Comedian Louis CK was on Conan recently and asked why he won’t give a phone to his children. In between wisecracks, many of his comments were incredibly sage.
I have written before (here & here) on how important it is to genuinely feel your emotions, it is a critical step to lasting happiness. If you feel sad, feel it; don’t shy away from it, squash it down with food & social media fixes, Feel it! After the sadness passes, (much quicker than you imagine) you will feel a genuine lightness and release.
I have also written before on how toxic mobile phones are when they pull us out of the moment, and prevent us from feeling, and how terribly dangerous when combined with a car. So I was pleasantly surprised to watch this link my husband sent me.
Don’t just take it from me. Here’s a comedian saying the same thing, with laughs of course.
“I just tell them you can’t have it. I’m not there to make them happy. I’m not raising the children. I’m raising the adults they are going to be”
“Phones are toxic… You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. The ability to just sit there. That’s being a person…. Underneath everything there’s that thing, that forever empty.”
“People are willing to risk taking a life and ruining their own because they don’t want to be alone for a second.” this one is particularly poignant after the 60 minutes story on the weekend about Sarah Durazza’s tragic and totally preventable death on the phone to her mother while driving.
“When the sadness comes, stay in the way of it and let it hit you like a truck, I pulled over and cried like a bitch, it was beautiful. Sadness is poetic, you are lucky to feel sad. Then there was this happiness… when you feel sad the antibodies come rushing in to meet the sadness. I was grateful to feel sad and then met it with true, genuine happiness. It was such a trip! The thing is, because we don’t want that first bit of sad, we push it away with a little phone wank, and you never feel completely sad, but you never feel completely happy either, you just kind of feel satisfied with your products, and then you die.”
The next time that emotion threatens to overwhelm you, sit with it, let it live inside you, honour it, and see what happens. Feel your feelings. Live your life. Please watch this poignant video. – I forgot my phone
For god’s sake turn your phone off sometimes, walk barefoot in a park and listen to the birds. And please, for Sarah and her family, turn it off when you’re driving, and I will too.
I’ve passed the big 4-0! I’ve now ‘released’ 48kgs, since the birth of my son 2 years ago. To Kylie, Selina and all my GBQ sisters, you helped me to get out of my own way, so I could coach my inner critic and encourage my cheerleader. I am getting my pre-babies mojo back and am in a better headspace than when I was fighting fit! I feel like GBQ really delivered on the greatest gift, self-love and clarity, and has given me the confidence and conviction to continue my journey! Thank you.
With Kylie’s help I released the hopelessness & anger I was using as an excuse, and have stepped out of my shell with a vengeance! I’m now clear on what I want to do with my life and I’m taking steps towards making it a reality, and in doing so my entire eating habits have changed… the ‘hunger subsided’ & I’ve stuck to my better eating habits and gym workouts easily. It’s been amazing!
Working with Kylie has been life changing. Kylie helped me get back in touch with my own body, taught me how to nourish myself and get my glowing, gorgeous body. She helped me move from self-loathing to self-love. She taught me how to consciously turn down the critical voice and turn up my inner cheerleader. Without a doubt starting with your mindset is the first place to start on your weight loss journey. Lasting results for sure and totally life changing!
What I have gotten out of the course can’t be measured. I glow from the inside out! For the first time in years; I am happy because I am happy! I love myself – I can actually look in a mirror with no self loathing… I love the woman smiling back at me and not just because my body has changed on the outside – I have changed from the inside and it is a reflection!
Everything has really changed, I finally let the girl inside out. I feel like my life has really just started. I’ve had a massive increase in personal power (from zero), sense of possibility, happiness, resilience, CONFIDENCE! Reached my first weight loss goal, I have gone from a size 12 to an 8-10. I love myself and respect myself for the first time, I cannot express how much this has changed me. Thank you does not even cut it.
I have been struggling with my weight and feeling of not being good enough for as long as I can remember…This has changed for me now. I have had more awakenings and realisations and learnings than I thought possible in the past few months. This really is SOOOOO not about the weight. I TOTALLY get that now.
I have loads more energy… I’m eating so well and exercising when I can. With my 1st baby I couldn’t cope with the emotional roller-coaster that is pregnancy. I ate, and ate, and ate non-stop. My head is in such a great place at the moment. I owe it all to Kylie and your Goddess Body Quest program x