After the drunken and drugged up haze of your early twenties begins to clear you are faced with the reality of deciding how you ACTUALLY want to live your life. What skills do you have? What are you good at? What the heck are you going to do? What are your values?

I never really expected to make it out of those years alive so I was a bit blown away when the dust started to settle and I was still standing. It was a weird time for me but mostly I didn’t feel like I was doing much of anything but getting fatter and more depressed.

Until one day I had a Rubik’s Cube. I can’t remember if I bought it or it was a gift but for some reason my brain began to romanticize joining this elite club of capable persons who could solve the cube. I began to wonder, “What if I could do it?”

From my own personal memoirs:

November 12, 2007

The Rubik’s cube! A small victory but I have mastered it, and can solve it in under 3 minutes using the layer method.  I have always wanted to solve it.  My entire life its just been one of those mysteries on the back burner.  It gives me hope that I had the ability to accomplish a small task like that, that had so much meaning.  It means that I will be able to accept bigger challenges and accomplish other tasks that I have longed to complete.

Solving the cube was a big deal as it showed me how to bring a manifested thought form to life. Maybe it can do the same for you.

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My old cube -years and 100s of solves later.

How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube

These are the EXACT videos from Dan Brown I watched all those years ago. I wrote down each algorithm and spent days practicing until the muscle memory in my hands took over. I still use the same method to this day and even if I haven’t solved a cube in months I can still do it within minutes. My best time was 57 seconds. You can use http://www.cubetimer.com/ for “speed cubing” practice.

Later I would learn to solve the 4×4 and the 5×5 cube. You would be very surprised how many people have never actually seen a cube solved live.

June 11th, 2015

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  • One life skills I have yet to master! How long did you take to solve your 1st one? Thanks for sharing!

  • A few hours that first day to do the first solve. It is really as simple as following the directions and wrapping your head around how to apply the algorithms with a bit of “Where’s Waldo” thrown in there while you hunt for color positions. No one has told me it changed their life yet so maybe I’m just a huge dork.

Estimated reading time 5 minutes. Learning how to solve a Rubik’s Cube changed my life