Today I want to tell you about a very simple exercise that only takes a few minutes. And you can do this anytime that you feel yourself full of doubt about whether you’re going to do something, whenever you feel like you’re facing something that’s impossible.
I’m going to teach you how to make that not only feel less impossible but how to make it’s fulfillment inevitable. It’s actually very simple: where the body goes, the mind follows.
So imagine that there’s three times of statements that you could make.
One is a true statement like “the sun will rise tomorrow.” You know that pretty close to 100% that it is a true statement. It is inevitable.
Another one might be a maybe statement, like “I will work out tomorrow.” And then the third one is something that would be completely untrue, like “the sun will explode tomorrow.”
So what do you do next is that whenever you come up with these kinds of statements you want to observe and see where you experience that thought in your body. For each person that can be something different.
When I make a true statement, like “the sun will rise tomorrow,” I feel that in my chest. It is very close to my heart. That’s where my convictions are stored in my body. That is where I feel my truth.
A maybe statement like “I will meet my friend for lunch tomorrow,” is something that I feel is kind of up in the clouds. It’s kind of at the tip of my head, it’s kind of a question mark.
Then let’s take a statement which I know is impossible, like “the sun will sink into a black hole this week.” Or, “will be hit by an asteroid tomorrow.” It seems kind of farcical and nonsensical and I sort of feel it like in the tips of my limbs, the tips of my toes.
So what you do, is whenever you have a statement or a thought which you feel like it’s not likely to happen, you can move it from one part of your body to another part of your body.
So for example, you can take statements that you think would never happen and start to believe that “well, maybe that could happen.” “There might be a possibility that that could happen.”
Or you can take the statements that are maybe, and move those from up into the clouds to the center where it becomes a conviction.
And so, through an exercise like this, you can notice where thoughts are stored in your body, and if it’s not serving you you can move it somewhere else. In this way, what you think is very hard, or difficult, or very challenging or even impossible, you can put it somewhere where it becomes inevitable.
Remember that movement always beats meditation, so the next thing to do is simple. Come up with the immediate step that you’re going to take today to physically act upon this impulse.