Utah has had a very odd start to the summer. What I mean is it’s 45 fucking degrees and raining on June 12th! Sorry, I’m pissed. It is seriously like Seattle here. If it is another June like last year and rains for the rest of the month, I am so moving. June in Utah is supposed to be hot, sunny and filled with the smell of suntan lotion. But nooooo last night I wore my winter parka.
And no, I don’t want to look on the bright side (especially since it’s extremely overcast at the moment) and be like, “Oh, I love the smell of rain. It’s so refreshing out and everything is so green.” And I’m certainly not going to “mentally” pretend like it’s warm like my brother in law once told me to do on a backpacking trip in which I nearly died of hypothermia. Ok, I’m exaggerating a little, but it was cold as shit and Dave was like, “Just imagine that you’re warm.” Uhhh no. Love you Dave, but that was a really dumb idea.
So anyway, I need to get back to looking out the window and cursing mother nature. At least I don’t have to do yard work.
Sonie, your skepticism caused you to miss a great opportunity to explore the powers of your mind. What you call a “dumb idea” is actually a very well documented process.
In the extreme example, Buddhist Monks can control their body temperatures enough to cause steam to rise from cold, wet sheets put over their bodies in 40 degree weather. In this situation, a normal person would die from hypothermia.
Anyone who can moderately control their concentration can do this to a lesser extent. I have used the method many times to make myself more comfortable in both hot and cold situations.
The powers of the human mind are far from being completely understood. It’s not always easy to resist the temptation to scoff at that which can’t be explained in simple terms, but an open mind let’s the beauty of the universe flow in.
I knew you’d have something to back it up. 🙂 Keep in mind many of the things written are for humorous purposes…. “Dumb” idea was not to be taken too seriously.
Thanks for reading!
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