Buffering takes time. It’s an action – it requires time and movement. Whatever your personal buffer is, you will use your time to engage in it. Video games, TV, gambling, social media, pornography, spending, working, exercising, drugs, etc. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, when you stop doing it you get your time back! For some of you, this could be hours spread throughout the day. For others, it may be an entire evening or weekend. When you stop buffering, you will free up more of your most valuable resource – TIME.
Buffering requires energy. There is the mental energy drain coming from the compulsive over-desire for the dopamine that secretes from your brain when you buffer, and there is also the energy drain that occurs from resisting and rewarding the buffer. I’ve had students tell me it’s relaxing for them to spend their evening in front of the TV, drinking beers. They’ve said it they deserve it (or earned it) and are tired after a long day at work. My friend, let me tell you that the reason you are tired and drained is not due to work – it’s due to your cognition, much of it is around the evening routine and desire for the dopamine. When you eliminate buffering in your life, you free up the energy that is otherwise being used subconsciously for desire, resisting, and rewarding the buffer.
When you stop buffering, you develop a stronger and deeper connection with yourself and others. The connection with yourself comes through Indomitable Self-Confidence – you no longer avoid uncomfortable emotions because you know who you are and what you’re capable of. You also develop connections with others BECAUSE you are more connected to yourself.
Buffering diminishes awareness. Whatever your buffer is, it will draw you away from your awareness of your mind and body. That was actually the original purpose of the buffer – to avoid uncomfortable emotions. The more you buffer, the more it becomes an over-desire which also diminishes awareness because your mind is wrapped up in desire and urge. When you stop buffering, you increase the awareness you have with your thoughts and emotions (cause of creation).
In the beginning, you will experience discomfort. This is for two reasons; first because of the deprivation around not rewarding the desire (withdrawal) and second because of the remaining uncomfortable emotion that drove you to buffer in the first place. Since buffering is a process of maintain a ‘good feeling’ (dumping large amounts of dopamine into the body), once to stop buffering you will be face-to-face with the reality of Life – which includes ‘negative’ emotions that we use buffering to avoid. When you stop buffering and live an authentic human Life, there will be more discomfort and heaps more Indomitable Self-Confidence that comes with knowing you can handle the discomfort.
Authentic living is living in your true humanness. It means you live in a state of well-being instead of false pleasures. It means you live in dopamine and insulin sensitivity instead of dopamine and insulin resistance. Buffering puts you in a trance of false pleasure and over-desire. Buffering creates urges and impulsive behavior that deviates you from your true self. Authentic living includes feeling uncomfortable or ‘not so good’ sometimes. That’s ok – that’s being human. Buffering ensure we always feel good at any cost and consequence – that’s not real life. Living as your authentic self promotes and develops Indomitable Self-Confidence and Amazing Relationships.
Power Of Creation
Here’s the truth: you are a being that creates. Birds have wings that allow them to fly. Fish have gills that allow them to breath in water. Humans have a mind that allows them to CREATE THEIR WORLD. This is the divine gift we receive as creations of The Creator and as a likeness of The Creator, we have the power to create – on a smaller scale, of course. Your mind is the Cause of creation, your result is the Effect. When your mind is flooded with over-desire and compulsive thought-patterns of consumption, you are not engaged with your intuition, inspiration, and imagination. You are still creating! But what you are creating is emotional over-desire and unintentional results – otherwise you wouldn’t be interested in this course. You are ALWAYS creating, you can’t separate yourself from your power of creation – just like a bird can’t separate itself from flight and a fish can’t not breath underwater. You are HUMAN – you are a created creation that creates, a results-producing result, an effect-manifesting effect. (For more training on this, check out the Spartan Academy.)