“It’s the journal not the dissertation.”

Journaling 102 – Placing Your Focus – STAGE 2

The second present moment journal exercise I would like you to do involves focusing on an external object that interests you in a public place you feel comfortable in.

The goal of this journal exercise is to increase your ability to focus (stay present) in an external environment.

1) Go to a public place you enjoy, somewhere where you can sit and not be bothered for 10 to 30 minutes, like a park, an art museum, a café with music, a mall or a bookstore.

2) Pick one thing in that space that you find interesting and journal on it. It can be a tree, a painting, a cup of coffee, a chair or anything that will be in your presence for the allotted time period.

3) Keep your focus on that object, and that object only. Use as many of your senses as you are able.

4) Write in great detail everything about your object. Paint a picture in words. Focus. Write. Focus. If you stray, write your stray thoughts, but return as soon as you can, back to the object you are focusing on.

5) Do not judge what you are writing. Simply write.

6) When your time is up, stop, close your book, and go about your day.

7) Do this regularly to increase your ability to stay focused, present, in an external environment.

Copyright 2006 Rob Gruber

“Your past is last year’s pink.”

“Your past is last year’s pink!” – gruberism # 186

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO TODAY IS CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET.

This simple exercise can also be applied to the thoughts in your life.

Begin by imagining what you would like your closet to look like.

Now get rid of anything you know doesn’t fit, is faded, has holes, is out dated, anything that doesn’t make you feel good about yourself.

Next, try on those things you are unsure of and ask yourself, “Does this make me feel good about myself?” If it makes you feel good about yourself, keep it. If it doesn’t, let it go.

Now take a second to imagine, once again, with great feeling and detail, the next wonderful thing you desire to wear and to have in your closet.

And finally give yourself permission to go out, find and purchase that special outfit that makes you feel absolutely beautiful, and then wear it out, as soon as possible, with someone that makes you feel good about yourself.

Never completely fill your closet, always a leave a little room for the next wonderfully imagined thing.

Do this exercise on a regular basis. You will find that you will soon have the closet you’ve always imagined.

Copyright 2006 Rob Gruber

Newton’s Third Law can change your life!

Newton’s Third Law states – for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Imagine you are a track and field athlete, a sprinter, getting down in a starting position. You hear the starter say, “On your mark, get set and go!” The gun goes off and you push off the starting blocks! As you push off on the blocks, the blocks push back at you at an equal force. Those blocks double your pushing power. Those blocks do half the work. You leave those blocks twice as fast as your effort.

If you want to move forward in your life, push away from where you are and move toward where you want to be. And according to Newton’s Third Law, that which you push away from will actually push back at you in direct proportion. In essencse you only have to apply half the work.

This works with everything in the universe – objects, emotions, thoughts and feelings. So if you wish to have, feel, create, or do something, I want you to know that there is a law out there that will meet you half way and double your effort.

Simply push away from what you do not want and move toward what you do want and the universe will respond accordingly.

If you liked this blog, check out
Newton’s First Law Deja ve Deja Vu and
Newton’s Second Law

Copyright 2006 Rob Gruber

It’s high time at 2PM not 420

What is 2PM? 2PM stands for Past Positive Moments. A Past Positive Moment is a past moment that you recall that is positive and reinforces all that is wonderful about you and your life.

So, as we recognize and accept the fact, that we will occasionally be reliving past moments in present time, we should strive to make those past moments, positive ones. And how do we do that, by releasing, with pure intention, as soon as they occur, any and all moments we recall that our not positive, through exercises like an iwishicouldtellyou posting.

As we release those moments in our past, that are not conducive to our positive growth, we allow more room for the presence of positive memories.

Copyright 2006 Rob Gruber

A journal of a thousand pages…

“A journal of a thousand pages begins with a single word.” – gruber

JOURNALING 101 – WRITING WITHOUT JUDGEMENT – STAGE 1

One of the exercises that I have my clients do, to stay as present as possible, is to start a journal. A journal can be a life-changing and eye-opening experience.

The biggest question I get about journaling is, “How do I start?”

1) SET A TIME AND PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GO TO BE ALONE AND WRITE EVERYDAY
(10-30 minutes)

2) BEGIN TO WRITE
Close your eyes and breathe. Open your eyes to your journal, sit with pen in hand and wait for your first impulse. If all you can think of is, “I don’t know where to start.” Write that! And keep writing that until something else fills your mind. Something will.

3) DON’T JUDGE OR EVEN THINK ABOUT THE WORDS/THOUGHTS YOU ARE WRITING.

4) SIMPLY WIRTE YOUR THOUGHTS OUT AS YOU FOCUS ON THE POINT OF THE PEN ON THE PAPER.

5) WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP, STOP, close your journal and go about youyr day.

5) DO NOT GO BACK AND READ IT.

6) WHEN YOU FILL YOUR BOOK, SIMPLY START A NEW ONE. FOR THIS EXERCISE YOU NEED NEVER LOOK BACK AT YOUR WRITING.

Copyright 2007 Rob Gruber