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    A Mole, a Mole, a Mole!

    Have you ever stood on the edge of a cliff and felt the urge to throw yourself over? Have you ever looked into the abyss and found the abyss looking back? Then you know how I feel.

    I am starting to feel a sense of inevitability, that same sense of inevitability we feel just before an orgasm that we not only don't want to stop but we can't stop.

    I am coming not to the end, but the end of the end.

    I have tried to psyche myself in; I have allowed myself to fall back; I have prepared myself internally; I have even become a little bored. But now the moment is upon me. I remember Mole, the moment upon him, as he rushed at the weasels and the stoats, wielding his cudgel, and uttering his blood-curdling war cry, "A Mole, a Mole, a Mole!".

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    Jump, you fool!

    I have finally reached crisis point. And my crisis has been noticed by others, for the Crisis Response Team (CRT) has been called in.

    Teetering on the edge, I first noticed them when they addressed me through a megaphone. Don't panic, they said, don't worry, we have your mother here.

    And so they did. They gave Mum the megaphone and she said, Jump, you fool, jump!

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    Smile Day 1 of 21 Days

    Yes, I have made a start. A slow start, for instad of five repetitions, I started with three. But even three have had a profound effect.

    It's hard to describe the effect to you for my mind is still catching up with the cascading effects I have initiated in my metabolism and my psyche.

    I do feel stronger and more in charge of myself. I do feel happy I have made a start after so much preparation. And I see no reason I can't complete the 21 days needed to form a new habit.

    Of course the daily habit I will be forming over the next 20 days consists of dancing for five minutes, sitting for five minutes and doing this five times. It takes fifty minutes a day. And is called 5X5X5.

    I am very pleased you are coming along with me. I appreciate your company.

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    Talking under the moonlight of the summer night

    congratulations on your safe return! i was certain you could do it. we will have a party just for you. or do you want a picnic? or even, a festival.

    no rigid etiquette. everyone's invited.

    we'll all dance to the festival music, dancing freely to our heart's content.

    forget everything, let's dance!

    dance honestly until we die.

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    Smile Day 2 of 21 Days

    On day 2 I moved up to five repetitions. I found it physically easy, and as I dance I become euphoric, and as I sit I become serene. So I set up a wave in my psyche of euphoria and serenity.

    Usually we pursue either euphoria or serenity, whereas with 5X5X5, or alternance, we pursue both euphoria and serenity, alternatively.

    But I remember what I am doing - I am forming a habit over 21 days. So I need to focus my attention on the practice of alternance over 21 days, so that the habit will form and then I can take it for granted.

    So together we have done 2 days out of 21 and everything seems to be going smoothly.

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    Smile

    Being so rudely interrupted by the hacker I never got to day 3 of 21 days. So I am going to have to psyche myself up again to focus my attention on the next 19 days in order to form the habit of euphoria and serenty.

    Thanks for hanging around.
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    I hope your journey is going well, Victor. Don't let these disrupters rain on your parade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by senza_tema View Post
    I hope your journey is going well, Victor. Don't let these disrupters rain on your parade!
    My problem is getting started again after the interruption. I think I have a natural resistance to forming a new habit, but on the other hand, once I form a new habit, the resistance works in my favour.

    But in a moment I will begin day 3 of 21 days. And it is an immense help to come here every day and report and tick off the days.

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    Are you unhappy with your current metabolism and psyche?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Are you unhappy with your current metabolism and psyche?
    My current habit is that I eat and write and walk and socialise. And although this works I think I would be better off by practising dancing and relaxing every day.

    And although I am generally speaking happy, I would like to extend myself to euphoria and serenity.

    Also I am inclined to allay my anxiety by eating and this works OK, but perhaps I can circumvent my anxiety completely by practising 5X5X5 every day.

    So I want to turn my happiness into euphoria and serenity, and change the rhythms of my life from anxiety and food to dancing and meditation. And I think this exercise every day will do it. And all I need to do is form the habit, with your help.

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