Watch out world – Singapore has a new batch of Firewalkers!
In this post, I’m going to recount the time I spent during Tony Robbins “Unleash The Power Within” 2009 4-day weekend seminar held at Hall 2, Singapore EXPO. I learned a whole bunch while I was there – watching Tony Robbins teach and helping some people out of their own personal problems LIVE in front of a crowd of 5,000 people from 16 countries.
He spoke to and helped a Japanese wife who couldn’t give birth by helping her to see that her happiness does not lie in a child that might never come; another 22-year young Hong Kong woman discovers why she is constantly depressed and over-emotional and how she’s trapped herself into a never-ending cycle.
Here’s a quick video I made about my Firewalk experience. Enjoy!
As for me, there were 2 things in particular that I would like to point out here. 1. “Who We are Today is the Result of the Choices We made Yesterday, Who We Become Tomorrow is the Result of the Choices We make Today” That simple statement sums up a lot of the things that we do to ourselves – because of our own limiting beliefs and thoughts, we often tend to hold ourselves down.
Not letting us go forward and doing what could be better for us… because we are afraid. Afraid because of fear… fear of failure, fear of success, fear of unknown, fear of loss, fear. There was a session where we had to write down what were the negative decisions we made before and how it has benefited us in any way.
I wrote that I had decided that I will avoid making mistakes others make by learning from theirs – while this has benefited me in terms of not having to experience what pains they go through… I also lose that exact experience. Without the experience, I won’t know how precious and important it really is! Then I recalled something amazing… When I was 15 years old (that’s 10 years back), I…
- was lonely,
- got angry easily,
- was pretty vulgar,
- was very violent,
- spoke my mind and hurt people without knowing it,
- had no understanding…
The good thing is, I went to City Harvest Church and started to change but I do believe I was 15 when I said… “I don’t want these anymore! I want friends! I want to be happy! I want to laugh! I want to enjoy life to the max!” and I decided to change my life. 10 years down the road to today… I see the results of that decision.
Wow. Time flies.
I am who I am today because of the decision made 10 years ago. Of course, I had a lot of help and support from the folks at church, but nevertheless, the decision started from within me. (Thank You God) And the second thing is… hrmm, what was the second thing?… Oh yes… 2. “Learn to Burn Energy like Coals, not Lighter Fluid”
Huh? What’s this got to do with anything?
You see… attending this seminar took EVERY OUNCE OF ENERGY outta me. I was completely, utterly, spent. When Tony said “Go to level 110, go berserk” – I took it literally (part of the ‘enjoy life to the max’ mindset I got going). And physically went ape-wild.
So, being already physically worn down due to the high-level activity and being sleep deprived, I caught a bug from one of the members. I met that members’ friends on day 3 and they told me he was down with fever.
Day 3 was 50% screwed because I caught that fever. It didn’t catch on strong until I did another activity by Tony Robbins. It’s quite like a “deliverance” seminar I’ve experienced in church – without the laying on off hands and casting out of demons and stuff. After that “deliverance” effect, I was 110% overspent on energy and I almost collapsed.
The last time I felt that physically worn out was during my army training days at the Standard Obstacle Course (S.O.C.) training. The energy we’ve got to burn can be used in 2 ways… either we burn them like coals – where it’s slow, constant but long-lasting. Or like lighter fluid, a huge powerful burst but gone almost instantaneously.
To go further in life, one’s gotta maintain the energy so one does not burn out too early! Tony’s been doing this type of whole-weekend seminars (with only 1 break for the day) for the past 32 years and it amazes me how much energy he’s got.
The only other people I know who could be on par or higher is Pastor Kong Hee. So as it turns out, I missed out on day 4 totally as I had to recover at home… I had fever and I lost my voice. Nevertheless, I got what I needed during the 3 days.
Asher “FIREWALKER” Aw