If you have not yet read it, The Flinch is a free e-book that’s like the modern version of Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway.
Our flinch instinct can totally save our life. It’s a valuable evolutionary mechanism. We all know times when we have been viscerally repulsed by someone or our gut has started churning and only later has logic proven that gut energetic response a.k.a the flinch to be totally bang on.
They say there are brain cells IN the gut lining even. It’s not like the old theory that the brain was “head office” telling everything else in the bod what to do. It’s a whole lot more quantum than that.
So anyway, this book is reminds me of the also very short but cool Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield, the kind of thing you BLAST in one go when you want a quick rut-busting motivation read for the Zap Zone.
Julien Smith, The Flinch author, is a super rad Taurean and the founder of Breather - another genius idea that has popped up with Uranus in Aries. He is Moon in Aquarius and his Mars-Chiron in Gemini are opposite Saturn-Uranus in Sagg. Perfect for confronting “the flinch”, examining Mars (assertion) in an innovative way and being C.E.O. of a company that has to do with personal space.
Some of this thoughts in the book:
* Over a lifetime, those who listen too much build a habit of trust and conformity.
* Avoiding the flinch withers you, like an old tree that breaks instead of bending in a storm.
* Train yourself to flinch forward, and your world becomes a series of obstacles to overcome, instead of attacks you have to defend yourself from.
“Flinch forward” is a fab little mantra. Especially when Mars moves Direct. Not that i am impatiently awaiting this or anything.
Image: Andy Lee – Blue Iceland