Imagine there’s an on and an off switch to life. And then imagine there’s a half way between. The half way between on and off has many names:

Relaxing, chilling out, watching tv, stressed, overwhelmed, depressed, frustrated, annoyed, anxious, nervous, drunk, drugged, medicated, injured, bored, hanging out, listening to music, watching Youtube, doing Facebook, reading and more.

This middle ground is literally shit. It’s where recovery from stress takes forever, where presenteeism is maximised (not turning up and enjoying life) and where productivity, creativity and inspiration are near zero. In this noise driven (seeking or avoiding it) middle ground, yoga, meditation, sport, food and alcohol, along with friends, family and social life take a strong place. It’s where you are not you, and it’s important to spend some time fishing in this middle ground. But lets not mistake it for life.


In the OFF position you must be 100% alert, engaged but 100% still. Nervous system must be switched on but muscle tension is zero. This “ZEN” space finds the gap between moments in time so it requires absolute 100% focus. This space is the perfect recovery space. Try sitting perfectly upright, facing a wall about 50cm from your face, open eyes, using your peripheral vision and just stare at the wall. Don’t flinch, remain alert through posture. You’ll begin to get the gist of it by trying it. Don’t control your mind, breath or anything, just don’t move a muscle however, be ready to catch a ball if it’s thrown to you.


LOVE what you do and do what you LOVE. Avoid the emotional pitfalls of comparing what you are doing to what you want, expected, desired, think you should be, ought to be, have to do and got to do. Choose to be in the situation you are in. Choose to accept what’s not going the way you want and see if you can remain thankful so that you avoid all the lower unconscious emotional states of fear, guilt, anger, disappointment, frustration, envy, jealousy, hate and regret. (they add up to insecurity).


Whether you play sport, work in an office, climb mountains, make love, wash dishes or simply mow the lawn, ON OR OFF, is the place you will turn up at your best and recover fastest.



About the Author Chris Walker

Uniquely Australian, highly intuitive and inspired, Chris Walker is on the forefront of radical personal development and change that inspires people to find purpose and to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. His methods are dynamic, and direct. His work is gifted, heart-opening and inspirational. The process Chris embraces can be confrontational, but if you are prepared to “step out” the personal power that this knowledge gives you is without doubt life changing and truly inspiring. Chris’s purpose is to open hearts and to stop the hurt. His work comes from his heart and is a truly magnificent gift for anyone ready to receive it. Chris shows people how to bring spirit into their life and keep it there. His sensitivity and empathy to others is his gift. The most powerful thing that we can do with our lives is to be on purpose, and live with the knowledge of spirit. Chris helps you discover this, that which is already yours, and through his work, you will find the courage and love to honour your-self and follow your heart. Chris brings his work to individuals and businesses. He believes for business success, you first need to create personal success, and this happens when your business and the people within it are on purpose. Chris Walker is an author, a speaker and a truly inspirational individual who has been fortunate enough in this life to find and live his truth.
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