[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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@ijesuschrist, I haven’t managed to make a strong enough salve. With the latest and greatest I just felt weird and woke up one time in the night thinking I was on my laptop. Bizarre but no where near what I’m looking for. I’ll be making another batch soon with even more seeds.
@tine, What activity?
@siantastic, I love it! Eating has become so much more of a present, conscious activity. Eating even very simple dishes is now incredibly enjoyable.
Oh, and proof of completion (such as pictures and/or videos) are encouraged. This will make it a lot more fun, as well as embarrassing, for the people involved.
Plus, this could quite easily be a lifechanging experience for many and you’ll likely want to look back and reminisce on it. So tell your friends about it and ask them if they’d like to join you. If not, maybe they could at least cheer you on and take pictures. Have them do at least some of the easier challenges with you and then maybe they’ll get more inspired to do some harder ones.
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.
@brentman, you were right Brent, Jordan is great! It was really nice to talk with him. And since then I keep getting signs that I’m on the good way…it’s unbelievable.
I have big big plans for this week :)
Congrats for your public speech!
I imagine it’s hard to do your daily practices, especially to start with all of them at once… I think that ”smile at everyone I see” is already a big start…
@luigiblue, Bon voyage! :)
@illusion, jej i wont post my full list, but include: from calling a long time ex, building furniture for my apartament, drawing a portrait, write a short story, cook new meals, feast, meditate, follow some of the advise that i get from many post in this page, a day w/o money, a day w/o internet, visit my grandpha, fix things at home, etc,etc,etc.
this arnt tings that im afraid, some are just thing that i want to try for a long time and i didnt, or that i miss much doing.
Been reading this site for so long and have had many times that I wanted to comment but haven’t partly because I have trouble turning my thoughts into words because of indecisiveness and also because there is some company out there recording all our moves on the internet and might be used against us in the future.
I found this place at what seemed like a perfect time when I felt like I was entering the phase @drquantum so clearly described here or maybe I entered it because I found the site!
And this comment feels great
@jordan, Good job :)
I was having a difficult time with shyness… like I couldn’t talk… so I started practicing freely speaking (journaling) in front of a camera and it really helped bring me out of my shell.
This challenge is so fulfilling. Thank you.
I just found this today and I can’t wait to get started tomorrow. I read through some of the posts and it reminded me of things that I have been putting off doing for years. It has become such a habit since I graduated high school that I’ve gotten used to putting my needs and wants last. And yes, that’s on my list of things I will be doing in the next 30 days. Very exciting and thanks for the idea.
I am going to start this challenge, but, coming to this page from the original post, it seems like this ‘discussion’ page won’t be very helpful for purposes of the challenge, as it has just been filled with all sorts of random comments and ideas. I do love the original post, though!
Would it be a cheat to list something I did a couple of weeks ago? We went ziplining. The first one was 3/5 of a mile long and 350 feet above the ground. After a few of those, we weren’t afraid at all. It was exhilarating.
I love this challenge. Not sure what to do yet, but this looks fun.
@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.. ??
Day one went fabulously! So glad I found this guidance! I already feel better after day one! I’m going to try my hardest to keep it up daily! Infinite love to all the beautiful people attempting to make each day better! <3
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.