Superbeing Secrets Issue # 12:
1. Small Changes add up to Major Improvements:
© 2002, Roger Haeske
I just wanted to share with you guys a technique that has worked very well for me. If you do this technique on a weekly basis, it can add up to major improvements in a yearís time. But even if you use it only for one week, it can dramatically improve your life.
In previous discussions, I've called this the Benjamin Franklin Technique. In his autobiography, Franklin discusses his 13 week technique. He had 13 areas of his life that he would focus on improving in one-week intervals. That way he could cover each area 4 times during the year.
This technique is a little more specific. To get anywhere you have to take the first step. Small self-disciplines can quickly improve your life. This week I decided to do a specific routine every morning right after getting up. It was only two activities; those activities dramatically improved my productivity. Just writing this article was made possible because Iíve improved my productivity.
One of my disciplines was to plan my day in writing in my planner pad first thing in the morning. The key was to do this first thing in the morning and to make sure I did this for at least a full week. Now that it's a habit, I don't ever plan to change it. I have been so much more productive this week.
I used to write stuff in my book before, but I did it randomly and not on a daily basis nor at the same time every day. In short, I didn't develop a good habit about doing this at the same time on a daily basis. This one little self-discipline improved my productive output at least 20% for the week.
Now I'm more aware of what I have to do. I am writing more things to do on my master list. I seem to be getting more of the detail work done that used to slip through the cracks. This has translated into more clients as well. Iím just getting more done and in the end that also means making more money. Now I donít complete everything on my list every day, but I do much better than I used to.
Doing little disciplines also helps with your self-esteem. When you are disciplined first thing in the morning, it will also carry over to the rest of your day so that you stay in a productive mode. Every day this week has been productive for me. I couldn't always say that in the past. I actually did three disciplines this week and have been able to stick to them quite well. Next week I already have another self-discipline planned. That should be a very interesting week.
As you can see, I am getting excited by how much my life is improving and it's happening with very small disciplines. I can imagine at the end of the year how improved my life might be in many different facets.
So, instead of loading yourself with lots of self-discipline, just try one or two small disciplines and see if they add up to big changes.
Founder: Superbeing Self-Improvement Club
Do you feel tired all the time? Do you lack energy? Maybe you are eating too much.
Recently I found out I may have been eating too much. I was sleeping 9 to 10.5 hours per day even while following the diet I recommend in the Awesome Technique. (This diet consists of eating only Raw Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Seeds.)
I was telling my good friend who happens to be the editor of the book "Raw Knowledge," by Paul Nison, about my symptoms. He contacted Paul and described my symptoms to him. Paul immediately said I was overeating. It turns out that Paul was correct. Once I reduced the quantity of my food intake, I had much more energy during the day and now I only need 7 or 8 hours of sleep. (Note I have always been a long sleeper so for me to feel refreshed on 7 hours is good.)
Here is a link to Paul's great new book. He has interviewed 9 top nutritionists around the world in the Raw Food Movement.
Paul recommends making sure you get enough sleep. As a raw foodist, I can sleep even less if I want and be quite productive because I don't feel as groggy during the day as I used to on little sleep. But sleep is very important for healing your body. You should always sleep until you feel satisfied. Avoid alarm clocks if at all possible.
Sleep times are quite variable. If you are doing heavy work or working out a lot then you will need to sleep more. I was amazed that last night after a heavy workout, I felt perfectly fine on only 7 hours of sleep. This is again because I'm not burdening my digestive system with too much food.
My friend the editor sleeps at most 6 hours per night if he's doing a heavy workout. But he very often gets by on only 4 or 5 hours of sleep or less because of his extremely busy schedule. He can do this, and so many other things as well, only because of the many benefits he gets from the raw diet.
A good way to eat is to eat less per meal but have more meals. If you put too much in your stomach at one time, you may overburden it. If you can eat smaller meals, you will have much more energy throughout the day.
Extreme Resistance to Hot Weather:
I've been experiencing incredible resistance to the heat. We've had heat wave after heat wave this summer and I haven't put on the air-conditioning. Today it got to 100 degrees and I was outside jogging at 1pm. The heat just doesn't bother me anymore. Of course, if it were 10 degrees warmer then I guess I might have a problem. However, I truthfully feel 10 degrees cooler than I used to in past summers.
I went out to play tennis and my partners were complaining about the heat. They felt it was virtually unbearable. It wasn't even a factor for me. I actually enjoyed the weather. I had one of my partners run me around left and right while he was stationary. I just wanted to get a workout, it didnít matter that it was hot.
Heat Resistance is a new benefit in addition to the list of 33 Iíve already compiled for the Awesome Technique. If you want to review that list of benefits go to www.superbeing.com/awesometechnique.htm If you have lots of reasons to make a change, it makes it very easy to do. If the benefits outweigh the disadvantages then you'll want to do it.
Eat a Raw Vegetable Soup to Oxygenate your Blood:
Another thing that Paul Nison recommends in his book is to eat salads often because they oxygenate the blood. Much of our physical energy actually comes from oxygen, not just from the calories we consume. So if you live in a polluted environment, by adding a salad you can improve your level of health by increasing the oxygen content in your blood.
The oxygen level in urban areas is quite a bit lower than out in nature. In addition, the oxygen level in our air used to be much higher in our pre-industrialized world. I forgot the exact figures Iíve read percentage wise but it was a major difference.
I turn my salads into soups. That way I don't need to waste time making a dressing, it is much easier to digest, and the nutrients become more bioavailable. I'm also able to eat soup more quickly. A conventional salad takes quite a bit of time to chew if you are eating it properly.
All I do is use a blender. I start with the juicy ingredients like tomato and cucumber. Then I add celery, garlic and a hot pepper. I blend those until they are liquefied. Then I add as much romaine lettuce as possible. The darker the greens, the more vitamins and minerals they contain. Kale is very dense nutrients but I just don't like the taste and so I donít end up eating it. The worst is Iceberg lettuce. That has very few nutrients in it. Spinach, however, is quite good.
This soup tastes wonderful and I know I just had the best tasting vitamin supplementever. That's because it's a real and whole food not just part of a food. Some supplements can be toxic. On a raw diet they usually aren't necessary.
Remember, the more raw foods you put in your body, the healthier you will become. Did you know that the USDA now recommends 7 servings of Fruits and Vegetables every day. It used to be only 5 per day. Heck, I probably eat about 25 so called servings of fruits and vegetables every day. You should consider it as well if you want to live at Superbeing Levels.
I've found an interesting technique that is helping me recreate and improve my life. Part of this technique, I gleaned from the book, Awakened Imagination, by Neville. Here's a link to that book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0875166563/peakperform09-20/102-4627666-3282506
He has a chapter on forgiving yourself and recreating your day the way you would have liked it to go in your imagination. What I've discovered these past 16 years or so is that visualization and imagination are very powerful. By closing my eyes and viewing the day the way I want it to be, I am, in a sense, rewriting my reality. It's sort of like being in the movie Groundhog Day.
In that movie, the main character, Bill Murray, constantly relives Ground Hog Day. Every morning he wakes up at 6am to the same music, and it's Groundhog Day again. It is one of my favorite movies. He goes through many different experiences. He realizes he doesn't have to suffer any consequences because the next day he gets to start all over again.
So he indulges himself with all sorts of food and pastries. He finds out personal details about a woman so he can convince her they went to the same high school in order to get her to sleep with him. On later days he starts breaking the law and he ends up in jail, but in the morning he wakes up in the hotel and it's Groundhog Day all over again.
Later he tries to kill himself. He does it many times but the next day he wakes up in the same bed. After hundreds of days of the same day, he starts turning himself into a better man. He starts saving people, taking piano lessons, starts learning the names of all the people in the town. And eventually he is able to get his girl, but only when he's given up on that goal via manipulation and instead is just doing good deeds all day long. She ends up liking him because of the man he really became. Previously he tried to seduce her by knowing all her interests but she didn't fall for that.
It is a wonderful movie and even has a few funny moments in it. I don't understand why people call it a comedy. It is actually a drama and a deep spiritual story.
In essence, we have our own Groundhog Days every time we wake up. We can choose to live our lives and get the most out of them or be like Bill Murray was at first; very negative.
This has nothing to do with morals. We shouldn't do things just because they are right, but because that would give us the most enjoyment and fulfillment out of life. Try not to be enslaved by false morals. Determine your own morals. Morals are a man-made creation; sometimes they are right and other times all they do is limit your freedom unnecessarily.
To learn more about this, read the awesome book, How I found Freedom in an Unfree World. Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0965603679/peakperform09-20/102-4627666-3282506 I've given this book out to many of my friends -- it is quite liberating. There are many concepts in there that can totally change your life. I like to reread it at least a once a year.
In other words, you are not improving yourself for some moral reason, but because it would bring you greater happiness. Sometimes we think we are happy by watching TV or doing other things that have little consequence to our goals. However, you may find that you would actually enjoy your time much more and feel a tremendous sense of self-esteem if you get meaningful things in your life accomplished.
Therefore, this is what the Groundhog Day technique can help you do, among other things. Just visualize your day the way you would have liked it to go. Do you wish you didn't do or say something? Do you wish you had worked on a project instead of channel surfing the TV for 4 hours and having watched nothing interesting? Just look at your whole day and see areas of your day the way you wish they were. Make it a reality in your imagination. Even if you got negative news, replay it in your imagination in a positive light. This is no time to be realistic because much of your reality is actually molded in your imagination.
Even if events happen, you can take away the sting by visualizing a positive outcome. Say you had an argument with someone at work. You can visualize the experience as having gone on without any confrontation at all. The funny thing is that your visualization will affect the other person on a subconscious level. I've proven this in my own life over and over again. We are all interconnected spiritually. If you send out positive vibes then only good things will come back to you. You don't have to react to circumstances -- you can create them instead.
If you visualize bad things, then bad things will come back to you. Don't be quick to anger because it will come back to you. Your thoughts are very powerful -- you must be careful with them. Be careful in how you speak to yourself in your inner dialogue. What you say will manifest itself in some form in your life. It may simply manifest in limited thinking and therefore limited results..
Now to the second part of the technique: I start my day in the morning by visualizing how I would like my day to go. You can visualize things you expect to do. You can also visualize meeting people or having a day of adventure. You'll certainly have a better chance of attracting these things into your life if you expect them to happen. You can even repeat to yourself you are going to have a wonderful day. Try it, it works.
I've been getting fantastic results. I've been getting much more accomplished. Plus my day is now infused with the magic of imagination. I'm living the life I've imagined and it is extremely enjoyable. Visualization is equivalent to programming a computer, except you are programming your own mind. It's a great way to get you doing more of what you really want to do, even if you have some initial resistance or bad habits.
I just do a short reading of a spiritually inspiring book and then I do my visualization for 10 to 15 minutes. Then at night, I do another visualization as I go to bed and relive my day the way I would have liked it to go. But as I'm improving, I find less need to revise the day because I am more and more happy with the way my day is going.
Another thing you can do is to revise past events that are still bothering you. They could have been from years back. But if you have guilt or anger from a past event, this can hold your progress back in your current life. You have to forgive to be able to move on in life. Anger and feelings of guilt attract discord and negative results in your life. That is why it's not good to be so argumentative or to be a pessimist. That's because you attract into your life what you imagine and what you are. Why not be an optimist instead? You'll find that you have a much more positive and magical life when you do this.
By the way, my current books are tennis and visualization related. If you are interested you can find out more by visiting this link: http://www.supertennis.net/itennis
I had an interesting realization today. One of which I may have had several times before but that I'd forgotten.
I was having some problems with my boss at one of my jobs. I'm not going to bore you with the details, but I was basically angry with him. From a certain perspective, I had a right to be angry with him. Or rather from a certain state of consciousness. From his perspective, I'm sure he also had his legitimate grievances. But that is not the point I am trying to make.
Anyway, back to the story. In a way this anger was good because it propelled me to take more action than I had been taking and to move on to doing what I truly want to do with my life. Without this anger and discomfort, I wouldn't made nearly as much progress towards my dreams
And yet this still isn't the point of my story. I read a statement many years back. It said that "All Consciousness is One." The question to be asked is, "Is this really true?" If it is true then how does that impact me in my daily life?
Over time, I've come to realize that this statement is true. I can't prove it to you or anyone else. I just know it from my contemplations, life experience and what I've seen with my spiritual eye. This means that all people and living beings are tied into one universal consciousness.
Now back to my problem. Today I felt my anger again at work. Even though this is an issue that is in the past because my boss is no longer my boss. I've arranged things so that he can't burden me anymore with his disagreeable policies. And yet I still had that anger subconsciously lingering. I've been finding it hard to release this anger on a subconscious basis. But the key point is that I realized my anger was making me unhappy. I couldn't tune into spirit and be my true self as long as I was experiencing anger.
Here is the problem with anger. It instantly hurts me when I get angry. Not only does it affect the person I direct my anger at, it also affects my interactions with everyone else around me. It creates a weakness in my Aura. It attracts more negativity into my life. The anger that is directed to someone else immediately comes back to me because we are all one consciousness. I can't send out anger to someone else because we are all really one, so it is going out to both of us from a dualistic perspective.
∑ From the higher consciousness perspective, I was only getting angry at myself. ∑ Anger is really Fear in Disguise. ∑ If I had no Fear, I would have no need for anger. (Luckily, I realized early on that the whole purpose for God putting this person in my life was to get me moving quickly in a new direction. Actually also to learn about the destructive power of anger as well.) ∑ My anger did double damage. It immediately hurt me and everyone around me. When I was angry and fearful, I was not able to perform well at work, nor did I have any peace of mind or tranquility. If I had kept it up, my life would have been in ruins. In fact, my subconscious anger is still lingering and tainting my work experience so I don't enjoy it as much. It's like a button is pressed - whenever I see my boss, I just get into a certain anger-mode. Luckily, this is getting less and less all the time. ∑ (Actually at the time of this edit I've completely released my anger and fear.)
So if you feel anger at someone, realize that you are actually experiencing Fear. You have somehow lost control of something. Ask yourself if you are angry, or if you are really just being fearful. What is it that you Fear? Try to neutralize your anger because it is hurting you. Anger is a form of mental carcinoma.
People are always trying to control their outer circumstances; myself included. Realize in the end that you don't have to control the outer world -- nor can you. Instead just control your inner world. God or Spirit brings you problems for your growth. You have to learn to trust in your higher-self if you want to live a happier and more harmonious life. Live from your imagintion and the things you want will gradually be attracted into your life. Do all you can to achieve your goals but also visualize your desired results as already having been achieved.
This is called "As If Thinking." Think, feel and imagine from your desired result. It's a much better way to live. It brings an instant state change. And guess what: Everyone else will feel this change. They will respond to you accordingly. Remember we are all of the same consciousness. We are all divine sparks of God.
This also means that you will start attracting the ideas and people you need to help you reach your goal. It doesn't mean you won't have to work toward your goal. For work is the physical plane equivalent of thought. But you must have the right state of mind to reach your desired state in the imaginary world of the higher planes. Only once you reach the goal inwardly, can you ever hope to achieve it outwardly.
Remember: Anger will hurt you more than anyone else.
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