I was reading a Peter Diamandis blog post entitled “Tools of the Titans“. There was one particular practice that struck me. This is what Diamandis said about Tony Robin’s “morning priming” :
Morning Priming (Tony Robbins)
Tony Robbins introduced to me to morning priming years ago, and it has become a staple of my morning routine ever since. Upon waking, Tony immediately goes into his priming routine, which is intended to produce rapid change in his psychology and physiology. Tony says, “To me, if you want a primetime life, you’ve got to prime daily.” Priming with Tony’s method only takes around 10 minutes, and here are the three steps:
1.Expressing Gratitude (3 minutes): Tony describes this step as, “Feeling totally grateful for three things. I make sure that one of them is very, very simple: the wind on my face, the reflection of the clouds that I just saw. But don’t just think gratitude. I let the gratitude fill my soul, because when you’re grateful, we all know there’s no anger. It’s impossible to be angry and grateful simultaneously. When you’re grateful, there is no fear. You can’t be fearful and grateful simultaneously.”
2.Spiritual Exercise (3 minutes): Tony describes this step as, “Total focus on feeling the presence of God, if you will, however you want to language that for yourself. But this inner presence coming in, and feeling it heal everything in my body, in my mind, my emotions, my relationships, my finances. I see it as solving anything that needs to be solved. I experience the strengthening of my gratitude, of my conviction, of my passion…“
3.Three to Thrive (3 minutes): Tony describes this final step as, “Focusing on three things that I’m going to make happen, my ‘three to thrive.’ … See it as though it’s already been done, feel the emotions, etc.”
It got me thinking about the first exercise of waking up and feeling grateful for three minutes everyday. I had not considered the importance of timing in regard to being grateful or how it must feel to just be grateful for a conscious 3 minutes everyday.
I had a ride back from Fort Collins, nearest town, 45 min away, this evening, from my neighbor and other SMC peers. They were talking about the importance of having a protein shake within the first 20 min after a workout and the importance of timeliness of ingestion in correlation with its effectiveness.
I feel really grateful for my time at SMC.
Its hard to describe. It is like its own lifetime that now is coming to an end. It has been so rich.
I was in Fort Collins celebrating the upcoming departure of our AV guy, Matt. He had told me how real these last few days at SMC were and just observing the simple things like Marpa point. I thought it was a beautiful way to describe an ordinary experience here. It was a ringing bell.
There remains a little more than a month of my time remaining here.
What are you grateful for?