The Value of Procrastination

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Breaking The Establishment
Thought Elevators Review I went to bed one night, tired, depressed, broke, exhausted,
frustrated, angry, lonely and lacking any real ambition. 24 hours later I woke up feeling
inspired, young, alive, smiling, wealthy, with love in my heart and someone to share it with.
What happened in that short blink of an eye. Read the article to find out. Let's begin with a
little history. I was 40 years old, and had been on a "quest of self discovery" for over 40 years.
I think it began pre natal. Anyway, this included some rather bizarre experiments with my own
consciousness that included wild sex, drugs, meditation in caves, starvation, painful yoga,
Zen meditation with whips, heart stopping sports, trekking through the Himalaya, dancing with
First Nation people, smoking some weird materials with Shaman in Indonesia and the list
goes on. So, it was a horrifying shock to the system when it all came to a grinding halt. One
day, I woke up happy. I don't mean happy as in ha, ha happy. I mean happy as in wow, how
amazing is this? That transformation came at the hands of no one. No philosophy, no spiritual
guru, no chanting or meditating or tantric ecstasy those things I'd had plenty of, but none
lasted to the main gate of the ashram. No, this was and is, permanent. To put this in even
greater context, I'd even climbed to mountain tops in Nepal, and on some occasions
considered throwing myself into the icy abyss below. So, my quest was not a casual, "gee lets
see what happens if I try a local yoga class" no, I am talking about experiments that cost
years, investments that cost a life fortune, journeys that broke bones and tore muscles from
muscle. Life threatening fasts, diets that turned food into a hydraulic weapon fired out my
behind. This is not the "put your foot in the bath" type of journey, this is the loose the family
and the family crystal type journey.
So, that day, when the lights went on, is a truly remarkable day. In that 24 hour period,
everything I had done to that time was proven to be a total waste of money and time, all that it
achieved was to narrow the gates, close the escapes, reduce the options. Here I was, in this
24 hour turn around, my life transformed forever, and really, if I had known what I knew that
day, I could ha ve done it 40 years a go. How to change your life in 24 hours.... From
frustrated, tired, depressed, over worked, poor, lonely and confused to happy, inspired, open
hearted and wealthy? The answer is: Stop trying to change yourself. Always wanting to be
different, aspiring to be better, greater, smarter, healthier, happier makes you depressed,
bored, worse, dumber, unhealthy and unhappier. The key is to see that uniqueness is not a
curse. Normal is the new amazing. Real is the new inspired. Silent is the new noisy. Suddenly,
I realized that I didn't have to make other people happy, they can do that. I didn't need to be
someone other than who I was. And the idea that there will be a better, greater, happier, more
interesting me, well it went a way. I fell in love. With Chris. Me. Suddenly I wasn't lonely
because I had a feeling of love already within me. Suddenly I couldn't be depressed because
there was nothing to compare where I was, to where I wanted to be, so no way to be
depressed. Suddenly I had energy because when life is dishing goodness, you feel good. I
wasn't bored anymore because the anger that was capping my energy went away. 4 hours.
And all the therapy, yoga, meditation and reading fell to the floor. I was naked, alive and the
feeling has not gone in 14 years since. What keeps me on track and happy are the laws of
nature. I put those together after this transformation. Those laws actually come from the
ancient mysteries of Egypt, India and Greece. They are the secrets of the universe, the great
wisdom. I stepped down the complexity because nature is a teacher we can all admire.
The Laws o f Nature are available to everyone. You just go outside and work in the garden.
You don't have to go all the way to Nepal with me. No, you can simply climb a tree, dig a
weed, walk by the lake and you'll see. Everything is perfect, there's beauty everywhere, as
long as we stop trying to change it. The only thing you can change in the entire universe,
according to the perennial wisdom, is your mind. So why not change it? All you need to do to
achieve that change is to choose. Choose to change your mind. Change it for one purpose
and one purpose only, and that is beauty. When you are kind to people, they feel good. That
means you applied all the great knowledge of eternity in one act, kindness. Loving kindness is
the culmination of billions of books and all the confusion summarized into two words, loving
kindness. When you treat something, or someone with loving kindness, it is really a very high
personal achievement. So, sustaining happiness means not wanting to change yourself, and
certainly not wanting to change others, and to prove it, treat them with loving kindness. On the
day of your wedding you will undoubtedly be overwhelmed with a 1001 details to consider.
Here is a simple one that everybody should keep in mind a few weeks before. It's no secret
that brides and grooms would like to look their best on that ver y important day, so, as
important as it is to schedule in advance a visit to the hair stylist and the make up artist,
among others, the visit to the dentist is a must for the bride and the groom. The smile is
something that most of the time, the couple does not pay a ttention to, even though it should
be as important as any of the other beauty details mentioned above. At least two weeks prior
to your wedding tr y to schedule an a ppointment with your dentist for teeth cleaning. In order
to have a healthy, bright, beautiful smile visit the dentist at least 6 months prior the big day,
and remember to keep doing this as a habit at least once a year, don't forget that tooth
brushes don't last forever, replace them every couple of months.