Last Steps

Once you’re very far into having processed your emotions and doing what you want, you can start looking for areas of your life where you seem to be stuck, or lacking willpower.

An example would be, recently, I realized meditation wasn’t solving my germophobia, which was becoming tiresome. So I asked my therapist, who suggested exposure therapy, which temporarily worked before it stopped working. I eventually figured it out; it went away when I got physical control of my environment.

You can also look for areas in your models of the world where you seem to be stuck. I imagine that you’d waste lots of time if you didn’t realize people were burning most of their energy off on social games.

The other thing, is to always be asking yourself what you want to do. And then, just doing it. Be in the moment. That way, your flow of willpower from your true self will be uninterrupted and infinite.

As mentioned before, continue doing mindfulness even once you’ve done enough to process all your emotions. Until you’ve learned the skills from Parts II and III. I’ve stopped meditating per se, and just ask myself, “what are my emotions/feelings right now and how can I satisfy them”, but it still takes a while to sit there until I get an answer. You may have enough skill in introspection once you’ve reached this point that you can tweak the process of meditation.

I’ll eventually start a similar retreat to Goenka’s (but without DRM) to teach all this when I have the cash, but for now, use this one. Experiment with mindfulness and see how much you gain, and if you gain enough to justify continuing, then do so. Re-read Parts I, II and III once you’re a hundred hours in, to make sure you didn’t miss any skills. Good luck.

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