[Official]: 30 Days of Facing Your Fears Challenge
Day 11: Wrote script for my first YouTube video
I’ve known for a while that video is my next frontier for spreading HE-like material, and I’ve been putting it off because I hate being on video. By the end of this 30 day challenge, the first one will be done.
Day 1: 30 second cold burst at the end of my shower.
@siantastic They are fantastic! I feel myself getting stronger every day, and they make waking up a Lot easier. I’m starting to hit “snooze” less and less.
Day 4: Smoked weed, and had a really good trip. This is sort of a first. I tend to have some hidden anxiety, and it comes out when I smoke. I hate that because I know weed can be an awesome thing. I have a feeling my new habits of doing tibetan rites and meditation are letting me finally let go of some of that inner anxiety…leading to a better weed experience ;)
Day 5: Allowed myself to be “doted” on. This one may seem weird, but I can be pretty self deprecating so attention and tenderness make me uncomfortable. I want to learn to let go so I can LIVE fully and enjoy all moments, especially emotional ones.
@ijesuschrist, Hey jesus, if you like hallucinogens, try out 4-HO-pyr-T
@thomaschong, TIHKAL has this to say:
(with 20 mg, orally) “This substance proved to be quite unlike psilocin and bordered on the bizarre. There was a latency period of about three hours after ingestion before the onset was noted. Visual disturbances were minimal; no alteration in colors or objects occurred. The nature of this compound was characterized by the heightening of the intellectual process, but not to the extent seen with psilocin. The entire experience was more ‘stimulant-like’ rather than hallucinogenic. A very unpleasant ride. Have no desire to go deeper or, indeed, to look at the other cyclic analogs.”
which… mmm.. ??
@nisrom, Great, well I’ve only done one day so far but looking forward to feeling the benefits. I have a little anxiety too, so fingers crossed it will help.
Day 2: Tried Thai food for the first time.
Day 3: Did the 5 Tibetan rites.
I know mine are a little lame and I’m not challenging myself too much. For me this is definitely going to be more about trying and doing things I’ve never done before. So far I have already established that Thai is my new favourite kind of food!
Day 12: Admitting to Failure
This is kind of a catch-22. I didn’t do something for this challenge yesterday, causing me to admit that I failed. Normally I’m afraid of admitting I’ve failed, to the point of denial. So in a way I didn’t fail….hehe just kidding. I FAILED!!!! WOOHOOOOOO!!!!!
But today won’t hold any failure :)
@jordan, holy moley, i forgot you lived in canada lol. i was gonna say, Id do that if I didnt live in Canada because its soo cold. jeez, maybe I should man up and do it lol
@jordan, A wise man by the name of Michael Jordan once said, “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
Today I finally manned up and asked my boss about doing a Remote Work Agreement (working remotely from anywhere with internet access). He sounds like he might consider it.
Thank me later!!
So I started on my 19th birthday this past saturday. I’ve always been afraid to defy my parents (which isn’t the worst thing) but I decided I wanted to have some fun and deal with the consequences later! So i threw a huge party in my house since they happened to be out of town the night of my birthday… It was the best night of my life! Yeah I’m grounded from my car for two weeks but it was totally worth it! I will not be doing it again, but it was such a strange, refreshing experience, and it opened me up to a lot of people, and allowed me to loosen up. Then on sunday, I decided to do a photo shoot as my family has always told me i should model. I go today to check out the photos! I’m excited at the turn my life has taken after the devastating end to my two year relationship…. Everything gets better in time when you have an open mind! Tomorrow I am going to get a midi and start recording my piano music… I’m so glad I started participating in this, even though i’ve already missed a couple days!
Day 13: Comitting to a Raw Diet for 30 Days
I’ve been putting this experiment off for a while. People I respect swear by it, and I want to see what it does to my energy levels and mood.
@hstews, That’s totally worth that weak punishment! Congrats.
Day 1: Asked for help, when I usually would not.
Day 2: Asked for something again, when I usually wouldn’t.
@ijesuschrist, When I ingested 120 mgs orally, I found that that period was more of a door to a bright hallway, with more of it taken, it amplified the unpleasing effects, but also brought on incredibly realistic, global encompassing hallucinations, sure the leadup and comedowns are pretty bad, but the peak is incredible. Compare half a hit of LSD to 6, think of it in that sort of respect, there’s no point in doing a small bit, but if you can find enough, a large dose is pretty incredible.
Yesterday I finally showed some people my website and got feedback on it.
@jordan, Joe Rogan is coming to my city in two weeks and I want to meet him (its on my bucket list)! How can I get this done??
Day 2: Learnt to whistle with my fingers… Stupid, but i’ve been wanting to do this for so long. Been putting it off!
Day 3: Turned up to an event that i knew i wouldn’t know anyone… Definately pushed my comfort zone boundaries. I’m usually pretty confident if only i know one person in the room.
Day 6: Agreed to do something called the Big Sky Challenge during my upcoming snowboarding trip. I have to complete half of a list of 36 insane or fear-inducing “dares.” Haven’t decided which ones I’ll try to do yet…
Day 7: Yet another thing inspired by this website that I have been putting off… I decided to add meditation to my morning routine, after I complete the Tibetan Rites. It was….difficult. As soon as I get up in the morning I have a to-do list already running in my head. I constantly visualize what I want to happen or what I need to do during the day. I consider it a productive thing….but then it seriously interferes with my meditation. Maybe it will get better with practice, but I might consider switching my meditation time to the afternoon.
Day 14: Datura / Flying Ointment
@jpete011, We showed up w/ no tickets just knowing we were going to get it. Tried using our expensive cameras to get media passes, which didn’t work, but then we saw someone we knew outside scalping tickets who gave us some for free! After Joe waited at the merch table and talked with every single person who waited in line to see him. Super chill guy.
Day 15: Learning how to backflip
Will post a video when I’ve got it down :)
Day 4: Meditated for the first time.
Day 5: Painted. I’ve been reluctant to paint for a few months for some reason.
Day 16: Backflips Part 2
Backflips are scary! Still working on this.
@jordan, How are you finding the raw diet? It’s something I’m tempted with.
Day 4: Swapped Gyms. Something i had been putting off. My old gym had a really negative energy to it.
Day 5: Learnt a new piece on the piano.
@jordan, To do a backflip was on my list of things to learn this summer! Let me know how you go with that video dude!
Alright, Day 1: I went indoor caving. I’m a little claustrophobic about certain things, so this was something I fear. Obviously it was man-made (at a rock-climbing gym), but it was EXTREMELY tight quarters in the pitch black dark. I had my first near psychological panic attack & started to turn back almost immediately…when my son in front of me told me to grab onto his foot and that it’d be okay because we’d be together (thank god for him!). After awhile I saw some light, and told him I was gonna go that way & bail out…and it ended up NOT being an exit! So I was stuck in there alone for awhile anyways. :)
Day 6: cut my own hair. It’s amazing what you can do by watching a YouTube video huh.
Day 7: took my camera out. Wanted to try my hand at photography for a while.
Still doing the Tibetan rites, and man they’re harder than they look. I do a fair bit of cardio but turns out my core muscles are WEAK. Took me a while to realise why I woke up with sore stomach muscles this morning. Feels good though, I know it’s working.
Day 17: Committing to an aerobic workout routine
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