There was this crazy woman that lived alone.
Her husband died, and she was financially taken care of, but she imagined that ghosts were coming to terrorize her every night.
Until one night, she hallucinated a guardian angel who came to her and told her what to do to keep herself safe from the ghosts.
It took her a few weeks to implement the solution, but once it was complete, the ghosts never bothered her again.
There was this huge restaurant downtown.
They were famous for having a lot of dishes from all over the world.
They were always packed, the waitresses were always busy, the chefs were always proud of the new creations.
Then disaster struck and they were forced to rethink their strategy, to hopefully stay in business, which was far from guaranteed, for obvious reasons.
You Love Algebra
Once there was this algebra teacher.
They hired him because he was over the top enthusiastic about algebra.
He would tell the students that you should study algebra every day.
You should force your mind, to see the world through the lens of algebraic equations.
If you can see everything, through this magical lens of algebra, then you will know the truth about the world.
Deeper Than You Think
You will understand the secret of life.
If you know algebra, you will know everything.
You will understand everything.
And since this was so incredibly charismatic, on a subconscious level, his students couldn’t help but fall in love with algebra.
And they soon found out the truth.
That if you fall in love with algebra, the beauty of life will reveal itself to you.
In ways you may not yet be ready to understand.
Once I was walking down town and it started to rain.
So I decided to take refuge under the awning in front of an out of business hardware store.
Then a homeless guy, which I thought was a pile of trash, set up and started talking to me.
I got up to leave, not wanting to crowd his space, but he told me to stay.
He told me that once, when he was very young, he went hiking and got lost.
And he was wondering around and found cave.
He want inside the cave and found a hermit.
The hermit started talking to him.
Fears and Strengths
He said, you know how people say that once upon a time, the folks who invented humans had trouble finding where to put our greatest strengths?
And that they wanted to put them where we’d least find them?
So they put them behind our greatest fears?
That’s only partially true.
Most people hear that story and think we only need to confront our fears once or twice, and we’ll be good.
That’s not true.
Not one bit.
Always Need Both
In reality the strength of our greatest fears is directly equal to the our strengths.
And every time we use our strength, we have to embrace and accept our greatest fears.
But we have to embrace them with an honest and open face.
And the longer we are in the presence of our greatest fears, the longer we’ll have access to our greatest strengths.
You cannot have one without the other.
If you never embrace or even feel your fears, you’ll never have access to your greatest strengths.
There is no easy way.
There are no shortcuts.
Every Coin Has Two Sides
There is matter and anti-matter.
Thesis and antithesis.
Love and hate.
Fears and strengths.
Action and reaction.
Chord and discord.
Tension and release.
One cannot exist without the other.
Whatever You Say
The strange thing is they actually took his advice.
While he was ranting and raving about the beauty of algebra, the principal didn’t really take him seriously.
But he had an unexpected impact on the students.
They did better in all their classes.
They started living much more moral and upright lives.
The principal recognized him as one of the best teachers she’d ever seen.
So the school board, naturally fired him.
Because the purpose of school is to create obedience.
Not free thinking students who are capable of managing and mastering their own lives.
They responded in a very strange way.
But they are just as successful as the used to be.
Now they have four counters in a square.
Each seat ten people.
All the sell are pancakes.
They cost one dollar each.
You walk up, and hold the fingers to indicate how many pancakes you want.
There is no waitress.
Only the pancake maker.
Ancient Instincts Prevail
And this restaurant is now as crowded as it ever was.
The theory is that humans like eating together in a central location.
The food is not important.
The only important is to be able to break bread with strangers under a central and friendly scenario.
This is an ancient instinct, much more ancient than economic interventions that have the opposite intentions.
She told her to make and eat one pancake of any size.
And every time she made and ate one pancake you can only eat 3/4 of the pancake.
The rest of the pancake you have to save.
And when the quarter pancakes are enough, you must make and wear a robe from the uneaten pancakes.
That is the only thing that will keep you safe from the demons who come and night and threaten your happiness.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.