The only constant is change. This Buddhist-derived philosophy is at the center of today's mind-hacking discussion. Chad and Eric discuss how to apply the adage of "This too shall pass" to both positives and negatives in your life.
How even scientifically our bodies are in a constant state of change.
Making ourselves like the waves of the sea...
How we can project our moment into the future.
The parable of the horse.
Why viewing even positives as fleeting is a good thing.
The only guarantee in life...is death.
And, practical mental practices you can implement in your life today.
One thing that can stay constant in this state of change: bioStak benefitting your body... Go to bioStak.com to grab yours, and do your cells right.
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Chad: 00:00 Yeah, there's a quote, and I can't remember who said it. I should've looked it up before we started, before we hit record. But there's a quote that says, the only constant is change. Hmm. And I love that quote because it's so true. There's, there is nothing like in our human minds, and we're going to talk a little bit about this in a minute, but in our human minds, we want to put everything in a box and think this is how this thing exists forever. You see, a journey begins in a single step, or in my case, one less piece of bread.
Chad: 00:35 My name is Chad and I'm a seeker. I have sought out an expert in the field of nutrition and fitness who I hoped would help me feel better. They call him the bio hacker, but I call him Eric. I hope you'll join me in a path that leads you and I to optimal fitness, the body and the mind as we live our life in ketosis. This is the life in Ketosis podcast, uh, biohackers guide to optimal body performance.
Chad: 01:09 Hello everyone. My name is Chad and this is my quest to achieving the healthy state of being with the man can get me there. My mentor and cohost, he is the science to my regular guy, extreme testing to my, I'll take your word for it. The biohacker himself, Mr Eric Bischof. Somewhere along this journey of ours I realized that feelling better is really one part physical and one part mental and both are needed to achieve the optimal state of being what I call keto, happiness or ketosiness. And today we are talking about impermanence and everybody at this point is going, what? Why? Well, before we dive in, Eric, how are you doing?
Eric: 01:49 I'm doing pretty good. I'm hanging in there. Um, right. You've been pretty busy and doing my stuff and my study and all that good stuff in training and et cetera. So how about you? How are you doing?
Chad: 02:02 I'm doing fantastic. Just A, we're recording this from the road. So, uh, if the audio sounds just a little bit different than it usually does, that's why I am currently traveling with the family or in Oregon and, uh, making our way up to Washington and the Olympic peninsula tomorrow. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. It's the first time it'll be the first time. Both of us, all any of us in our family has seen the, uh, the peninsula. Oh really? Oh yeah. We're really stoked.
Eric: 02:29 You've got sunshine or rain, which you got?
Chad: 02:32 right now it's sunshine cause we're in central Oregon.
Eric: 02:34 Oh, that's right. You're in bet you are Bend. Okay.
Chad: 02:36 Yeah, yeah. Some central Oregon servicing different climate. So tomorrow we'll head into the end of the rainforest of the peninsula. So that's pretty cool.
Eric: 02:46 Yeah, that'd be pretty cool. And then when are you coming back? How long have you been gone?
Chad: 02:49 Oh, we'll be gone for a couple of weeks. Just roaming around.
Eric: 02:54 I'm anxious to get out there too a little bit, so it can be kind of fun. Yeah, I gotta get some traveling in a little bit, so knows.
Chad: 03:03 That's great. Well, let's, let's dive in. Yeah. So in the intro I talked about the, we're talking about impermanence and I want to talk just a minute about that. So I actually don't refer to it a lot about impermanence. And this is of course, one of our mindset episodes and, um, which we've been getting a lot of great feedback on. It's been really, really fun. And, uh, and you know, I've gotten a chance to talk to a few listeners that are looking to improve the mindset along with or Keto journey and just keeping things in line so that I think that's great. You know, like we say in the intro, it's a holistic picture. And so that's why we do these episodes and that's why we talk about mindset and how we can better interact with ourselves through the process of keto and fitness and health and all of that kind of stuff. So we saw it really important to bring that element in. So that's, that's what we're doing today. And, uh, when I say in permanence, I'm, when I'm calling it impermanence, I'm actually talking about at an old Buddhist principle. Um, but I don't think about it in this, in this way, Eric, in the, in the word and it's, that's just kind of the label it's been given for me. It exists as the idea of this too shall pass.
Chad: 04:20 And you know, I think a lot of people will be familiar with that phrase. This too shall pass. I think there's probably some, I think there's some Christian Christian roots to that as well. Um, and just some older ideas around this, this phrase, this too shall pass. But I think most of us when we think about that, what type of scenario do you think of Eric when you think too to think about that idea that like this too shall pass? Probably
Eric: 04:51 Bad. Yeah, something that I can't wait to get done or passed or get through.
Chad: 04:59 Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. And actually the way that, um, it's taught in Buddhism and some of the other ancient practices and the way that I use it is very, very different. And that's why I wanted to talk about it today because it's actually one of the most positive, um, and, and reinforcing phrases that I use in my life to just enjoy the moment. And so I'm going to talk a little bit about that. We're going to talk about both sides of it, both of using it in the bad and the good. Um, but if you think about it, uh, there's a quote, and I can't remember who said it. I should've looked it up before we started before we hit record. But there's a quote that says the only constant is change. And I love that quote because it's so true. There's, there is nothing like in our human minds, and we're gonna talk a little bit about this in a minute, but in our human minds, we want to put everything in a and think this is how this thing exists forever. This is who I am forever. This is, this house looks like this forever. Or you know what I mean? That's a bad example. But, but we try to put things into a box and try to make them stay like that in our minds forever.
Chad: 06:15 And it's actually a survival technique. And we'll talk a little bit about that we inherited from our ancestors. Um, but if you think about this, and I wanted to think about this also in the context of keto and nutrition, and I'd love to hear kind of your thoughts on this, Eric, but really, even from a scientific point of view, this is true. Like we know cell divisions take place in each living being continuously and old cells are dying off and new cells are being reborn. Um, and, uh, Eh, you know, and it yields this place for continuously to create new, uh, something new, right? So it's constantly changing. So even if you think about our physical bodies and, you know, through our dietary, through our exercise and just to natural aging, we constantly change.
Eric: 07:08 Yes. Mytosis you're talking to them shall divide once to form two daughter, identical cells and growth and, you know, just get rid of all the worn out cells and regeneration and rebirth, et cetera.
Chad: 07:27 Yeah, yeah, absolutely. And so I think of like, before people write this off as some sort of woo kind of, you know, whatever. I think it's very helpful for me to think about all the ways that this exists in the physical nature of life. And, um, you know, we think about this change and, you know, cellular change in our, in our bodies. The other, the other example that, um, I hear a lot is a river. You look at a river and you say, you know, I'm going to go down to the river. I'm going to walk down to the river and look at the river. One of my favorite things is just to like sit by the Riverside, listened to it roar or, or tumble and, you know, just watch the water. It's just, there's something about it that's pretty mesmerizing. Um, but when you look at a river, are you ever looking at the same river? You're not, right? You're, yeah. If you think about it, technically it is constantly changing. Every moment, every moment, every moment. It's a different river. It's literally different molecules, literally different. So we think about this, you know, in our lives. So I love that this kind of sets the context of how we can look at this for our mindset because we can see it, we have constant reminders of it in the real world. It's the same way that rust works. It's the same way that decay works, you know, all of those sorts of things. Like it's just the only constant is change.
Chad: 09:03 Um, so technically, you know, technically speaking, no individual or, uh, thing is ever composed of the same amount of energy, mental stuff, um, and cellular material at all the time throughout its entire existence. Um, we're subject to change and change. Is this just this continuous movement? So why am I talking about this when we talk about mindset? Well, there's a couple of reasons. Um, so we want to, we want to make conditions permanent in our mind because that creates perceived safety. Does that make sense? So like we are, we are as a species, we are, uh, um, uh, people that are low in large, afraid of change because it's an unknown, right? And ancestrally, if there was an unknown, often that meant danger, physical danger, like our lives were in danger. If something was not right, if something was unknown, if something, you know, was off or changing or whatever because we didn't have the longevity and knowledge and records and all of that kind of stuff to know, oh well the weather just does this every 10 years or you know what I mean?
Chad: 10:20 Or there's, there's a drought every once in awhile. And we have, today we have the, the, the um, convenience of handwritten record and, um, you know, uh, science and all of that kind of stuff. But mostly ancestrally they had to pay really close attention to things and as things change that could mean devastation. So we've carried those, those, that, that survival technique into today that says, oh no, if things change, it's dangerous. And so we try to, we try to fixate things in our mind, um, to be constant and permanent. Um, our minds resist the change because also because it takes energy. Change always takes energy, right? Eric, think of the times in your life that things are changing. Even on a small scale or a massive scale and the amount of energy mentally and physically that you have to put into that change to adapt.
Chad: 11:24 Yes. Right. It's whether it's, whether it's moving, whether a big life change, like a marriage, a divorce, a childbirth or you know, any of that kind of stuff is like, and, and our, our, our constant state of being as an animal, as we want to preserve energy, we want to, because you know that that means survival as long as we preserve, preserve our energy. And so, um, when change takes energy, which is no longer a physical threat to us, we don't have to be so worried about it. Um, but that's why we kind of resist it. Um, a lot of people, you know, go ahead.
Eric: 12:06 some people. I know some people are easier to embrace change. Then there's like, my wife is so anti change. I mean, it, it just really bothers her change really does. And Myself, I, I have actually embraced change for some reason. Maybe I get bored really easy. I don't know. But I actually, I, I like change. I like change. But you know, things that I appreciate, you know, the good things in days, not bad things, you know, but, uh, yeah, I actually, I look forward to diversity. Maybe. I'm not sure. Yeah. You know, I don't know if everybody's like that. I don't know. I mean, we're all different obviously, and
Chad: 12:52 I would, I would guess that you probably embrace change by choice, right? When you're in choosing to change things or when you want to mix things up, but does, how does it show up for you when something changes that is outside of your, um, outside of your control and maybe you don't see it as like a positive, you know, that sort of thing.
Eric: 13:13 I think maybe it's in a learned behavior because when I was growing up, I, I went to 11 different schools kindergarten through twelfth grade. So my sister, my twin Laura, we went to a new school every year and I think that change got me so used to, in living in new places and meeting New People. Um, I think it was just probably a learned behavior that I, it, it was survival probably at first and then I had to deal with it probably. So like my wife, she's, oh,io and never left. Never been. There's people, you know, with great people, but they are born in the same house and they die in the same house. A lot of them. Right. So she's just not used to that kind of change. So I guess you're right. It's probably change it you embrace and you want to, you know, make that change. Probably not forced change. So yeah, you're probably right.
Chad: 14:05 Yeah. The other thing that we do, which is interesting, a lot of times I can't speak for everybody, but the majority of people I know, I do it, um, is a result of this, is that we take whatever we're experiencing in this moment and we projected into the future sometimes indefinitely, right? Sometimes when we're sad or depressed or going through something hard, we feel like it's going to be like this forever and it's devastating. And, and a lot of times that's a huge source of people's depression, right. Is it, oh, this is never going to change. I'm going to feel like this forever. I'm going to be in this situation forever. This is gonna, you know, you know, that sort of thing. And there's actually an inch really interesting study that I was the other day and where they, um, I hope I'm going to get the samples right. But they basically, um, they, they, they pulled a couple of groups of students, college students, graduate students, and they po, they interviewed ones that hat we're in serious relationships and they sit, you know, they asked a series of questions and one of the questions was around the idea of how devastated would you be or what, how would you feel they're, they weren't that leading in their question, but how, you know, what would it do to you if you were to break up with your significant other in the next two months, what, you know, how long would it take you to get over that?
Chad: 15:33 Uh, what would it feel like? Just a series of questions around that. Right. And the answers were a devastation, like for years, like the majority of them said it would take them years to get over it. Right. And, um, then they pulled a group of students that had recently gotten out of a longterm relationship that they, that, you know, that they had for a long time or whatever. And um, most of them reported being like, okay, and, and moved on. Like the average is like four to five months. They were okay. And they were moving on, right. And, and life was fun again, and they were, you know, weren't thinking as much about the relationship. So just the study, I think I butchered it a bit, but the study just showed how much we, um, we, we make things into, into, uh, a catastrophe and we think that it's going to be like that for a really long time, if not forever.
Chad: 16:37 And so the idea of what I'm talking about is adopting this mentality of this too shall pass. And there's a few things that I want to, I'm actually going to end the podcast talking about a few things that, um, this does for us in, um, actually I'm going to go there. I think we'll go there next because I want to talk about, I use this in a lot of different ways. Um, actually that's how we'll end the podcast. I'll talk about how I use this at the end of the podcast right now. Let's talk about, um, what this does for our mindset, both when we're experiencing something that we perceive as positive and we perceive as negative. Right? Cause it's a clickable to both. Okay. So Eric, if I ever told you my story of the, of the horse and the man that the, the end offer about the horse.
Eric: 17:33 Yeah, I read that a while back. A long time ago. Okay. All right, great. So you're familiar. So I know that parent, I have, I told it on the podcast, you know. Nope.
Chad: 17:44 Okay, great. So I'm just going to give a real quick like, you know, 32nd, 62nd rundown of it. So basically the parable is this, a man has a horse and it's like the prized horse of the town and everybody in the town considers this man the luckiest man because he has a horse. There's a long time ago when having a really good horse meant a lot. It was, you know, it could help you work and, and a great, great food and money and income and all that kid of stuff. So he has this amazing horse and he's the talk of the town. Everybody's jealous. They think he's so lucky. They come to, Oh man, you're so lucky to have this horse. And One night, or sorry, one morning he wakes up and he goes out to feed the horse early, early in the morning and the fence is broken and his horse is gone. And everybody in the town says, oh my gosh, I can't believe how unlucky you are. I'm so sorry. This is the worst. This is so unlucky. And, uh, then the next morning he's out kind of mending the fence and he looks up on the horizon and he sees his horse. And then coming up over the horizon behind it is a mare and his horse had gone out, found a mare, a wild Mare, and brought her back to the, to, to the man. So now he has two horses. He has his amazing horse and he was a beautiful mare. And what that means is that they're never going to be able to have, um, you know, they're going to be able to have, have more horses and uh, you know, and so everybody in the town comes and says, you're so lucky.
Chad: 19:23 Oh my gosh, I can't believe this happened. You are the luckiest person ever. And you know, and they fix him into that box. Then what happens is, well, this, this mare was wild that the horse went out and got, so his son who, uh, his young son who was one of the best course trainers in the town, came out to, uh, to break the new mare and to train it. And what happens is the mayor bucks him off and he breaks his leg in two places and everybody in the town is, aw, I can't believe how unlucky you are. I can't believe this. Your son is a horse trader. That's what he does for a living. He's not going to be able to make a living with a little bit with a broken leg. I can't believe how terrible this is. And you know, people are, I'm sure everybody is starting to catch on to where this is going. Finally, the last, last thing of the story is, um, the military recruiters come by that, that, you know, this, they're in a terrible war and I'm the recruiting all of the young men to go and fight and his son is of age to be recruited. The recruiters come by and they can't take him because of his broken leg. And everybody in the town says, oh my gosh, you're so lucky. I can't believe yourself. Like you broke your leg. You didn't have to go to this terrible, terrible war that everybody's losing their sons in. Um, so anyway, you can see how we, it's kind of an, it's an idea of the towns, people fixing the s the state that we're in into the future and forever, right? That they're the thinking of it as permanent. You are a lucky person or you're an unlucky person or you have a lucky life or an unlucky life.
Chad: 21:07 And it's just a fun illustration to show how permanent we try to make scenarios, but how quickly they change.
Eric: 21:17 Yeah. We're always attached gene or is a meaning to things. Oh, we're always attaching a reason or a meeting maybe at least have to accept that crap just happens. Yeah. Yeah, I remember that parable. Yeah. I do.
Chad: 21:38 What happens when we use this in everyday life and, um, both for negative things, things that we perceive as negative and things we perceive as positive. And I'm really careful about how I label certain events in life. Obviously, just as we learned from the parable, some of these things can seem negative when we're in the middle of them, but then ended up being positive in another way or you know, vice versa or whatever. So, um, you know, labeling negative and positive is actually pretty, pretty dangerous and not real helpful in my opinion.
Chad: 22:11 But for the, for the scenario and for what we're talking about, we do it as humans. Right? So that's what I want to talk about is that, so before we dive into those though, Eric, I want to talk about bioStak really quick. Yes. Um, bioStak, five, natural organic ingredients. This is the stack that you need. Um, especially on Keto or really for anybody. I mean we have lots of people who use bioStak, that aren't on keto. Um, you can go to biostak.com and check it out. It does some incredible things for cellular health and uh, you know, anything that's been on your mind, Eric, recently for Biostak?
Eric: 22:50 No, just oh, I'm always thinking about it. Yeah. I don't know always and I always repeat myself all that, but it's just so key. You know, we have so many exogenous toxins and pesticides and pollution and drugs and different things, you know, that we're exposed to. And we do have our endogenous antioxidant system that, you know, we're blessed with, but we just, we were so concerned about the balance and we live in a world today, which process foods and everything else that we're just getting an abundant of exogenous, um, uh, free radical production producers coming at us. And it's so vital to, to just help out our endogenous anti, um, uh, oxidant defense system a little bit. And why this, watch why the stack is there all the way from liver to everything to, to, um, uh, uh, inflammation, cancer, preventative disease, preventative, neural degenerative, preventative, everything, energy, et cetera. So just, you know, if we didn't live in a world today with so much exotic and it's outside, uh, uh, pollutants and toxins coming at us, I think, you know, it wouldn't be so necessary that, yeah, that's a great point. I mean, more now than ever. Yeah. In the balances. So curation of our, yeah. Yeah. And that's it. That's all it's about is that homeostasis, you know, share, some of us may produce a, an abundant and Madonna and this antioxidants, but a lot of us do not. And you know, and we're constantly getting bombarded with, with things that are attacking ourselves. So that's why it's there. That's why it's been, uh, put together.
Chad: 24:42 So that's great. Well, um, if you haven't already, uh, even if you have, go check it out again. biostak.com see how good you can feel. Order yourself a bottle and take it and uh, it's, it's incredible stuff. All right, so let's jump back in. So, um, the things that we currently view as negative and here's how adopting this mindset of this too shall pass for me. This is how, uh, it helps me. So when anything comes up in my life that I perceive as negative, um, if I can adopt this, this too shall pass. It does a few things for me. One, it gives me hope and perspective, right? It reminds me that this is not going to be my situation forever. We will get past this and that just brings me some hope. And some perspective, um, it lessens the suffering for me. It just does it, it makes me a bit more neutral in the situation. Um, and I've, and I've noticed that and we're going to talk about kind of how to implement this. Like I said, towards the end of the end of the podcast. Um, it motivates me to find little things that bring me joy in the moment. So if I'm going through this big thing that I perceive as negative and I have this idea of this too shall pass, it gets me grounded enough.
Chad: 26:11 It gets me centered enough and back in my, in my body and in my mind to notice even in the hardships, to notice the little things that bring me joy or the big things that bring you joy. Right? So it's kind of that resetting and going, okay not everything is terrible cause cause we do that, right? We will sometimes when one thing has gone wrong in our lives, we, we make, we make it look like in our minds and our perspective would make it look, everything is going wrong.
Eric: 26:45 Can we do that as a defense mechanism to look for something? I'm going, it gives us hope, you know, cause you're, you know, you're suffering the negative on this end. And then is that why we look for something to give us hope like food and different days or addiction or things like that.
Chad: 27:01 Actually, I've never thought through, I've never thought through why we do cat, uh, catastrophize stuff like that. Like why wouldn't one thing goes wrong? Our entire world view looks like everything is going.
Eric: 27:15 Yeah. Then you start to resort to things you shouldn't, you know, you know, and I think consciously, if you think of, I have my children, I have all these positive things that you do have, but sometimes it seems like with skirts in front of that is the bat like food and alcohol and a lot out or other, other things to numb the pain, numb that pain a little bit. So.
Chad: 27:38 Absolutely. Absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. So those, so that's the way that I really relate to this or apply this. Um, this idea of this too shall pass to the things when negative things are happening in my life. But I do the exact same thing. And I think it's just important as a to do it when we're, when we're experiencing positive things in our lives or, or things that we perceive as positive and this does I don't want to do that.
Chad: 28:07 Well, it's actually a very stoic, um, you know, stoicism and uh, it's a very stoic principle to understand. Even when you're enjoying something, we know that it will eventually go away or it will eventually change. And um, and keeping that in mind, it doesn't, for me, it doesn't diminish the get out of the thing. It actually increases it. And, and the reason that it does is it, it promotes presence for me. It creates a, it creates a sense of urgency for me to become very present in that moment. Right? So it's not an anxiety filled thing. Like it's, oh, everything's good right now. It's going to change. It's going to get bad soon. You know, it's not that kind of thing. It's more of, oh my gosh, this is amazing. I'm not going to have this forever. So be here now. So in joy, joy, enjoy it while it lasts.
Chad: 29:15 Like yes. You know, it promotes presence for me. It increases my appreciation for, for that thing. Um, I find that, I remember now looking back when I'm able to adopt this mindset in the times that I think or feel just really positive, I remember them better and in a more, uh, positive at light in my opinion or I remember the details of it more, which is very interesting to think about because I'm actually paying attention and saying that's not going to be like this forever. So take it all in. Hmm. That's good. So to me, when I'm experiencing something that I perceive as positive, it's act, this, this principle actually is more beneficial to me when I'm, when I'm in those things than I am when I'm in the negative. But it's been incredibly helpful in both. Right? Yeah. And the other thing that this, this really relates to is the idea is that nothing is guaranteed except for death.
Chad: 30:24 Yeah. The only guarantee in life is death. Everything else is icing on the cake. So it, the two really go hand in hand for me when I think about this like this too shall pass and understanding that nothing is guaranteed because it just, both of them kind of stack towards this appreciation for the moment and the things that whatever I'm able to participate in at that moment are able to go through or whatever. And uh, I just wanted to throw that in. I think that's a really interesting thing to take a look at. You know, we, we think living today with our cell phones and are running water and you know, all of these conveniences, we feel like there are certain guarantees in life or we go through life like there certain guarantees, maybe logically we know they're not guaranteed, but we go through live acting as if they are guaranteed.
Chad: 31:20 Right. My, we were talking to one of my friends, uh, just on this trip actually, and they used to live in southern California and she was saying, you know, talking about one time, she remembers as a girl growing up, they had a terrible, terrible drought in southern California. So bad that there literally was not water coming through the pipes. Like just you turn on your sink, nothing. And she said, you know, and she said, that was so scary because you, you live your entire life being able to just walk up to the sink and turn the water on without even thinking about it. Right. Without expending any energy, thinking about where you're going to get your water, if it's going to be clean, you know, uh, how much will you get? What temperature will it be? And then as soon as that turns off, you realize, wow, even our most basic needs as a human are not guaranteed.
Chad: 32:18 Yeah. So being present, enjoying it now as big deal. Go ahead. Sorry.
Eric: 32:23 It makes me think that it makes me think about it as those that are facing cancer, you know, diseases that are going to bring about death, you know, either quickly or in a few years or whatever. And it's like why? You just never know what you are, how you would be until you're in the those, those shoes, you know. And I always try to speculate how I would be and it's amazing how when I, when I talked to people that are, they have cancer and that are dying and I've been, I've been around people and either appreciation for things really gets boosted when they know that it's eminent, that death is coming and really learned to appreciate the little things and find joy in the little thing. Some people get bitter and angry. Um, but I'm saying I don't know where I would fall until tell I'm in that situation.
Chad: 33:17 Um, yeah, that's a forced perspective of this too, right? Yes. I at at that moment. And you're forced to, you're forced to use it. Whether it's for good or for bad, whether you use it in a way that is more fulfilling, enjoy. Bringing or more soul sucking and decaying. Right? Yes. And so, um, that's a great, I love that you brought that up because I think the more we're able to practice this in the little moments, and that's one of my practical steps here at the end that I want to finish with, but I'll jump into it now, is start, start practicing this with just the little things, right? So if you're driving down the freeway, you get cut off and you're angry, um, eh, you know, and you're, you have some malice towards the person that just cut you off and you're making up a bunch of things about why they did that and how entitled they are and what a big jerk they are.
Chad: 34:17 And don't they know you're a human too, blah, blah, blah, blah. And you know, taking that and saying bless you, taking that and saying, no, you're good. I'm taking that and saying, well, this too shall pass this feeling. And just watch it. Just watch it dissipate. You can literally just feel it and watch it dissipate as, as you think through, you know, this man, this, this mindset of this tube too shall pass. So, um, I say start with the small things. Don't expect to take the big things on and maintain it right away, um, but get some practice. And then when the big things do come, like maybe you are facing death or the loss of a child or you know, any of those things, which seems so hard for me to even talk about. But once we've built this muscle over and over again on the small things, we can really use it on the larger things.
Chad: 35:17 And, um, and so that's, that's one of my points. So I'll go into this really quick. So, um, I use this, this is kind of the practical part, the way that you could apply this if this is something that sounds beneficial to you. Um, but um, I use it as a meditation mantra. So sometimes about once a week do mantra meditation, we're basically, in my mind, I'm just repeating one word or one phrase over and over and over and over and over and over and over in. And um, I use this one really often. This too shall pass this too shall pass this too. Um, and it just really kind of gets my brain into that space and I'm thinking about the things in my life. So, you know, the free, the phase that we're in with our kids that our current home or our current travels or whatever, it just reminds me over and over again that, you know, this, this isn't forever. Um, so, uh, and then in daily practice when you find, just as I mentioned with the example of getting cut off or whatever, just as a small things practice, just saying it in your mind, like, I'll practice it. Even last night we were on a bike ride and we stopped to watch the sunset. And the whole time I was watching the sunset that was like, wow, this is such an incredible example of this principle. Because I was thinking about recording this today and I was watching the sunset and thinking, yeah, this is gorgeous, but it's, it's gonna pass. It's gonna go like, like that, you know? And so enjoy it and be it here. But, but just practicing that this too shall pass in those moments, even if they seem [inaudible] really helps us get our minds into that space. Um, so when you find yourself in pure joy practice telling yourself this, when you find yourself in a situation that you wish you weren't, or that you perceive as negative practice telling yourself this, um, and it's really important to not just say the phrase, but also notice, take a moment to notice what happens within you after you using this phrase.
Chad: 37:36 So if you are in a positive or a negative, something you perceive as a negative situation, and you say the phrase, watch what that negativity does inside of you. And take note, noticing is the most important part because that's what's going to cement the you, the, the benefits into your psyche or your mind is saying, wow, that really helped me in this way, or I noticed this or whatever. And then the next time it comes up again and you'll understand what the benefits are there. So that's how I kind of, that's how I put this into practice. And, uh, I'll tell you like, this is one of the biggest, um, is one of the biggest things that I practice million times a day. And I absolutely love it. It's changed so much for me. Um, and, and I hope it helps other people to any, any thoughts as we close this up, Eric?
Eric: 38:32 Yeah, it just, it, um, maybe not, well, yeah, I don't know how to say. I have my grandson that's, and we've talked about him. He's, he's hanging on, he's tough. And anyway, just this really tied in with it because just the other day, and I was trying, because I'd been going up and see him every day and my wife asked me, he said, you know, you don't have to go every day. And then it just dawned on me and I said, well, I may not have tomorrow. And that really made me think about not just him, but other things in my life you just may not have tomorrow. And so what you're saying here, this too shall pass. You got to really enjoy it for the moment and um, maybe tomorrow will not come. And so it just, it's interesting how this is tied in with my conversation with my wife just the other day.
Chad: 39:30 Um, so anyway, I think, I think what you'll notice is that I think everybody listening, if you, if you made it this far, the podcast and in are really digging this, what you're going to notice is that this is going to start coming, popping into your mind in every situation in life. It literally applies to every moment. Everything you're doing, every thought you have is a principle that applies. It's a, it's a universal truth that applies just to life in general. It just, it just changes. And when we have that perspective of change in that acceptance of change, there is an amount of peace that can come and, and be okay and it actually embrace and love the possibility of change.
Chad: 40:22 Great. Cool. Well now that was really good. No, I hope not to get too heavy. I also hope helps people. Um, uh, especially, you know, I think about this when I think about some of your clients in the biofit clients, but also some of our listeners who are, who are using keto and, and living the lifestyle, it also may think huge changes in their fitness and that kind of stuff. There's hard times like there just is, but there's also great times and understanding that each one of those will pass, you know, the stall it, we'll pass it, pass it, and guess what the, the rapid weight loss it will pass. And you know what I mean? Like all of those things. And so just knowing like all of this is just part of the process and the constant change and I'm here to be with it. I'm here to enjoy it as it comes and goes and um, and I'm very comfortable with that. So anyway, that's the goal.
Eric: 41:26 Well, I'm trying to get some guarantees like instead of death, maybe longevity. So I'll keep on my, my path. I would just keep pushing that. Not that I can guarantee for that. Aye Man in the world. I'm trying, I'm going to get to the root of the cause, you know, my Mitochondria and cellular membranes and antioxidants and all that, I just, I want to get longevity going for everybody. So anyway, this was great. I appreciate it. It's really, it's really simple. Great thought. This too will pass. I have to remember that for the good and the bad, so. Yep. Yep.
New Speaker: 42:06 Well put it in practice and I'll, I'll look forward to Eric to hearing from you how high I go do and where you start noticing it show up.
Chad: 42:13 So anyway, thanks so much for mind hacking with us today, Eric. No, thank you. And I want to thank all of you for joining us on this quest for optimal fitness. If you're ready to begin your own journey and live your life and Ketosis, be sure to check out biofitcoaching.com or biofit coaching on Instagram. The handle is @keto.Biohacker also, if this podcast is entertained you or helped you in any way, we encourage you to go to iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts and leave a five star rating and a glowing review. This helps us reach more people and grow the community. Finally, the greatest compliment you can give us is sharing this podcast with your friends or family, those who need it the most, those who are looking for a different way of living, and until next time stay keto.