|08-06-2011, 10:54 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Did Personal Growth and came out on other side
Read the book in 2 days. Seems like good stuff. I'll have to review it again.
Tried to do the life purpose exercise, among others. After 20 minutes and 17 items with no emotions I stopped, and went back to reading.
Liked the 30 day trial concept. Easy but effective.
Grew up very purposeful, taking full responsibility for my actions and fate. Did college, military, marriage, divorce, and disability. That's all a long time ago. I've even broken a few hearts, and made and lost a few fortunes since.
I don't know exactly what I was hoping for out of the book, but I was hoping. Guess that's just good marketing.
The life I have led has taken all of the 'want' from me. I don't have aspirations or dreams any longer. I don't covet. I don't get horny. I don't get lonely. I don't miss people, places, or things. I don't even get hungry. Literally, I want nothing. My days could be spent lying in bed staring at ceiling tile, and they would be no different.
I was hoping to get the want back in life. Instead I learned I'm a mooch.
|09-09-2011, 09:03 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Doing things that gave you thrills when you were younger, don't they give you some want?
Are you bored? Are there things you don't want or do you just not care?
I think focussing on helping other people, directly or indirectly might be a good solution too.
In the meanwhile I challenge you to learn how to juggle.
|10-07-2011, 01:10 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Yes, I could try to focus on others. I have done this at times only to feel like a hypocrite, knowing I didn't have any regard for them, but only the potential positive vibe.
Things I did when I was younger that thrilled me... well, no, they don't hold any sway. Juggling, for exampled, learned when I was 12.
No, I'm not bored. It's not like I'd rather be doing something else. If so, problem solved.
I am trying something professionally. It is exceptionally uncomfortable, and not in a good way. It may bankrupt me, and I've already been physically threatened a few times. That said, it's the first time I've had butterflies in my stomach in 25 years.
Fear, misery, dread,... whatever, at least I'm feeling something.
|10-09-2011, 02:16 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New York, NY
Its not a novel. It takes time to try and experiment with all thats written there. Im rereading it now. I find it very valuable. I read a few pages a day
|10-13-2011, 10:35 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Love in Action (Mod)
Join Date: May 2008
You'll get out of it what you put in, just like anything. If you read it quickly in two days and don't really try to apply it, you'll get nothing out of it.
So now you have the knowledge. How are you going to apply it?
Only you can change your life. No book, convention, conference, or forum can do it for you.
Honestly, if you have no desire to do anything, perhaps you are depressed?
If you could do anything, what would be the greatest thing you could imagine doing right now?
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