YOU might unknowingly be a victim of terrorism every time you sit down at the poker table. These acts are committed by Thought Terrorists that have been implanted in you by your family, the media, the schools, the government, your peers and your culture. Other TT you have created in response to being neglected or abused. YOU hold onto these poisonous memories, ideas, thoughts and beliefs. YOU nurture them, obey them, defend them, and worship them. YOU don't even realize that they exist, or ever consider the terrible damage they do to you and your loved ones.
TT cause stressful feelings that cause mental and physical dis-ease. They interfere with our ability to focus and maintain a dominant and creative presence (at the poker table), and in all of our life endeavors. I take a stand against these destructive terrorists. I will not let them continue to terrorize me through the dreaded feelings they cause. After all, what I have always craved, even as a boy, was personal freedom from the unknown forces (feelings) that were tearing at my insides and preventing me from being a happier person and accomplishing my passionate goals. We carry these bad feelings like a contagious virus. They affect everyone we ever come in contact with, and we rarely realize how destructive they are. All I want now and ever really wanted was to feel better. Noticing and letting go of my TT makes me feel better.
TT caused feelings such as fear, hate, resentment, resignation, hopelessness, anxiety, depression, vindictiveness and rage, imprison and destroy me. They cut off my deepest hopes, passions and dreams, and they torture me. Let's dissect resentment as an example. Holding onto thoughts like these, causes your resentment.
'I did everything for my daughter and she rarely calls me', 'I built our business and my partner stole it from me', 'I deserve respect because I am your parent'. It is your believing these thoughts TT that justifies your feeling resentful. They are very subtle, but don't underestimate the damage they do to you. Your prison bars are these harmful beliefs you hold onto to your grave unless you reconsider what is at stake. Simply, you will feel better when you let go of these beliefs and you will have unimaginable personal freedom.
The US Military can never spend enough money on intelligence in their fight to protect us against our political terrorists. Once they have located a terrorist, they can send a daisy cutter anywhere in the world to destroy him, even into a deep mountain. We need to turn our resources towards identifying our internal terrorists. Each TT that is identified (noticed) is exposed and vulnerable. Like a movie vampire loses its power and is instantly destroyed when the sunlight hits it, a TT must be noticed to enable us to let go of it. It has been hidden from us far to long.
Innocent civilians, captured, bound, blindfolded and gagged by political terrorists can only wait and pray for their freedom, fearing that at any moment they may be beheaded. Those of us who are also held prisoner, but of our own implanted TT, are in the same position. The stressful feelings that they cause also torture and eventually kill us, but do it more slowly from the mental and physical dis-ease they cause. They certainly will prevent us from staying focused at the poker table. Perhaps most hurtful is the loss of our creativity and our ability to live a truly happy life, to maintain focus with a joyous mind-set, a radiant contagious smile, and a peaceful existence within. These are the attributes that all of the truly great athletes and poker pro's all exhibit. Most other writers of self-help books will offer to sell you many, many tools to help you to free yourselves and solve your problems. The good news is that you already have most of the tools you will ever need to free yourselves from TT. They are your heart, mind, and intentions, and my articles, book and lectures. We need to shift our focus away from becoming more of what we think we should be, what we want to make ourselves into, or accumulating medals, title, fame and fortune. We need to direct our efforts towards freeing ourselves by noticing and letting go of our TT baggage. We will then avoid dis-ease and live a happy successful life. Then, we can all wake up every morning with a new life and a No-Limit day to enjoy.
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