“I won’t bore you with my life story because, frankly, it’s as dull as fuck. Let’s just say I’ve spent the last 30-plus years trying not to let anybody down.
I’ve made ‘sensible’ choices about my education and career, I’ve avoided unnecessary risk, earned my keep, planned for the future, sought approval constantly and generally got on with what I thought other people thought needed to be done.
As a result I am in a fairly safe position financially, and I am also bored, miserable and frustrated much of the time. But that sounds whiney and ungrateful. I’m sorry. You must think I’m a bitch – and that bothers me, even though we’ve never met (and round I go again).
The first time I ever heard about Garrett and his work was last year when my brother announced he’d be providing the food at a workshop that his friend, Will, was organising; it was something to do with ‘the art of not giving a fuck’.
As one of the world’s most prolific givers of fucks, I was immediately intrigued …
I found some of Garrett’s stuff online and was amazed at how closely the symptoms he described – i.e. that feeling of frustration and being held back by something inside – matched my own experience.
I was also struck by how his promises to ‘set me off on a path of never-ending adventure’ seemed like complete horse shit. If it sounds too good to be true, I reasoned, it’s probably a scam. Or a cult.
I would have almost certainly dismissed it all entirely if it weren’t for the fact that I had met Will a few times and knew him to be an excellent bloke. If he was putting his time and money on the line to get Garrett over to England and put this event on, there must be something in it.
So, when the workshop started a few weeks later, I decided to go down one day and ‘help my brother with the cooking’ (spy).
I was immediately made to feel very welcome, both by Garrett and the rest of the guys attending the course.
They were all friendly, relaxed people who were evidently having a great time and getting a lot from the experience. They were also surprisingly ‘normal’.
I’m not sure what I’d expected; maybe some sulky dweebs who were pissed off at being scammed by an American con man. Or perhaps a load of unquestioning disciples, following Garret around on their knees and chanting while they took turns to kiss his all-knowing arse.
Whatever my preconceptions were, they were wrong. This was just a good group of blokes trying to get past some ingrained bullshit that was holding them back in life.
I’ve seen the testimonial videos on Garrett’s emails and I can confirm that they are an accurate reflection of what the guys were actually like, and how they actually felt. Which is why I’ve decided to give it a shot myself this year.
Maybe I’ll see you there.”
–Editor’s Note: Thanks to Pete B. for sending us this letter about what got him excited to sign up for the Art of NGF UK workshop. (Still a few spots remaining–going fast!)
Stop ignoring the magic inside and around you.
Finally, a failsafe way to separate the fake news from the real.
No more will you suffer under the ravages of information attack.
No more will you believe in the lies cascading across your Facebook feed.
No. You’ll be the one in a million who can tell the difference.
And it’ll make a huge difference in your life, in all situations you find yourself in
(Not the situations you don’t find yourself in…presence is a prerequisite.)
Want to know the trick?
Here’s how it works:
You notice a piece of news (or just an erroneous thought)…
But you can’t tell if it’s real.
Now ask yourself the question out loud:
What the hell is going on here?
Let everything that surrounds you fill your awareness, inside and out.
All of that?
That’s the real news.
That shit on the screen?
Can’t hold a candle to the majesty and glory of the raw facts of your own existence.
And there’s only so many more hours left of it,
How many more you wanna waste on fake news?
When you want to learn how to squeeze the absolute best from all your remaining hours, get on board the NGF train for this August.
Here’s How: Art of NGF UK Workshop
If you feel the wildness inside you yearning for release and full expression:
It’s your natural state.
You’re an explorer.
Don’t realize it fully?
Maybe you’ve spent too much time living like a corpse, mouldering around in graves and mausoleums with other corpses.
My friend Claude (author of Just Because Club and the Original Handbook for the Recently Deceased) and I were talking about this the other day.
Someone said, “when you were a sailor, sometimes you wouldn’t expect to get back home for years at a time.”
Claude said, “For an explorer, there is no ‘back home,’ there’s only the next place.”
That’s how life works–whether you trap yourself in a mausoleum for most of it or not.
Things always change.
Who you were yesterday is gone.
While many get scared back into the tomb by this realization–some know how to embrace it.
Some know that life consists of a constant, neverending exploration.
The realization of life as constantly unfolding and changing fills these adventurers’ sails with endless joy and motivation.
They wake up every morning feeling like Christmas and all the moments of the day are a pile of wrapped presents waiting for them under the tree.
And it really feels that way.
Get a present for yourself that gives you the training to embrace your own unending exploration:
The lesson goes like this:
Those who don’t unleash and master the imagination will suffer unto death.
And die you will anyways, so cut out the suffering.
Like one of the guys at last year’s U.K. Workshop.
He saw that the only way other people’s actions could hurt him was in his own mind.
He saw that his imagination rules and guides everything he experiences.
He witnessed how it governs all his moods and emotions, perfectly, at all times.
He faced down his worst fears and gave up his false suffering.
And a deep, abiding happiness emerged.
No, not a fleeting joy based on circumstances.
A happiness for having circumstances at all.
Now’s always your chance:
Tonight, we hear from Taylor Remigi.
He’s been on board the Command Z and Art of NGF Transcendence Spaceship for awhile now.
By that I mean he’s attended workshops, taken trainings, stuck with the NGF Daily and Weekly trainings, and started putting on some mini-workshops of his own.
Taylor and I got to talking about what brings people to the Art of NGF Victim to Adventurer Training, and Radical Undoing.
He realized that he still had the original letter he wrote about the pains and problems he was facing in his life.
So instead of keeping it to ourselves, we both realized the transformation was so powerful, and so key to understanding what happens when you begin this work, that we went ahead and pressed record.
What you get is the live, raw experiences of a guy who put everything on the line for a more authentic life, and found it–no matter what circumstances come his way.
That’s the essence of the Art of NGF, and what’s possible for you, too.
See you at the Art of NGF UK Workshop.