The aim of this seminar is –
To help you make friends with the people, the ideas, and the events that have made you who you are. That’s the first step in even thinking about crafting a better life. The second step is deciding what criteria to use in selecting your “parents” in life.
The third step is doing something about it. As Epictetus said, “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
You are who you are because you have permitted others and their ideas to influence you. You have to know what those are.
If you want to be someone other than who you are, even slightly, you have to give up who you are in order to envision a better life.
At the moment, you belong to this seminar. If you can’t make of it what you need to make of it for your purposes, you will leave empty-handed, having bartered the life you want for the life you have.
The mantra for this seminar is –
If you don’t belong, you aren’t.
The how of this seminar centers on –
Offering you a wholly pragmatic way of explaining how you came to be who you are.
If you can’t find the path you need, you won’t go forth with the tools for making that path you need. Thinking of it in this way – if your car keys belong to you, you belong to the keys. There is no belonging which is not reciprocal, including the risky one of belonging mainly to yourself. If you belong to you then you belong to you. How solipsistic is that?
Extracting yourself from the misleading ideas and the popular culture you may belong to. What and who you belong to will determine your life more than you can even imagine. This seminar will help you to imagine how much.