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The Warrior’s Way, LLC: Doing Shapes Our World – Glenn Bott

Whatever you do during the day defines and further cements your reality.  Proceed with awareness!

If your life is the way you want it to be, then keep doing, saying, and thinking the same.  If it’s not, it’s time to make some changes.  Many go through the day and treat it pretty much the same as yesterday.  This ongoing cycle of thoughtless action leads to a life of disillusion and frustration.  You’re on auto-pilot.

Take some time to consciously decide how you want your life to be, what you want to be doing, how you want your relationships to be, etc.  Define these items in as much detail as possible.  Once you’ve got this information spelled out, adjust your day by taking new actions, thinking new thoughts, and saying things differently in your ongoing internal dialogue.  This will change your reality – slowly but surely.  It’s really not difficult, but it does require discipline and a new set of behaviors. 

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A lot of us don’t realize how powerful, creative, and vibrant we are.  When you’re ready to make a change, this is the way to proceed.  Start telling a different story, and reinforce this new story with new actions, thoughts, and routines. 

In the Don Juan book series they refer to this as “not-doing.”  Basically, not-doing is breaking your patterns in order to interrupt your habitual thoughts and create new perceptions.  Don Juan used to have his students walk backward to alter their perception of the world.  This isn’t recommended in the city, but if you’re in an isolated open space or uncluttered room, it’s an excellent way to experiment with new thoughts, habits, and perceptions. 

Instead of your usual perception of the world coming at you, when you walk backward it’s now receding from you.  This creates a subtle, yet powerful change in your visual perception.  Instead of the most recent objects in your field of vision coming toward you, they’re now moving away.  Rather than subconsciously seeing/feeling where your next step will be, you are now moving without your visual clues of what lies ahead.  It’s a great exercise to expand and refine your other senses.  It doesn’t take too long before you start to feel comfortable doing this.

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The importance of doing these drills isn’t to refine your technique to walk backward.  The benefit is in creating new neural pathways in your brain that allow you to process information differently.  Increase your neuroplasticity in today’s medical jargon.  Your awareness and mental flexibility is increased.  The mental stories you tell yourself will begin to shift.  These mental stories, as we’re starting to scientifically prove, have incredible power in determining how we live our lives and what we do and accomplish.

I’ll tell you a little story to illustrate this principle.  After reading about this procedure, I decided to expand my awareness in many different ways.  I was enticed by the concept of walking backward.  I modified this exercise to backing into my garage when parking my truck at home.  At first, this was an exciting and challenging procedure.  With a little practice I got better and better at doing this.  I can now back up my truck, in extremely tight spaces with the best of them. 

In doing this I learned to process information in a different way.  I had to develop new neural pathways, new ways of processing the input, and new motor skills to control the wheels while looking in the mirror and backing up.  None of this sounds particularly beneficial, but in a holistic sense it is extremely useful.  I now know that I can back up my truck in tight quarters, I can easily change my habits, I can learn new things, I can process information in reverse, and I can quickly learn new skills.  This is the new story I tell myself.  I have broadened my capabilities.  I have a more flexible approach to solving problems.  I am creative.

Glenn Bott

glenn@warriorswayllc.com
www.warriorswayllc.com

Warrior’s Way, LLC: Welcome to the Playground – Glenn Bott

We’re all players in this great Game of Life.  By taking a step back and viewing life as a Grand Adventure, you free yourself to have more fun and not take it all so seriously.

Many play the Game of Life with their focus on the accumulation of money.  While money is certainly necessary, I submit that it is not the only reward.  What good is money without health?  Without love?

I believe in a balanced life – with the accumulation of joy and well-being as the ultimate reward. 

Everything else is just a tool to help you experience more joy and happiness.  This takes us back to the age old question, “Do you live to work or work to live?”  I’m a believer in having fun, enjoying life, and creating new adventures in a lifelong way.

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Here’s some tools to help you put some fun back in your life, claim your power, and expand your toolbox:

Express Love – You can’t give what you don’t have.  To express love you first have to be in a state of love.  Love yourself and everything in your life.  Then get out there and share this love with everyone else you meet.  You’ll be amazed at the support you receive along the way.  Let it ooze out of you.

Read – Learn more about your areas of interest.  Expand your vocabulary.  Obtain a new point of view.  All of these will help you grow as a person.  You don’t have to read a book or article word for word – skim it to pick your points of interest.

Respect Yourself – Realize that you count.  Your opinions and ways of doing things are valid.  Draw your boundaries!  Don’t automatically say YES to every request made of you.  Take a moment to think about the request, see how it feels to you, and then respond.  Add a BIG dose of self-respect to your toolbox.

Do Something Unfamiliar – Explore more.  Make a commitment to do something different at least once/week.  This could be eating a different food, taking a new way to work, watching a movie you wouldn’t normally watch, talking to someone you wouldn’t normally talk to, etc.  You’ll soon discover that your fear was just imaginary and more habit than anything else.

Hang Out with Positive People – This ties in with Respecting Yourself.  Toxic people are not your friends and aren’t supportive of your growth.  Establish a core group of positive friends that will support you in your growth and adventure.  Not only will you have more fun, you’ll feel a whole lot better.

Do Unusual Things – This is a subset of doing unfamiliar things.  I’m not talking about doing anything scary or dangerous, just a little different.  Try eating with your other hand.  Or use your non-dominant hand to control your computer mouse for a day.  Read words backward.  The importance of doing this is to teach yourself how adaptable and resilient you really are.  This opens up new neural pathways, and stops your internal dialogue because you’re totally in the NOW and not putting a label on the experience.

Find Your Passion – What is it you love to do?  What charges your battery and leaves you feeling fulfilled and joyous?  Choose a job/career/vocation that allows you to do this.  Maintain your focus on this and trust in the Universe to line you up with the necessary events/clients to support your endeavor.  When in doubt, just take the next step.

Stand Tall – Become a self-advocate.  By taking care of yourself first, you can then help others.  Make sure your wellbeing is a priority – don’t ever diminish yourself.  Speak your truth and know your ideas and opinions matter.  No one else on the planet has the same viewpoint, gifts, talents, love, and experiences that you do.  People that try to put you down are lashing out at you because of their own wounds.  You don’t have to take it.  You are your own magnificent person.

Sleep Well – Give yourself time to recharge.  Go to bed with a clean slate.  Give thanks for the day, what you accomplished, and the good people and events you had the privilege to be a part of.  Sleep is important to maintain your health, mental acuity, and connection with Spirit.

Have Fun – We’re in a playground – remember?  Enjoy what you’re doing – feel light-hearted and smile a lot.  Spread the love.  With a little practice you can look around you and see joy and goodness everywhere.  If you’re getting bored with the game you’ve created, take a breather.  Or create a new game.

It’s all up to you.

 

Glenn Bott

www.warriorswayllc.com

glenn@warriorswayllc.com

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