Posts Tagged ‘Mayan’

Everything is Awesome!!!

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The Lego movie is proving to be one of the most successful animated films of all time. My connection with 220px-LEGO_Minifigure_skating_through_townLegos is not just having played with them as a child.  I also live close to Legoland  in Carlsbad California, I play golf three or four times a month with the former CEO of Legoland, and the post production company where my son works, Legend  3D, is the company that converted the human action scenes shot in 2D to 3D to blend with the 3D animation in the majority of the film. As participants in the making of the film, Legend 3D was offered a special screening of the film last weekend.  The screening was at the local theater, and all employees and their friends and families were invited. I went and had a wonderful time. I enjoyed the movie not just because of the animation but because of the story line, the jokes and the overall theme of the film. I was pleased to see such an important message conveyed to children in such a simple way.  In a nutshell the message was that we are all and each the most special and most important person in the universe. We are all different and we are all the same. With songs and humor and good guys and bad guys, and bad guys ultimately converted to good guys, the theme rang true and reminded me of my own novel, The Twelve, in which Max is “the One,” but ultimately everyone is the one. (more…)

TAKING OUT THE TRASH

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Because of the Thanksgiving Holiday last week the trash collection day was shifted from Friday to Saturday for our streetimg_Great-Pacific-Garbage-Patch_2 here in Cardiff. Not wanting to be a bad neighbor by  having the trash sit on the street for an extra day,  I waited until Friday to put out the trash. Or, well, at least I intended to put the  trash out  on Friday, but Saturday morning around  7 am I heard the trash  trucks driving  by and realized I had forgotten  to put the trash out. I raced downstairs but was too late.  Oh my,Thanksgiving  day trash and  our bins are  full to the brim. What are we going to do the rest of the week as we create more trash?

I was  somewhat disappointed with myself for forgetting about the trash but it got me thinking how important  trash removal is to our entire planet. In my novel The Power of Twelve, Arnold Wheeler Dealer refers to getting rid of undesirables as  “taking out the  trash.”  Throughout the United  States the problem of waste removal is becoming more and more problematic. We are running out of places to dump our trash and in some cities trash is being  floated off to remote locations altogether. And no one wants to store nuclear trash.

With seven billion people on this planet (and growing) the problem of trash removal and disposal is not going to go away. The elimination of what no longer serves our  physical body is essential to  our individual health. Go to any hospital where there are people whose digestion organs are not working properly and you will find patients in great pain and suffering, many even close to death. (more…)

THRIVE BALANCE

Friday, October 18th, 2013

My friend and speaker’s bureau director Linda Villasenor suggested that I re title my corporate talks Thrive Balance. I like2649170201_9e5f46ca78_z to focus my speeches on the importance of balance in all aspects of life. Lately I have felt compelled to address the over reaction of books like Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In which suggests that women need to focus on collective action within corporations to protect women’s interest. This may be necessary in some instances, but overall corporations need to be focusing on the health of the entire corporation including females. Corporations need to be finding new levels of balancing what we often refer to as feminine energy—qualities such as sharing, caring, nurturing, respecting the role of intuition—with what is often referred to as masculine energy—aggressiveness, sharp focus, using power  when reasoning  is too slow, and  generally relying on strength rather than reconciliation and compromise.  It is quite possible that using power tactics to protect women will backfire and make corporations less feminine and even more unbalanced than they already are.

I was once presented with a book entitled  Health is a Question of Balance by  a noted  La Jolla-based medical doctor, and the ongoing work of systems theorist Dr. Ervin Laszlo continues to  document the importance of balance and the ability to return to balance in all systems. Basically a system that is unable to return to a steady state—a state of balance—will eventually decay, self-destruct, or evolve to  a different type of system in which balance is achievable. The inability to achieve balance and maintain balance leads to the destruction of all systems. For us as individuals it leads to death. (more…)

Money

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

As I was thinking of topics for today’s blog I had lots of options. I was tempted to write another blog about my novel, The images-1Power of Twelve, which was officially published yesterday, but doing so seemed too self-promotional – even though I encourage all authors, including myself, to be shamelessly self-promotional. After all if you are not willing to constantly promote your own books, why are you willing to write them?

But I have also been thinking about money lately. In part this may be because our federal government has run out of the stuff and starting Tuesday put itself officially out of business, closed, kaput, gone fishing, not available.  Use your own hopefully increasingly pejorative phrase to get across the point that our brilliant leaders and politicians have not figured out a way to keep our government operating. Ok, there are some contingency plans and not every aspect of government is closed until this budget issue is resolved, but millions of people are out of work, millions more are being inconvenienced, and we look like a third world country unable to manage our affairs. (more…)

Are You Wise?

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Innerwise is.  This weekend was the first major workshop to demonstrate the techniques of innerwise Energy Balancing innercont01-flux-04as developed by German medical doctor Uwe Albrecht. About thirty people attended the workshop and ten people were motivated to sign up to become mentors and perfect their use of the system. Even those who attended for only part of the workshop were given the basic instruction necessary to use the system for their own diagnosis and treatment of a variety of health and relationship issues.

One of the beauties of innerwise and the structure that Dr. Albrecht has created is that the system itself can be used by anyone, either directly or with their existing clients. Innerwise,as a company, requires extensive training before  certifying  mentors, but  anyone who is drawn to use the system can start using it immediately. The other rare and wonderful quality of the system is that though developed specifically to deal with health issues, the system can work in a number of fields ranging from business consulting to architecture to education. (more…)

THE VALUES OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY, CREATIVITY, AND COURAGE IN CREATING AN ECO SUSTAINABLE CIVILIZATION

Monday, May 20th, 2013

I just participated in the World Cultural Forum on creating an ecological civilization so I am sharing a copy of my presentation. It was a great event attended by experts, heads of state, and scholars from twenty three countries on arguably the most important challenge facing humanity

We are living at the most critical moment in the history of human development. What we do over the next twenty to fifty years will determine if a sustainable world will be possible for our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. According to many scientists at this conference and throughout the world, the odds are against us and time is running out. I choose to remain optimistic and believe we shall not only overcome the challenges we face but have the opportunity to create a world of ever greater joy, beauty and comfort. (more…)

THE NUMBER TWELVE

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Plato and Pythagoras both believed that the twelve-sided cube known as a dodecahedron is the actual shape of the universe. Recently scientists have discovered that the dodecahedron is the shape of our DNA and that it is the only shape that allows the transmission of the vital genetic information which allows for the evolution of our collective genetic species. Business leaders have written that twelve is the ideal number of board members for a corporate board of directors. Twelve is also the number that has been used by most ancient civilizations in organizing their governments. Entire books have been written on this specific quality of the number twelve. (more…)