This book is by Doctor Gay Hendricks. He starts out the book by saying we all have an Upper Limit. And there is a secret to breaking that limit so we can receive and give all the love we want and need. He realized this one day when he’d called the summer camp his daughter was at because he was missing her and worried about her. After being reassured she was okay. He started wondering why he’d gone from being so happy and on top of the world to being depressed. “Suddenly the light of awareness dawned on me: I manufactured the stream of painful images because I was feeling good! Some part of me was afraid of enjoying positive energy for any extended period of time.” He had reached his Upper Limit.
He realized the whole world was like this. We have a period of peace and then we go to war. We go through economic expansion and then depression or recession.
“The Problem: I have a limited tolerance for feeling good. When I hit my Upper Limit, I manufacture thoughts that make me feel bad. The problem is bigger than just my internal feelings, though: I seem to have a limited tolerance for my life going well in general. When I hit my Upper Limit, I do something that stops my positive forward trajectory.”
If you want to move to the Zone of Genius there are 4 questions you need to ask yourself.
1. Am I willing to increase the amount of time every day I feel good inside?
2. Am I willing to increase the amount of time that my whole life goes well?
3. Am I willing to feel good and have my life go well all the time?
4. Are you willing to take the Big Leap to your ultimate level of success in love, money, and creative contribution?
1. Notice yourself worrying about something
2. Let go of the worry thoughts, shifting your focus away from them
3. Start to wonder: “what positive new thing is trying to come into my being?”
4. Usually you get a body feeling (not a thought or idea) of that positive new thing is trying to come through
5. Open your focus to feel the body feeling deeply
6. Let yourself feel it deeply for as long as you can
7. Later, get an idea of the positive thing that was trying to come through.
“If you are forced to sit on a hot stove, you become preoccupied with trying not to occupy the space you’re in. You withdraw your consciousness to your core, contracting away from the pain of contact with the stove. The act of contracting your awareness away from space makes time congeal. It seems to slow down and harden into a solid mass.”