Hiking and Backpacking
I like to go hiking. There’s basically two types of hiking. There is day hiking and there’s backpacking. Backpacking is fantastic but it takes a lot of time and it usually costs a lot of money.
You need to drive somewhere far away needed to find a mountain range you can walk around in for several days without seeing a lot of people. Day hiking is a lot easier but you usually see a lot more people on the trail. The harder the day hike is the less people you see.
One particularly interesting type of day hike is if you go to a peak. In Southern California there’s a lot of these peaks. One of whom is Mount San Jacinto which has a peak of about 12,000 feet and if you day hike it you drive up to the trailhead which is at about 6000 feet.
Up And Back
From 6000 feet up to the peak and back is about 15 miles. It’s a very interesting very strenuous very enjoyable hike. A friend of mine and I were hiking and once we are almost the top and these guys passed by us that were jogging their way up.
These guys were clearly endurance ultra marathon types. They had very very strong, very wiry frames. They had, they were only carrying small fanny packs that had a water bottle on either side and they got to the top maybe 10 minutes before we did.
We had enough time to talk to them. They didn’t usually stick around if you’re day hiking you want to spend a lot of time on top and have lunch and enjoy the view but if you’re an athlete and endurance ultra endurance marathon runner run to the top and you run back down.
Ask Questions While You Got Time
We wanted to make use of our time and ask them some questions because I never really met and ultra marathoner. The first question I asked was you guys are just regular people with this as your hobby rightly.
He said yes, you can’t really make enough money as an ultra marathon and expect not have to have a job so people that are ultra marathoners, they just have very very physically demanding hobby.
I asked them what kind of person is drawn to that type of hobby and they said normal people, but the one thing is different about these ultra marathoners, some of them can be very strange. I asked them why.
Marathons Are Excited
They said well, if you think about running a marathon, even though running a marathon takes four, five hours for most normal people, the side of the streets are always lined with people that are cheering you on so there’s always a lot of external support and external set of incentives to keep going.
If you run an ultra marathon all you have are your own thoughts and since most of these ultra marathons are not through cities or through these deserts and you have to have an incredible strong amount of mental fortitude. You have to create a set of thoughts that you can keep with you that will keep you going and keep you motivated.
Some people have the tendency to start to develop negative thoughts over time and if you develop negative thoughts over time, especially during an endurance race these negative thoughts can turn into something catastrophic.
Create A Chaser
There was this one guy they ran with that came up with a strategy. He would imagine while he was running he would imagine that he was being chased. That’s what kept him motivated. The more he fixated on this mental hallucination that some entity was chasing him the more real it became.
The thing about taking thoughts and turning them into things as if you just sit and think about your thoughts there is a very very small chance they will turn into things but if you think about thoughts over a long period of time, if you think about those thoughts over long period of time and combine that with a lot of physical and mental stress, that will add to the power of the thoughts. That will make those thoughts much more likely to become things.
He thought about those thoughts long enough he kept those negative anxiety driven thoughts long enough in his mind that they actually became real. Pretty soon people during these ultra marathons, they started to die.
The authorities just figured they died because of exhaustion because that’s what happens when you run for 50 miles through the desert when you’re not prepared. You might die. So they never really did any kind of autopsies but the runners that ran these things are usually the same people and they started to suspect that something very very bad was going on.
After they did their own investigations they found out that this guy was actually purposely creating these entities. Along with his thoughts of being chased, he started to develop a kind of anxiety and anger towards the other runners. They seemed to have their own support staff but this guy didn’t have anybody.
He started to create these entities that he imagined chasing him but he also imagine them destroying his competition. They actually did start to destroy his competition. One of the questions that was never answered was once you turn your thought into a thing what happens to that thing when you stop thinking about it?
Once Created They Live On
There’s no reason to believe that thing will disappear as soon as your thoughts disappear. It’s very likely that every one of these long endurance races where this guy purposely created these negative entities there’s no reason to suspect that all of these negative entities that this guy created with the power of his negative thoughts ceased to exist simply because his thoughts ceased to exist.
Quite possible that there are plenty of these negative entities out there that are still pursuing people and killing them. After they told us the story, they checked their watches and they said it was time for them to leave. They ran off down the mountain.
While my friend and I were slowly hiking back down we felt a strange sense of being watched. When you get an idea in your head that there are these entities out there watching you it’s hard to get rid of this thought.
Thoughts Are Powerful Entities
The more you think about this thought the more you wonder what those entities are thinking while they are watching you. That’s the thing about thoughts that most people don’t really think about is some thoughts can take on a life of their own and once they take on a life of their own they are their own entities unto themselves.
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