP” explain it…
Obviously a metaphor.
For some reason, this video found it’s way into the file about Vipassana Walking Meditation that I learned at a 10 Day Mindfulness Retreat in 2012.
Now it’s part of my daily routine. I walk in slow motion at scheduled times throughout the day. It’s probably pretty funny to watch, but my mind is clearer. Anxiety doesn’t control the narrative.
In my mind, I imagine that I’m able to feel the flow of space/time. And I get out of the flow of atomic time. They’re different.
That’s not the trick, I want to teach you today, but one you might want to play around with on your own.
It’s part of my “bending spacetime” protocol.
The point of today’s lesson, this course, and soul surfer school in general is all about the biggest problem we face today….
To me, overwhelm seems epidemic.
Everything is moving way too fast. Technology. Traffic. Society. Too many people are overwhelmed by life. Maybe you feel it too, and that’s why you’re here.
Outrage is poured into every area of our lives. Online. At work. Home and everywhere in between.
Frustration plagues our minds. Everyone thinks it’s the worst of time, even though statistics show it’s the best of times. Read Enlightenment Now by Stephen Pinker to get a clearer picture of reality.
Here’s the deal with why overwhelm is boiling up now.
We Weren’t Built for This!
Our brain and systems haven’t yet adapted to the way things are today.
Just a little over a hundred years ago, people traveled by foot or horseback.
Now we fly around the world like it’s no big deal.
It’s not like they taught a class in consciousness in public school.
They probably should, but no one really understands it to a degree to teach it.
Who am I to be teaching all of this stuff?
Nobody. You probably shouldn’t listen to me. But, if you do, let me know how this works out for you.
It might not, and if that’s the case, I have about 15 or 20 other techniques.
One of them will likely do the trick.
Here’s why I want you to slow down.
The human mind is capable of some pretty amazing creations.
I type this on something that was once just imagined. We can easily get on a handheld device and be face to face. It’s 2019.
And I firmly believe that overwhelm is robbing the world of some beautiful transformations.
There is genius locked inside the noise of someone.
If you don’t know this…
- 147 predictions.
- Written in the early 1990s.
- Spanning to 2050.
- And he’s been 87% Accurate.
Read that again.
We are at the dawn of the most
disruptive time in the history of mankind.
There are people on this planet who are building a better tomorrow.
And right now.
At this very moment.
There are no gatekeepers.
There are very few rules. And if you know the right principles to apply in your life you can be completely stinking rich, free, and happy.
I mean that.
My plan is to be a Billionaire in 10 years starting with nothing.
Stay with me, and I’ll show you how I’m doing it.
But, first, let’s get back to an easy way to press pause that won’t be some spiritual bypass that just helps you wear a better mask. (Robert Greene has some interesting content about the mask)
Sometimes we’re so good at wearing masks, we forget who we actually are.
So, I’m going to walk you through a weird breathing technique that’s designed to get you more in tune with your sacral joint and activate your Vagus Nerve. (and in turn, help you know yourself)
This isn’t something you do for a few minutes a day.
But, that’s where you’ll begin.
After you read through this, copy and paste the instructions somewhere and then carve out some time to do this.
I’ll even make it easier for you, by showing you where to find a guided meditation that’ll help you integrate your brain so you can stop worrying all the time, and find your center again….
… or for the first time.
Let’s Demystify Meditation.
Like I said, I used to be the angry yoga guy. Practiced every day, and within minutes of Shavasana, I’d be wondering around Venice Beach feeling afraid and alone again.
A few months ago I learned about the Vagus Nerve.
The breathing technique I’m going to share actually made sense enough for me to put it into daily practice.
Shavasana is now part of my afternoon ritual to reset my system and avoid the afternoon burnout… blowup and bing eating.
You don’t have to lay down to do the breathing part.
But, if you want to take it to a whole new level, then 30 minutes of complete stillness while practicing this technique could change your life.
I hope that helped a little.
If you’re interested in learning more about Pressing Pause, I created a follow up series designed to be daily lessons for you.
No Guarantee of Being One with the Universe and Manifesting the Life of Your Dreams, it’ll be weird at first, but I think you’ll dig it.