Using the "Force" to repel threats.
May the force be with you.
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In the Star Wars franchise, the "force" is an energy field that is wielded by certain characters who can harness its power. One of the abilities of those who are strong in the force is using the power of telekinesis, which allows them to move objects or people with their minds. This ability could potentially be used to repel threats by pushing them away or throwing them off balance.
Though physically moving people with your mind may be a bit of a stretch it’s certainly possible to influence others, and thereby their thoughts, movements and actions, through the use of body language, presence, and nonverbal cues. These types of cues can be very powerful, as they can convey confidence, aggression, submission, or other emotions and intentions. In many cases, people are not even aware of the influence that these cues are having on themselves or others, as they are processed subconsciously.
There are specific ways that you can use body language and presence to enhance your safety. For example, maintaining eye contact and a relaxed posture can convey confidence and make you appear more attentive or fearless. On the other hand, avoiding eye contact and crossing your arms can make you appear untrustworthy, inattentive or an easy target for ambush.
Since the force is easy to use this episode will be short but designed to give you a new and very powerful addition to your personal security arsenal. Step one involves paying attention to your surroundings. This will not only make it easier to recognize potential predators, but we'll also go a long way toward decreasing the possibility of being run over by a milk truck. So don't talk on the phone, text, or surf the web while wandering about in public. Do pay particular attention to people who are paying attention to you. Especially if they seem to be trying to intimidate you or instill fear. This is often conveyed by nonverbal cues. Leers, hostile body language for example. When you become aware of someone who appears to be contemplating an assault on your person be sure not to outwardly show fear. Remain calm, keep a relaxed posture establish eye contact, and think: Don't mess with me because I will hurt you. It's a slightly more menacing version of I'm not the Droid you're looking for. The message is I’m not the victim you are looking for. This alone is likely to throw the garden variety predator completely off their game plan. A thug is generally looking for a Bambi that they can intimidate prior to initiating an attack with speed and violence. They don't target wolves. With that brief eye contact indicating a lack of fear and the potential possibility of credible defense if threatened the result often leaves the predator wondering, why aren't they afraid? What do they know that I don’t know? Most thugs will not want to find out the answer to that question. They weren't able to establish fear or intimidate you prior to an ambush attack so they will tuck their tail between their legs and look for a more suitable victim.
Now you too know how to use force to repel potential attacks. Don't leave home without it.
I’m David. Thank you for listening. Our next episode will be on SDR’s or Surveillance Detection Routes. Paid subscribers at Substack keep access to all the written archives, keep the Don’t Get Dead Series Alive, and activate an on-call response from me as their personal or business security consultant. Get quick answers or in-depth discussions about any security or safety issues of concern. It’s a cost-effective way to utilize professional security expertise as you need it at your home or business.
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