Do Whatever It Takes ! Has it become your biggest EXCUSE ?

There is nothing wrong with your eyesight ! DWIT (Do Whatever It Takes) is a common term in LGAT (Large Group Awareness Training).

Surely it has helped many to cut out excuses from their lives and aid them tremendously to achieve their goals. Sadly some have abused it and used it as an excuse to turn a blind eye to many other things that are happening in their lives.

Sara was a member of my group in a training program I attended way before I attended POE). She has declared to lose 10 kg in two months. Her daily routine includes waking up at 6am for a swim every alternate day before heading for work and working out at the gym every other day. Well, her weight yo-yoed as she was constantly falling ill due to lack of rest and being over-exhausted from her sudden change in lifestyle. When we said: “Please take care of your health.” She answered,: “ I MUST DO WHATEVER IT TAKES !” lol

There is one other thing called Being RESPONSIBLE to Your Health ! For the rest of us, it may be some other thing. Have we ever “in the name of” DWIT neglect our family, friends or health or use it to take advantage of others? The list goes on. I guess we only have the answers ourselves. It is only a matter of whether we want to face to truth of not. What are YOU pretending not to know?

P.S. As I am writing this post, I am reminding myself too.

P.P.S. Kindly refrain from quoting this post as an excuse to skive from your goals =p

P.P.S. One last thing. Has it become the biggest excuse for others to manipulate you in certain ways ?

7 Responses to “The Path”

  1. Lance
    June 13 2008 at 10:05 pm #

    I like this approach, thanks for sharing it!

  2. Ramesh
    June 13 2008 at 10:30 pm #

    Nice approach. If you could give an concrete example of how one could follow the process it might help better though. For instance take the “Why can’t I forget him after so many years of relationships” or “Arrh.. This person makes me so frustrated!!!” and run through the process you take to let-go from it.

  3. Bill Cawley
    June 26 2008 at 1:03 am #

    I enjoyed your article. I wasn’t sure how much I would get out of it at first because I am not willing to drop it all to begin meditating and living in seculsion. I am happy with my life but like many of us trrying to find a good balance for myself. However, your ideas weren’t “to out there for me” and I really do believe thoughts and words lead to action. Action was the other part I relly liked. Making big changes in our lives require taking action and to often today people are beng told to just think it and believe it and everythig will comte to you. I am firm believer that action is required- I liked the kite analogy.

  4. Long Lost HS Friend
    August 21 2008 at 12:39 pm #

    Three years???
    Sorry, I didn’t even know that you became a monk.
    I remember that I met you last time a little over three years ago when you came back to Thailand one weekend.

    At the time I knew only that you were training for a marathon and you were about to publish a book.

    Well, อนุโมทนาบุญด้วยครับ

    April 21 2009 at 9:30 pm #

    Letting go, surrender. Come to think of it, people surrender to many things. Why can’t we surrender to happiness? :-)


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