Do not try glasswalking without instruction from a F.I.R.E certified instructor.
Of all the metaphor activities that we offer in our intensive seminars, the glasswalk stands alone as an activity that is initially feared with more trepidation than the firewalk itself. For those who have never experienced walking barefoot on broken glass, this activity requires total focus. Unlike the firewalk that is briskly strolled across, the glass walk is done very slowly and deliberately. The lesson here is to pay 100% attention. The glass that one walks across is sharp and definitely has the ability to cut through human flesh.
As with any lesson learned along life’s path, there are analogies to remind of us pass experiences that we learned as kids. We have all, at one time or another stepped on a piece of broken glass and cut our foot. Those memories conjure up images of pain and fright. So why did we cut our foot on a single piece of glass and when we glass walk on 50 pounds of sharp pointed shards deliberately, we are able to make it across unscathed. The answer lies in deliberation. When we focus our minds on a single event, we are able to achieve things we once thought impossible. That is what the lesson is here. Pay 100% attention. If you are paying complete attention to the task at hand the chances of being harmed are greatly decreased. Have you ever had a splitting headache that is extremely painful and suddenly you are confronted with a more serious event. At once your focus and attention move to correcting the situation immediately and all of a sudden you realize that your headache has diminished or gone away completely. This is called “the power of focus”. When we focus on what’s not feeling good right now, guess what we get more of? Pain! When we know with absolutely certainty that we will not be harmed we yield to the empowerment of total focus and are able to do things we once believed impossible. This is what the glass walk is all about. We move to a place in our mind of absolute certainty. A state of deliberate intention that gives us the ability to walk away unscathed. Here at F.I.R.E headquarters in Dallas Texas, we just finished conducting an 8 day empowerment intensive where attendees we’re taught this powerful principal and not one person received even a minor cut. Some might call it mind over matter but I prefer to call it mind in matter. Complete captivity of your senses and hence control over things that you once thought you could not influence. The glasswalk is the best example I know of, that shows us that we have more power than we once thought. The glasswalk serves as a very powerful and life changing metaphor.