Day 1 of week 2 of Wim Hof method. This week in the cold shower challenge I move to 30 seconds under the cold water. As usual I was dreading the idea, especially since it was cold outside – 18 degrees so the water would be extra cold and there was a chill in the house.
I won’t say that 30 seconds went fast since I peeked at the timer a few times, but I did it, and afterward, I started to laugh out loud as I turned the water off and dried myself. The reason was the joy of success – of pushing past the dread for the cold. I’ve said it before and it’s so important: we create so many of our obstacles.
Some quotes to ponder…
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
– Buddha, Dhammapada
“Men are disturbed, not by things, but by the principles and notions which they form concerning things.”
-Epictetus, Enchiridion, 5