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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

To Fellow Travelers

About twenty years ago when I first heard of the Tony Robbins firewalk, I said, “When someone offers a seminar on walking on water I’ll take it.  I am not walking on fire.”

And then, in November I faced the burning coals, and said, “I’m doing this even if it burns my feet off.”

When the seminar assistant said, “Step on the grass—a strip of grass just before the coals--I stepped on the grass and looked at a glowing strip of red-hot embers before me.  Without hesitation, I gave my chest a thump and stepped out.

It was as easy as walking on popcorn.

As it is with most fears, the hard part is worrying about doing it. It is taking that first step, wondering if you will make it, shall I face my fear or retreat into my comfort zone?

And then you do it, and say, “Hey, that wasn’t so bad. That was easy.”

You are jubilant. 

With the firewalk, you are greeted on the other side by welcoming arms and congratulations, and the ones who have completed their walk are happy as a bunch of otters on a creek bank, laughing, hugging each other and greeting the walkers.

I saw a boy, about twelve years old, and asked, “Did you walk on the fire?”


The idea of the firewalk is to teach that you can change your state of conscious in an instant. You are afraid, you do it, and in the process, you change your physical state, your emotional state, and your belief system.

Isn’t that the way it is with most unknown scary events? When a challenge presents itself, you wonder if you are up to the task.  Shall I take the first step? Shall I begin that business?  What if I fail?

 You won’t burn your feet off.

Why do we do what we do?

To read more, Please go to  scroll down to the picture of stairs.

 To You,  fellow traveler.

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