Sunday, May 29, 2016

How to Have Peak Experiences.

     Everyone's had a birthday, so we all can relate to a peak experience in this way, no matter if your 5 or 50.  You wait all year to get to that one day of the year you spend with family and friends and have lots of fun at your party.  They are some of the greatest feelings in the world, your life is filled with working to achieve them.  Working toward something you really want to achieve makes life fun, worth living, and once you achieve your goal it makes you beyond happy.
     If you are just handed a sports car or given millions of dollars you have trouble cherishing all that went into earning that, since it was just given to you you have no concept of how to cherish it.  Now lets look on the other side where if you earn the sports car or money, you take deep appreciation for it.  You are likely not to drive real fast all the time and take care of the car.  For the money you are likely to reinvest in something or yourself to make your life better, rather than if you don't earn that money and blow it all on useless things like parties, expensive clothes, big TV's that will be out of date in 6 months to a year.
    Real peak experiences come from accomplishment.  Something you truly worked towards, whether its materialistic or not can bring joy as long as it is something you wanted to achieve in your life.  For myself I got away from a lot of junk foods and strive every day to become better at it.  I talk about this a lot in my posts and videos, but it is something I really do gain happiness from.  It is practically a 180 to go from eating fast food everyday to for the most part avoiding it and eating what I think is going to be best for my body.  I often talk about eating Mcdonalds 5 days a week and that is not an exaggeration.  I would literally eat that almost everyday, of course I barely knew how bad this was for me to do back then because all I thought about was the flavor of the food I consumed.  I remember almost everyday in the summer one year, I had to be 11 or 12, and every morning I would wake up and eat crackers with peanut butter.  Talk about unhealthy!  I was eating so many unhealthy carbs and peanut butter processed with sugars and hydrogenated oil just starting off each day.  Also during school I would always and I mean ALWAYS start off my day with Ovaltine and some days Olga bread as well before I would head off to school.  This clearly wouldn't help me get through the day as processed carbs tend to make us more tired.  And the Ovaltine which also included processed sugars.
     Working on my journey to a better, healthier diet is a very tough struggle at times but is well worth it and there are often better tasting foods that are good for you than the high processed junk food out there.  Although I still do eat some junk food or what I consider to be junk for me is very rare.  I have been able o feel easier breathing along with the food change which enables peak experiences in meditation at times.  I will find myself in a state of bliss some days during meditation if my breathing is good.  This is becoming more and more easy to achieve the more I meditate, but for now is still a rare experience, but I know without the change in my eating I would've never been able to achieve this.
Like I said earlier peak experiences will take a while to achieve and lots of work, but in the end it is worth it every time.  Our life is a journey, what we make of it is totally up to us.  If you want to have this amazing experiences you must be willing to do whatever it take to gain them in your life!

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