Stripping My Life Of Routine Distraction – 30 Day Challenge

In The Way Of The Superior Man David Deida explains how one can find his/her purpose and truth –

Austerity means to eliminate the comforts and cushions in your life that you have learned to snuggle into and lose wakefulness. Take away anything that dulls your edge. No newspapers or magazines. No TV. No candy, cookies, or sweets. No sex. No cuddling. No reading of anything at all while you eat or sit on the toilet. Reduce working time to a necessary minimum. No movies. No conversation that isn't about truth, love, or the divine.

If you take on these disciplines for a few weeks, as well as any other disciplines that may particularly cut through your unique habits of dullness, then your life will be stripped of routine distraction. All that will be left is the edge you have been avoiding by means of your daily routine. You will have to face the basic discomfort and dissatisfaction that is the hidden texture of your life. You will be alive with the challenge of living your truth, rather than hiding form it.

Recently, I have found that I have lost my edge, my drive. I also feel that when I start to ask myself the questions that will drag me out of my funk, I distract myself and numb my ‘edge’.

For the next 30 days I will do and not do the following:

NOs –

  • No newspapers or magazines.
  • No TV/YouTube.
  • No movies.

Limited –

  • 30 mins of music a day
  • 30 mins of a podcast a day

Do –

  • Meditate 10 mins a day

The aim of this is to force myself to face my fears. The beautiful thing about the brain is that when you ask good questions, it has to give you good answers. This challenge will definitely give me the time to answer such questions.

I’ll be updating you on this challenge throughout the month on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so stay tuned. Engage with me using #30DaysIDareYou

Have you tried a 30 day challenge yet? Go on I dare you…

To your success,


Challenge: 19/01/2015 to 17/02/2015

Update 31/01/2015:

OK, I failed. Decided to quit. I found it much harder than expected. I gave in to moments of weakness and never recovered.

On the bright side I have a healthier balance for how much content I consume. What I found whilst doing it was that when your brain isn't being over stimulated constantly you start to face your problems. Your brain will begin to give you good insights.

Although I failed, don't let that put you off. I highly recommend this for anyone in need of getting their life back on track.

I look forward to you beating me and achieving the 30 days.

Stu x

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