ENROLLMENT a possibility that touches moves and inspires you 22 0f 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
ENROLLMENT - Official Definition Enrollment is defined as the act of putting yourself or someone else onto the official list of members of a course, college or university, or group. It can be measured by the placement of your name or other people’s name(s) into whatever requires membership of some form. Having been with the training and development provided by Landmark Worldwide for over 10 years; there are always opportunities for enrollment, and generally speaking, and probably no surprise to you, I am almost always a YES ‘waiting to happen!’ I know I value growth and ...
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SERVICE: Another Access to Transformation 21 0f 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Who would have thought that BEING OF SERVICE is one access to one’s transformation? I got a profound insight about ‘service’ when I participated in Landmark Worldwide’s Introduction Leaders Program. SERVICE: The Action of Helping or Doing Work for Someone. Firstly, the receiver of your service needs to be welcoming! Otherwise you would consider that the recipient would view you as a nuisance, as a possibility! I have learned over the years that to ‘be of service’ is a gift for both ...
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Being Unreasonable as another Transformation 20 0f 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
In case of trouble, throw up a reason! How often have I chosen to be safe, and make an excuse simply because I didn’t want to ‘rock the boat’ or ‘upset the apple cart’! I am currently participating in my second “Wisdom Unlimited Downunder’ Course here in Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia and I have been blogging and will blog all 36 ‘TRANSFORMATIVE” ways of BEING. This one is #20! Being Unreasonable can lead to Amazing Results I was in my first ...
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Communication: Another Access to Transformation 19 0f 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
I remember the catch cry of the old Commando course run by Landmark Education back in 1993: “Communicate or Die” ,where this course inquired into going behind enemy lines (your thoughts and feelings) and find the enemy within! I can’t say much more about it although I did notice graduates were proficient in ‘cutting to the chase’! Communication: Access to Power The entry course into the “Curriculum for Loving” , as it is often fondly called versus the “Curriculum for Living” which ...
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CHOICE: An Ability to Create in Any and All Situations 18 0f 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
It is day 3 of my Landmark Forum back in October 1993. It has been a great 3 days with an introduction to some 13 design principals about what it is to be human. Indeed, Ontology (the study of being) was often mentioned back then as the context for Landmark’s education and training. CHOCOLATE/VANILLA: Choose? So we are in the inquiry and the Landmark Forum leader asks for a volunteer to get up on stage, in front of us all, and help ...
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CREATING FROM NOTHING; Another access to Transformation 17 0f 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
It takes skill to create from nothing, as we are so thrown to having everything around us MEAN SOMETHING! However, reflecting on my extensive personal development through Landmark Worldwide, there is indeed a MAGICAL MOMENT I will never forget on the 15th September 1997. SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE ON FIRE I started the Ceasefire Project, after learning some excellent tools and practices concerning the media and ‘likely stories’ through Landmark’s Self Expression and Leadership program. 15 September 1995 marked the launch of the project ...
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DISTINGUISHING THE PAST (as the past) 16 of 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
It is Day 2 (Saturday) of the Landmark Forum and I am sitting in the inquiry of what it is to be human. Section III states that “to distinguish something means to take something from an undifferentiated background and bring it to the foreground”. OK, well we all have a past and yes this happened and that happened.....what did I make it mean about that happening?! Oooh that’s interesting, I became ‘unlovable’ aged 1 and ½ years old when my ...
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PROMISE: A completion of one, demonstrates power 15 of 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Hah, how fortunate that I am into my second Wisdom Unlimited program run by Landmark Worldwide here in 2019. Why? Well, with all the training and development I have accomplished so far (over 10 years), what has been revealed to myself, now age 56, is the inquiry into: “Adult as Possibility”. With that comes the word: PLAY! So, on the 15th September 2019, I HONOURED MY PROMISE, made exactly 19 years to the day. I took National and HASHTAG flags, The ...
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NOTHING: One Access to Transformation where there is NO MEANING 13 of 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Oooh, here is one distinction introduced into The Landmark Forum on Day 3 (Sunday) that completely gave me a very new outlook on life. This particular inquiry,( into what it is to be human),  lead us into considering life is empty and meaningless and that it is empty and meaningless. Read more here. NOTHING as a skill to “BE WITH IT” Whenever I look at a circumstance in my life where I wish it to be better, different or even disappear, I ...
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COMMITMENT: A Leadership quality that allows for measurement of the cause 14 of 36

by Charles Crawshaw Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Commitment: The state of being dedicated to an activity Whenever I hear the word commitment, my first thought is that of admiration, as it “oh so easy” to have a non-committal attitude to anything in life, especially if it is in the ‘too hard’ basket. Over the years through my personal development courses taken with Landmark Worldwide, I have really established some true commitments which I know I will carry to my grave. One such commitment is my stand for World ...
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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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