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The body of work on this website is my expression of acknowledgement of Werner Erhard who introduced me to transformation.

This collection of my essays shouldn't be construed simply as a compendium of my writings, observations, and commentaries. In fact, if that's how they do play to you, then I would have failed in my intention to make them available.

Rather, what I have in mind is to engage with you in conversations for transformation such that in the reading of each one, you have an experience of a way of being transformed just by allowing their words to ripple through the oceans of your listening. My intention is to leave you with an experience of transformation rather than to merely impart new information.

Ever since I was born I've been aware my true nature is transformation. When I met Werner in 1978, his friendship and education enabled me to eventually marshal my language to express transformation in my day to day conversations and inspired me to write some of them down.

I've also engaged in the discipline of writing computer software since 1970.

The intersection of these two enduring platforms of my life has resulted in this internet series of essays:
  1. Keeping Your Word Means Making Happen What You Said Is Going To Happen
  2. Commitment And The Willingness To Have It All Work Out For Everyone
  3. Keeping Your Word Is A Black And White Issue
  4. Packing My Own Parachute
  5. Fear
  6. Commitment Creates The Space For Keeping Your Word To Happen
  7. Skydiving
  8. Workability
  9. Participation
  10. BREAKTHROUGH SKYDIVING
  11. Mirror Work
  12. Showing Up
  13. Look Who's Laughing Now ...
  14. Communication
  15. Power And Completion
  16. Who I Am
  17. 2001 - A Week Before
  18. We Are The Word
  19. The Final Frontier: "Why?"
  20. The Heart Of Werner's Work
  21. The Lightning Bolt
  22. Sailing
  23. Can You Get It And Keep It Forever?
  24. Sleep After Transformation
  25. September 11, 2001
  26. Transformation
  27. What Happened As Distinct From The Story About What Happened
  28. Sleep After Transformation II
  29. Being Upset: This Side Of A Breakthrough
  30. Nothing
  31. The Value In Afghanistan
  32. 2001 - One Year Later
  33. Last Word
  34. 100%: A New Paradigm For Relationship
  35. It Doesn't Mean Anything!
  36. Imagine
  37. Who Are You As Family? Or: Is Your Word Your Bond?
  38. Nelson Mandela And Transformation
  39. The Storyless You
  40. Transformation And The New Nuclear Threat
  41. Getting Over The Block To Sharing Over Which You Will Never Get
  42. You Are A Machine
  43. The Fundamental Inauthenticities In My Life: The Possibility Of Being Charismatic
  44. The Way Of Transformation
  45. Distinguishing Definition? Or Defining Distinction?
  46. Transformation And Medication
  47. A Rose By Any Other Name
  48. Blueprint For Success
  49. Don't Believe Anything You Hear In Here
  50. The Cult Of Transformation?
  51. There's Nothing To Get And There's Nothing To Fix
  52. September 11, 2001 - One Year After
  53. Nothing But The Truth
  54. A Revolutionary Notion: Accessing Possibility From Complaint
  55. If I'm Perfect Just The Way I Am Then Why Don't I Feel Great?
  56. I Speak Therefore I Am
  57. Sleep After Transformation III
  58. Sheikh Noorul Mubeen
  59. Alexandra
  60. Laurence Platt Autobiography
  61. The Original Jeffrey's Bay
  62. The Myth That Life Is ... Er ... Hard
  63. The Humanitarian Of The Year
  64. Tyranny Of The Mind
  65. High Class Zen
  66. Vast
  67. Getting It - The Big "IT"
  68. Runaway Train
  69. Big Enrollment
  70. The Passion Of The Transformation
  71. Money And Us
  72. If That's What You Got
  73. The Whole Truth
  74. Not Writing: Koans In The Key Of B-Major
  75. Snake
  76. Zen And Werner's Work
  77. Chess
  78. No Greater Love
  79. Nepenthe
  80. Hello Henry Miller
  81. Fahrenheit In A Celsius World
  82. Poet Laureate
  83. Essays - One Year Later: Critical Mass
  84. It's OK The Way It Is
  85. People Make Up The Darndest Things
  86. Context Is Decisive
  87. Conversations For Transformation
  88. False Bottom
  89. Vindication
  90. Source
  91. What Happened Is Not A Problem
  92. The Friends Of The Landmark Forum In South Africa
  93. Transformed Friendship
  94. But And And
  95. Speaking Of Freedom
  96. Lighten Up!
  97. Joshua Is Doing Nothing
  98. A Paradigm For Nothing
  99. Nothing We Can Achieve
  100. The Transformation Of The World
  101. Fight, Flee, Or Face Up (The Train Is In The Station)
  102. In The Face Of Commitment
  103. Where The Rubber Meets The Road
  104. A Man In The Crowd
  105. Blue Screen And The Prism: A Composition In Two Movements
  106. Seeing Is Not Believing (Seeing Is Seeing And Believing Is Believing)
  107. Personal Business
  108. Listen To The Children
  109. Anticipation: Accounting For An American Love Affair
  110. Being There
  111. Dog Days
  112. Stepping Down
  113. Second First Impression
  114. Do Artists Retire?
  115. Presence Of Love
  116. Essays - Two Years Later: Glass Walled Studio
  117. What's Next?
  118. Dynamite Next To A Naked Flame
  119. On Fake Picassos
  120. Ego
  121. Getting Better
  122. Vintage Erhard
  123. Eye Of The Storm
  124. Impostors All
  125. Used By The Truth
  126. Watching The Wall
  127. Empty And Marvelous
  128. Simple Things
  129. End Of An Era
  130. Real Men Cry
  131. Something's Wrong
  132. A Different Set Of Rules
  133. Holiday Service
  134. Woman Of A Thousand Faces
  135. Flood!
  136. On Having No Past
  137. What Got Me
  138. Mindblower
  139. Voice? What Voice?
  140. Gravity
  141. I Am Love With You
  142. Stellenberg Avenue
  143. Commitment To Self
  144. Disengagement
  145. Eye Of The Needle
  146. Black Brick
  147. Wet Water
  148. On Saying Nothing
  149. Gaping Holes
  150. Big Land Big Sky
  151. Nametag: A True Story
  152. Standing In The River
  153. Constituted In Language
  154. What's So
  155. The Bluff
  156. Mandala
  157. Reluctant Warrior
  158. Dorothy, I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore
  159. Wine Country
  160. Present To Sacredness
  161. Sound And Fury
  162. When The Cows Came Home
  163. The Land Of "Nothing's Wrong"
  164. Mystical Connection
  165. Ten Pin Bowling
  166. Faery Cottage
  167. Independence Day
  168. Babe On The Freeway
  169. A Feast For The Eyes
  170. Future As Possibility
  171. It Shows Up Personal But It Ain't Personal
  172. Ordinary Life Extraordinary Commitment
  173. From Context To Language
  174. The Second Coming Of Supersurfer
  175. Essays - Three Years Later: Internet Presence
  176. Redemption And Peace
  177. Living From The Edge
  178. September 11, 2001 - Five Years After
  179. Complaint And The Blind Men
  180. Snake II
  181. Touching Nothing You: ZenPlay In Two Acts
  182. Moved To Tears
  183. Stepping Up: A Retrospective Of The Future
  184. In My Dreams You're Me
  185. Puppet Show
  186. Breakfast In America
  187. Indigo Child
  188. A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  189. Paint On Listening
  190. Awake To Life
  191. Somebody Else
  192. Nothing To Do, Nowhere To Go, Nothing To Get
  193. Elephants All The Way Down
  194. Ding Dong Bell
  195. Friend Of The Planet
  196. The Last Place You Look: Koans Of Conduct
  197. Light In The Night
  198. Laurence Platt Video Interview
  199. The Only Game In Town
  200. A Walk In A Minefield
  201. Breakthrough Heart
  202. Werner's Space
  203. Low Road
  204. Third Rail
  205. Resistance
  206. Driving In A Watercolor
  207. Cause In The Matter
  208. Big And Small
  209. Art Gallery: The Physics Of Creativity
  210. Half Life
  211. Superstitious Minds
  212. Innocent Eyes
  213. I
  214. Three Distinctions Of Word
  215. Plastic Chandelier
  216. Already Always Listening
  217. Throwaway
  218. Here Again
  219. Secret Service: License To Thrill
  220. Master Of Life
  221. Face To Face
  222. Love And Kindness
  223. Snake III
  224. An Experience Of Distinction
  225. Nothing Feels So Good
  226. Attention To Detail
  227. Language Barrier
  228. Deliberate Love
  229. In The Clear Now: Born Again Again
  230. Fulfilled And Accepting
  231. Rough Dichotomy, Hard Choice
  232. No Maps, No Instructions
  233. I've Got Nothing To Say: Twenty Boxes Of Nearly Haiku
  234. Two Human Beings One Heart
  235. Force, Power, And Three Distinctions Of Me
  236. What If There Was No Gun?
  237. Transformation: The Life And Legacy Of Werner Erhard
  238. Romeo In Black Jeans
  239. Living In I Don't Know
  240. Killing Me Softly
  241. Family In Me
  242. The Land Baroness And The Cowhand
  243. A Galaxy Far, Far Away Revisited
  244. God Only Creates What Is
  245. Essays - Four Years Later: Side By Side
  246. Base Nature
  247. Stranger Out Of Time
  248. Crisis Of Faith
  249. Love Living Into Love
  250. Give It Away
  251. Alive And Well
  252. Soap Opera
  253. What Comes Up Must Come Up
  254. Webmaster
  255. Free
  256. Internal States
  257. Clearing
  258. The Alchemy Of Disappearance
  259. More Magnificent Than This
  260. Holding Hands In A Dream
  261. Waiting On You
  262. Battened Down: An Inquiry Into Service
  263. Not What You Expected
  264. Privilege At Daybreak In The Battle Between Good And Evil
  265. Christmas Greetings
  266. Up All Night
  267. Laurence Platt Autobiography II
  268. Orion
  269. Perspective
  270. No Boundaries
  271. Paper Clip
  272. The Virtue Of Indifference
  273. 24 / 7 / 365
  274. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  275. Victory Over The Past
  276. Erotica On Schedule
  277. Creekside Cabin
  278. Where You Go When You Die
  279. Beach Gone!
  280. Werner Erhard Video Experience
  281. Gridiron
  282. Complete And Delete
  283. Werner Erhard Photo Experience : Updated Saturday January 28, 2017
  284. Werner Erhard Quote Experience
  285. On What It Takes
  286. A Future Worth Living Into
  287. Two By Four Tap
  288. Legacy
  289. Hands Off Love
  290. Alan
  291. Everyone Loves You
  292. Little Son Of A Bitch
  293. A House On Franklin Street
  294. One In One
  295. Generous Integrity
  296. Interesting Interested Lady
  297. Afraid Of Nothing
  298. Personal Piece
  299. Magnum Opus
  300. Walk A Way With Me
  301. Alexandra II
  302. Graduation Day!
  303. Trimtab
  304. Walking Out Of My Overcoat
  305. Tell Me A Story
  306. I'd Rather Be With Me
  307. Haiku
  308. Interpretation As Interpretation
  309. Like Icing On A Cake
  310. Enrolling Others In Your Possibility Isn't A Chore
  311. Friend
  312. Beingsphere
  313. Creating The Master
  314. Sailing Ship
  315. To There Through Here: Heaven Via Dallas
  316. Life On Mars
  317. Essays - Five Years Later: Arm In Arm
  318. Common Man Common Place
  319. The Big Three Oh
  320. Moment Of Choice
  321. I Listen You
  322. World Traveler: A Straight Love Song
  323. NeXT
  324. Too Much
  325. Santa Barbara
  326. Zen Gardener
  327. Easy, Effortless, And Hassle Free
  328. Start A New Conversation (If You Don't Like The One You're In)
  329. Paradox And Confusion
  330. Nothing Doing
  331. Changing Ways
  332. Point Of View
  333. Naked Presence: Deploying A New Grammar
  334. An Experience Like A Red Balloon, A Life Like A Concrete Form: A Manifesto
  335. Devolution
  336. Future Perfect
  337. Full On You
  338. Patient Horse
  339. Liberated By I Don't Know
  340. You Can't Hold On To A Wriggling Puppy
  341. Unbelievable
  342. Holes In The World
  343. Worry Or Not, It Turns Out Anyway
  344. Scoop
  345. Out Of My Head
  346. Clean, Well Lit Quarters
  347. Prelude
  348. Covenant
  349. Ask Me Anything
  350. Laurence Platt Intersections
  351. Coming Around Again
  352. A Dog Trying Not To Be A Dog
  353. Close Up, Face To Face, Larger Than Life, And Twice As Natural
  354. A Knock At The Door
  355. Reflection On A Window
  356. Being Invisible Being
  357. With You Without You
  358. Catalyzer
  359. Dogshit Reality
  360. Laurence Platt Photo Album : Updated Friday February 17, 2017
  361. Three Sixty
  362. Recontextualization
  363. Consider THIS!
  364. Sleep After Transformation IV
  365. Sandals On My Head
  366. Enchanted Hill
  367. Coin Of The Realm
  368. Reactivation: Tempest In A Teacup
  369. Flash
  370. Making It
  371. Razor Thin Line
  372. Workability II
  373. Give Me Money (That's What I Want?)
  374. Beyond Compare
  375. Raise The Bar, Break The Barrier
  376. Mom Dearest
  377. True Gold
  378. Alone With You
  379. Business As Usual
  380. The World Is My Monastery
  381. Nothing At The Pump
  382. Epistemology
  383. Whack!
  384. Inexorable
  385. Collect Your Self And Punt
  386. Exuberance
  387. Initial Objective
  388. Mother's Day
  389. Attachment: When Your Creation Runs You
  390. You Don't Need This
  391. Natural Expression
  392. Essential Question
  393. There Is No "The Answers"
  394. Mint Condition
  395. Presence Of Self
  396. Cast Iron Pots
  397. I'll Think Of Something
  398. Me And The Voice In My Head
  399. Law In The Universe
  400. Kind Words
  401. South Africa Premiere
  402. Do It For Nothing
  403. A Life You Love
  404. Soft Heart, Hard Road
  405. Not Truth / Truth
  406. At This Very Moment
  407. It's Not Out There
  408. Ascension
  409. Love Means Nothing
  410. Familiar Unfamiliar Territory
  411. Interview
  412. Mona Lisa! Mona Lisa!
  413. Further Than The End
  414. Skewed Since Antiquity
  415. Essays - Six Years Later: A Very Good Year
  416. Squishy Integrity
  417. That Thou Art
  418. I See You're Everywhere
  419. The Antithesis Of Resignation
  420. Drinks On Me
  421. Confronting The Machinery
  422. Inside
  423. Straight Talk
  424. One Foot On The Line
  425. Writer's Block
  426. Happy Memories, Great Feelings
  427. Get A Life
  428. Moment Of Truth
  429. Looking Into The Space: Reflections On Synchronicity And Mystery
  430. The Only Worthwhile Fame
  431. Causal State
  432. Timeless Classic Rincon
  433. Goleta Beach
  434. Werner's Work Is Coming Back To Hawai'i
  435. Family Ties
  436. Disclaimer
  437. I Love You Revisited
  438. Running From Empty
  439. Brilliant Is In Your Ears
  440. It's Never Gonna Get Any Better Than This
  441. State Of Play
  442. Who Are You Going To Be?
  443. Observations From Within The Question
  444. Private Movie
  445. Projector
  446. Deadly Distractions
  447. Nothing Out There, Nothing In Here
  448. This Is What It Means To Be!
  449. Passing The Torch
  450. Standing With
  451. Straight And Narrow Path
  452. Pruning Both Sides Of The Hedge
  453. Here And There
  454. On Fleas And Piranhas
  455. How To Enroll The World
  456. Long Time Gone
  457. "How?" Questions: By Consideration Alone
  458. Menage À Trois: A Declaration
  459. It's All Over For Laurence Platt
  460. Inventors Of The Future
  461. Stoopid  Fantastic
  462. Zen Bland
  463. Source Of Zen Bland: Hand Grasps Itself?
  464. Coal Face: Down And Dirty
  465. I Am My Parents
  466. Readiness: The Possibility Of Being Forgiving, Open, And Welcoming
  467. Equanimitous
  468. A Matter Of Trust
  469. The Life You Have
  470. Dancing With My Mouth
  471. Failed Analogy
  472. Cave Paintings
  473. Human Being Version 2.0
  474. Groovin'
  475. Demonstration
  476. Moon On The Water
  477. Why Birds Fly
  478. Close Enough Isn't Good Enough
  479. God Is In His Heaven And Everything Is Right With The World
  480. Nobody's Doing It To You Except Yourself: A Study In Truth
  481. Say Whatever's There
  482. Velvet Tsunami
  483. Hat Over Wall
  484. Front And Center
  485. I Am Therefore I Play
  486. Even Though It Doesn't Always Look Like It
  487. Mea Culpa!
  488. A Quiet Celebration Of Triumph
  489. Extraordinarily Ordinary
  490. View From A Fallow Wheatfield
  491. Werner Erhard Paper Experience : Updated Saturday January 21, 2017
  492. Double Dare
  493. Getting Into Your World
  494. Don't Do That!
  495. Mystery
  496. Don't Try So Hard!
  497. Lucky Man
  498. Time On My Hands
  499. Woulda Coulda Shoulda
  500. You
  501. Toolbox
  502. Bake Your Cake (And Eat It)
  503. Unmessable (With)
  504. Transformation II
  505. Bad Press / Good Experience
  506. Entre Nous
  507. No Choice Choice
  508. Freed Like A Fox
  509. Self Realization: Discovery Or Creation?
  510. Slippery
  511. Cheap Talk
  512. Watching The Wanting To Stop
  513. The Only Way Out Is Through
  514. Warmer In The Water
  515. Honoring Your Word
  516. BREAKTHROUGH PAINTING
  517. Prior Feelings
  518. New Era: An Invitation
  519. Sophisticated Palate
  520. Open To Everyone
  521. Portal
  522. Tempered Tornado
  523. Incident: Inspired Accident
  524. Two Of Me
  525. No Platitudes
  526. Joshua Nelson Mongezi  Platt
  527. Two Of Me II: Confirmation Not Correction
  528. For You I've Loved Before
  529. Essays - Seven Years Later: By My Self
  530. Miracles Are Miracles And Love Is Love
  531. Fly Baby Bird!
  532. Say The World Loves You
  533. Naked Before You
  534. Holiday Spectacular
  535. Always Something On My Mind
  536. I'm Playing So Hard I've Got No Time To Be Busy
  537. Linguistic Acts
  538. Changing My Mind
  539. Resurgence
  540. Creating Creating
  541. Tell Me Something About Nothing
  542. Attachment / Commitment: A Fine Line
  543. Language: The Scalpel Of Experience
  544. 100 Watt Light Bulb
  545. Safety, Privacy, Security, Confidentiality
  546. Miles And Miles And Miles
  547. Through Spanish Ears
  548. River Of People
  549. Tengo Un Regalo Para Ti
  550. The Shortest Distance Between Two People
  551. Hello! How Are Things Going For You?
  552. Enough Time
  553. When You Get It You Get It, When You Don't You Don't
  554. Face In The Water
  555. Unpredictable Moments Of Perfection
  556. Pontifical College Josephinum
  557. Straight Ahead: A Political Discourse
  558. Regular Guy
  559. Make It Yours
  560. Out Of The Blue
  561. Werner Erhard Slide Experience
  562. Lucid Disclosures
  563. A Man Is The Crowd
  564. No Problem At All: Suffering Is Optional
  565. Empty Cup
  566. Poet Laureate II
  567. Holiday Service II
  568. Calibration Zero
  569. External Tank
  570. Inner Circle
  571. Etching
  572. A Man Who Wasn't There
  573. Hard Line
  574. Eyes Wide Om-pen
  575. Passing Interest: A Commentary
  576. Because I Do
  577. When Simple Is Difficult
  578. Hostile Environment
  579. When Did You Off  Yourself?
  580. There's No Such Thing As Too Much Rigor
  581. The Conversation
  582. San Francisco Premiere
  583. Sticky Like A Fly Trap
  584. Sweet Spot
  585. Selfishness In A You And Me World
  586. Background Soundtrack
  587. Wordsmith
  588. Reason To Create
  589. Closer And Closer
  590. Tête À Tête 
  591. Another Possibility
  592. The Way We Are
  593. Marrakech With A "C"
  594. Dancing With Life
  595. Celebration In Essaouira
  596. The Boogie Boarders Of Casablanca
  597. (How To Be A) Victim Of Circumstance
  598. Last Train To The Suburbs
  599. Joe The Buddha
  600. A Scholar And A Gentleman
  601. Laurence Platt And Associates
  602. Farm Girl
  603. Clear And Present
  604. Pedal To The Metal
  605. Be Mindful Of Nothing
  606. Reason Not To Believe
  607. Pristine Lake
  608. Freedom To Choose: Freedom To Say No
  609. The Wolf Who Cried Boy
  610. Gossip Column
  611. Half A Million Kids: The Truth About The Counter
  612. Mavericks
  613. Long Time Comin'
  614. Being Without Trying
  615. Images Of You
  616. High Stakes: Integrity Seriously
  617. With Nothing Going On
  1. Temples Of Gray
  2. Enough To Last Forever
  3. Intending What's Called For
  4. Where No One Has Gone Before
  5. Lowest Common Denominator
  6. Road Warrior
  7. Bear Trap
  8. Flying
  9. It's All Yours Now: An Un-Someday
  10. The Posse
  11. Under All Circumstances
  12. Already Here
  13. Meetings With A Remarkable Man
  14. Being Directed By The Unanswered Question
  15. Out Here
  16. Who Said That? Who Really  Said That?
  17. Making This Up As I Go Along
  18. View From A Driftwood Bench
  19. Resolving The Mind
  20. Speaking Candidly: Jargon Free Conversations For Transformation
  21. Attachment: Causeway Between Islands
  22. Locker Room Banter
  23. Life Works!
  24. When You've Got Nothing, Give It Away
  25. The Magnificent Seven
  26. Essays - Eight Years Later: Riding The Open Range
  27. Perfect Medium
  28. Beginner's Mind: On Having No Memory
  29. As Good As It Gets
  30. No Favorites
  31. Eschew
  32. You Say Stop: About Resisting Transformation
  33. Ventura! Oh, Ventura!
  34. All There Is Is This
  35. September 11, 2001 - Ten Years After
  36. What Would I Ask You If I Could Ask You Anything?
  37. Health Is A Function Of Participation
  38. You Don't Ask "Why Me?"  When It's Raining
  39. Wonderings About Nothing In Particular
  40. Examining The Unthinkable
  41. Tell Me The Truth
  42. Talking Heads: Addicted To Opinion
  43. Can You Just Look?
  44. Integral Element
  45. Incredible!
  46. Using Laurence Platt
  47. Integrity For Integrity's Sake
  48. Clear Choice
  49. Laurence Platt Video Interview II
  50. Laurence Platt Video Interview III
  51. Born To Do This
  52. The Day The Guests Didn't Come
  53. When This Isn't  It
  54. Not Your "Business As Usual" Motor Racing Film
  55. Keep Sharing
  56. On Being Coachable: Rails To My Train
  57. No Line
  58. Weather Or Not
  59. After The Story Ends
  60. Paradise Is On The Tip Of My Tongue
  61. Often Disconcerting, Yet Eminently Worth Listening To
  62. The Way I Am
  63. Endless Day
  64. I've Got Nothing More To Say: Twenty Boxes Of Nearly Haiku II
  65. My Life In Front Of Me
  66. A Game Worth Playing
  67. Words Like Birds
  68. I Can Be Anyone
  69. If You're Not Then Don't
  70. Images Of You II
  71. Living Where Life Is
  72. Zen Is Binary
  73. My Future Happens Now
  74. The Cavalry's Not Coming
  75. Like Father
  76. Mountains And Waters
  77. The Most Beautiful Beach In The World
  78. Thirty Billion Dollars, Forty Top Ten Records, And An Academy Award
  79. Poet Laureate III
  80. What Part Of "I Love You" Don't You Get?
  81. Committed To Your Commitment
  82. Prayer
  83. Slow Dancing
  84. Halftime
  85. Frame Of Reference
  86. From Stick Figures To IMAX 3D
  87. Man Of The World
  88. Through A Veil Brightly
  89. Uncomfortably Shy Yet Strikingly Bold: A Self Portrait
  90. Persona Or Ideas?
  91. Original Sin Revisited
  92. Cheese To A Rat
  93. Mercedes-Benz
  94. Life Partners
  95. Create Me The Way I Am
  96. Exceptionally Rich
  97. Friend II
  98. It's A Whole New Different World
  99. I Do What I Am
  100. Serene Passion
  101. Rollercoaster
  102. Nice Guys
  103. It's Only Significant If I Say So
  104. Out To Lunch With The Financial Times
  105. On This Team Everyone's The Leader
  106. Fearless
  107. Wonderful Life
  108. It's Not Blue, Yes?
  109. Stepping Back
  110. Snake IV
  111. The Woman She Creates Herself To Be
  112. Source Of Action
  113. With The Past In The Past And Nothing In The Future
  114. Leaves Flying Off
  115. Out Here II: Out-Here
  116. See A Chance, Take It
  117. Embrace The Fullness!
  118. Stand Like A Rock, Love Like A River
  119. Power Play
  120. Paradise Is Not Enough
  121. Out-Here III
  122. At Home As Self
  123. Born Into It: A Way For Family
  124. The Grand Canyon Is In The Fridge
  125. Say As I Say
  126. Word Power
  127. Wheel Alignment
  128. Straight Shooter
  129. An Actor Playing The Lead Role In A Play Called "My Life"
  130. Writer's Block II
  131. Fearless And Street Smart
  132. An Actor Playing The Lead Role In A Play Called "My Life" II
  133. Authentic Truth: The Coca Cola Animals  Incident, And More
  134. Essays - Nine Years Later: Recreation
  135. Morning News
  136. Our Living Room
  137. Empty Windows
  138. Closed Door, Wide Open Future
  139. Life Of Distinction
  140. Performance Artists
  141. Little Boy
  142. Unsettled
  143. Artist In Acrylics, Artist In Words
  144. Forgiveness: No Good Without It
  145. Tipping Point
  146. Stand Up, Sit Down, Stand Up, Sit Down
  147. Respect For Intention
  148. The Quieting
  149. On Knowing The Place For The First Time
  150. You Can't Get This From Me
  151. It's Already Complete: Stop Finishing It!
  152. The Magical Breakfast Burrito Assembly Line
  153. Celebrity
  154. Futile Like A Freedom
  155. How Do You Spell The Sound A Ratchet Makes?
  156. A Place In My Heart Which Doesn't Always See Enough Light Of Day
  157. Three Stairs At A Time
  158. To Get Out Of A Rut, Be  In The Rut
  159. On Turning Away
  160. Conversation With A Laser
  161. Shut Up And Do What You're Doing
  162. Secret Agent
  163. Werner As Intention
  164. Passing Through: Anatomy Of A Contextual Shift
  165. And Then Along Came I: The Genesis Of Identity
  166. Your Act: The Role Of A Lifetime?
  167. Good Enough For Jazz
  168. Leading Edge
  169. One Thousand Essays And A Million Views: A Future
  170. No Walk In The Park
  171. Doesn't Qualify As Research
  172. The Dispassionate View
  173. Peace On Earth And Good Will To All People: A Possibility
  174. Laurence Platt Audio
  175. Source Of Aliveness
  176. Clear For Takeoff
  177. Speaking Tautologically
  178. Turned Tables
  179. Don't Regulate The Tate
  180. English Tea
  181. Blameless
  182. London "I": The Memorandum
  183. Werner's Work Is Coming Back To Hawai'i Again
  184. Black Belt
  185. Christian Rocks!
  186. Werner Erhard Video Experience II
  187. Extraordinary Is The New Normal
  188. St Valentine's Day
  189. Who He Is For Himself
  190. The Illusion Of I
  191. Beyond Breathing Underwater
  192. Bold Faced Truth
  193. Cause In The Matter II: Congruent With Life
  194. Barrier Reef
  195. Yesterday's Wardrobe
  196. Honey To A Bear
  197. Something Fierce, Something Wonderful
  198. Never Not This
  199. Source Quote
  200. Integrity: It's Its Own Trainer
  201. We The Excellent Ones
  202. Triangle
  203. You Are A Machine II
  204. Our Time Will Come Or Not
  205. Take Your Fear With You
  206. Where You Want To Be
  207. Stripping It Down To The Studs
  208. Puzzle Solved, Mind Unraveled
  209. Life Rose Up
  210. Calling A Spade Something Else
  211. Where Else Would You Store Them?
  212. People To Thank
  213. Big To Be Small
  214. Eye To Eye
  215. Not With A Whimper But A Bang
  216. What You Create For Yourself About Me
  217. Shit Happens
  218. Everything That Gets In The Way Of My Life
  219. Backdrop
  220. Light On Things
  221. Mystical Connection II
  222. Relentless
  223. Victory Like A Choice
  224. Sitting
  225. Godzone
  226. You'll Hear The Rumble
  227. B-Grade Hotel
  228. The Rain Is Coming, Mr Laurence
  229. Is Fiji Paradise?
  230. Dog Days II
  231. Here We Are Again
  232. Being Around Werner
  233. On Misconstruing Enlightenment
  234. Powerfully Repeating MySelf
  235. Watch This Space
  236. Lions' Den
  237. Golden Gate Bridge
  238. Breakthrough In Leadership
  239. Essays - Ten Years Later: Decade
  240. Something Bigger Than Oneself
  241. You Can Never Get Enough Of Nothing
  242. A Red Rag To A Bull
  243. Werner Erhard Video Experience III
  244. Sonoma Explosion
  245. Being Always In Action: A Possibility
  246. Trading Aliveness For Survival
  247. If I Don't Love You Now, I Never Did
  248. So What
  249. Silver Boxes
  250. Expectation, Or Possibility?
  251. Contribution: Surrender
  252. Contribution II: Happiness
  253. Contribution III: Performance
  254. Heroes
  255. Return To The Creek
  256. Brightness On Main Street
  257. Nothing Can Prepare You For This
  258. Conversation With A Friend: A Symphony Of Notes
  259. Bronze Buddha
  260. On Creating Space
  261. Sirius' Passion Play
  262. God In Your Universe
  263. Leadership: Thinking
  264. Leadership II: Your Mouth / My Brain
  265. Leadership III: Unflinching
  266. Cosmic Joke: Suspension Of Disbelief
  267. You Had It All Along
  268. Wired To Be Admired
  269. Thank You, I Got It, And Nobody's Interested Anymore
  270. Orchid Leaves
  271. Once In A Lifetime
  272. Love Of Life
  273. Werner's Work Is Coming To Fiji
  274. Troublemaker: Nelson Mandela And Transformation II
  275. Fireside Chat
  276. Axis Of Ecstasy
  277. Moving Time Around
  278. Present To The Past
  279. It's Not A Ball Game If You Hold On To The Ball
  280. Shout About It
  281. Recordbreaker
  282. Five Star Restaurant
  283. Empty And Meaningless Revisited
  284. Performance Is Action
  285. The Very Best Of Me
  286. Endurance
  287. The Magical Breakfast Burrito Assembly Line II
  288. The Only Thing You Have To Do Is Die
  289. Talking About Talking About
  290. Werner's Work Is Coming To The Dominican Republic
  291. You Don't Ask "Why Me?"  When It's Raining II
  292. Life To The Fullest
  293. Air You Can Trust
  294. In Churches, Museums, And Castles
  295. Spirit Of Generosity
  296. Listening: You Never Have And You Never Will
  297. Transformation Is Timeless
  298. Empty Nest, Full Sky
  299. The Young Person's Guide To The Future
  300. Stake To Play
  301. A Future For Someone Else: The Promise Of Enrollment
  302. On Being Happy
  303. Shaken Up And Teary
  304. The Next Best Thing
  305. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Health
  306. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Finances
  307. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Open
  308. Transforming Life Itself: A Completely Started Inquiry
  309. Self Being Self
  310. A Purely Positive Proposition
  311. I Don't Believe In What I'm Doing
  312. Write Your Life!
  313. On Being Sad
  314. Being And Acting Out-Here: Presence Of Self Revisited
  315. Talk About It
  316. With Nothing Going On II
  317. Not Just Passing Through
  318. A Monk For No Reason
  319. Gamechanger
  320. Zen Of Laundry
  321. Life Is Calling
  322. WE Not Me
  323. One Day
  324. Something Solid On Which To Stand
  325. The Complete Presentation
  326. Real Men Cry II
  327. An Opening In The Universe
  328. Years Fell From His Face
  329. Power Surge
  330. It's All Valuable: A Place To Stand
  331. Opinion As Opinion
  332. My Word In The Matter
  333. Peaceful
  334. Match For Life
  335. When There's Nothing To Say
  336. I Love What You Can Do (Without Knowing How)
  337. Holding Down The Floor
  338. The Way It Turned Out
  339. By Consideration Alone II
  340. Full Circle, Full Spiral
  341. Truth, And What's True
  342. Our Living Room II
  343. Doing To Not Be
  344. You Don't Only Take A Stand When The Odds Are In Your Favor
  345. Stay In The Integrity
  346. An Awesome View
  347. Write Off
  348. Essays - Eleven Years Later: Unimaginable
  349. Force Of Nature
  350. On Hurricanes And Earthquakes
  351. Watching The News
  352. Context Gives Our Cue
  353. You Are What You Speak
  354. The Amygdala Hijack
  355. Some Inherited Life: A Discovery
  356. Enrollment Is A Miracle
  357. Everyone's In Love With Everyone
  358. Big Man: Leader Of Leaders
  359. Excellence, Newly
  360. I'm Old School
  361. So Stoopid, Given What's Possible
  362. The Same Old Same Old
  363. A Hole In The Soul: The Un-Relationship
  364. Transformation Is Accountability Plus Committed Speaking
  365. The Breakthrough That Unlocks Futures
  366. New Pathways
  367. Whole And Complete
  368. New Experience
  369. Not Cryptic Or Coded
  370. Werner At The Speed Of Choice
  371. And Where Do You Think You're Going?
  372. Dealing With Life: A Tale Of Two Contexts
  373. Residue Of Meaning
  374. The We Decade: This Revisionist's View Of History
  375. Service: The Same Game Played In A Whole New Way
  376. Hiking In A Painting
  377. The OK Way Is OK
  378. I Get Who You Are From What They Do
  379. I've Seen The Future And The Future Is You
  380. This Isn't That
  381. The Effortless Breakthrough
  382. Breakthrough In Power
  383. Direct Experience
  384. It's A Blank Canvas
  385. Love Notes To Werner And You
  386. Having Said Everything There Is To Say
  387. As Your Natural Self-Expression
  388. Natural Knowing
  389. Gamechanger II
  390. How Are You Jude?
  391. Wound Up Worrier
  392. The One You Feed
  393. Biting My Own Teeth
  394. There's Nothing To Get, Revisited
  395. Unoriginal Original
  396. Snowflakes In A Furnace
  397. Romantic Sensations
  398. In The Space Of Possibility
  399. South Africa Leadership
  400. Wuudhu
  401. Rite De Passage
  402. The Girl Who Became A Tree
  403. Completing Cape Town, February 2015
  404. Telling The Truth About Masters
  405. It's Only Powerful When You Take It On
  406. The World's Conversation
  407. Serving High
  408. Living A Worthwhile Life
  409. Learn To Love The Climb
  410. Basic, Routine Work
  411. Leaving Everybody With More Power
  412. Needs Have You: An Exposition
  413. The One Thing People Will Not Give Up
  414. One Day One Life: A Reflection On Time
  415. The Conversation That Corrects Language
  416. The Trouble With Getting Better
  417. Laurenceplattology
  418. The Sound Of Your Voice
  419. Simple But Not Easy
  420. Raw Power
  421. It Works Better As A Possibility
  422. Magic At Heart
  423. It's All Unfolding - No Need To Figure It Out
  424. People Do The Strangest Things
  425. Where The Path Begins
  426. The Significance - Not What Happened
  427. Read To Us
  428. Seven Fingers
  429. Smart People
  430. Creating For Creation's Sake
  431. It's Both Not Either
  432. Distraction / Consolation: Getting Away From Who I Am
  433. Flow: An Experience By The River
  434. When Barriers Fall: A Course In Relationships
  435. Accidental Guru
  436. Laurence Platt 65th Birthday
  437. Holding The Door Open: The Space That's Already Here
  438. Werner Erhard Photo Experience II
  439. There's No Discipline Like Not Complaining
  440. I've Never Wanted To Be Better Than Anyone
  441. You Know I Love You - And I Know You Love Me
  442. Integrity Doesn't Imprint Like Balance
  443. Father's Day
  444. Scottie Dog
  445. Return To Pelican Inn
  446. A New Now: Breaking Your Word Yet Maintaining Integrity
  447. Is There Anything At All Outside Of My Experience?
  448. A Possibility Given Approach
  449. Rising In Love
  450. Friend Of The Physical Universe: A Manifesto
  451. Litmus Test: Possibility Begets Possibility
  452. Prayers For Firefighters
  453. Essays - Twelve Years Later: A New Beginning
  454. Resting On Your Laurels Is Deadly
  455. Speaking To People's Relationship With Werner
  456. The Un-Con
  457. Immersion In The Conversation: On Being In A Seminar
  458. Ordinary People
  459. Guest Talk
  460. Questions For A Friend
  461. On Never Having Left
  462. Much More Than A Compendium: Reflecting On The Source Of Werner's Work
  463. Out-Here IV: Clearing For Life
  464. Damned Choice
  465. Nothing Else I'd Rather Be Doing
  466. A Master At Being (And Having People Be)
  467. Machinery Embedded In Hamburger
  468. Werner As Source
  469. Space Station
  470. Living Life As A Story: The Folly Of Being Human
  471. Free To Be And Free To Act
  472. Tilting The Axis
  473. Cutting Out My Ability To Manipulate
  474. The Only Thing You Have To Do Is Be
  475. Graduating From Doing To Being
  476. Ideal Medium
  477. A Place To Come Back To
  478. We've Already Arrived
  479. Here Now You
  480. Thanks A Million!
  481. Beyond Language
  482. Coming From Love
  483. A Man Who's All There
  484. Friends Of Being
  485. Werner's Work Is Back In Hawai'i
  486. Media Coverage
  487. A New Beginning: Momentum
  488. Invitation To Enroll
  489. It's All Addiction For An Identity
  490. Owning Up: The Freedom Of Taking Responsibility
  491. Act Three
  492. Werner's Work In Academia
  493. Smaller As A Person
  494. Human Chameleon, Rock God
  495. Great Actors Don't Act
  496. The Trouble With "The Truth"  (The Trouble With "The Answer")
  497. At The Side Of The Road
  498. Unfamiliar Position Of Power
  499. Stars
  500. For People Who Don't Love Themselves
  501. Thank A Vet
  502. Life Sentences
  503. A Belief System Blind To Itself
  504. The Space In Which God Shows Up
  505. Five Ways To Be With Being Hit On
  506. Year Of The Tiger
  507. Everything You Say
  508. Still Standing: Musings On The Permanent Impermanence Of Transformation
  509. Everyone You've Known
  510. Friend III
  511. In My Dreams I Fly
  512. Onramp To Power
  513. My Constituency
  514. "Which One Is Maharishi?"
  515. I'm A Creator
  516. Twitter Swallowed The Critic
  517. Worry Or Not, It Turns Out Anyway II
  518. Conversations With A Friend VII
  519. I've Got Nothing Left To Do But Do
  520. Nobody Is Never A Jerk Sometimes
  521. What Are You Present To Now?
  522. Thrice-Born People
  523. Maybe Time Isn't Linear
  524. Ideas Make The Man
  525. The Universe Doesn't Give A Damn
  526. Without Fear For Your Selfhood
  527. Wherever I Am, Here You Are
  528. Possibility Minus Possibility Equals Possibility
  529. Stepping Into People's Lives
  530. Breakfast With The Master IV: Parental Care
  531. Breakfast With The Master IV: Taking The Guilt Out Of It
  532. Breakfast With The Master IV: Language As Music
  533. My Heart And You
  534. Internal States II
  535. Being With What's There
  536. Do You  Know? Do You  Know?
  537. Profit And Loss
  538. Internal States III: Way Of Being
  539. Sitting II
  540. City Girl
  541. Two Busies
  542. Washington DC Words
  543. Completion: An Inquiry Into The Point Of It All
  544. Mind Control
  545. The Possibility Of Being Independent And Free
  546. Uncommon Correspondence
  547. It's All Over For Laurence Platt II
  548. A Crucible Of Ideas
  549. Include Everything
  550. Check Your Ego At The Door
  551. Look At The Children
  552. She's Not Here For Therapy
  553. Full Tilt
  554. Never Mind The Fairy Tale
  555. The Stories We Write
  556. Fugitives
  557. Essays - Thirteen Years Later: A Certain Space
  558. Looking Good: What It Really  Takes
  559. New Financial Order
  560. Again And Again And Again And Again And Again And Again
  561. Bake Another Cake
  562. The Big Emptiness
  563. Pitoned To The Cliff Face
  564. Short List
  565. Life Works! II: Life Itself Loves Me
  566. Attracted To Dance
  567. Losing Access To Our Humanity
  568. I Told A Friend I Love You
  569. Thank Goodness  It's Perfect The Way It Is!
  570. Something In The Air
  571. Leading With My Word
  572. Terse Transformed Communication
  573. Don't Be Where The Blow Lands
  574. Wall Socket
  575. No Distance
  576. Carpet Threads: An Inquiry Into Workability
  577. What's Out There And What's Out There
  578. Window Shopping
  579. The Sadness Of A Wasted Life
  580. Open And Here
  581. Something Bigger Than Oneself II
  582. A World Elsewhere
  583. Everything's Fine Right Now
  584. Being Responsible For Being Heard
  585. Shut Up And Do What You're Doing II
  586. Velcro Faces
  587. After Dinner Conversation : New
  588. Success, Transformation, and Completion : New
  589. Extinction: About Mountain Chicken Frogs : New
  590. That's No Hassle, That's Your Life : New
  591. Poet Laureate IV : New
  592. Let The Healing Begin : New
  593. This Isn't That II : New
  594. Lucky Se Voet  : New
  595. A Request Asked Harder : New
  596. Platform : New
  597. It All Comes Down To This : New
  598. The World Is My Monastery II : New
  599. It's Complete (Nothing's Missing) : New
  600. Being Who You Are As Enough : New
  601. On The Edge Of Serenity : New
  602. Unwavering : New
  603. It Doesn't Make Any Difference, But I Do It Anyway : New
  604. I Don't Have To Say "In A Glass" : Latest -V
  605. In Appreciation : Latest -IV
  606. Not "This Too Shall Pass": "This Too Is It!"  : Latest -III
  607. Goodbye Two By Four : Latest -II
  608. Lonely Road : Latest -I
  609. Zen Of Peeling Potatoes : LATEST
  610. New One (working title) : Coming
  611. New Two (working title) : Coming
  612. New Three (working title) : Coming
  613. Visits With A Friend IX (working title) : In Progress
  614. Visits With A Friend IX II (working title) : In Progress
  615. Visits With A Friend IX III (working title) : In Progress
  616. Visits With A Friend IX Sequel (working title) : In Progress
  617. Work In Progress (working title) : In Progress
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