November 7, 2017
Debunking Your Happiness Myth: Techniques for Jailbreaking Your Personal Narrative
(The purpose of this video is to assist individuals in forming a positive emotional association with the proposition of beginning a float practice. The purpose of the following article is to equip individuals with a method of critically evaluating their approach to floating and critically evaluating their beliefs around the personal narrative of happiness.If you complete the exercises as instructed you may email the results to firstname.lastname@example.org for further discussion and a complimentary float).
(Find a silent location and set a timer for five minutes. Start the timer, close your eyes, and repeat the mantra “Am I happy?” for five minutes.
When the time is up immediately write down the answers to the following questions. Take as much time as you need.
If you would like you can send your answers email@example.com for further discussion and potentially receive a free float)
a) If I am “happy” how do I “know”?
b) If I am not “happy” how do I “know”?
c) Do I have to “know” I’m “happy” to have “happy” experiences?
d) What will I gain when I “know” that I am “happy”?
e) What will I lose when I “know” that I am “happy”?
f) If I’m “happy” and I don’t “know” it how will I clap my hands?
g) What is the cost of pursuing happiness?
h) What is the cost of not pursuing happiness?
i) In all of the above questions am “I” talking about “Me” when “I” say “I” or am “I” talking about “you”?
j) How do “you” know the difference?
k) Who is “I”?
l) How do “you” know?
(Watch the above video three times at intervals of at least an hour apart and answer the following set of questions.
Upon completion contrast and compare your answers, and take note of any contrasting impressions.
If you would like you can send the results to firstname.lastname@example.org for further discussion and a float)
a) How much of this video is true?
b) How do you know it is true?
a) How much of this video is false?
b) How do you know it’s false?
a) How much of this video is true in some sense and false in some sense?
b) How much of this video is neither true nor false?
c) How do you know?
I hope these exercises assist your journey into floating.