Let’s do a crazy experiment.
For the next 4 weeks every single day—and every single waking moment of each day—I want you to focus on the bad things that have happened, that is happening, and that will happen in your life. Don’t let a single moment second pass by without thinking of your problems.
First, think of all your financial problems. Real or imagined. All your debts. All your present bills. All your future bills.
One day, my friend woke up with chest pains. He went to see the doctor, and the man told him, “You need a heart surgery”. He shivered. He asked, “Doc, how much will that cost?” The doctor said, “About P1.6 Million.” That was when my friend had a heart attack.
For the next 4 weeks, think of your potential health problems. Exaggerate them. If you feel chest pains, think it’s an impending heart attack. If you feel stomach pains, imagine you have stomach cancer. If you feel pain in your backside, imagine you have cirrhosis of the liver. If you have a headache, imagine you have brain tumor.
For the next 4 weeks, meditate on how you’re growing older. Meditate on all the signs of aging in your body. Your vanishing hair. Your vanishing teeth. Your vanishing looks. But not all are vanishing; Some are multiplying. Once upon a time, you had one chin. Now you have two. Once upon a time, you had one stomach. Now you have three. Once upon a time, you had zero cellulite. Now you have cellulite deposits compounding daily that rival the deposits of BDO, Bpi, and Metrobank combined.
For the next 4 weeks, think of all the difficult people in your life. The selfish people. The arrogant people. The insensitive people. The vampires. The monsters. The frankensteins. The aliens. The creatures birthed from the laboratories of hell. Relive how they torture you. Count the ways they caused you pain. Enumerate them. Write them down.
Just do this every single day for 4 straight weeks.
Believe me, by the end of 4 weeks, you’ll be a very different person. How different? You’d be a spirit. Because you would have killed yourself.
What Are You Drinking Everyday?
I remember the story of this very serious looking guy in the bar. For the longest time, he was just staring at his drink in front of him. Suddenly, a huge man—a bully—walked up to his table, grabbed his drink, consumed it in one gulp, slammed the empty glass on the table, and began to laugh.
That was when the serious looking gentleman began to sob like a baby.
The huge man said, “Hey buddy, lighten up. I was just kidding. Why are you crying?”
The sobbing man said, “My life is a mess. My wife left me. My kids left me. I don’t have a job. I can’t do anything right…”
The big guy asked, “What do you mean you can’t do anything right?”
“I can’t do anything right,” the crying man said. “Tonight, I decided to kill myself. So I put poison in my drink. But you came and drank it. See how I can’t even kill myself?”
Here’s a fact: Everytime you’re focused on the bad things happening in your life, your drinking our own poison. And you’re killing yourself slowly day by day.
For some people, this experiment isn’t new. Because this IS their life. No wonder they’re miserable!
If you don’t like to do my experiment, I don’t blame you.
I have another experiment for you…
My Second Experiment
For the next four weeks every single day, think of all the good things in your life.
For 4 weeks, don’t focus on your burdens, focus on your blessings. Don’t focus on what’s wrong, focus on what’s right. Don’t focus on what you don’t have, focus on what you have. Don’t focus on the doors that have closed on you, focus on the doors that are opening to you. Don’t focus on your failures, focus on the times you’ve risen from your failures.
For the next 4 weeks, don’t think your sicknesses, think of your strengths. Don’t think of aging body, think of your amazing body. Don’t think of your increasing years, think of the increasing happy memories through the years. And one last thing…. Don’t think of your decreasing hair, think of your increasing face.
Think of the good and kind and wonderful people in your life. The people who love you, inspire you, forgive you, and help you.
Are you complaining about your boss? Don’t. Because that means you’ve got a job. So many people don’t have a job.
Are you complaining about your noisy kids? Don’t. A day will come when those kids will grow up, get married, and leave home. And you’ll give anything to hear that noise for one last time.
Are you complaining about the pile of dirty dishes in your kitchen sink? Don’t. Because that means you have food at your table. 30% of the world’s population is so poor, they can’t eat 3 meals a day. But you can.
Focus on the good in your life.
Believe me, in 4 weeks, you’ll be a different person. You’ll have happier relationships. You’ll have a healthier body. And I bet you’ll be richer too! Because happy people are more productive people.
May your dreams come true,
P.S. Friends, can I teach you how you can listen to your body more? I’d like to invite you to a life-changing seminar on in the “How to Heal Yourself Naturally Seminar.” It’s happening in June 17, 2017, from 8:00AM to 12:00 NN in Pasig City (near the PhilSports Arena, formerly the Ultra Sports Complex).
It’s a powerful seminar led by anointed doctors and health experts who can tell you how to better take care of yourself, so you can take care of others more.