Drunk Drivers


My heartfelt condolences to anyone who has ever been affected by the irresponsible acts of a drunken driver.  As you’ll see later, all of us have been or have been affected by these careless acts of destruction.  This post looks to address the of the influence of ‘spirits’ or feelings on our everyday lives.

Here’s one definition of the word drunk – overcome or dominated by a strong feeling or emotion.  Hmm… anyone not fall into this category?  It seems that  we all struggle daily with our feelings and emotions and the decisions that we make based on them.  If you think about it, where you are in life now is based on the decisions that were made according to how you felt at the time.  The funny thing is that we continue to do this even if not being totally satisfied with our previous results.

It’s hard to conceive the idea that we live in the past, present and the future at the same time.  This is due to our perception of time.  For example, by the time you can say the word present, it’s already in the past.  The thought of saying the word is projected into the future ; the process of saying it is your present.  Now why is this important?  Because when you understand this concept, you will then be able to ‘control’ your future by simply extending the mental present into the physical future.  In other words you’ll become proactive in your life as opposed to reactive to your feelings and emotions.

Networks are making a fortune capitalizing off of these ‘drunk drivers’ under the guise of ‘Reality TV’ and they are none the wiser.  All they know is that trick better stop talking smack before she gets smacked!  I can see in real time the effects this behavior has on our communities; just read some of the posts on FB…smh

Your body is your vehicle and you know by now that your emotions are the alcohol.  Please take control of your car and manage your alcohol intake on all levels!

Old Spice…


      I recently visited a local pharmacy to buy some deodorant as I had just finished my last stick.  What would normally be a two-minute drill turned into a ten minute epiphany. 

     As I encounter the isle of choice I’m confronted by a huge Old Spice deodorant display.  A thought flashes through my mind: “Ladies look at me, now look at your man, now look back at me.”  I laugh at first and shake my head as I walk past the display to find my usual brand.  Something strange begins to happen; I start questioning myself as to why wouldn’t  I buy the Old Spice.  Was it because I felt threatened by the NFL athlete  used in the commercial.  My wife seemed to find it pretty amusing.  No, I wasn’t threatened by a commercial…was I? Ok, then why would I buy it?  Maybe deep down I wanted to be that guy, maybe I could find the ‘swag’ the commercial promised.  So as I left the store with THREE sticks of Old Spice deodorant, I realized how effective hypnosis could be.  

     For anyone who doesn’t believe they’ve been hypnotized before, I encourage you to read further.  To dehypnotize, a few things must first take place. One, we must understand what hypnosis is. Dictionary.com defines hypnosis as: an artificially induced trance state resembling sleep, characterized by heightened susceptibility to suggestion. I tend to disagree with the “resembling sleep” statement unless it also refers to the daydreaming state in this same manner.

     So what causes hypnosis? Well it’s not caused by some caped, black-bearded mystery man on stage yelling commands to zombie-like participants. (Don’t start believing what you see on tv now). Hypnosis is caused by an overload of message units to the brain and the brains attempt to escape this condition. In other words, any situation/s that causes what we perceive as stress  or anxiety sends us into overload. At this moment we are at our most vulnerable state to suggestions. Although we are still functioning in it, the world around us means absolutely nothing.

     We also experience this state while for example enjoying music on our iPods or MP3 players. Think of how well you know the lyrics to your favorite song, no matter how old it is. Now think of how you learned it. You tuned out everything around you and focused on the feeling that was created while listening to the music and lyrics of the song…over and over again. You can now identify that song in a couple, if not just one note. The process used to learn that song is hypnosis. We choose everyday what we’d like to be hypnotized by. Just think of what you focus on most throughout your day; that’s what you’re currently hypnotizing yourself with. If you have a negative perspective on your situation, then you’re only suggesting more negativity to yourself and the situation. However, giving positive intentional suggestions to yourself changes the outcome of your situation to a planned or more desired one and that’s what hypno-therapy is all about.   Are we not just the manifestation of the collection of ideas and suggestions that we’ve accepted throughout our lifetime?

I’ll end this post by asking the questions: “What has been suggested to you in your life and why do you believe it?”

By the way, turns out I was allergic to the Old Spice and ended up with burns under my arms……..’

(Click here if you haven’t seen the commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE )

Till the next time,
T Scott