Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with. - “The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams
This post is in honour of Douglas Adam’s who wrote “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Today is Towel Day, an annual celebration to Douglas Adam and this is my contribution to that day.
Have towel, will travel. That’s what happened to me in 2009 when I went to attend a Millionaire Mind Intensive Seminar at the Singapore Expo. Initially, I thought my coach was mad when she suggested that I just bring a towel and lie on the floor with my back pain. Why? Because 3 months earlier, I could barely walk from a reinjury of an L5/S1 disc herniation and I was scared that I was going to hurt myself. Plus, a towel to lie on the floor? Will I survive 3 long days of intensive training? What I didn’t know was that the towel turned out to be more comforting than expected.
I flew to Singapore. I went to the seminar. I survived all 3 days. All with the aid of my towel. Here’s a video of how to use a towel to helped you get through a 3-day seminar.
A towel was so useful in many ways during the MMI seminar. Here is what it helped me to do :
- A towel is versatile. Not only great for wiping sweat and all but I used it to lie on the ground. In front of 4000 people, I was lying down in the aisles, writing notes, listening to the speaker and doing groupwork there.
- A towel is comfortable. It was more comfortable than I had thought. I could do all the back pain relieving exercises on it, just like a yoga mat and still not get dirty from the floor (I’m such a girl! Haha!). I was lying down flat. I was propped up on my elbows. I was doing my MacKenzie press-ups, butt stretches, etc.
- A towel is a shield. It was a “shield” in my mind when I worried whether people were going to laugh at me for lying on the floor. I felt like an injured person and I was an injured person! How ironic… However, I felt protected lying on my towel.
I had a fun 3 days with that towel and by the 3rd day, people were coming up to me to say that I had the most comfortable spot in the room and thought what a great idea it was. I couldn’t sit for 10 min but I could certainly lie down and still listen to the seminar.
So if you feel that you cannot do attend a seminar, bring a towel. After all, a towel is a massively useful, like what’s mentioned in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.
“A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
What’s so special about the Millionaire Mind Intensive (MMI) session? It’s an awesome seminar to learn how to get over mind freaks and money blueprint. More in another post soon!
In the mean time, check out these links for a MMI near you :
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