We’ve entered a time that is challenging the fabric of our reality; we must accept that the world we once knew is gone forever and bear the burden of shaping the future as we see fit.
In that statement lies the key to unlocking our potential and purpose – the hidden truth that we alone are responsible for shaping the future. Only we have the power to give our power away.
Authority only has power if we yield our power to it.
The only things in life that have power over us are the things that we allow to have power over us.
Standing up for what you know to be right comes with a price. It can be challenging or it can be as easy as brushing it off with a smile and grin. Your reaction, and consequently reality, is determined by you and you alone. The only common factor in your response to fear needs to be this:
Whether you’re terrified to stand your ground or do so without a second thought, you must do what you know to be right in any and all circumstances, unwavering.
The consequences that may come as a result of staying true to yourself are nothing compared to the consequences of acquiescing your power to those who demand that you do what you know to be wrong.
With that said, we are constantly bombarded with different versions of what’s right and wrong, truth or lies, helpful vs harmful. This is intentional and must be ignored.
The media can not tell you what’s right, nor can your phone, social media, friends, family, co-workers, or even myself; the only person who can determine what you know to be right is yourself. The ways to find your truth has been suppressed from you intentionally, tucked away behind unlimited amounts of immediate pleasure in the palm of your hand.
The time for you to discover who you really are and what you truly stand for is now. The past is a myth and the future is uncertain, now is the only moment.
I don’t have all of the answers and don’t claim to, but I am here to offer you a box of tools that helped me establish my values and dig them up again after I fell for the system.
This first article features a list of simple yet effective steps for you to take back control of your mind. They require no skill, just a low level of discipline and commitment.
Good luck, I believe in you.
Elimiate Social Media
The biggest factor fogging your truth is the social media system. These platforms have been engineered for over a decade to harvest as much of your attention as possible. They analyze your past behavior to introduce features and display posts that will lead to you using the platform as much as possible.
It’s no secret that these platforms are littered with negativity, loaded with phrases that the average person would never say to another human being in the real world. These platforms are the epitome of divide and conquer, both virtually and in the real world.
They are dividing us virtually in the sense that you are constantly forming negative relationships with complete strangers, exponentially building your resentment towards whatever cause they represent for you.
hey are dividing us in the real world in the sense that you are using the platforms for hours a day instead of talking to your neighbors, loved ones, or spending time with your pets.
These two aspects of divide and conquer manifest physically and energetically in the forms of hate, anger, anxiety, prejudice, stress, fatigue, indigestion, insomnia, and depression, just to name a few.
With that said, I strongly suggest your first step to be deleting social media apps off of your phone. If you use social to connect with loved ones, give them your phone number and limit your access to the social system via computer only.
You may feel anxious and upset when first doing this because you’ve developed the habit of mindlessly scrolling for years, and now you feel like you’re missing something. I sure as hell felt this way when I deleted all the apps, I even re-downloaded and re-deleted them multiple times before finally cutting the cord.
What helped me eliminate the need to use social on my phone for good was replacing the time I spent doom scrolling with other activities, which I’ll outline below.
Replace Social MEDIA
Make no mistake, you will feel a void after deleting social from your phone. What helped me the most was seeing how much time I was spending on social. (Every smart phone allows you to see this.) At one point, I discovered I was spending 7 hours a day on one social system alone. That number was so jarring that I forced myself to find something else to do.
With that said, here’s what helped me to unplug from the Matrix. Although what interests me may not interest you at first, it could if you give it a shot.
It took me a while to find books that I really enjoyed, but once I found authors and subjects that piqued my interest, I became a bookworm overnight; just recently, I finished a 700 page book in a week. Here are some suggested reads, but please note that they are considered “out there”.
- Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss
- Everything You Need to Know But Have Never Been Told by David Icke
- Becoming the Iceman: Activating Your True Human Potential by Wim Hof
- The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks [and Abraham]
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Spend Time with Loved Ones
For me, this was something that was always a given, so I always sort of brushed it off since I knew my friends and family would always be there. I’m incredibly blessed to have absolutely spectacular parents, siblings, friends, family along with a breathtaking fiancée and adorable dog.
Although I recognize many aren’t as fortunate as I am when it comes to people I love, everyone has people they care about who also care about them. Reach out to them, make plans with them, and commit to those plans.
When you actually see them, leave your phone out of reach. Again, this will be difficult to do and you may feel a creeping sense of anxiety, but it will go away with practice.
Even just spending quality time – real quality time – with your pets counts. Playing on the ground, going for a walk, taking pictures together will make both of you stupid happy.
Audible, podcasts, music, or any other strictly audio apps are a great segway from social to reality. Be sure to steer away from anything that has video attached to it, I tried this with YouTube and quickly slipped into an abyss of negativity seeing as YouTube is also a wing of the social media system.
This tricked my brain into thinking I was using my phone seeing as I had to periodically pick it up to pause what I was listening to or pick something else, and your phone also has unlimited supply of positive messages if used correctly.
Personally, I like to listen to the following:
- Any audiobook by Esther and Jerry Hicks (I’m big on their teachings)
- The Wim Hof Podcast (Again, I’m big on this guy)
- Terrence McKenna
- Alan Watts
- Paul Stamets
- Jordan Peterson
- Mel Robbins
Commit to a Daily Walk
My fiancée was the one responsible for getting my to go on daily walks. At first, I thought it was a waste of time, but I slowly realized that I never went on walks before I met her, and as a result, was rarely not sedentary. Even if I went to the gym a few times a week, that’s only 1 hour of activity out of the 24.
Take a moment to itemize how much of your day is spent not moving. Before I went for at least a daily walk, my average workday looked like this:
Sedentary: 60 minutes getting ready (Showering, brushing teeth, etc.)
Sedentary: 20 minutes eating breakfast
Sedentary: 8-10 hours working on the computer
Sedentary: Eating dinner
Sedentary: Watching TV
Active 1 hour/day 3x/week (Maybe): Gym
Be honest with yourself, but don’t beat yourself up – it’s a tough pill to swallow. Start small by adding a walk to end the day, even just around the block. Find a favorite path and leave your phone at home, or bring it with you on Do Not Disturb and commit to not using it. Adding positive and uplifting activities to your schedule will come over time.
Take the Leap
Taking back control of your attention is the main common denominator of these first steps. This realization reveals that your attention has been hijacked for years; but it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not your fault that this happened – it’s engineered that way.
A distracted society is a complacent society, and a complacent society is an obedient society.
Putting this all together, the first step to developing fearless courage is to take back your attention. Your mind being berated with fear and division every day for hours a day combined with the lack of even the smallest bit of daily exercise is the perfect formula for uncertainty, anxiety, and a dependency on the very systems that enslave your mind.
Where does your attention go when you suddenly have it back under your control?
That, ultimately, is up to you; but in my experience, it led me back to a place of love with an unfuckwithable overtone.
I’ll be writing these posts in succession, meaning each new article will build upon the first. Since I firmly believe its in your best interest to be on social as little as possible, I suggest subscribing to my email newsletter. That way, you’ll always get my posts even after my inevitable social censorship arrives. I do email marketing for a living, so I promise I won’t spam your inbox. As posts flow out of me, I’ll send them your way.
Keep your vibrations high. Run towards your fears. Don’t be afraid to say no.
Worrying is using your imagination to create something you do not want.Abraham hicks