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CD’s Mental Toughness Blog

March 28, 2022

What It Means to Be Above “The O-Line”

The Knowing State is one of the most powerful states from which we can operate. When we're knowing, the possibility of failure is non-existent in our field of consciousness. Thus, we're maximizing the likelihood of success.
February 28, 2022


In the context of Emotional Mastery, Surrender means to make the courageous and masterful decision to stop struggling against reality. The ability to surrender requires transcending the egoic temptation to force things in order to get what you want.
February 21, 2022

Do It Anyway!

When we feel like crap emotionally, it is virtually effortless to go into a state of complete inaction. We just want to blow everything off, vegetate and mope. And that becomes a downward spiral of feeling worse and more immobilized.
February 14, 2022


As Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, says, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” The synchronicities are those wonderful, supportive conspiracies.
February 7, 2022

The Dark Side

We are perfect in our imperfection. We are designed to grow and we GET TO do just that. When we do the work of deep personal growth, we are shining the light of consciousness upon that equally beautiful part of our personality, the “dark side” and transforming it. This is the ultimate game.
January 31, 2022

Everywhere is Sacred

The conditioning of our pasts would have us believe falsely that we need to wait for external conditions to be magnificent in order to feel magnificent. We have the amazing ability to manipulate our inner states at will, in an instant.
January 24, 2022

The Victim

We do not live in a happening TO ME world. We live in a happening FOR ME world. The learning here is to be cool with the fact that we have all been well educated to play victim. We get to unlearn that and return to our natural creator mentality.
January 17, 2022

Going Nowhere

Part of the human experience is that we get to play the Ultimate Game of Hide and Seek. We forget who we are so we can remember who we are.
January 10, 2022

Compassion Transcends Pain

Not all anguish needs analyzing! Sometimes all we need to do in order to transcend the doldrums is to simply stop giving it attention.