STAND: Another Access to Transformation 12 of 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Stand: An attitude towards a particular issue After I completed my Landmark Forum in October 1993, I discovered that my thought: “My mother and father don’t love me!” was false. I truly believed that they loved my younger smarter fitter brother more. I was embarrassed, ashamed and confronted to even think those thoughts back then! Wow, moments in our childhood can really impact our lives!! OK, well if we are all ‘grown-up’ by around 24 years of age, what was my ...
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INQUIRY: What is the Who of the When, HUH? 11 of 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Inquiry: An act of asking for information; an official investigation.   Wisdom Unlimited ‘Downunder’ started on Friday May 3rd and ends on Sunday December 15th 2019 here in Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia (15 minutes from the famous Byron Bay). It is run by Landmark Worldwide; my favourite personal development company. With 10 years under my belt with this organisation, I declare Landmark’s work is so much in the INQUIRY of what it takes to be human. Indeed Ontology is mentioned ...
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AUTHENTICITY: The Truth About It All! 10 of 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Well having had an extraordinary birthday only yesterday, I will be REAL and say that I am so present to the love people have for me. My 56th birthday had me engage with over 100 friends and family; either by ‘face to face’ or through social media. THIS YEAR was SO SPECIAL because, thanks to Facebook, (who reminded everyone it was my birthday), I was able to share a “WORLD PEACE BY 2020: PASS IT ON! YOU’RE IT! “GIF, which ...
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RESPONSIBILITY; WILLINGNESS to be CAUSE in the MATTER 9 of 36

by Charles Crawshaw News and Society, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
In the relatively new course run by Landmark Worldwide; the “Be Here Now seminar”, we were asked to consider that responsibility starts with a willingness to be cause in the matter. Looking at the opposite, I saw that it was much easier to absolve myself whenever I wanted to avoid awkward or difficult circumstances. The so-called ‘easy way out’ was definitely something I used to use to avoid responsibility. PUBLIC APOLOGY to everyone BORN on the 11 SEPTEMBER 1963 AND AFTERWARDS Today ...
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COMPLETION: An “ONGOING” Access To Power (8 of 36)

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Whenever I hear the word “Completion”, I immediately recall numerous occasions where I had thought I was ‘complete’ about something in my past, only to realise that; the fact that I feel a ‘charge’ now,  means I am incomplete! One of the most beautiful outcomes for myself in participating in Landmark Worldwide’s courses for over 10 years is the fact that I ‘got and keep getting complete’ with my parents! Indeed, over the years, I discovered that the act of ‘being ...
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THIS IS IT: Past, Present, Future ALL EXPRESSED (7 of 36)

by Charles Crawshaw News and Society, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
PAST: October 1993 I participated in The Landmark Forum in October 1993 when I was 30 years old. During the 3 days, (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), I really looked at my past 30 years of life and noted 3 significant moments in my childhood, (read about those ontological moments here) that shaped who I was. I discovered that I thought I was ‘unlovable’ and a ‘failure’ and how I compensated for these inadequacies was to be independent, funny and brave. On ...
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EMPTY AND MEANINGLESS: Now What? (6 of 36)

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
AMAZING! After 3 days of SERIOUS ONTOLOGY (The study of BEING) with my Landmark Forum back in 1993, our room inquired into the meaning of LIFE??!!  “Love, Happiness, Joy” we shouted! “Fulfilment, Satisfaction, Making A Difference” were added. I remember it was a captivating inquiry of what oneself and fellow human beings believed to be the right way to live life. The argument was STRONG! Inquiry 1. EMPTY and MEANINGLESS as an access......... Examine life as empty and meaningless?! “Whoa, huh, how can you? ...
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SHARING: An Access to Self Transformation 5 of 36

by Charles Crawshaw Computers and Technology, News and Society, Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
SHARING: An Access to Self Transformation 5 of 36 TWO SHARES 1.   Breakthrough In Communication 2.   Being A World Citizen   1.   Breakthrough In Communication   “Well I never saw that coming!” is what I said to myself after I had just called my mother and father during my Landmark Forum back in 1993. I had been sitting in a room of some 200 participants and we were inquiring into our lives and how we had become the way we were......Consider there are moments in your childhood ...
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GETTING OFF IT!- An Access to SOMETHING NEW!( 4 of 36)

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
When you can recall times where you were STUCK, or you were being POSITIONAL about anything in your life, consider that this 'FIXED WAY OF BEING"  LIMITS what is possible for you. How many times have you 'held your ground', 'put up your defences' or simply just wanted 'to be right'? What is it like? How does it feel? Have you noticed the amount of FREEDOM you have when you are this way? I remember when I participated in the Landmark ...
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PARTICIPATION - "On The Court" or "In The Stands" (3 of 36)

by Charles Crawshaw Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
One of the "Transformation words" I am discovering is the word: Participation. Defined as "the action of taking part in something" has myself marvel at my level of participation in my communities. How often do I choose to not 'get involved' and operate from the sidelines with thoughts/feelings and comments; which are all separate from the actual action. "Being On The Court" When one is 'on the court' , one is really engaging in whatever arises, with the actions taken being because ...
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CONTRIBUTION: Yet Another “Source Word” for TRANSFORMATION (2 0f 36)

by Charles Crawshaw Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Contribution: “a gift or payment to a common fund or collection”. Observing parts of my life where I am a contribution to others, (and myself), I know that it enhances and nurtures my heart. I am consistently left with gratitude for life itself, especially if my contribution is so well received and that it indeed ‘TOUCHES, MOVES and INSPIRES!”; as they say at Landmark Worldwide! I am currently participating in my consecutive Wisdom Course Down Under, and I learned to consider ...
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GENERATING – ONE of some 36 WORDS OF TRANSFORMATION LEARNED

by Charles Crawshaw Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
Extraordinary is what I can say about last weekend’s Wisdom Course Downunder” run by my favourite personal development company; Landmark Worldwide. Within the 24 hours (starting Friday afternoon and ending Sunday Evening) , one of my big takeaways until the next weekend on October 11,12,13 is making my INITIATIVE for my life as “BEING GENERATIVE”. From that, on Monday afternoon straight after the course, Reuben (aged 10) came to my door THRILLED to share his latest escapades at Brunswick Heads Public ...
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LISTENING FOR THE GOLD and what can be in the way!

by Charles Crawshaw Communications
As a senior Landmark Worldwide graduate with over 10 years of personal development with them, I participated in their Communication Course; Access to Power and whoa, I really thought it was all about what one said, and the instructions needed to cause action, that made great communication. Sure and consider it is also the listening you provide that can impact the results you require. Huh? Standing on the shoulders of what I learned on Day 1 of the Landmark Forum with ...
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FLOWERS IN HER HAIR; FLOWERS EVERYWHERE!

by Charles Crawshaw Arts and Entertainment, Relationships
FLOWERS IN HER HAIR.......FLOWERS EVERYWHERE! I saw her sitting in the rain, raindrops falling on herShe didn't seem to care, she sat there and smiled at meThen I knew (I knew... I knew... I knew... I knew) , she could make me happy (happy... happy)(She could make me very happy) Flowers in her hair (in her hair)Flowers everywhere (everywhere)(I love the flower girl) Oh I don't know just why; she simply caught my eye(I love the flower girl) She seemed ...
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AS A POWER : PASS IT ON!

by Charles Crawshaw Relationships, Communications, Home and Family
How often do you say THANK YOU” How often do you go ‘out of your way’ to really acknowledge someone for making a BIG or SMALL DIFFERENCE in your LIFE? Is it often or rarely said? Good to notice, and hey, consider there is "NO RIGHT ANSWER". However, you may discover the next time you open your mouth to PUBLICALLY ANNOUNCE (versus saying it ‘in your head’), your APPRECIATION of the person who has helped you in some way, that ...
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CELEBRATING A MOMENT: Smell Those Roses!

by Charles Crawshaw Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Writing and Speaking
CLICHE: a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. So when I hear or read “Smell the Roses”, this cliché speaks of a way of saying “Slow Down, Enjoy Life, Notice the Beauty Along the Way”. Maybe a better or a more original way of describing how one would celebrate a moment is through A VISION. “Celebrating a moment” just happens to be this year’s THEME for the annual Ocean Shores Art Expo in the ...
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COMPLAINT: COMMITTED OR HOT AIR?

by Charles Crawshaw Relationships, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
We have heard them all: I never have enough money, I never have enough time, my partner never listens to me and on we go. Are they valid? Why do we say them? Do they make a difference? Consider that there are two types: Committed and Hot Air! One of the most powerful distinctions I learned on the FIRST DAY on my Landmark Forum back in October 1993 was the so-called: Racket – a way of “doing” or “having” plus a ...
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LEADERSHIP - Not Always From The Front

by Charles Crawshaw Relationships, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
How often do you think of leadership as a person who takes the lead by going first? Consider that there are other ways of demonstrating leadership that has the so-called 'leader' be in the 'background'. What does it take? How does that work? Surely, in order to be a good leader, one needs to "lead by example"? Ever since I was a young boy, and already noticing I was falling behind, (in terms of growing taller!), I developed a persona that ...
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MIRROR WORK– An Access to a NEW YOU

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Many of you will know I started my personal development in October 1993 when I participated in The Landmark Forum in Sydney, Australia. This entry-level weekend, consisting of a Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by a Tuesday night, opened me up to a world I never knew; in the domain of “what I didn’t know that I didn’t know; indeed my BLINDSPOTS! Wow, what a revelation to DISCOVER and UNDERSTAND why I was the way I was at the fine old age of ...
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TAKE THE COACHING: A reminder of the background to that Module 3

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Reference and Education
TAKE THE COACHING Back in 1994 in the old ADVANCED COURSE run by Landmark Education, we watched several movie SEGMENTS to distinguish certain aspects of BEING COACHED including the 4 JOBS(lessons) Karate Kid "HAD TO DO" to learn the art. 1. "Wax on: wax off"  2. "Sand the floor" 3. "catch the fly"   4. "paint the fence"   Karate Kid then turns up, having done all 4 JOBS: "Wax on: wax off"; "Sand the floor", "catch the fly" and "paint the fence" and this is ...
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