The Tools - Stop Overthinking - Overcoming Negativity

Excuses always sound reasonable

Time is passing - and that’s more significant than you think - if you don’t use time- you loose it

Why do we live as if time doesn’t matter

Time leads to death and we deny death

We live as if we’re immortal Sing your song before you die. Use death to propel you in life but don’t look for death around every corner.

Pour yourself into every present moment to do the things that matter the most

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, author of the movie Rashomon, described the best life as one in which you are “living life so intensely that you could die at any moment without regrets.” ~33

A proximity to death is a proximity to life

Memento Mori

  1. Visualize deathbed
  2. Feel sense of urgency
  3. You make a pledge to death bed self

HIPA - why we don’t do these small things Humble Ignorance Poverty - the quality of something disappearing and having to do it he next day - doesn’t exonerate you Anonomy

Making and keeping promises to yourself

You’re doing it for your future being ~feel like you took care of him~

Maintaining good workspaces

Declare your significance in the world

Memento Mori 1. Designed to create a sense of urgency that this moment matters Creates a steady urgency to do the things that needs to do 2. Actually changes your reason for taking action 1. Ego Motivation 1. I want to 2. I have to 1. gonna lose my apt. Etc 3. I’m going to get a good results 1. eg a producer wanted a 3 picture deal 2. ~Most situations don’t have that shift but the death bed self does that~

“You are what you do - not what you say you’ll do. “ - Jung

The best people are the ones that take the most action.

The ability to take action in the face of setbacks is what will make you unstoppable.

You can’t truly know yourself without taking action.

People think your identity is fixed. (It’s not)

If you never tried things that are inconsistent of who you are now

If you limited a child to what was comfortable you’d never learn to read - ride a bike

It requires you to try new things that aren’t you 2:00

Truly knowing who you are REQUIRES action that isn’t in the way you usually act.

::There’s being and then there’s becoming. You need to expand::

::The more you use the tool the more consciousness you gain.:: Bullshit thinking is a conversation with yourself it’s something that never ends In the end they amount to nothing Your consciousness becomes a clean clear conduit- creates flow

Conscious - Infinite and collective

Flow and providence

Children are always in flow

2:14 - Flow exercise Flow and unconscious

Providence ~2:30 ~help you never expected from a source you never new existed~ The more you clear yourself of BS thinking the more the universe flows back to you.

When you take bold action - the universe LOVES it.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back — concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.“ ~ often attributed to Goethe,

WHEN YOU COMMIT / WHEN YOU RISK IT ALL / THE UNIVERSE

::You lose a sense of ownership over your life when you don’t make a decision:: 2:41

Most people are afraid of making a decision because they’re afraid of making the wrong one

::There is no wrong decisions - you only get different outcomes::

The moment you commit to one of those roads all the The decision is an action of death

??? A life making mistakes is not only more honorable... quote Don’t beat yourself up for it

The ego always says I never want to meet my shadow so I don’t have to take the wrong step

A life without regrets is not a life well lived - you haven’t lived enough.

Action is the law that dominates everything - Goethe play ::NON ACTION IS THE WRONG DECISION::

The wedge 2:53 Focus and concentration

You must hold yourself to 20 second decisions You have 20 seconds to make a decision and live with your choice You get to more decisions more quickly It’s much worse to make no decision

~“The most miserable person in the world is the one who doesn’t make any decisions” William James.~

Putting yourself in action in the inner world When unconscious pours through you. When you put yourself in action You get a fundamental force that

Time is a transcendent father god - governs over all of us. You can bargain / bullshit with it

Treat flow like an internal god - the mother - flow is a gift from the mother.

Human being is the only human being where the father and mother meet


(Handout Material)

The Memento Mori Tool

Close your eyes. Imagine it’s time to do something you typically avoid. You’re finding millions of reasons not to.

  1. VISUALIZE THE DEATHBED SELF: Forget about the struggle you’re having trying to get yourself to do what you’re avoiding. Instead, see your deathbed self. Remember: it has run out of time; when you avoid doing things it feels hopeless, frustrated, enraged—because you’re creating an experience of death that’s filled with angst and regret. Look deeply into its eyes.

  2. FEEL URGENCY: Your deathbed-self cuts through your denial and creates a sense of urgency—“Use this moment or you will lose this moment!” Open your heart and allow it to create that uncomfortable imperative to act now.

  3. PLEDGE TO TAKE ACTION NOW: Once again, look into the eyes of the deathbed self and make a solemn pledge: “I’m going to do it—take this action step that’s difficult for me.”

  4. CHANGE YOUR MOTIVATION: Say this to the deathbed self: “I want to explain why I’m taking this action step: a. It’s not because I want to, because honestly, right now I’d rather do anything else. b. It’s not because I have to, because the truth is I could easily get away with avoiding. No one would know, except the two of us. c. And it’s not because I expect a positive result, because no one can guarantee any results. d. ~So why am I doing it? For one reason alone: I cannot continue to betray you, lying on your deathbed, vulnerable and helpless, completely dependent on what I do with my life right now. I’m doing it for you.”~

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Quotes

“Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!’” —W.H. Murray

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, author of the movie Rashomon, described the best life as one in which you are “living life so intensely that you could die at any moment without regrets.”

“Any soldier will tell you, if he tells the truth, that proximity to death brings with it a corresponding proximity to life. You feel an intense, out-of-skin awareness of your living self…. In the midst of evil you want to be a good man. You want decency. You want justice and courtesy and human concord, things you never knew you wanted. There is a kind of largeness to it, a kind of godliness.” —Tim O’Brien, Vietnam War veteran and author of The Things They Carried

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” —Carl Jung:

“I yam what I yam and that’s ALL that I yam!” —Popeye

“It is no exaggeration to define a human being as the only living creature who can provide a space of consciousness in which the Mother and the Father meet and do an ancient, universal dance together. Every time you put yourself in motion you are the author of wondrous reunification.” —Barry Michels