They screwed their feet and seared their souls to: “Unleash the Power Within...Turn Fear Into Power.”
That’s what Tony preaches. But some of his followers left with “...burns to their feet and lower extremities.” What we have here is: Defeat by da feet; a collapse of faculties; and WAY too much of a failure - in too much communication - leading to wacky conclusions like this:
“I could do that, walk on fire, what else could I do?”
That’s what one female fan declared. Subconsciously, and now with sexuality swapped in mere seconds with new sexual self identification techniques, she could be instantaneously – insanely – yet immutably and immortally - turned into a HE – turned into a TONY - yet a more capable, successful, complete – more total Tony.
Where were we?
Do you know of Hugh Jackman?
He’s no quack. He’s a beautiful, multi-talented beast, available for an act. Hugh gives a testimonial to Tony. So therefore we, the great unwashed, must ask ourselves:
ARE YOUR BELIEFS HOLDING YOU BACK?
How Changing His Story Changed His Life.
Well, you, and collectively we, facetiously, should tell all and sundry that we are NASA astronauts instead of telling the truth and admitting that, in fact, we are lowly, perfunctory bureaucrats. So yes, changing one’s story, via utter BS in this case, will change one’s life. But at what cost to one’s conscience? (Probably this is not what Hugh did...)
But the elephant in the room is whether Tony is more concerned about praise from the likes of Hugh, at the expense of delivering common sense recommendations and sane advice to peoples vulnerable to his message. Undoubtedly, Tony Robbins “wins” when he gets the likes of Hugh Jackman to laud his methods and it appears Hugh won in finding his intellectual/spiritual Hercules – but those two facts don’t mean YOU SHOULD STEP OVER SCORCHING COALS!
So earnest Tony, the motivational speaker, is in the headlines, but for all the wrong reasons. He’s supposed to inspire, not incinerate.
He probably, sincerely, believes in his spiel - but no one should fork over funds to be done like dinner, burnt to a crisp.
Hey, self-help gurus have been around for ages and they aren’t going away. We, the gullible and hopeful, do aspire to better ourselves and since some of us have been raised by parents (and governments) to think we are useless without their constant tutelage and teachings, programs and preachings - why wouldn’t some of us resort to motivators?
Well, in this case, Dallas fire fighters were resorted to. 30 to 40 people suffered. Funny thing, back in 2012 at a Tony Robbins speakeasy in San Jose, 20 people burned their feet. Apparently, however, in Dallas, patients ran the show, deciding whether they’d be better actualizing themselves in being treated on scene or being taken to hospitals for further treatment. (Five people did opt for the hospital.)
ONCE YOU START DOING WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS IMPOSSIBLE YOU’LL CONQUER THE OTHER FIRES OF YOUR LIFE WITH EASE - got people in the mood to coal-char their feet.
First off, the premise to beat back, or at least defray, some of what each of us think, or thought, was impossible, is not necessarily a bad idea. We all have bugaboos and skeletons in the closet that need facing, surmounting, defeating, but let’s not describe our problems and vexations as “...OTHER FIRES...” for such terminology gives these weaknesses or shortcomings a stature undeserved, with our mistakes unduly and unjustly magnified, with our errors erroneously emblazoned. Yes we can abate and, better yet, ameliorate our problems but we don’t need coals to do so.
Let’s pause, think of our travails, and figure out a regimen to, if not cure, at least cope with our troubles and torments.
But, according to media conduit, Jennifer Connelly, 7,000 souls made the 15-foot coal walk with no harm. That’s got to count for something, but using a percentile of population to justify an untenable situation is puffery at best and BS at worst, notwithstanding her add-on that this walk across coals has been in the books for 35 YEARS.
So, again, why, after the San Jose cases, would Tony encourage volunteers to do the coal test again? There, probably, are other safer ways for people to prove their mettle.
Jennifer went on to say saying that a person (or persons) not familiar with the “process of the fire walk” (paraphrasing – PANICKED and called for help.) Ms. Connelly then praised that help for coming and curing - so all, in her books, was good. But seminar staff fellow, Tad Schinke, said walkers stopping to take selfies led to their lack of proper focusing leading to...
But surely, deep down, Tony Robbins and we mortals know that nobody needs to walk over coals to improve and remake ourselves.
Wake up twenty minutes early. Stop with the coffee and cigarettes. Drink more water. Begin lower-back stretching. Try to be more honest. Show up, get involved, give a heck...so we don’t, instead, walk the deck, go off the deep end, do the coal cha-cha, and burn our feet – no matter what Mr. Robbins entreats.