“The purpose of practicing detachment is to separate us from our present reactions to life and attach us to our aim in life. This inner separation must be developed by practice. At first we seem to have no power to separate ourselves from undesirable inner states, simply because we have always taken every mood, every reaction, as natural and have become identified with them.”

“When we have no idea that our reactions are only states of consciousness from which it is possible to separate ourselves, we go round and round in the same circle of problems – not seeing them as inner states but as outer situations. We practice detachment, or inner separation, that we may escape from the circle of our habitual reactions to life. That is why we must formulate an aim and constantly notice ourselves in regard to that aim.”

  Neville Goddard

Let’s dive in…

“You deserve a break today…”

“… in the most deLIGHTful way…”

Start by LOOKING UP!

Notes or Transcript:

So when looking up…

This tiny little exercise is pretty darn cool.

So in doing this little exercise, let’s just call it looking up, where you take a minute and you look up to the left, take a minute break, then you look up to the right. When looking up, here’s what I notice. Back in NLP school…

We learned eye accessing cues.

In other words, how to notice how people think.

And this is a realm that almost nobody ever thinks about. I’m not concerned about what they think. Again, they’ll tell you that.

  • How they come up with it.
  • Do they visually remember something?
  • Do they say something inside about it?

Everyone does a particular thing a little bit differently.

They have some combination that they go through about every 18 seconds, that runs their routine life.

So they routinely do the same thing with their eyes, which indicates what’s going on inside the box. They routinely do the same thing every 18 seconds when they’re in their routine life.

And what this exercise does is it gives you a break from the routine.

It’s a content-free break.

In other words, instead of watching the news, you don’t watch a movie. Again, that’s a break.

Or instead of spending 24 hours in your normal life, you go spend 24 hours at Disneyland. Again, that’s a different kind of break. McDonald’s, “you deserve a break today”.

I want you to have content-free breaks. I want you to have process-free… I’m sorry, process-based breaks.

That’s what that is.

That little tiny exercise invites you to experience one minute, and then another minute, of simply not having your eyes bounce around like they usually do.

It gives you one minute, then another minute, of your mind not bouncing around like it normally does. This is very different than meditation. It’s very different than medication. It’s very different than sleep. It’s very different than everything that I’ve ever come across.

Because what’s really cool with this is…

…it functionally allows you to discover that you’re not that. You see, most people, they think they’re their bodies, or they think that they’re the facts about their history.

Let’s just call that a thing.

You can watch most people, they’re in pursuit of more and more things to be happiness. They’re chasing happiness by chasing things, which means they’re only imagining that they’re a thing.

Bucky Fuller was on the right path as far as I can tell.

He said something like, “I seem to be a verb.” Cool. Let’s call verb the area of process.

You see, if the noun is a thought, see a thought is a noun. It’s a virtual noun. Thinking, then, is a verb, and the process of thinking is revealed through the way that your eyes bounce around, every 18 seconds, routinely, that reveals how you routinely think, produce the thoughts that you have and the behaviors that you have.

I want you to notice…

…that you’re the stillness behind it all, by simply taking your eyes to an extreme up to the left, to an extreme, up to the right, each for 60 seconds, and just staying there.

I promise you, if you do that, you will find so much more peace in your world…

…because you’ll stop identifying with being a thing or a verb, just with this little bit of play.

Remember, though, to do it, you have to imagine something effectively first.

  • To actually double your income, you must have imagined something effectively to do that.
  • To effectively double your attitude money, the same kind of thing if you ever play that attitude money game.
  • To effectively double that, you have to imagine something.

Some people, they start with a dollar and go to two, and say, “Hey, it’s not a big deal. It didn’t do nothing.” Cool. Start with a thousand. Let’s have some fun. “I don’t know how I’d double a thousand.” Sweet. Now we’re playing.

I want you to discover that you’re not a thing.

I want you to discover that you’re not a verb.

I want you to discover that you are the silence that all of the waves exist in, because I want you to make waves.

I don’t want you to seek silence…

…or peace, or calm, because you are silence. You’re the ocean.

Time to make waves. But for today, for tomorrow, for every day here thereafter, take the three minutes a day to do this exercise, a minute up to the left, a minute resting, and a minute up to the right. Use a timer and discover what you discover.

I’d love to hear from you on this, forever. See you.

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