Tool for the Week of April 22, 2019 — POSITIVE THOUGHTS

Art is a gift to GOGI from a GOGI student. This is an excerpt from page 44 of the How To GOGI book. The challenge for some people in altering their perspective is that when they are being negative they claim they are simply being realistic. They are so stuck on being “right” or “honest” or dealing “truthfully” with “reality,” that they are seeing only the negative and are stuck on how right they are about the negative. This poses a problem for them [...]

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Tool for the Week of April 15, 2019 — FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH

Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI Girls of FCI Dublin, CA This is an excerpt from page 42 of the How To GOGI book. When you are told, “just don't think about smoking a cigarette,” it seems as if all you can think about is a cigarette. The human mind does not work well with negatives. It seems as if mind will go to the “do not” as quickly as if you said “go for it.” As you train your [...]

By |2019-04-15T08:33:32-07:00April 15th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of April 15, 2019 — FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH

Tool for the Week of April 8, 2019 — BELLY BREATHING

This is an excerpt from page 40 of the How To GOGI book. Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Harper. If you were to watch a baby breathe it would seem as if their entire body was involved in the breathing process. In truth, that is how we humans are designed to breathe, with our entire bodies. When we are breathing in a relaxed manner, our entire body is benefiting from oxygen getting to every bit of our bloodstream. The problem [...]

By |2019-04-08T09:28:13-07:00April 8th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of April 8, 2019 — BELLY BREATHING

Tool for the Week of April 1, 2019 — BOSS OF MY BRAIN

This is an excerpt from page 38 of the How To GOGI book. Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Dana. You have a brain. It is exclusively your brain and will operate under your instruction, or operate under your lack of instruction. The fact is, no one can control your brain unless you give them permission or leave your brain so unattended or drug-impaired that others can walk right into your thought process and start filling your brain with garbage. Still, [...]

By |2019-03-31T21:52:45-07:00April 1st, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of April 1, 2019 — BOSS OF MY BRAIN

Tool for the Week of March 25, 2019 — ULTIMATE FREEDOM

This is an excerpt from page 60 of the How To GOGI book. Keeping it simple, there is likely to be no greater internal joy than living your life in the service of those in need. But (and there is always a but) this cannot be done until you are in the mental space and emotional space to actually be of service. If you are not prepared to be of service, then the service you provide may actually be measured and counted by you, and debts [...]

By |2019-03-24T20:54:05-07:00March 25th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of March 25, 2019 — ULTIMATE FREEDOM

Tool for the Week of March 18, 2019 — REALITY CHECK

Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Harper. This is an excerpt from page 58 of the How To GOGI book. REALITY CHECK is a tool for you to use when you backslide, make a mistake, fall off, do something stupid, or are tempted to toss in the towel and live in shame for not being perfect. With the tool REALITY CHECK you understand you are not perfect. You never will be perfect. And if perfection is something you attempt [...]

By |2019-03-18T00:41:19-07:00March 18th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of March 18, 2019 — REALITY CHECK

Tool for the Week of March 11, 2019 — WHAT IF

Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Harper. This is an excerpt from page 56 of the How To GOGI book. The cool thing about WHAT IF is that it permits you to predict the likely future outcome of today’s actions. If you witness someone walking into the chapel each day, the eventual outcome will likely be someone with a more religious attitude. If you witness someone pulling out a cigarette each day, the eventual outcome will be someone who hangs out [...]

By |2019-03-10T23:09:31-07:00March 11th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of March 11, 2019 — WHAT IF

Tool for the Week of March 4, 2019 — FOR-GIVE

Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Noel GALLEGOS. This is an excerpt from page 54 of the How To GOGI book. Forgive is a word used frequently and asked for even more frequently. FOR–GIVE as a GOGI Tool is very different from the word forgive. FOR–GIVE as a tool requires action on your part and has little to do with engaging in conversation or processing with another. Don’t misunderstand, at GOGI we know that forgiving is important, and to [...]

By |2019-03-03T20:29:02-07:00March 4th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of March 4, 2019 — FOR-GIVE

Tool for the Week of February 25, 2019 — LET GO

This is an excerpt from page 46 of the How To GOGI book. Practice is the only way we can perfect a skill. LET GO is a tool, but use of the tool can become a skill. This tool, however, can be painful for some. That is why we keep it simple. We do not want you to try to LET GO of the big stuff too soon. After all, it is the big stuff which may have defined you for a very long time. It [...]

By |2019-02-25T01:31:41-07:00February 25th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of February 25, 2019 — LET GO

Tool for the Week of February 18, 2019 — CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY

Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Woody. —This is an excerpt from page 50 of the How To GOGI book. You can claim responsibility for your deeds of the past. You can claim responsibility for your actions. That is different than using CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY as a GOGI Tool. This is because at GOGI we are less concerned about the past and more concerned about your ability to make better choices. We find that as a GOGI Tool, CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY [...]

By |2019-02-18T08:37:55-07:00February 18th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of February 18, 2019 — CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY