GOALS: An Aim or Desired Result 24 of 65

GOALS: An Aim or Desired Result 24 of 65

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 news crew came down, filmed it for national news and we went global through CNN news too.

From that day onwards, I was a stand for World Peace and on 15th September 2000, I declared “for the next 20 years” on national television. (see 2019 updated version)

“HAH I hear you cry! It’s 2020 already now”

It has been 15 days (blog written 15 January 2020) and , for those who aren’t up to date, the “Sand With A” Line project was launched on 15 September 2019: ONE YEAR TO GO! (and Lucy’s TAKE OFF wish/stand, catch up here) so I have been GENERATING ( read more here ) .


From anywhere from one to 5 or 6 times a week, depending on the season, and since 2005 when Charles Crawshaw moved to Ocean Shores, he has been running on bouncing boots ( see here ) and is a “well known character” of the 4000 homes there . Fairly recently, he started updating his costume with World Peace By 2020 on the backside of his shorts, a World Peace by 2020 cape with “Pass It On!” And “You’re It” tagged onto the symbol and his new backpack now carries nations flags. Once it was: “Ooh you’re the bouncy boot guy” to now people driving by shouting: “ World Peace by 2020!” and “instagramming it”  *

January 12 Sunday : I ran the Romanian flag

(see moving story below)

January 10 Friday : I ran the Canadian flag

I ran this flag to remember the 57 lives ended through Wednesday’s plane crash. Beautifully, during my run, I was able to share with several groups of beach goers and indeed, friends afterwards picked the reason for that flag. Peace be with you all!

January 13 Monday : I ran the Finnish flag

The newly elected 34 year old female leader for Finland is known as the “Jacinda Ardern of the north!  Jacinda is New Zealand’s championing leader (“of the south”…..urm Game of Thrones crew, thank you!) Between them, we’ll have World Peace by Tuesday 15 September 2020 SORTED!

I honoured and shared about her, on my rare Byron Bay Lighthouse run, remarkably having 4 visiting South Koreans recognise the Finnish flag! We chatted about my stand for World Peace and it ended when I said ‘Thank you” in Korean. It received brilliant smiles!

January 12 Sunday : I ran the Romanian flag

For your information and the story of the Romanian flag starts with me declaring that I complete my consecutive Wisdom Unlimited course this Saturday 19 January 2020, with a moment I will CHERISH FOREVER.

Thanks to the Wisdom program last year, I have been running many national flags around my regular Ocean Shores community roads, paths and beaches. I am a well known for connecting these flags with my stand for World Peace.

THE MOMENT happened last Sunday when I ran a Romanian flag , sitting in my purpose built backpack.

The afternoon was sunny and beautiful and South Golden Beach had many Australians enjoying the surf and sand. The wind was a healthy ‘southerly’ meaning my “wave chasing bounce” along the hard sand on the beach had the Romanian flag fly parallel with my southward running direction. With my head down and a great 300 metres of ebbing waves, I sprinted/splashed on my bounce boots ( speed up to 20 kmh). As I ran, I saw and heard people watching, shouting and cheering. Right at the end of my burst of speed, and coming to the end of the 300 metre run, I came upon a group of some 15 Australians. They gave me a cheerful round of applause!

It was the first time I was acknowledged this way. I was moved to tears, as I was present to 15 Australians honouring a human being flying a Romanian Flag . I found out later a few of them wondered what country the flag represented! 🙂 DIALOGUE! WORLD PEACE BY TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2020 #ITSATUESDAY#WORLDPEACETAKEOFF


Well surely a goal can be as lavish and creative as one chooses with likely goals, accidental goals and dreamy goals all being possible? Aaah, you mean a dream grounded in reality? Maybe or it may be a VISION one shares and enrols others into playing for it?

My goal for the GLOBAL HASHTAG GAME called #ITSATUESDAY (wailed by anyone working that day), is that all 195 country’s female leaders go on camera for the WORLD PEACE TAKE OFF PARTIES! PASS IT ON! YOU’RE IT!

Peace be with you all reading this blog today!

WHAT GOAL DO YOU HAVE, for the end of 2020?

*Using the latest information, Charles Crawshaw has bounced/run ONE THIRD of the way of around planet earth and climbed Mt Everest 3 times.


A Big Thank You to Cheryle for letting me write these blogs around her cards, which I am consulting happily!!!

Please buy these wonderful “HAPPINESS ORACLE CARDS by Cheryle Teni; especially if you would like to FORWARD HAPPINESS for yourself and others:

PASS IT ON! YOU’RE IT! is our famous catch cry!

BUY CARDS HERE: <AUD$50.00 and includes postage to anywhere in Australia. Discount Code: #CHARLIE

About the Author:

Charles Crawshaw: “Personal Development and Learning New Things!”

Born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom in September 1963, Charles started his personal development in October 1993; by learning something new, through a top training and education company called Landmark Worldwide.

New skills, new possibilities, new views on life, new ways of being and so much more have all been grown and expanded, with his ongoing participation. There are remarkable and inspiring courses for our young people (8-12-year-olds) and teenagers (13-18) which underline Charles’s passion for sharing this work with younger generations.

Future based training; breakthrough thinking and digital disruption are all embraced in his blogs, with his recommended courses pointing to many sources; including Landmark Worldwide and online, through Six Figure Mentors.

Charles thanks you for taking the time to read his blogs and, as taught to him by a 10-year-old boy called Reuben:

Pass It On! You’re It!

OPPORTUNITY: A favourable and inviting circumstance 19 of 65

OPPORTUNITY: A favourable and inviting circumstance 19 of 65

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 lot of evidence to support these ways of being! Read my story.

When you are in the world of possibility, opportunities are abundant, as your listening has been ‘tuned!” to being open!

Just this week, I got a call from Stevan Vujovic who, once upon a time, was the Australian distributor for Kangoojumps (Exercise Rebound Boots aka Bouncing or Moon Boots!). I have been running in these boots since 1990 and I have been involved in bringing them into New Zealand back in 2000.

Stevan: “How would you like 500 pairs of boots that have been lying in my garage, as I just sold my house and need them moved?”

Charles: “Sure, I will need to “ready” my garage then!”

This opportunity had many reasons for me to say YES.

Perhaps saying yes is an access to generating (read more here) an opportunity? From this example, noting my commitment to cause World Peace by Tuesday 15 September 2020, these boots are a great access to gaining attention, especially now that national flags have been added to the uniform for the “World Peace by 2020 Bouncers”.

Another point to note regarding ‘listening for’ opportunities, is to first distinguish where one is resigned. With resignation defined as the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable , one can see that there is NO OPPORTUNITY.

The power comes when one can authentically declare where one has been resigned.

I remember when I started the “Curriculum for Loving” (Communication programs) with landmarkworldwide.com back in 1995, my big resignation was that “no one takes me seriously!”

5 years later, I transformed this resignation taking hold of an excellent opportunity to go on LIVE TELEVISION and declare “World Peace is gonna happen!”



A Big Thank You to Cheryle for letting me write these blogs around her cards, which I am consulting happily!!!

Please buy these wonderful “HAPPINESS ORACLE CARDS by Cheryle Teni; especially if you would like to FORWARD HAPPINESS for yourself and others:

PASS IT ON! YOU’RE IT! is our famous catch cry!

BUY CARDS HERE: <AUD$50.00 and includes postage to anywhere in Australia. Discount Code: #CHARLIE

Visualize: Form a mental image 3 of 65

Visualize: Form a mental image 3 of 65

This is a great exercise to access happiness, as it happens inside your head! Creativity at the ready, one can really lift one’s senses to new heights of joy if one’s imagination is loving and joyful.

I remember; when Juan Antonio Samaranch announced that the winner is “Sydney” for hosting the 2000 Olympic Games, I visualized a large fire show for the ceremony. I had been fire breathing since 1989, so I had already distinguished how spectacular flames can be, when blown by a human being. I was participating in the Self Expression and Leadership program ,when I started the Ceasefire project, so my visualizations for fire shows (see pictures) , developed over the years, until we got the Olympic’s “Bush Fire” segment.

Visualize: Transforming One’s Reality

In the world of ‘Ontology’ , (the study of human being), I really had a great chance to alter my reality, when I got present to the world I was living in, during my Communication program courses run by Landmark Worldwide.

I so remember visializing living with ‘WATER VIEWS’ , given, at the time, I was living in one of the most beautiful harbour cities of the world: Sydney, Australia. Indeed, I really took on looking at the views I “woke up to and went to bed with”, as new ways to DISPLAY goodness in one’s life. As a result, I altered my reality in this new ‘habour’ domain (read story here).


(I invite you to SHARE as VIVID as you like!)


A Big Thank You to Cheryle for letting make write these blogs around her cards, which I am consulting happily!!!

Please buy these wonderful “HAPPINESS ORACLE CARDS by Cheryle Teni; especially if you would like to FORWARD HAPPINESS for yourself and others: PASS IT ON! YOU’RE IT! is our famous catch cry!

BUY CARDS HERE: <AUD$50.00 and includes postage to anywhere in Australia. Discount Code: #CHARLIE

Positive: Constructive, optimistic, or confident. 2 of 65

Positive: Constructive, optimistic, or confident. 2 of 65

So here is a POSITIVE STORY that happened just now with the SOURCE of the following:

Happiness Oracle Cards by Cheryle Teni

#ITSATUESDAY: 3 December 2019.

Charles Crawshaw: I called Cheryl Teni today, requesting permission for the following:

Charles: “May I take EVERY ONE of your 65 HAPPINESS CARDS as a WORD INQUIRY, and write a blog on each? I will be coming from my INITIATIVE of “GENERATING”, (read more here).

“For each of the 65 cards, I will bring the following context (read more here)”:

Context: “A World of Transformation”

Cheryle Teni: “YES! That will be amazing”
Charles: “Woohoo!”

Our conversation (or DIALOGUE read more here) had her share her passion for her cards, and she even said she wanted to go and ‘door knock’ her community about the power of her cards and herself as a great channel for happiness through her readings! Excellent and wonderful Cheryle!

If you buy a set of her Happiness Cards for AUD$50 (includes postage Australia), you will be delightfully charmed by the choice of PHOTO made for each HAPPY WORD.….beautiful, thoughtful, spectacular, loving are a few words that spring to mind; oh, and “Australia” in all its GLORY! J

I invited Cheryl and/or her daughter/family/friends to “POST” a REPLY to each of the 65 words she designed, at the bottom of each blog so we will have a ‘LIVE FEED” to the source…how much POSITIVE HAPPINESSS can there be??!

As I reviewed the cards….. I burst out laughing with “Crazy”, mmmed with “Peace” , awwwed with “Nature”, and if Precious is my first blog word, then CHERYLE TENI: You are a PRECIOUS WOMAN bringing happiness where sadness has been sleeping! Thank you for being in my life!

How positive have you been recently?


Precious: Of Great Value 1 of 64

Precious: Of Great Value 1 of 64

As mentioned in my last bog, I am nearing the end of this year’s Wisdom Course Unlimited here in Australia where I took on an inquiry into the transformation word: Generating.

What has been remarkable about this tool and practice (we have an online gathering every Monday night for 2 hours) is that I have discovered that there have been moments where I have ‘faltered’ in knowing what to do. It is WHEN this distinction happens; I suddenly look at ‘GENERATING SOMETHING’. What has me smile is that often, I am diving into the UNKNOWN. Perhaps, indeed, it is because I have NO PAST (as reference) so no wonder I falter!

Six Figure Mentors: 3 Blogs or Vlogs a week

When I joined Six Figure Mentors in July this year, they suggested taking on writing 3 blogs per week for at least 6 months picking out a niche that inspired me.

NICHE:                   ONTOLOGY: The Study of Being

Yes, ever since I started my personal development journey in October 1993, I have been fascinated about the inquiry into what it is to be human. As a result, and thankful I am engaged in a “transformation course” right now, I have found writing blogs around this context (read more here), has flowed well. What has surprised me is that the thought that this will be fairly easy was misplaced! J

I am currently 13 blogs behind and if I make ‘MY CATCH UP’ by this Friday, my integrity (read more here) is restored!

Hmm, well what I have ‘generated’ in address this breakdown is by consulting my ‘recently bought’ Happiness Cards made by Cheryle Teni. I met her recently at a wellness expo in Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia, where I live. She was wonderful and engaging, proudly declaring that her cards impacted many who; had or is going through, trauma in their lives.

No trauma here, I am glad to say; so these oracle cards have been a wonderful consult, on days where the cards call me! The cards now call me for the next 63 times to go through each and GENERATE a transformative message as a possibility!

Great Value: An Opening to Share

I know that one of the key distinctions, that human beings perhaps are not thrown in doing easily is acknowledgement (read more here)!

  • How precious is your family or friends to you?
  • What value do they add to your life?
  • What do you appreciate about them being in your life?

I have discovered that you can never be “mislead or disappointed” if you generate acknowledgement. I sometimes go to work and let my boss know how much I appreciate him, his business and the contribution he is to my life. I recall asking him once what he liked about his life.

He replied the fact he has run a successful business for 20 years, that he is able to provide well for his family, that he had no debts and that his balance in lifestyle includes being able to attend his daughter’s ‘after school’ activities on many occasions.

Who, in your life right now, do you declare as PRECIOUS?


Initiative: The Ability to Assess and Start Things Independently 36 of 36

Initiative: The Ability to Assess and Start Things Independently 36 of 36

I am coming up to my fifth and final weekend of my second Wisdom Unlimited Course run down here in Australia. I have been diligent in getting the past 35 blogs of words/phrases that access transformation onto paper/screen. What I have noticed is that it has all come out from the ‘INITIATIVE’ we were all invited to take on back in Weekend 3 on August 16 – 18. I could have chosen any one of the 35 written below and I chose “GENERATING”.

As a result, there have been moments where the word/phrase at hand had me challenged. Research and getting clear with fellow participants and graduates have really allowed me to give each blog a ‘good go’!

Accessing Transformation through words:

  1. Generating
  2. Contribution
  3. Participation
  4. Getting Off It
  5. Sharing
  6. Empty and Meaningless
  7. This Is it
  8. Completion
  9. Responsibility
  10. Authenticity
  11. Inquiry
  12. Stand
  13. Nothing
  14. Commitment
  15. Promise
  16. Past
  17. Creating from Nothing
  18. Choice
  19. Communication
  20. Being unreasonable
  21. Service
  22. Enrolment
  23. Transformation
  24. Possibility
  25. Self Expression
  26. Acknowledgement
  27. Context
  28. Distinguishing
  29. Unreasonable Request
  30. Existence
  31. Breakthrough
  32. Making a Difference
  33. Generosity
  34. Registration
  35. Integrity
  36. Initiative: This blog! J

What Initiative Are You Causing today?


Integrity: Being Whole and Undivided 35 of 36

Integrity: Being Whole and Undivided 35 of 36

I was participating in “Integrity: The Bottom Line” run by landmarkworldwide.com from August to October 1999.

I will never forget the course as I was FULLY ENGAGED with the Sydney Olympic Committee,(SOCOG). They had called me in and asked whether I could create a bushfire for the opening ceremony. They also requested I stop my annual fire show to commemorate the opening ceremony on 15 September 2000.

I was furious.

I had started the Ceasefire Project on the 15th September 1995 at the Sydney Opera house with 22 fire breathers, returned the following year with 92 fire breathers, then the Sydney Harbour Bridge the year after and then fire shows around Australia and New Zealand in 1998.

And so 15 September 1999 was coming up and I was in this “Integrity” seminar.

I remember getting on the microphone and sharing with Joe Watkins, our seminar leader, the following:

  1. That I had a call with SOCOG who said for this year that I should not perform a fire show.
  2. That I had replied that I had done fire shows in the name of World peace for the last 4 years.
  3. That they said I would jeopardise the opportunity to open the ceremony of the Sydney Olympics.
  4. That I said, (with due respect), that I thought the Olympics was all about Peace, where battles were taken to the playing fields and running tracks.
  5. That I said I was going to perform a fire show at Darling Harbour on the 15th September, no matter what.
  6. That I had performed a fire show but had split the fire breathers into two sides.
  7. That the usual news cameras gave us no coverage.

I really remember Joe’s perfect question after this share.

JOE: “Charles, do you think you were being “World Peace” at the time with these calls?”

I really remember squirming and rocking on my feet, as I realised I was being very righteous with my stand for World Peace and that I had made SOCOG wrong!

JOE: “What are you going to do now Charles?”

Charles: “I will call them and clean up my integrity.

I will never forget my apology call with SOCOG. The lady I had been communicating with over the months kindly listened to me apologise. I shared with her that even though I was standing for World Peace, I saw in these moments that I was the type of guy who would start a war!! I could hear her smile and she accepted my apology. I finished off by sharing that I was leaving for New Zealand to continue my stand for World Peace though fire breathing using the Ceasefire project as the vehicle. She spoke words I will FOREVER REMEMBER:

“Good luck Charles, we know you will do a good job!” (see victory news story here)

The story above demonstrates what is possible if one takes on ‘cleaning up’ one’s integrity. New openings for action and a sense of “true fulfilment” are just two of many outcomes possible, if one’s integrity is restored.

Integrity: An Access to Power

Wow, having completed 3 Introduction Leaders programs over the years with Landmark Worldwide, I can share that the fundamental access to power is IF ONE TAKES ON cleaning up ONE’S INTEGRITY, (within 6 months in this case).

I learned that INTEGRITY is the KEY FOUNDATION for this Leadership course. Once I had graduated, I took on a coaching role with the program and I was privileged enough to impact 5 other human’s lives, going through the program I had just completed. The course really HIGHLIGHTS INTEGRITY as a fundamental way of being.

CHARLES: “If you are operating with integrity, anything is possible”.

When I started my first Introduction Leaders course in 1995, I was 32 years old and living in Sydney, Australia. When I went in, I assert I was a ‘loose cannon’. My life showed up that I had developed a loose relationship with the law of Australia (drinking, drugs, employment and the immigration department). It took 3 months of the program, for myself, to clean up all these ‘out of integrities’.

At the time, I was working on causing fire breathers into the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games (Ceasefire Project) so I was dealing with the television news editors about a performance at the famous Sydney Opera House Stairs. It was with INTEGRITY that I managed to enrol the Channel 10 TV Camera Crew to capture some 20 of us Fire Breathers at the Opera House at MIDNIGHT. The story was shown Channel 10 News Australia and CNN relayed the story of our stand for World Peace.

CHARLES: “Yes, I didn’t see that coming and reflecting on it now, I can see that who I was BEING was FULL ON INTEGRITY (see news clip) ; it was an AMAZING SPACE TO BE!

INTEGRITY: Whole and Complete

One final note, and to restore my integrity with these 36 consecutive blogs written on words and phrases given to us on our 3rd weekend of this year’s Wisdom Unlimited Course here in Australia, is that I can reveal there were only 35 words/phrases shared with us so I miscounted! How funny so maybe 36 of 36 is my summary blog?! #WHYNOT.

Is there an ‘Out of Integrity” in your life today you could CLEAN UP?


Registration: Sign Here! 34 of 36

Lady signing a document with an ink pen
Registration: Sign Here! 34 of 36

Registration: Put information, especially your name, into an official list or record

With this blog series of 36 “words/phrases” that can access self-transformation, it may surprise you, (as it did with me), that the act of registration can be considered an act of transformation.

Firstly, one needs to be ENROLLED in the possibility such that you are touched, moved and inspired by the possibility. If this is the case and a true possibility has arisen, then the next logical step is to REGISTER. Simple really!

Registration and Commitment go hand in hand

One way of demonstrating one’s commitments in life is to register it publically and out loud. For myself, I have developed and shared continually an ever growing and expanding conversation for World Peace by Tuesday 15th September 2020.

How I have registered this commitment is by:-

  1. Continually uploading information to the internet,
  2. Speaking it our loud to my so called ‘originating circle’ (Wisdom Unlimited Course)
  3. Promoting a name badge business where one can register their alignment or stand for “World Peace by Tuesday 15 September 2020” by buying a name badge with this message printed on it, (see BadgeMeUp.com). I

Indeed, registration can develop a form of MEMBERSHIP, which gives access to fulfilling one’s commitments though powerful enrolment. Registration is an effective way of measuring too! At any time, one can observe the number of people registered as an access to how effective one has been about sharing their commitments with their communities.

How large is your membership to the things you are passionate about today?

Registration: The Act of Enrolling

One of the top distinctions of Landmark’s Self Expression and Leadership program (SELP) is “ENROLLMENT” (see Enrolment blog). The value and power of enrollment is that it actually causes new possibilities to be present of others, such that they are inspired, moved and touched by those possibilities.

What was amazing about SELP is that I got trained in enrolling. Indeed, so much so, I enrolled and registered friends and family to learn fire eating in order to gain attention for World Peace through ‘enrolling’ press releases to the Australian Television media. The key to this particular story is that the news media spoke the words “World Peace”, which demonstrates a registration to the idea, as a possibility!

With the phrase “Actions speak louder than words”, you could say that it is another was of asking to register. The action of registering will show everyone you are enrolled in what you are registering for and that you are, at the very least, aligned with this commitment.

Another phrase associated with registering is to ‘put your name on it’. Given my commitment and registration with Six Figure Mentors in July this year, one of the things I have discovered and learned about is the evolution of the ‘attention economy’ ,where people are developing themselves as an AUTHORITY on whatever inspires them. Internet searches are getting more and more sophisticated, so if you have ever ‘put your name on it’ through social media (for instance), people may discover you and your passions in life. Indeed, surely once they have discovered you, it is an opportunity to register them into your commitment? Aahh that’s called a landing page, isn’t it? Sure, if the outcome for the ‘landee’ is for them to register by “putting their name on it”. Eh Caramba!

Where in your life would you like to register your interest?


Generosity: A Clearing for Transformation 33 of 36

Briefcase full of US $100 bills making the picture show abundance
Generosity: A Clearing for Transformation 33 of 36

It is funny whenever I read or hear the words “Generosity”, I think of TIME and MONEY! Where did that come from? Why say these words?

Well, from my experiences in life, I am clear that whenever someone is willing to give their time (or money) to me, I really appreciate their generosity. Given my “happily busy” life, I appreciate whenever someone is willing to spend time with me for a common pursuit or passion. I value time and sure, I generally have financial thoughts that go with time: “Time Is Money” as they say.

Maybe there is more to generosity than just time and money?

Generosity: A willingness to give help or supportespecially more than is usual or expected:

Aaah, well this is where I know I love being generous. With a background in sales and marketing, I love anyone who is willing to be an entrepreneur. Sure it takes guts to ‘go out on your own’ and sure, if you have read the E- Myth by Michael Gerber, when you start a business, you need to be:

  • manager,
  • sales person,
  • accountant,
  • technician
  • computer operator

 etc ……plenty of hats indeed. My contribution to my friends and associates is to support them in fulfilling their dream of running a successful business. I will ask them where their target market is located and then I will come up with 5 ideas of gaining customers, through ingenious, creative and articulate methods.

Stingy : Not Generous or Liberal

This word came up in my Landmark Forum back in 1993.

It was an inquiry, after each break that we had each day. What was remarkable, during the whole long weekend (The course starts Friday), is the courage participants took on the breaks. People came back into the room, got on a microphone, and shared amazing stories of the call they just had with……..” 

I so remember and I will always love humanity for what’s possible. I remember several of my calls to people I love. I called my Mum and Dad on Saturday afternoon,(see script) and got into a dialogue that I have never had with them. I was authentic and shared from my heart. As a result, a whole new world opened up!

If you read my script, you can see I did open up more than I ever done before with mum and dad and it certainly surprised them. One could consider that I had been ‘GENEROUS” with sharing myself with my parents.

‘BEING STINGY’ is the complete opposite and hey, after even having the COURAGE to take on any one of the following:

  • Getting complete with someone
  • Getting back into communication with someone
  • Getting into the world of the other person
  • Getting how you listen through filters (already always listening) that can perhaps hinder what is being said

..etc, it is NO SURPRISE one’s first attempt with ‘the communication’ can occur as ‘stingy’, simply because one is confronted by a new communication that requires the ‘sharing’ of oneself. Authenticity is definitely one access to disappear ‘being stingy’, as it opens oneself to another such that they get the ‘real you’!

Generosity:  The Quality of Being Kind and Generous.

If we are looking at generosity as an access to one’s self-transformation, the inquiry can certainly lead to conversations that make a difference (read blog here) . What I have learned, over the years of my personal development, is to notice how I listen.

If I am busy, pre-occupied and scrutinizing the time being taken in conversing with someone, you could say I am being ‘stingy’ with my time and how I listen. Indeed, and thankfully, I sometimes even address that I have not been listening to the person for the last xx…few minutes, (“essentially that I had switched off”). Integrity restored, the new listening arises as a result!

If I have my ‘being generous’ ears on, then I know that I am focused on making a difference with the person I am talking with, in whatever way I can. I have also discovered that ‘being of service’ is one way one can demonstrate one’s generosity. For instance, whenever I buy a cup of coffee and my action won’t be disruptive, I will take my empty cup to the service area as a thank you, even declaring my gratitude ‘out loud’ to the barista, who has made so many before me!

Where have you been generous recently?


Making a Difference: YIPPEE! 32 of 36

Making a Difference: YIPPEE! 32 of 36

As mentioned previously, I am in my consecutive Wisdom Unlimited program run by Landmark Worldwide. Dwelling in the world of ONTOLOGY; “The Study of Being” and undertaking self-transformation, I have much to contribute, having learned that Making a Difference is one of the tenets of transformation itself.

I remember being in the inquiry of what is to be human and we discussed/considered/noted that perhaps most humans want to make a difference. We shared about our heroes and heroines in the world and the difference they had made to our lives.

Indeed; back in 1994, the “old Advanced Course” included movie clips for us to watch and learn something. Two clips were taken from the movie Gandhi which ‘made a difference’ to my life; profoundly:

In looking at Gandhi and who he was being, we observed he took a stand and honoured it:

The British shall leave without bloodshed. Watch “It is Time You Left”

Once the British had left India, a civil war broke out between the two religions. Gandhi gave his word he would not eat (took a fast) until 7 conditions for Muslims and Hindus to live in harmony in India were honoured.”Watch “A Way Out Of Hell”

As participants, we were invited to consider that all Gandhi had was his word.


I do remember my first Advanced Course as an eye-opener where I realised that ANYONE OF US (in the room) could be someone LIKE MAHATMA GANDHI!


SIMPLE : “Take a stand and honour your word!”

Making a Difference:  To Have an important effect on something, especially a good effect. 

I am sure; that if I interviewed each and every one of you reading this particular blog, that I would discover moments in your life so far; where you felt, sensed, owned the fact you made a difference somewhere to someone.

  • How did you feel?
  • How was it for the other person?
  • What was fulfilled by you making that difference?
  • What were you left with afterwards?

Recently, I was running on my bounce boots around “Ocean Shores” beaches, Australia on a sunny afternoon (I am a regular runner) and three things happened that had ‘making a difference’ : “Alive and Real” for me on 25 November 2019.

  1. A young boy (around 4 years old), waiting to cross the road with his mother shouted: “There is the World Peace Man” (A thank you to his parents for naming me?!)
  2. An older boy (around 8 years old), leant out the moving car window and smiling cheered “WORLD PEACE BY 2020” at me.
  3. A famous Australian named Ben Ferris, happened to catch me as I was reaching my final hill climb on camera, where he shared with his followers my stand for World Peace by Tuesday 15 September 2020. Indeed, given it was SPOKEN OUT LOUD to his Facebook LIVE camera, the message is now in existence. Pass It On and You’re It! often comes straight afterwards!

I can attest that not only does making a good difference have a good effect on the recipient, the person giving also benefits. Funny that or why not?

The opposite would mean that no difference is made and life is ‘same old’, ‘same old’…..and hey Charles, ‘if it ain’t broke, no need to fix it’….so I guess that one access to self transformation is to look to where you can or have made a difference?! Follow that up with ACTION and you’re MAD (Making a Difference!).

What difference have you made, (that you are proud of) for the benefit of humanity?