The tools of a personal revolution are literally in your hands
You all know about power poses, right?
This is the idea that we can change our mental attitude by adopting the right posture.
So if you want to feel more powerful – say you're about to try and negotiate a deal with real estate agent – should spend five minutes doing power poses.
Flex your biceps. Stand with your legs wide apart. Throw your chest out. Throw your arms up in victory.
It's one of the quirks of the human being is that doing these things makes us feel powerful. We become more confident.
It's like the mind is taking a read from the body, and trying to figure out what kind of mood it's in.
Ah! We've got our chest out and we're pumping the sky. We must be happy. We must be powerful. Alright!
And so our posture and our physicality are one of the most direct interfaces we have with our mind.
But think about that for a sec.
We know that the mind is important. We know that mindset is everything. It influences our attitude, our risk-taking appetite, our ability to make decisions.
Even at a vibrational level, it seems that what's going on in our minds affects the reality we create around ourselves.
And so we know it's important.
And then we spend all this time trying to influence it. Reading famous quotes by famous people. Watching inspiring movies. Beating ourselves up for not being more Richard Branson-like.
But then we have a very simple but very powerful interface, right at our fingertips.
It's almost too easy. We don't need books, or gym equipment or some sort of mindfulness app or anything.
All we need is the body we have.
And becoming powerful is as simple as striking some powerful poses from time to time.
So the next time you've got some idle time – doing the dishes, standing in the check-out at Woolies, at the men's urinal – why not strike a power pose?
In fact, why not just rock your entire life like some sort of action figurine?
Chest out, head back, power stance in the legs. I'd like some sushi and a maxi-juice thanks.
Now you're probably thinking here, but what would people think of me? Wouldn't they laugh at someone heroically choosing corn chips in isle seven?
(The fact that you think that probably means you're not doing enough power poses.)
Now what if I tell you that idea is totally common, and the reason it's common is because it was implanted there by our reptilian overlords.
What other explanation is there for it? Why would you judge someone standing in their power, evaluating toilet paper options?
Why is that ridiculous? Why is it shameful, ridicule-worthy?
Can you think of a single good reason?
(“You just don't do that” is not a good reason.)
There isn't one. I've never heard anyone ever offer a good reason. There isn't one.
Which means my hypothesis, which I just made up a few seconds ago, is right now the front-running theory on why we're not rocking power poses all the time.
The space-lizard illuminati want us to not realise our full power, by making us feel ridiculous when we stand in our power.
(If you've got a better theory, I'd love to hear it.)
And it doesn't matter if that theory is true, the effects are observable. We are a society of beings living in diminished power, and just not rocking enough power poses.
What's worse, most of us spend our days hunched over and grovelling at a keyboard, with our heads lowered, our wrists floppy, and our backs disengaged and withering away, like pathetic little sausages.
(Seriously, space-lizards. Think about it.)
And all the while, we have this direct, scientifically proven interface into our brain, that we're just not using.
And I'm not just talking power. It works for whatever you want. Happiness? Force a smile. Wonder? Throw open your eyes. Gratitude? Get down on your knees a pray, mofo.
However you want to live, the formula for mind training is incredibly simple.
Strike a pose.