[Official]: 30 Days of Facing Your Fears Challenge
Rules: Each day you must do one of the following (not all three) :
- Something you fear
- Something you’ve been putting off
- Something you’ve never done before
We’ll use this thread as a record for what you do each day. That will end up serving as a giant repository of options for other people looking for inspiration on what to do each day.
I started doing this 6 days ago and it’s been the most enlivening experiment I’ve ever tried.
Format: Day 1: Put out a call for HighExistence Interns
Of course feel free to share any thoughts about your experience that day
My last 7 days:
Day 1: Something illegal (that wasn’t the goal, I’m just not being specific haha)
Day 2: Interview on live radio
Day 3: 25C-NBOME (new and not well tested designer drug that allowed for insanely vivid past-life regression through eye gazing)
4) Pitched a guest post to TechCrunch.com (huge tech blog) about the futurism of 3-D printing
5) Finished that illegal activity
6) Datura (crazy psychedelic, do your research before touching this one)
7) Put out a request for HE interns
Fears could be anything: public speaking, being completely honest with someone about something, bungie jumping, having a vulnerable conversation, meditating for an exorbitant amount of time, forcing yourself to love people you’ve had trouble loving in the past, etc.
Thanks to @jpete011 for serendipitously posting about this
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Day 21: Started a three day fast with sleep deprivation + daily snow dives
Day 22: Spent my day on the streets, singing and playing guitar for people passing by. Couldn’t play well at all due to the cold (bullshit excuse.)
Day 23: Took a day off to spend all day doing boring ordinary couple stuff with the girl. I feel violated and now I have too much surplus energy to get some well-needed sleep. Never again.
Day 16: my day of no Internet went well but it was hard. Accidentally checked my emails once, and had to stop myself looking up the weather or bus times. But I got a lot more done before work that day. I’m tempted to have one no Internet day a week. It is a great thing, but a great time waster too.
Day 17: called in sick for work and there was nothing wrong with me. Really just wanted some time to myself. I meditated, did yoga, made some candle holders, and carried on with my house decluttering. I don’t even feel guilty.
Day 28: Day of Service
i think way too many people here think psychedelics are “it”. the thing with psychedelics is that when you’re high you experience all kind of amazing stuff but it doesn’t make you any smarter afterwards. personally i feel it’s better to skip drugs and experience more with meditation, it leaves you happier and you don’t have to go through the hangover. meditation will in the long run help expand yourself on a much higher and different level than drugs.
Day 29: Ordered prototype shirts for RaveNectar (SO stoked to see these)
Day 30: Writing an article to submit to the likes of FastCompany, HuffingtonPost, etc. The goal is to be published by a major online news publication
WOOT 30 days completed! This has been an EXPLOSIVE month. Article about the experience coming up soon.
Day 19: in the early hours of this morning whilst attempting to astral project I had my very first epiphany experience. Things got crazy. I feel amazing, and I’m pretty sure lifes going to be a bit different now.
Still no cigarettes too. It’s kind of amazing what you can do when you decide it is so.
@vernalsoul, The “work it takes to get there” is not really just the work that gets you there, it’s the result itself. The power/control IS the mind/will.
Technically, it’s all just a choice here and now.
Because the path and the goal are one and the same, the change is immediate, but most people don’t notice until they’ve had it for quite some time.
@ARCANUS, I like the terminology you used “take a mental axe and swing it toward my internal walls” something I should do often. :)
And to this general post…. That is awesome! True living, facing your fears. Once I have thought of something to do i will post it on here. Currently too many to choose from. haha. But yesterday,I told off a guy… telling him the way he was talking to me, and what he was expecting from girls was disgusting and disrespectful…. He only wanted sex, and when i told him I was a virgin and staying that way till marriage he had the balls to ASK ME if i would give blow jobs. i was appalled. This is a guy who talked to me as if he was interested, but wouldn’t take me out on a date, wouldn’t offer to pay for anything, and when I offered completely took up the offer like a little kid who was happy someone was buying him lunch. I told him to learn some respect and talk to girls more respectfully….and that he disgusted me. His answer …. “So were not fuckin?” annnd that was the end of it. I felt like a complete idiot, but my morals are what i live for and whether i give blow jobs is none of your business you’ll get to know me then we’ll see if that kind of things would happen or not you don’t just straight ask me something of that sort. Anyways. I told him off and he feels i hope ashamed. I deleted his number and will surely forget about him without any feelings attached.
What to do today: *In the process of deciding ;)