CHOICE: Act of Making a Selection 34 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
This happiness card called choice is certainly a great access to transformation (read more here) revealed to every participant of the Landmark Forum on Day 3 (Sunday) . In the syllabus, on day 3, it is entitled IV: The Nature Of Choice ( read more here). From this space, what was remarkable was the concept that defines choice as: “selection made freely and after consideration”. It gave us a whole new world where one can choose simply with no reason necessary. Alternatively, there is an ...
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BELIEVE: Accept that something is True 35 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Aaah, this happiness card (see below) makes sense, if one is consulting the oracle cards. From a ‘transformational context’ tying this in to my commitment ( read more here) to writing blogs concerning each of the 65 cards I draw, the inquiry about belief is completely in the realm of ontology (the study of ‘being’). When I completed the Landmark Forum back in October 1993, what was amazing for myself was to discover what I didn’t know that I didn’t know ...
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HAPPINESS: A Sense of Well-Being 33 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
I smiled when I picked this “happiness card” (see below) as I am blogging each of these 65 cards from the context (read more here) of transformation (read more here). Having met the creator of these cards ‘in person’ , I remember the exchange I had with Cheryle. She remarked on my happy demeanour ,during a local health and well being expo at the Ocean Shores Community Centre, back in late 2019, where she simply offered her happiness cards to add ...
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POSSESSIONS: Wealth or Property 32 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
I burst into laughter, (…urm Charles…that is the point of these happiness cards!) ,when I picked this “happiness card” (see below) as I am blogging each of these 65 cards from the context (read more here) of transformation (read more here). HOW DOES POSSESSIONS OCCUR IN THE WORLD OF TRANSFORMATION? Great question. Given all the personal development courses I have completed over the years, what I have found very useful for generating (read more here) possessions, is firstly to notice all the reasons ...
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ATTITUDE: Settled Way of Thinking 31 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
I can see why Cheryle chose this word, as one access to happiness, out of the 65 cards in her Happiness Cards package (see below). Given I am writing these blogs from the context (read more here) of transformation (read more here), I can see that attitudes provide an excellent access to having a breakthrough, (read more here), especially if one’s attitude is not welcome to oneself. I remember, during my Landmark Forum in 1993, there was a way we learned ...
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PERCEIVE: Come to Realize or Understand 30 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Communications
Whoa, picking this happiness card has me get thoughtful. Coming from ‘perceive’ using the context (read more here) of transformation for these 65 happiness cards (see below), I can share about one particular distinction introduced to us in the Landmark Forum which I completed in 1993. If you read their syllabus, you will find one labeled: VICIOUS CIRCLE. Wow, what an eye opener for myself when I perceived that I was unlovable, based on 3 Significant moments that happened in my childhood (read story ...
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ACTION: Process of Doing Something 29 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Viewing the card “Action” from these happiness cards, instantly gives me a thought and how I relate to the word from a “transforming human being” point of view. An instant smile will indicate how happy I am with the word. INSIGHTS and ACTION Having started my personal development back in October 1993, (learn about the start of my journey with Landmark Worldwide here) and coming from the context (read more here) of transformation (read more here) for this word ‘Action’ , I ...
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CRAZY: 1. Extremely Enthusiastic 28 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Monday 27 January 2020: “Burst out laughing on pulling my 28th card from a deck of Happiness Cards and got CRAZY! I am so glad to discover this card, (in Cheryle’s ‘culled from 250 to 65 words capturing happiness’ deck of cards(see below) Given my context (read more here)  is transformation (read more here) for the card Crazy, I can say many people, after they have completed the Landmark Forum become extremely enthusiastic about life itself and what it has to offer! ...
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RESPECT: Admire Deeply 27 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
I remember a Qantas (airline) friend, having found out I had participated in my Landmark Forum back in 1993, said that I was brave. I admittedly hadn’t seen it from that point of view, and, upon reflecting, I can see that she had respect ,for the inquiry everyone who engages in, over the 3 days and one evening of the course, (see syllabus) For me, I was certainly struck by the courage people gain, when the circumstances around them are dire, if ...
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HEALTH: The state of being free from illness or injury 25 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Having met the creator of these happiness cards Cheryl Teni; she said, when she was creating the cards, that she had to whittle down the 250 or so ‘words’ that were sources of happiness from the 250 the eventual final number of 65. With that in mind and the context, (read more here), of writing blogs (on the word each card revealed) relating to transformation (read more here) the card HEALTH made me laugh once more! How can Health be an ...
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TIMING: Period of Time When Something Happens 26 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
How can Timing be an Access to Transformation? A study has been done on why people do the Landmark Forum and certainly one could say that each person have arrived at a time in their life where they can choose to impact what’s so with their life. Sure you could say it is all about the timing, so here are some of the reasons why people do it: 1.    They are going through a major transition in life; eg: single to married, ...
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GOALS: An Aim or Desired Result 24 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
With my experience in personal development over the years through Landmark Worldwide, the word “goal” rarely came up in our inquiries, with taking a stand (read more here) and specific measurable results being as close to “goal” as I recall. For myself, I have been standing for World Peace since the 15 September 1995 when some 20 of us fire breathers performed at the Sydney Opera House, with “world peace” declared in all the press releases I sent. The Channel 10 ...
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CHANCE: A Possibility of Something Happening 23 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Some of you reading this particular blog know that I am part of the Six Figure Mentors Group which recommended I take on a habit of writing 3 blogs a week on whatever I am passionate about in my life. Charles Crawshaw: “Personal Development and Learning New Things!” So having picked the Happiness Card: Chance, and knowing my context (read more here) for writing all these 65 blogs is around transformation (read more here) , the question is: How does “chance” fit in ...
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SHARING: The act of participating 22 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
If the context (read more here) for all these 65 blogs I am writing is transformation (read more here) using Cheryle’s Happiness cards,(see below) , then this card SPOKE TRANSFORMATION. I recall, when I participated in my Landmark Forum back in October 1993, that having shared my life with fellow participants, I was able to start and continue DISTINGUISHING (read more here) new ways of looking at my life from the context of ongoing personal growth and development; a noted draw ...
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LOVE: Intense feeling of deep affection 21 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
If the context (read more here) for all these 65 blogs I am writing is transformation (read more here) using Cheryle’s Happiness cards,(see below) , then I assert I will be challenged on occasion with the word on the card just chosen. I know, when I assisted around the Young Person’s Landmark Forum , I discovered a remarkable suggestion. The young people (8 – 12 years old) were asked who was responsible for them having a great life. After some time ...
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OPPORTUNITY: A favourable and inviting circumstance 19 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Opportunity is defined as a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. From a transformational perspective, and using all those years of personal development through Landmark Worldwide, I can see I have been well trained in the world of possibility (read more here) versus the world of cynicism, resignation and complacency! Consider that by the age of around 24 years, many humans have become the latter, as one can consider that one has gathered a ...
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NATURE: Distinct from Humans and Human Creations 20 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Some of you may recall I am pulling one card at time from a deck of 65 happiness cards (see below)  and writing from the context (read more here) of my passion for personal development and transformation (read more here). Given these are Happiness Cards, I laughed when I picked this card with the thought in my head going: “How on earth am I going to relate to nature from the world of transformation?” I do recall, when I finished my Landmark ...
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MOTIVATE: Provides “Reasonable” Actions 18 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
To provide someone with a reason for doing something has been a very marked breakthrough (read more here) for myself and I assert it comes to me being able to share “inspiration stories” effectively. How else would you persuade an ordinary human being to put fire in their mouth and then blow large flames? (See Ceasefire Project) In my experience, where I found myself ‘being inspired’ really allowed for other people to be inspired’ knowing our spectacular fire shows was ALWAYS in ...
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WATER: An Evocative Vision for the mind 17 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Water: An Evocative Vision for the mind 17 of 65 Water is defined as a stretch or area; such as a river, sea, or lake. It is the basis of the fluids of living organisms and is a colourless, transparent, odourless liquid. From the context (read more here) of transformation, I wonder and marvel, as this word “water” is the 17th card I have been receiving to write a blog upon. The previous word was Knowledge and having finished that blog, I burst ...
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KNOWLEDGE: Awareness gained by Experience 16 of 65

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Knowledge is defined as facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education. One can consider that throughout one’s life, one gains more knowledge with diseases like Dementia and Alzheimer’s diminishing one’s knowledge gained. From the context (read more here) of transformation, one of the most fascinating inquiries I was introduced to, through Landmark Worldwide, was in the world of ‘what you don’t know that you don’t know!” One’s ‘blind spot’! In fact, the Landmark Forum follows a syllabus which is designed ...
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