Increase Your Energy-Frederick Dodson
These are my favorite quotes from the book Increase your Energy.
“Reducing your reaction is one way to release stress. Another way to do it is by embracing whatever seems to be causing stress, thus becoming bigger than the stress.”
“exchange that with the belief “traffic jams are a great opportunity to think about some important things”.”
“being able to deeply relax while staying awake provides an even deeper experience of well-being.”
“High Alpha Normal Waking Life but Relaxed, Calm, At Ease, Content, Observing, Aware, More Open.”
“In short, desire and resistance cause inner tension. Learning the art of calm is learning to release that tension into sweet relief.”
“It works because all tension/worry is mind/ego created. And when you focus on something or do any deliberate action the mind slows down.”
“Sit or walk around your home and touch various textures. You take an object into your hands, play with it a little, examine it, touch it and get a good sense of its texture. Then you put it aside and look for another texture to explore. Ignore the urge to go away and do something else; ignore the impulse that this would be a boring task and move on with it in a childlike manner until you feel deeply connected to the physical universe. Touching texture” is also focusing, albeit with your hands.”
“you always only have the present moment, there is no escape from that. The minute you embrace the present and give up trying to “get somewhere better”, things do get better.”
“Whatever you are worried about, go straight toward it instead of away. Instead of holding your breath, breathe it in. The way out is the way through. If you’re only shying away from fear because you want to feel comfortable all the time, you will never feel the energy that is so much stronger and better than merely “feeling comfortable”.”
“You put yourself into the situations you were afraid of, until you can handle them with ease. Not the situations that threaten your survival but the harmless things – such as public speaking, confessing something to a relative, proposing to someone, etc. You use this on fears that are stopping you to live fully. Are you afraid of failing? Then go out and try to fail deliberately a few times. Embrace failing. Fail! It’s not as bad as the mind thinks it is.”
“it is the fear of failure, the frozenness you get when you don’t want to act because you are afraid you will fail. People who never fail are usually not succeeding either.”
“It’s because they are hungrier. But it’s also because, already having hit rock bottom, they are no longer afraid of it. When you lose everything, you have everything to gain.”
“Fear tends to attract what it is afraid of. So either let go of your fear or allow it to happen. Once you authentically allow it to happen, you may find that it does not happen.”
“The reason he feels well is because he has been through it all, confronted it all and has nothing more to lose. You also get a sense of the truth of your existence, which is: You cannot be extinct. And even if you could, it wouldn’t matter because you wouldn’t know because you are extinct.”
“Often the anticipated is more terrifying or joyful than the actual event.”
“This, in turn, is connected to too much thinking about how one appears to the other. ”
“anger does more harm to you than the other. It gets you out of control, it constricts your body and mind, it narrows your view so that you can think of nothing other than the injustice or that person. The best revenge against someone is not a feeling of anger, but a release of the emotion, a release of attention from that person.”
“they look at what “the other is doing wrong”.
“they look at the mind-story, which is made up of similar past events. So of course, here again, emotional releasing is the best way to solve the whole problem. You don’t look at what energies are coming from the other, you look at your own inner reactions and dissolve them step by step.”
“Write with the intention of truly being sorry about it all. Confess it all. Admit it all. Bluntly let out all the B.S. you have been living. Then, once the paper is written (and it can span several pages!), forgive yourself lovingly. Meditate on loving forgiveness. Give yourself some love, despite all of your shortcomings.”
“Maybe you remember a time in childhood when your parents did not allow you to eat certain sweets. If you did so anyway, you may have felt guilty about it. If you felt excessive guilt, it was almost certain that you would do it again in a few days.”
“With such a serious and stern atmosphere surrounding the subject of relationship, romance, affairs, sex, to the point that she could never talk about these things with anyone, much less her husband, it was guaranteed that she would seek outlet elsewhere again. Put into yet other words: Only a caged bird feels the urgent need to fly away.”
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Davidson Hang is currently in Sales at Cheetah Digital which is a Marketing technology company located in NYC.
Davidson is an avid networker, personal growth- life and business coach.
He loves spreading the love and regularly helps people create and design the life they want for themselves.
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