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  • Cold showers was something I never took too seriously until I picked up a book called How to Get Well by Paavo Airola. It's probably been a couple of months now since I've started. By no means should I be referring to what I do as cold showers. Right now I do a warm/cold shower. A few minutes of my normal warm water and then about half a minute of cold water. My goal is to be only using the cold water.

    Today I noticed what I perceived as progress in my cold showers. Besides the potential benefits to my health, I am also interested in using these showers as a way to transcend my selfish-separate-self. Previously when I would get to the cold cycle in my shower, I would dread it, and my body would immediately start to shiver. Slowly that has been going away, but today felt significant. I went a little bit colder and kept it colder for longer. I kept my mind strong, as I usually take this moment, in the cold, to focus on my mind, on my I. At this point I feel the cold water streaming down my body from my head to my toes, but it doesn't feel cold. I almost felt this barrier existing in my body, somewhere around my skin. I could feel the cold around me, and outside of me, but I was not feeling it enter my body. I still felt warm, and I really enjoyed this feeling. I leave the shower feeling happy, excited, and energetic.
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