Last night I did my first fire Walk and it was something that was organized through my Aikido dojo. It was truly amazing and quite extraordinary. I feel invigorated, energized and as though I can do anything in my life that I put my mind to!
We had 2 hours of motivational training before we walked the fire. We learnt about positive thinking, and having a positive attitude and how we carry ourselves and how what we say verbally or tell ourselves in our minds affects our well being.
Being interested in people and psychology I found it incredibly interesting. So many of us tell ourselves that we can't do things over and over again, and create invisible barriers in our minds that stop us achieving our goals, creating negative anchors by repetition.
The more you tell yourself you can't do something, the more you reinforce yourself that you can't.
We learnt how strong the mind is, by imagining holding a lemon, smelling it, feeling it, then cutting the top off it and peeling it. Through doing this most of us actually smelt lemon. Our mind had conjured up the smell! Fascinating.
Once you realize how powerful the mind is you can use it to have a positive impact on your life and change your thinking in a positive way, which in turn will have a positive impact on your life.
I've learnt a lot about this sort of thing at Aikido and it has changed my life for the better.
80 of us walked the fire last night. It was 1200 degrees when we walked but no one felt the heat, and everyone was cheering everyone on. It was liberating. I was literally buzzing afterwards. I strongly recommend people to try it. Obviously professional people come and set the fire up and test it, it's not something you can safely do yourself!
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On the You tube clip look how much energy the kick boxing guy is using compared the the effortlessness of Aikido!