People who say they have no will power are
slaves. They’re slaves to every taste or vice
coming down the pike.
They cannot resist the temptation of fattening foods.
Cannot resist drugs, alcohol, tobacco or hours in front
of the idiot box.
Cannot resist the lure of gossip. Have nothing better to
do than sit around talking about their neighbors, or
celebrities, or someone who did you wrong 28 years
Cannot resist the urge to whine, nitpick, complain and
Yes, we have freedom to do all of the above – yet a
higher level of examination shows the truly free
person is he who is disciplined. And the greatest
discipline of all is SELF-discipline.
There are many people, past and present whom I admire –
yet all of them had one thing in common. All of them spent
time alone each day. It may have been an hour of meditation;
or an hour of exercise; or an hour writing in a journal; or an
hour creating something.
It was an hour. And it was an hour the great person believed he
must have to himself each and every day.
No one to bother – but oneself. No on to talk to – but oneself.
No one to answer to or question – but yourself.
These days we have to dumb this sort of advice down so people
will listen. No one believes he has an hour anymore – even though
he just wasted three to five hours before the tee-vee and another
one or two in gossip with others.
Not only that, but when the spirit and the flesh are both weak? When
the mind is feeble and the body is falling apart – an hour seems like
a death sentence.
So we begin with ONE minute.
Can I get you to walk for one minute?
Can I get you to breathe deeply for one minute?
To picture the life you want to live – for a minute?
“Yes. I can do that,” you say.
And so you begin. There’s an old saying, “Beginning is half-done.” When
you get the body moving for a minute, tis hard to stop after a minute.
You’ll discover this truth for yourself, if you will make a choice to begin;
if you’ll have self-discipline for sixty seconds.
Last night there was a full moon at midnight. I say “at midnight” so you
know that I was outdoors, at that very hour, putting in my time – walking,
breathing deeply, possibly even meditating. It’s an odd hour to train, you
might think. But it isn’t when you understand where freedom reigns. It
reigns inside a daily practice, regimen or routine that gives you life. It
reigns within the practice of a daily discipline.
My plane was late in getting back from Toronto yesterday. I needed a
rest when I got home as the night previous I was up late finishing the
latest installment of my newsletter with another Furey Fat Loss Program
update. I slept til 10:30, then, as if awakened from another realm, was
seemingly told, “Get your body outdoors and do your training. You haven’t done
it yet today.”
And so I got up, dressed and put in my time. It was the best training I’ve had
in a long time. I was free because I was disciplined.
If you want to conquer yourself, start with your body. If you feel you don’t have
will power, don’t have discipline and cannot get yourself to do what you believe
will help you – BEGIN at once to move.
Do not argue with the voice within. Just get up and GO. And while you’re moving
you’ll work out the details. You’ll emerge a stronger, more discipline human being
who just got a real taste of freedom.
In the September issue of the Matt Furey Inner Circle newsletter and CD – I’m going
to reveal another super-food that will accelerate the fat-burning machine you have
within. I’m also going to give you a workout, straight from a desert in China, that
you can do without a desert – and it is guaranteed to put you into huff n puff mode
at supersonic speed. Make sure you don’t miss these extraordinary exercises in
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