Have you heard this term, woo-woo, before?
Wiktionary defines it as:
Describing a person readily accepting supernatural, paranormal, occult, or pseudoscientific phenomena, or emotion-based beliefs and explanations.
(What does this have to do with strength? Be patient, I’ll get there…)
Generally, this term is used derogatorily. It’s used as a put-down by skeptics for anything that doesn’t fit the rational, materialistic paradigm. I mean, you can almost feel the superiority (complex) oozing out of that definition.
I bring this up because I heard something the other day on this subject that I liked.
In an interview with Robyn Openshaw, who wrote Vibe: Unlock the Energetic Frequencies of Limitless Health, Love & Success, she talked about bringing it to just one “woo.” (By the way I don’t know if this book is good or not. It’s on my wish list, but haven’t got it yet.)
What she meant is it was on the fringe of science; which doesn’t mean there isn’t really good science there. It’s just not accepted as mainstream. This does not make it paranormal, pseudoscientific or anything like that, just not well-known.
Let’s face it. There are some really woo-woo beliefs out there. I’ve investigated lots of things myself, and I certainly have come across a great amount of B.S.
The problem is that so many real things are lumped into this category.
Arthur Schopenhauer said:
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
Most of the mental training is that first or second stage. I hope by now you’ve tried some of the drills I teach and seen tangible results yourself, which means it most definitely is not woo-woo.
You can at least bring it into the third stage for yourself.
Another “out there” area that I only sometimes talk about is energy. Like meridians and chakras kind of stuff.
Skeptics will say this is completely woo-woo…ignoring the science that exists around this subject, not because it doesn’t exist, but because of their own emotion-based beliefs. (Funny how that works, eh?)
Where do you stand when it comes to energy?
I can tell you some fascinating stories…
- Like passing my hands over someone’s chakras. The second one felt like flowing through water. The third was like going over rocks.
- Or dropping a couple inches deeper in a split based on rubbing a few acupressure spots…on the upper body.
- Or other times, when what can best be described as orgasmic energy flowed throughout my entire body, with zero sex involved.
“Energy” is a fuzzy word. What exactly is meant by it? Lots of people use the term and they may be referring to completely different things. (That’s why I wrote this article about Energy, Qi and Strength.)
What is important is realizing energy exists in many forms, and then getting tangible benefits from this kind of thing.
One of my most popular newsletters ever was on a method I developed called Buzzing with Energy. I called it this because that was the end result of how you’d feel after doing it.
I used the routine for myself for months and thought it was great. But then the feedback I got blew me away. Lots of people were getting amazing benefits from doing the routine regularly.
That’s when I decided to make it available once again.
If you are feeling more energy from doing energy drills, then you’re more likely to have the energy to engage in strength training.
If you are feeling more energy from doing energy drills, then you’re more likely to be stronger and better conditioned.
If you are feeling more energy, that means it’s available to all your cells, which means greater health.
This is important because the only way you’re going to actively engage in these types of drills is to believe they work. Seeing is believing. But because seeing these energies tends to be a bit tougher, let’s go with feeling is believing. And feeling is easy, once you know how…
Then never again will this be woo-woo to you. You’ll know. And you’ll know you have access to something that the unbelievers don’t.