Conversations For Transformation: Essays Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

Conversations For Transformation

Essays By Laurence Platt

Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

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Dancing With Life

Ryad Mogador Opera, Marrakech, Morocco

March 9, 2011



This essay, Dancing With Life, is the third in the fifth trilogy Questions For A Friend:
  1. Closer And Closer
  2. Tête À Tête
  3. Dancing With Life
in that order.
The first trilogy Questions For A Friend is:
  1. Prelude
  2. Ask Me Anything
  3. Coming Around Again
in that order.
The second trilogy Questions For A Friend is:
  1. Familiar Unfamiliar Territory
  2. Interview
  3. Straight Talk
in that order.
The third trilogy Questions For A Friend is:
  1. Dancing With My Mouth
  2. Cave Paintings
  3. Velvet Tsunami
in that order.
The fourth trilogy Questions For A Friend is:
  1. Creating Creating
  2. Tell Me Something About Nothing
  3. Lucid Disclosures
in that order.
The sixth trilogy Questions For A Friend is:
  1. What Would I Ask You If I Could Ask You Anything?
  2. Wonderings About Nothing In Particular
  3. Tipping Point
in that order.
The seventh trilogy Questions For A Friend is:
  1. Beyond Breathing Underwater
  2. Bold Faced Truth
  3. What You Create For Yourself About Me
in that order.
The eighth trilogy Questions For A Friend is:
  1. Once In A Lifetime
  2. Fireside Chat
  3. Whole And Complete
in that order.
This essay is also the second in the quadrilogy Morocco Series, March 2011:
  1. Marrakech With A "C"
  2. Dancing With Life
  3. Celebration In Essaouira
  4. The Boogie Boarders Of Casablanca
in that order.
Conversations For Transformation receives its four hundred and fifty thousandth view with the publishing of Dancing With Life.



No special introduction is needed to these, the answers to the fifth series of Questions For A Friend.

Here they are - with as little fanfare as possible.



The First Question



"The promise of the current iteration of your work is to empower people to live Life powerfully and to live a life they love. That you live Life powerfully is fait accompli. What do you love most about your life?"

Not asking you this before is a major oversight. I've gotten so much from your work. I can speak what I love about it at length. I can also speak what my friends share with me they love about your work. But I've never asked you what you  love about your work.


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LEARNING FROM WHICH I CREATE.

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When I first heard you say this, something inside me went all quiet. On my second listening, I'm rocked  by what you're saying - so much so that I'm going to stop speaking right now so everyone else can hear it for themselves without me getting in the way.



The Second Question



"Out of your experience following your recent groundbreaking tour de force in India, who are you now? And: who are you generating yourself to be for the future?"

What did you learn in India that broke you up and allowed you to regenerate yourself as what's next for you, or reinforced who you are now? I'm pointing to something along the lines of how you used Breakthrough Racing  to break yourself up so you could regenerate yourself as team. I'd also like to know what you'll do with whomever you regenerate yourself as - in effect, who you'll be being from now on.


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WHAT GOT REINFORCED IN INDIA WAS THE VALUE PEOPLE OF ALL SORTS CREATE FOR THEMSELVES OUT OF THE WORK MY COLLEAGUES AND I PROVIDE ACCESS TO IN THE COURSES WE OFFER. ABOUT WHO I AM GENERATING MYSELF TO BE, THAT HAS NOT CHANGED: MAKE OF MYSELF A PLACE WHERE THE TRUTH CAN GO TO WORK.

<unquote>


My heartfelt shookrun  (which in Morocco means thank you)  to you and to your colleagues for what you provide. I get my life from your work. As for making of yourself a place where the truth can go to work, thank you for demonstrating how.



The Third Question



"Your constant international travel schedule would fell an ox - and lesser men. What keeps you going? What drives you out of bed early in the morning and keeps you up late at night - day after day after day, year after year after year?"

There's nothing I know that can really, actually, authentically  account for this. I could list what I think  accounts for it ... but I won't, because nothing I know can account for it. At the same time, I have a sense that when you say how you do it, I'll say "I could have guessed!".


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DANCING WITH LIFE.

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I could have guessed!



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