No one can be permanently hypnotised.
I read the ‘Bulletproof Diet’ a few months ago and something strange happened.
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That pretty much sums the whole book up.
But ‘Bulletproof diet’ was an infomercial in book form. It was the author’s sales catalogue masquerading as a diet and lifestyle book.
The book was hypnotic and was effective in changing my mind.
After reading it I immediately upped my coffee intake. So much so that I started having many of the caffeine overdose symptoms, worst of all was the persistent eye twitching.
I also started intermittent fasting, which I enjoy for the convenience and flexibility it gives me.
But despite all the problems caffeine was causing, I was too blind to see it. Call me gullible or extremely susceptible, but the book has effectively blinded me against coming up with solutions to my symptoms.
Then something else happened.
The coffee maker broke down.
Suddenly : no coffee, no choice.
And as forcefully and abruptly as I had begun my coffee habit, it stopped.
My coffee habit was a shaky tooth tied to a string and yanked to oblivion.
At the same time I started reading other books.
It took a month for the coffee maker to be replaced, and by then all my symptoms were gone,but I still hadn’t realised the causal relationship of my symptoms with caffeine.
Once the coffee habit was broken, (I had gone cold coffee turkey for a month) I didn’t return to my coffee habit.
I never needed coffee to be awake, alert or do my best work.
It was how I was brought up. Kids in my family are not allowed coffee, until the adults deem that the kid has reached adulthood, and in my case, that was never.
A week after the new coffee maker was installed, I had a coffee, just because …I was bored.
And BAM! My eye started twitching, and suddenly I was aware of a long forgotten problem and now I had a clear vision of its cause.
I realised that I was hypnotised by the book, and had broken off its spell.
Which takes me back to the first statement I made.
‘No one can be permanently hypnotised’
All forms of hypnosis are temporary.
Temporary only in the grander scale, not in human years.
So we need to come up with ways to de-hypnotise ourselves.