It’s a funny story, that should scare you to the bone.
I go to this place for lunch on Saturdays.
It’s my friend’s place, so I don’t exactly get to order what they make.
It’s always a delicious organic salad, with sauerkraut, shredded carrots, hemp seeds, and a big pile of chicken salad hidden in the center. Sprinkled with vinegar.
It’s all surrounded by 5 ritz-like crackers.
I eat my way around the center, and then put the chicken salad on the crackers at the end.
The last two times I’ve been there, in the center, I found just a few grains of rice.
Immediate disappointment set in, both times.
I couldn’t wait for that chicken salad, and then it never showed up.
Look carefully at what happened.
It’s the same story hiding underneath every disappointment.
The same taking things for granted that leaves us wondering if there’s anything more to life.
While I ate that chickenless salad and made myself present to the facts of the situation, something Dauned on me.
I was eating a damned good salad!
It had nothing to do with any other salads or any other meals.
It tasted great.
I felt satisfied after eating it.
So great that I went to get myself some vanilla chocolate chip ice cream.
Got it all the way home.
Opened that beautiful pint up.
And took a bite.
Took another bite.
Examined the container for evidence of the chips.
“Vanilla Chocolate Chip”
I wasn’t wrong.
Thought to myself “must’ve melted and they all sunk to the bottom. I’ll find them.”
Not a single chip in that whole pint.
And I remembered my salad.
And enjoyed the best pint of chocolate chipless ice cream I’ve ever had.
Plus a few belly laughs.
Reality isn’t always what it seems, and I can show you how to see through it, all the way to your own celebration.
If you’ve been waiting, now’s the time to get started on that new life of yours.
Let’s do it:
Convert anxiety into power.
Time to drop the delusions.
Let’s get things clear here.
If you’ve dabbled around with life-change, personal development, self-help or other such swamps of sadness–
You know how powerful this whole Art of NGF and Radical Undoing training can be.
Once you experience a shift in perspective, the entire game changes.
It’s hard to put in words.
But thankfully for you, easy to deliver experientially.
I enjoy a small group intensive workshop structure.
The efforts you invest will give continuous reward and results for all the moments left in your life.
Enhanced quality, slower reaction times, more authentic expression and creativity.
You stand as your own creation, moving ever forward into the adventures you whirl up.
It all starts by converting your tensions and anxieties into power.
You will transcend the Manipulated Life.
“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.
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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: