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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

30-Day Challenge

So...what are people experiencing with the 30-Day Challenge?    Some of you would be around 10 days in.  Others just starting.

Most essential parts:

1) Daily exercise: walking, running, calisthenics, Tai Chi, joint mobility, etc. for 10-20 minutes.

2) First 25% of time chant: “Every Day In Every Way I’m Getting Better and Better.”

3) Second 25% of time chant: “I am SO grateful for X” (past accomplishments or present states)

4) Third 25% of time chant:  “I am SO grateful for Y” (future goals)

5) Fourth and final 25% chant: “All I need is within me now.”

Once you have this integrated, you can integrate the “Secret Formula”:  Goals X Faith X Action X Gratitude = Results.

And Once you have this, you can integrate the “Ancient Child” meditation: visualize your child self.  And then your “elder” self.   Align your adult actions to be in synche with your childhood dreams and deathbed values.

The overall effect will be as simple or complex as you can handle.   At full complexity you’ll feel a little like a Paramecium, with various “organelles” floating around you if you choose to focus on them, representing various aspects of your emotions, intents, actions, resources, and so forth.  But...only if you stop and concentrate.  Most of the time, you simply move toward what feels “good” and “right” and will find, at the end of the day, you have accomplished everything you needed to do...and had fun in the process.

EXPECT to “crash” out of this a few days in. That is normal and natural, despite what the voices in your head try to tell you.  

So...what has your experience been, so far?

Steven Barnes

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