Originally Posted by Mad Scribbler
Hi Steve, you got it half right when you said I asked someone directions for the nearest slot machine in the sea of slots! That was after I asked a cop whether gambling was legal here. I had such a rush after that!
It opened up things for me. The random acts of kindness excersise was shockingly hard for me. I guess I was afraid of looking stupid or getting rejection. I was couldn't get past opening doors for someone, etc. (lame because those weights aren't challenging for me).
After causing the paradign shifts with the cop and some poor random guy among the slots, I knew I faced the fear of rejection head on with amusing results and then did bigger acts of kindness. During lunch, a woman whose job was to clean tables came up to asked if I needed anything else (which wasn't expected). I told her no, except to tell her that she is doing a great job managing the tables. She told me I made her day. My response was that I'm glad I did, and that she made mine too. The small acts of kindness flowed easier after that; there were too many small instances to remember, and each a small stretch.
I'm glad you did your comfort excersise and went through with this workshop! Everyone there made my day everyday!
That's really awesome. I edited the post to clarify based on what you wrote. I forgot that you did both of those things.
I was talking to Daan last night, and he was able to start up a conversation with a couple he didn't know in an elevator and get two hugs within less than a minute. That's going to be a hard record to beat! Even he admits it will be hard to top that one.