on the outside of The Triangle is an exciting experience of constant rewards,
which is how life was designed to be.
Like gasoline, dynamite or any other source of energy, when not harnessed and directed, fear can be destructive. When we stop being victimized by our fear, understand its energy and focus it to the accomplishment of our goals, it becomes our friend, helping us become more courageous, clearer and more confident. Life on the outside of The Triangle is an exciting experience of constant rewards, which is how life was designed to be.
OUTSIDE THE TRIANGLE:
With the courage and clarity to stay outside The Triangle, we find our lives continually renewed and enriched. At each corner of The Triangle we make the choices that empower and set us free.
From Rest: (Be Still and Know Who You Are!)
From Change: (Dare to Grow!)
From Win: (Choose Joy!)
At Rest we may decide the path of discovery is too threatening. So we slip inside into Avoidance, which soon becomes Boredom which includes: I am hiding from truth, feeling numb, being bored and am boring.
At Change, we may feel overwhelmed by fear and choose not to take a risk. Fear turns to Anxiety. From there we soon move into Paralysis, which includes: tiredness, loneliness, helplessness, and a refusal to face reality.
At Win, we may feel that we don’t deserve Self-Love and so fall into Unworthiness which soon leads to Guilt and Shame, which includes such feelings as: I failed again, I am not enough, I can’t do anything right and I’m blaming others.
An interesting fact is that inside The Triangle we no longer need to
make choices; they are all made automatically for us until we decide to
break out. As if pulled by gravity, we descend a path of Avoidance, Boredom,
Unworthiness, Guilt and Shame, Anxiety, Paralysis and then into an ever
more demoralizing Avoidance. Until we decide to break out, this cycle
pulls us deeper and deeper into its darkness, destroying our willpower
and allowing us to become victims, addicts and criminals; roles most of
us have played at one time or another. Until we decide to change, to get
a vision, take risks and begin moving up toward the Light, our lives will
continue this descent, and we will grow steadily smaller and smaller.
Mastery of Trask’s Triangle is taught in-depth in Living Free Seminars I and II and has become a favorite training and self-coaching tool for athletes, performers, spiritual masters, business and government leaders around the world. In order to help people create fuller, more effective lives, and break the mental habit of becoming victims, The Triangle is often laid either into or upon a floor or garden walk. There, people may walk around the outside path while repeating each step aloud until the outside of The Triangle becomes the natural path of their everyday lives.