Show me your rituals, and I will show you your life.
What you do in the first hour of your day controls the rest of your life.
I began my own journey almost thirty-five years ago, when my Tai Chi instructor Hawkins Cheung (Bruce Lee's kung fu classmate) said that the morning was a magic time, and that if we blessed the rising sun with movement, it would change everything about the day.
And it was true: just moving the first thing in the morning seemed to make magic out of an ordinary day. But Hawkins wasn't the last teacher to give me pieces of the puzzle. As a science fiction/fantasy writer, I researched a lot of fascinating people and subjects, from Ericksonian Hypnosis to Transcultural Shamanism, from the Sweet Medicine Sundance path to warrior traditions from Africa, Asia, and Europe. And everything I touched modified what I knew of the "Diamond Hour" of the day.
Fifteen years ago I encountered Russian body-mind secrets, and discovered the secret of changing your life in just five minute increments. Combined with Tony Robbins' thoughts on emotional focus, my Morning Ritual became…magical.
With it, I've been able to write millions of words, attract and marry my soul mate, earn three black belts and literally fulfill ALL of my childhood dreams.
I call this new way of blending writing and life…LIFEWRITING.