I did landmark forum at Sri Satya Sai Sadan in Bangalore on 4th, 5th, 6th April and evening of 9th April 2014. A really good friend got me enrolled/registered to it and I did Landmark Forum without any notion of what it is. Me not having any knowledge turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I listened to so many people, made lot of friends, found and learnt about new way of looking at life without having any preconceived notion and bias.
I was leaving at 8:30 in the morning and was coming back at 11:45 in night and somehow I never felt tired sitting for 14 hours every day which is nothing short of a miracle! During breaks and after coming back to my home every night I tried to write what I learnt so I don’t forget the teachings.
Through this post, I am sharing it with others as I know many have forgotten what they learnt and are probably searching for it on Internet :) Here are my learning of landmark forum (or should I say here are the teachings of Landmark Education).
I am putting it as word by word what I wrote on those 3 and a half day without adding or subtracting anything.
Stories vs Facts – we make stories from facts. Facts are true, stories are meaningless.
In life you want power, freedom, self expression and peace of mind.
Always be present and stop talking to yourself.
Look for context and learn to distinguish and look differently.
Acceptance and Acknowledgement of Parents.
Go to the source, what is causing the problem. Avoid blind beliefs.
Be fearless. I am the most dangerous guy. I am not scared of anything or person.
Do not put past in future, put your past where it belongs, in the past.
Learn self expression. complete things which are ended but not completed.
Do not have any rackets and complaints with anyone. Declare your rackets. They are just like monkey holding peanuts.
Nothing happens to you, you don’t get hurt, it is the meaning which we give to it. View become reality.
Opportunity and identity are conflicting.
Paradigm shift from I to nobody.
Not the talk but who spoke.
Honour the word if you can’t keep it.
Strong suit give you success. Strong suit comes from background.
What am I doing ? surviving
Constraints come from context and background.
You decide your future.
No conditions are needed to change yourself.
Life has no meaning. You are just a meaning making machine.
You never get what you want. This isn’t it. It goes on, stop chasing.
The meaning we give to life causes problem
You are unique expression on this planet.
Life is empty and meaningless and it is empty and meaningless that it is empty and meaningless.
Don’t give meaning to anything.
Declare declaration, not description
Nothing — Create – Action – Complete – Nothing
You chose your circumstances.
Keep this alive forever. More, Better and Different.
Knowing doesn’t make any difference.
Present is shaped by future we are living into, stop doing this.