Excessive Sweating, Silence, and My Challenge to You

What Does Excessive Sweating Have To Do With Silence?

I was recently reading a book that reminded me of you and I thought you can benefit by some of the insights. It’s called “10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace,” and it’s written by Dr. Wayne Dyer (Dr. D). If you’ve never read Dr. D you should check him out. He’s insightful.

There was a bunch of good stuff in the book that I read, but the main thing that resonated with me that I think you’ll like is the 4th secret. It’s called “Embrace Silence.”

—Summary of the 4th Secret—

Dr. D starts out by explaining the role of silence in our universe. We live in a very noisy world. Lawn mowers, cars, crying babies, TVs–endless numbers of noise-making things.

Not only that, but our culture avoids silence as best as possible. The car radio is always on, gaps in conversation are filled in with mindless chatter–silence is awkward, right? For a lot of people, being alone is boring. Being alone without a computer, TV, or radio is absolute torture.

Blaise Pascal, the famous scientist and mathemetician is quoted in Dr. D’s book saying, “All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.” That’s what inspired me to write about this to you all.

There is a momentary silence between each of your thoughts. If you can notice that silence, and dig into it, then you can achieve a peacefulness that is beyond the vast majority of the population. The average human has 60,000 thoughts per day. If we could cut that number by half, imagine how much time we would have to be in that pure state of awareness. Imagine how many possibilities would become open to us.

Dr. D equates silence with God. When he talks about God it doesn’t necessarily mean the Christian God or Islamic or Jewish–just the universal energy that creates trees and keeps the planet rotating and stuff. He quotes the Old Testament saying, “Be still and know that I am God.” Telling someone to be still is like telling them to be silent. Silence brings you to knowing God.

There’s another quote in here, this one from Mother Theresa: “God is the friend of silence. See how nature–trees, grass, grow in silence; see the stars, the moon, the sun how they move in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

Silence is the ultimate creator in this world, says Dr. D. Think about your favorite music piece. Isn’t it the silence between notes that makes it good? If it were not for that silence, then the piece would be just one mumbled, continuous note.

He contends that everything emerges from silence. Your thoughts come from the silence, your words originate in silence, even embryonically we originated in silence. “Those who will supersede us are waiting in the vast void.”

It’s absolutely essential that we spend some of our waking energy pursuing nothing but pure, unadulterated silence. If we do this, we will relieve tension and stress, reduce anxiety, begin to know God, and feel closer to our fellow humans.

He pleads with the readers to demand more silence in their life. He suggests starting a daily meditation practice. He warns that as you begin to meditate, your mind will bombard you with 1,000s of thoughts, making the silence elusive. The way to get around this is to become the observer. Allow all thoughts. And simply become the observer of your thoughts. Look for the gap of pure, blissful silence in between thoughts. Try it right now.

According to Dr. D, silence is the way to make conscious contact with God.

—End summary of the 4th Secret—

On the website, we have a whole section on “Your Mind,” where we talk about meditation, hypnosis, relaxation, etc. Some people have written into me complaining that this is confusing, and asking me for more clear instructions on how to use these techniques to stop excessive sweating. There are a lot of specifics that I sometimes get into about visualizing yourself sweat-free, saying affirmations, triggering, and some other stuff. Just ignore that for now.

The main thing that you have to do, is access this silence in between your thoughts. The way to do this, like Dr. D said is to become the observer. Just set aside 15 minutes. 15 minutes. Sit down, and be the observer. Just try your best to find the gap between your thoughts.

There’s no way to do this wrong. There’s no such thing as a “bad” meditation. Every meditation will benefit you even when it doesn’t feel like it at the time.

I Have A Challenge For You

Here’s the thing–I know for a fact that not many of you have been using this technique. And I have a challenge for one of you.

I challenge one of you to spend 15 minutes, twice a day practicing this meditation for 30 days. I want you to give us updates on the the 3rd, 15th, and 30th days. Let us know how your practice has been going, and what changes (if any) you have been experiencing.

I guarantee you that after that 30th day, your sweating will be lessened, and you will feel much better about yourself and about the world around you.

I’d like to offer a prize to the person that’s going to accept my offer. I’m not sure what the prize should be because everybody has different things that they like. I was thinking a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com.

So c’mon, who’s gonna step up to the challenge? Who really wants to stop their sweating? This will not only stop your sweating, but it will change you in other ways as well.

If you’re interested, let me know by writing to service@bye-bye-excessive-armpit-sweat.com or to christopher.mechanic@gmail.com.

Until Next Time,

Chris Mechanic