Challenge 5 Completed/6 Complete ("The First 3 Hours")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... lq6Z9ABxL0
I lie in bed, hear my alarm go off, and feel the soft maroon carpet beneath my feet for the tenth time. At this point, the air feels warm.
I tug the waist of my jeans up around my feet and legs. Feeling the denim of my jeans slip up my shins, calves, and thighs, I hear myself think: I'm done
Note: As you read this, you'll already see the benefit. I had woken up today--at 8:48 (without an alarm). Sand immediately completed another challenge
: I pull my legs together in a butterfly position, back pressed to the wall, and meditated for 61 minutes.
I stretch my groin muscles as I do this. Blue-white electricity funnels from either edge of my crotch to my thighs.
About 4 times I wanted to quit. But. I said, "5 more breaths. 5 more breaths. Just give it 5 more breaths."
And, you know what? I had inhaled 15 more deep breaths based on that. And, because I did this, I stayed in the same position for 61 minutes straight
Not many people can do that.
And, get this: Pain comes in waves. And by waves, I mean that there are mountains you must scale up.
Every single time you experience a pain, it's always temporary. If you stay in for five more minutes,
Because, a lot of people feel pain when they're five yards from the top of the pain/pleasure hill. But, because they do the equivalent of looking directly down at their feet instead of directly in front of them... they decide it's pointless and turn downhill in reverse.
Which is stupid. All you need to do is look in front of you.
Look at how close the benefit of what you're trying to achieve is.
It's not always easy, but you can do it. That "easy, downhill success" IS there. You just have to get to the other side of the pain/pleasure mountain.
Hope this helps,
("I have so much to do that I shall have to spend the first three hours in prayer" ~ Unverified quote of Martin Luther. This guy, by the way, bitched at the Catholic Church. He nailed a document on their door for making people pay to get out of Hell.)