Five Keys to Mastery with George Leonard
We are pleased to bring you this inspirational program inspired by George Leonard's Five Keys To Success.
You can enjoy featured interviews with Carlos Santana, BB King and other highly talented and successful people from all walks of life. The program culminates with an insightful interview with George Leonard himself. The program includes a digital booklet outlining the 5 Keys.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step; follow your bliss; follow your heart; answer your calling; go for it; go for broke; seize the day; give it up; find yourself; do you; keep it real; jump in; play your position; live with passion; be true to yourself. “How can I describe the kind of person who is on a path to mastery? First, I don’t think it should be so dead serious. I think you should understand the joy of it, the fun of it. Being willing to see just how far you can go is the self surpassing quality that we human beings are stuck with. Evolution is a whole long story of mastery. It’s being real. It’s being human. It’s being who we are.”
–George Leonard, 5th Degree Black Belt and Author
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross - Transcribed Excerpt
This transcribed excerpt from "Healing at the End of the Century" is astounding, enjoy.
It is true, 100% true that you always get what you need, but you have to learn honesty and you have to learn humility. If you are too arrogant to ask for help, this place can be crowded and they will not help you. If you stand on a windowsill to jump down to commit suicide and you do not ask for help, you will actually jump down and drop your physical body because you are not humble enough to ask for help. If you ask, you will be given, and you should experiment with it because I am a scientist -- I was a very skeptical person and I didn’t believe all of that naïve stuff that they teach you. I knew that most of them didn’t believe a word that they were preaching, and so I went out to check it, to simply experiment, and I told my wonderful minister friend at the University of Chicago, I said, “You are always standing in your pulpit and you say ‘Ask and you will be given.’ I am going to ask now.” And I made the mistake like that because God is supposed to sit up there somewhere, and I said, “I am asking God now to help me to do research on death, not on dying. I want to know what happens to all of us at the moment of death.” And he had a nice grin on his face but I knew from his grin that he didn’t believe that this works though he teaches this every Sunday.
Within five days, and I swear within five days, we had our first experience of near-death experience, that later when Moody described in his book that most of you probably know --Life After Life. We had a woman who was in and out of the intensive care unit fifteen times. And all of this worked out again. And the nurses felt very uncomfortable around her. There was something kooky about it, and she shared with us the first experience, and we were so naïve in those days that we thought that if we get five cases, we were going to publish it in every scientific journal, and it will totally blow the doctors minds, and they will really look into this. We have 20,000 cases now. We have not published it. What happened after Moody’s book came out, is that I needed to go beyond Moody’s book because those are near-death experiences. It doesn’t prove what happens when you are actually dead.
And so I asked my helpers, I said, “Give me a clue how to do this research.” And within a few days I got the experience of a woman who was hit by a hit and run driver in the Southwest, an Indian woman. And this woman was lying on the side of the road not externally injured but internally very severely injured. Nobody stopped. In America they are afraid of lawsuits. And this woman was lying there God knows how long. One man stopped and said, “Is there anything I can do for you?” and she said, “No, no not really.” And this man did not leave her. He sat at the side of the highway with this woman. And after awhile she leaned up and she said, “Maybe you could do something for me. One day if you ever get near the Indian reservation, give my mother a message. Tell my mother that I was okay. Tell her that I am very happy because I am already with my dad.” And then she died in the arms of this stranger. And this man was so touched that he was at the right time at the right place that he drove 700 miles out of his way to visit the Indian mother who very calmly told him she understands what message the daughter wanted to send her, because her husband, the dad of the accident victim, died of a totally unexpected coronary one hour before the car accident that killed the daughter.
Do you understand that? I don’t have to say anything? It’s silent, thank you. You ask and you will be given. You will not be given everything that you want but I guarantee you that you will be given what you need. If you are not given what you think you need.
Excerpt 2 from James Hillman's "A Blue Fire", Part 1 -
The late James Hillman -- considered the father of Archtypal Psychology based on the work of Carl Jung -- gives us a glimpse into his thinking when talkng about the relationship between egocentricity, excess and eccentricity in this transcribed excerpt from a fascinating weekend seminar Hillman offered at the Rowe Camp & Conference Center.
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That’s metaphysics and philosophy and has to do with a worldview. I prefer to stay in this other realm, which is just the pragmatics of living with imagination. Let’s stay with this business of working with the images. And the fear… you see, there’s a fear. There’s a fear about those ants. There’s a fear of the power of the image. One of the reasons we don’t like the, you know… I’m not in animal rights… is we’re afraid. What happens if they all had rights? You know, we’re afraid of releasing the humanistic egocentricity. And that fear had given a negative cast to the dreams -- they have to be interpreted because, you know, there’s muck and there’s slime and there’s dirt and there’s danger and there’s psychosis and suicide and depression, and all those terms are used about the imagination that if we give over to it, we will be destroyed. We will be destroyed! The egocentric attitude will be weakened, yes. [talking in background] Control, yeah. Big word, except it’s used now more nicely, deal with, and cope, which means control, which means still holding the wheel in your hand.
[talking in background)] There was something that you said just before that. Before the idea of patient, what was it? Oh, eccentricity. Yeah, let’s just go back to that for a minute. I have to put that thing about acceptance aside for a minute because that tends to rub me sometimes into a kind of fear of new Christianizing. So let’s put that one aside for a second. But eccentricity ties in with also the way I was working last night. The excessive one-sidedness. And when I work that way, polemically, excessively, one-sidedly, I usually constellate in other people a kind of being balanced and moderate and putting it together and getting it right and all of that. And my point, I’m coming to believe in this excessive way of presenting things, is that there is a relation between excess and eccentricity.
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