Sometimes progress happens by pushing harder than you’ve ever pushed before.
I used to be a take-me-or-leave-me kind of person. I stood boldly and said “Here I am, world! This is me and I don’t care what you think. You can take me as I am or just forget it.”
You can still meditate if you’re angry, frustrated, sad, excited, or energetic. You can meditate when it’s loud or quiet, whether someone interrupts you or not. You can meditate in public or private.
Life is a challenging balance between wanting to have enough, and wanting to have more.
It’s a nearly universal law that if you’re doing something simple, the details make a big difference.
I’m in the middle of a four-day fast. It’s been 39 hours since I ate. I have 50 hours to go.
To get to a moment of clarity, you might have to make a dramatic change.
- If you’re going to do an extended fast and don’t want constant headaches, cramps and heart palpitations, you should have a plan to get some salt and other electrolytes.
- Nobody who talks about fasting says enough about electrolytes. Anyone who writes about fasting should be forced to talk about electrolytes at the very top.
- You will drop a tremendous amount of weight while fasting. Nearly all of it is water. It’s normal to regain most of that weight when you start eating again.
- Plan to sleep more. My normal afternoon sleepiness turned into a powerful need to take a long afternoon nap.
- If you’re not hungry, you don’t have to eat. If you are hungry, you still don’t have to eat.
- If you’re not hungry but you still want to eat, you shouldn’t.
- Meal times are negotiable. A set meal time is a habit your body gets into, nothing more.
- Hunger can be an experience which goes away if you ignore it.
- Starting to eat again was great, but sadly my first meal didn’t blow my mind with the intensity of the flavour.
- You can forget what it’s like to feel full. By the end of your fast, you’ll remember.
I love the rain. I love walking in it. I love feeling like the world wants me to rush, to cover up, to get inside. I love not doing it.
Everyone should learn to program because programming is a constant exercise in getting it wrong, thinking, tweaking, figuring it out, getting it wrong again and then repeating the cycle until you finally, somehow, accidentally get it right.