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Werner Erhard
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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
  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 Thursday June 8, 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. Ménage 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
  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
  618. Temples Of Gray
  619. Enough To Last Forever
  620. Intending What's Called For
  621. Where No One Has Gone Before
  622. Lowest Common Denominator
  623. Road Warrior
  624. Bear Trap
  625. Flying
  626. It's All Yours Now: An Un-Someday
  627. The Posse
  628. Under All Circumstances
  629. Already Here
  630. Meetings With A Remarkable Man
  631. Being Directed By The Unanswered Question
  632. Out Here
  633. Who Said That? Who Really  Said That?
  634. Making This Up As I Go Along
  635. View From A Driftwood Bench
  636. Resolving The Mind
  637. Speaking Candidly: Jargon Free Conversations For Transformation
  638. Attachment: Causeway Between Islands
  639. Locker Room Banter
  640. Life Works!
  641. When You've Got Nothing, Give It Away
  642. The Magnificent Seven
  643. Essays - Eight Years Later: Riding The Open Range
  644. Perfect Medium
  645. Beginner's Mind: On Having No Memory
  646. As Good As It Gets
  647. No Favorites
  648. Eschew
  649. You Say Stop: About Resisting Transformation
  650. Ventura! Oh, Ventura!
  651. All There Is Is This
  1. September 11, 2001 - Ten Years After
  2. What Would I Ask You If I Could Ask You Anything?
  3. Health Is A Function Of Participation
  4. You Don't Ask "Why Me?"  When It's Raining
  5. Wonderings About Nothing In Particular
  6. Examining The Unthinkable
  7. Tell Me The Truth
  8. Talking Heads: Addicted To Opinion
  9. Can You Just Look?
  10. Integral Element
  11. Incredible!
  12. Using Laurence Platt
  13. Integrity For Integrity's Sake
  14. Clear Choice
  15. Laurence Platt Video Interview II
  16. Laurence Platt Video Interview III
  17. Born To Do This
  18. The Day The Guests Didn't Come
  19. When This Isn't  It
  20. Not Your "Business As Usual" Motor Racing Film
  21. Keep Sharing
  22. On Being Coachable: Rails To My Train
  23. No Line
  24. Weather Or Not
  25. After The Story Ends
  26. Paradise Is On The Tip Of My Tongue
  27. Often Disconcerting, Yet Eminently Worth Listening To
  28. The Way I Am
  29. Endless Day
  30. I've Got Nothing More To Say: Twenty Boxes Of Nearly Haiku II
  31. My Life In Front Of Me
  32. A Game Worth Playing
  33. Words Like Birds
  34. I Can Be Anyone
  35. If You're Not Then Don't
  36. Images Of You II
  37. Living Where Life Is
  38. Zen Is Binary
  39. My Future Happens Now
  40. The Cavalry's Not Coming
  41. Like Father
  42. Mountains And Waters
  43. The Most Beautiful Beach In The World
  44. Thirty Billion Dollars, Forty Top Ten Records, And An Academy Award
  45. Poet Laureate III
  46. What Part Of "I Love You" Don't You Get?
  47. Committed To Your Commitment
  48. Prayer
  49. Slow Dancing
  50. Halftime
  51. Frame Of Reference
  52. From Stick Figures To IMAX 3D
  53. Man Of The World
  54. Through A Veil Brightly
  55. Uncomfortably Shy Yet Strikingly Bold: A Self Portrait
  56. Persona Or Ideas?
  57. Original Sin Revisited
  58. Cheese To A Rat
  59. Mercedes-Benz
  60. Life Partners
  61. Create Me The Way I Am
  62. Exceptionally Rich
  63. Friend II
  64. It's A Whole New Different World
  65. I Do What I Am
  66. Serene Passion
  67. Rollercoaster
  68. Nice Guys
  69. It's Only Significant If I Say So
  70. Out To Lunch With The Financial Times
  71. On This Team Everyone's The Leader
  72. Fearless
  73. Wonderful Life
  74. It's Not Blue, Yes?
  75. Stepping Back
  76. Snake IV
  77. The Woman She Creates Herself To Be
  78. Source Of Action
  79. With The Past In The Past And Nothing In The Future
  80. Leaves Flying Off
  81. Out Here II: Out-Here
  82. See A Chance, Take It
  83. Embrace The Fullness!
  84. Stand Like A Rock, Love Like A River
  85. Power Play
  86. Paradise Is Not Enough
  87. Out-Here III
  88. At Home As Self
  89. Born Into It: A Way For Family
  90. The Grand Canyon Is In The Fridge
  91. Say As I Say
  92. Word Power
  93. Wheel Alignment
  94. Straight Shooter
  95. An Actor Playing The Lead Role In A Play Called "My Life"
  96. Writer's Block II
  97. Fearless And Street Smart
  98. An Actor Playing The Lead Role In A Play Called "My Life" II
  99. Authentic Truth: The Coca Cola Animals  Incident, And More
  100. Essays - Nine Years Later: Recreation
  101. Morning News
  102. Our Living Room
  103. Empty Windows
  104. Closed Door, Wide Open Future
  105. Life Of Distinction
  106. Performance Artists
  107. Little Boy
  108. Unsettled
  109. Artist In Acrylics, Artist In Words
  110. Forgiveness: No Good Without It
  111. Tipping Point
  112. Stand Up, Sit Down, Stand Up, Sit Down
  113. Respect For Intention
  114. The Quieting
  115. On Knowing The Place For The First Time
  116. You Can't Get This From Me
  117. It's Already Complete: Stop Finishing It!
  118. The Magical Breakfast Burrito Assembly Line
  119. Celebrity
  120. Futile Like A Freedom
  121. How Do You Spell The Sound A Ratchet Makes?
  122. A Place In My Heart Which Doesn't Always See Enough Light Of Day
  123. Three Stairs At A Time
  124. To Get Out Of A Rut, Be  In The Rut
  125. On Turning Away
  126. Conversation With A Laser
  127. Shut Up And Do What You're Doing
  128. Secret Agent
  129. Werner As Intention
  130. Passing Through: Anatomy Of A Contextual Shift
  131. And Then Along Came I: The Genesis Of Identity
  132. Your Act: The Role Of A Lifetime?
  133. Good Enough For Jazz
  134. Leading Edge
  135. One Thousand Essays And A Million Views: A Future
  136. No Walk In The Park
  137. Doesn't Qualify As Research
  138. The Dispassionate View
  139. Peace On Earth And Good Will To All People: A Possibility
  140. Laurence Platt Audio
  141. Source Of Aliveness
  142. Clear For Takeoff
  143. Speaking Tautologically
  144. Turned Tables
  145. Don't Regulate The Tate
  146. English Tea
  147. Blameless
  148. London "I": The Memorandum
  149. Werner's Work Is Coming Back To Hawai'i Again
  150. Black Belt
  151. Christian Rocks!
  152. Werner Erhard Video Experience II
  153. Extraordinary Is The New Normal
  154. St Valentine's Day
  155. Who He Is For Himself
  156. The Illusion Of I
  157. Beyond Breathing Underwater
  158. Bold Faced Truth
  159. Cause In The Matter II: Congruent With Life
  160. Barrier Reef
  161. Yesterday's Wardrobe
  162. Honey To A Bear
  163. Something Fierce, Something Wonderful
  164. Never Not This
  165. Source Quote
  166. Integrity: It's Its Own Trainer
  167. We The Excellent Ones
  168. Triangle
  169. You Are A Machine II
  170. Our Time Will Come Or Not
  171. Take Your Fear With You
  172. Where You Want To Be
  173. Stripping It Down To The Studs
  174. Puzzle Solved, Mind Unraveled
  175. Life Rose Up
  176. Calling A Spade Something Else
  177. Where Else Would You Store Them?
  178. People To Thank
  179. Big To Be Small
  180. Eye To Eye
  181. Not With A Whimper But A Bang
  182. What You Create For Yourself About Me
  183. Shit Happens
  184. Everything That Gets In The Way Of My Life
  185. Backdrop
  186. Light On Things
  187. Mystical Connection II
  188. Relentless
  189. Victory Like A Choice
  190. Sitting
  191. Godzone
  192. You'll Hear The Rumble
  193. B-Grade Hotel
  194. The Rain Is Coming, Mr Laurence
  195. Is Fiji Paradise?
  196. Dog Days II
  197. Here We Are Again
  198. Being Around Werner
  199. On Misconstruing Enlightenment
  200. Powerfully Repeating MySelf
  201. Watch This Space
  202. Lions' Den
  203. Golden Gate Bridge
  204. Breakthrough In Leadership
  205. Essays - Ten Years Later: Decade
  206. Something Bigger Than Oneself
  207. You Can Never Get Enough Of Nothing
  208. A Red Rag To A Bull
  209. Werner Erhard Video Experience III
  210. Sonoma Explosion
  211. Being Always In Action: A Possibility
  212. Trading Aliveness For Survival
  213. If I Don't Love You Now, I Never Did
  214. So What
  215. Silver Boxes
  216. Expectation, Or Possibility?
  217. Contribution: Surrender
  218. Contribution II: Happiness
  219. Contribution III: Performance
  220. Heroes
  221. Return To The Creek
  222. Brightness On Main Street
  223. Nothing Can Prepare You For This
  224. Conversation With A Friend: A Symphony Of Notes
  225. Bronze Buddha
  226. On Creating Space
  227. Sirius' Passion Play
  228. God In Your Universe
  229. Leadership: Thinking
  230. Leadership II: Your Mouth / My Brain
  231. Leadership III: Unflinching
  232. Cosmic Joke: Suspension Of Disbelief
  233. You Had It All Along
  234. Wired To Be Admired
  235. Thank You, I Got It, And Nobody's Interested Anymore
  236. Orchid Leaves
  237. Once In A Lifetime
  238. Love Of Life
  239. Werner's Work Is Coming To Fiji
  240. Troublemaker: Nelson Mandela And Transformation II
  241. Fireside Chat
  242. Axis Of Ecstasy
  243. Moving Time Around
  244. Present To The Past
  245. It's Not A Ball Game If You Hold On To The Ball
  246. Shout About It
  247. Recordbreaker
  248. Five Star Restaurant
  249. Empty And Meaningless Revisited
  250. Performance Is Action
  251. The Very Best Of Me
  252. Endurance
  253. The Magical Breakfast Burrito Assembly Line II
  254. The Only Thing You Have To Do Is Die
  255. Talking About Talking About
  256. Werner's Work Is Coming To The Dominican Republic
  257. You Don't Ask "Why Me?"  When It's Raining II
  258. Life To The Fullest
  259. Air You Can Trust
  260. In Churches, Museums, And Castles
  261. Spirit Of Generosity
  262. Listening: You Never Have And You Never Will
  263. Transformation Is Timeless
  264. Empty Nest, Full Sky
  265. The Young Person's Guide To The Future
  266. Stake To Play
  267. A Future For Someone Else: The Promise Of Enrollment
  268. On Being Happy
  269. Shaken Up And Teary
  270. The Next Best Thing
  271. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Health
  272. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Finances
  273. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Open
  274. Transforming Life Itself: A Completely Started Inquiry
  275. Self Being Self
  276. A Purely Positive Proposition
  277. I Don't Believe In What I'm Doing
  278. Write Your Life!
  279. On Being Sad
  280. Being And Acting Out-Here: Presence Of Self Revisited
  281. Talk About It
  282. With Nothing Going On II
  283. Not Just Passing Through
  284. A Monk For No Reason
  285. Gamechanger
  286. Zen Of Laundry
  287. Life Is Calling
  288. WE Not Me
  289. One Day
  290. Something Solid On Which To Stand
  291. The Complete Presentation
  292. Real Men Cry II
  293. An Opening In The Universe
  294. Years Fell From His Face
  295. Power Surge
  296. It's All Valuable: A Place To Stand
  297. Opinion As Opinion
  298. My Word In The Matter
  299. Peaceful
  300. Match For Life
  301. When There's Nothing To Say
  302. I Love What You Can Do (Without Knowing How)
  303. Holding Down The Floor
  304. The Way It Turned Out
  305. By Consideration Alone II
  306. Full Circle, Full Spiral
  307. Truth, And What's True
  308. Our Living Room II
  309. Doing To Not Be
  310. You Don't Only Take A Stand When The Odds Are In Your Favor
  311. Stay In The Integrity
  312. An Awesome View
  313. Write Off
  314. Essays - Eleven Years Later: Unimaginable
  315. Force Of Nature
  316. On Hurricanes And Earthquakes
  317. Watching The News
  318. Context Gives Our Cue
  319. You Are What You Speak
  320. The Amygdala Hijack
  321. Some Inherited Life: A Discovery
  322. Enrollment Is A Miracle
  323. Everyone's In Love With Everyone
  324. Big Man: Leader Of Leaders
  325. Excellence, Newly
  326. I'm Old School
  327. So Stoopid, Given What's Possible
  328. The Same Old Same Old
  329. A Hole In The Soul: The Un-Relationship
  330. Transformation Is Accountability Plus Committed Speaking
  331. The Breakthrough That Unlocks Futures
  332. New Pathways
  333. Whole And Complete
  334. New Experience
  335. Not Cryptic Or Coded
  336. Werner At The Speed Of Choice
  337. And Where Do You Think You're Going?
  338. Dealing With Life: A Tale Of Two Contexts
  339. Residue Of Meaning
  340. The We Decade: This Revisionist's View Of History
  341. Service: The Same Game Played In A Whole New Way
  342. Hiking In A Painting
  343. The OK Way Is OK
  344. I Get Who You Are From What They Do
  345. I've Seen The Future And The Future Is You
  346. This Isn't That
  347. The Effortless Breakthrough
  348. Breakthrough In Power
  349. Direct Experience
  350. It's A Blank Canvas
  351. Love Notes To Werner And You
  352. Having Said Everything There Is To Say
  353. As Your Natural Self-Expression
  354. Natural Knowing
  355. Gamechanger II
  356. How Are You Jude?
  357. Wound Up Worrier
  358. The One You Feed
  359. Biting My Own Teeth
  360. There's Nothing To Get, Revisited
  361. Unoriginal Original
  362. Snowflakes In A Furnace
  363. Romantic Sensations
  364. In The Space Of Possibility
  365. South Africa Leadership
  366. Wuudhu
  367. Rite De Passage
  368. The Girl Who Became A Tree
  369. Completing Cape Town, February 2015
  370. Telling The Truth About Masters
  371. It's Only Powerful When You Take It On
  372. The World's Conversation
  373. Serving High
  374. Living A Worthwhile Life
  375. Learn To Love The Climb
  376. Basic, Routine Work
  377. Leaving Everybody With More Power
  378. Needs Have You: An Exposition
  379. The One Thing People Will Not Give Up
  380. One Day One Life: A Reflection On Time
  381. The Conversation That Corrects Language
  382. The Trouble With Getting Better
  383. Laurenceplattology
  384. The Sound Of Your Voice
  385. Simple But Not Easy
  386. Raw Power
  387. It Works Better As A Possibility
  388. Magic At Heart
  389. It's All Unfolding - No Need To Figure It Out
  390. People Do The Strangest Things
  391. Where The Path Begins
  392. The Significance - Not What Happened
  393. Read To Us
  394. Seven Fingers
  395. Smart People
  396. Creating For Creation's Sake
  397. It's Both Not Either
  398. Distraction / Consolation: Getting Away From Who I Am
  399. Flow: An Experience By The River
  400. When Barriers Fall: A Course In Relationships
  401. Accidental Guru
  402. Laurence Platt 65th Birthday
  403. Holding The Door Open: The Space That's Already Here
  404. Werner Erhard Photo Experience II
  405. There's No Discipline Like Not Complaining
  406. I've Never Wanted To Be Better Than Anyone
  407. You Know I Love You - And I Know You Love Me
  408. Integrity Doesn't Imprint Like Balance
  409. Father's Day
  410. Scottie Dog
  411. Return To Pelican Inn
  412. A New Now: Breaking Your Word Yet Maintaining Integrity
  413. Is There Anything At All Outside Of My Experience?
  414. A Possibility Given Approach
  415. Rising In Love
  416. Friend Of The Physical Universe: A Manifesto
  417. Litmus Test: Possibility Begets Possibility
  418. Prayers For Firefighters
  419. Essays - Twelve Years Later: A New Beginning
  420. Resting On Your Laurels Is Deadly
  421. Speaking To People's Relationship With Werner
  422. The Un-Con
  423. Immersion In The Conversation: On Being In A Seminar
  424. Ordinary People
  425. Guest Talk
  426. Questions For A Friend
  427. On Never Having Left
  428. Much More Than A Compendium: Reflecting On The Source Of Werner's Work
  429. Out-Here IV: Clearing For Life
  430. Damned Choice
  431. Nothing Else I'd Rather Be Doing
  432. A Master At Being (And Having People Be)
  433. Machinery Embedded In Hamburger
  434. Werner As Source
  435. Space Station
  436. Living Life As A Story: The Folly Of Being Human
  437. Free To Be And Free To Act
  438. Tilting The Axis
  439. Cutting Out My Ability To Manipulate
  440. The Only Thing You Have To Do Is Be
  441. Graduating From Doing To Being
  442. Ideal Medium
  443. A Place To Come Back To
  444. We've Already Arrived
  445. Here Now You
  446. Thanks A Million!
  447. Beyond Language
  448. Coming From Love
  449. A Man Who's All There
  450. Friends Of Being
  451. Werner's Work Is Back In Hawai'i
  452. Media Coverage
  453. A New Beginning: Momentum
  454. Invitation To Enroll
  455. It's All Addiction For An Identity
  456. Owning Up: The Freedom Of Taking Responsibility
  457. Act Three
  458. Werner's Work In Academia
  459. Smaller As A Person
  460. Human Chameleon, Rock God
  461. Great Actors Don't Act
  462. The Trouble With "The Truth"  (The Trouble With "The Answer")
  463. At The Side Of The Road
  464. Unfamiliar Position Of Power
  465. Stars
  466. For People Who Don't Love Themselves
  467. Thank A Vet
  468. Life Sentences
  469. A Belief System Blind To Itself
  470. The Space In Which God Shows Up
  471. Five Ways To Be With Being Hit On
  472. Year Of The Tiger
  473. Everything You Say
  474. Still Standing: Musings On The Permanent Impermanence Of Transformation
  475. Everyone You've Known
  476. Friend III
  477. In My Dreams I Fly
  478. Onramp To Power
  479. My Constituency
  480. "Which One Is Maharishi?"
  481. I'm A Creator
  482. Twitter Swallowed The Critic
  483. Worry Or Not, It Turns Out Anyway II
  484. Conversations With A Friend VII
  485. I've Got Nothing Left To Do But Do
  486. Nobody Is Never A Jerk Sometimes
  487. What Are You Present To Now?
  488. Thrice-Born People
  489. Maybe Time Isn't Linear
  490. Ideas Make The Man
  491. The Universe Doesn't Give A Damn
  492. Without Fear For Your Selfhood
  493. Wherever I Am, Here You Are
  494. Possibility Minus Possibility Equals Possibility
  495. Stepping Into People's Lives
  496. Breakfast With The Master IV: Parental Care
  497. Breakfast With The Master IV: Taking The Guilt Out Of It
  498. Breakfast With The Master IV: Language As Music
  499. My Heart And You
  500. Internal States II
  501. Being With What's There
  502. Do You  Know? Do You  Know?
  503. Profit And Loss
  504. Internal States III: Way Of Being
  505. Sitting II
  506. City Girl
  507. Two Busies
  508. Washington DC Words
  509. Completion: An Inquiry Into The Point Of It All
  510. Mind Control
  511. The Possibility Of Being Independent And Free
  512. Uncommon Correspondence
  513. It's All Over For Laurence Platt II
  514. A Crucible Of Ideas
  515. Include Everything
  516. Check Your Ego At The Door
  517. Look At The Children
  518. She's Not Here For Therapy
  519. Full Tilt
  520. Never Mind The Fairy Tale
  521. The Stories We Write
  522. Fugitives
  523. Essays - Thirteen Years Later: A Certain Space
  524. Looking Good: What It Really  Takes
  525. New Financial Order
  526. Again And Again And Again And Again And Again And Again
  527. Bake Another Cake
  528. The Big Emptiness
  529. Pitoned To The Cliff Face
  530. Short List
  531. Life Works! II: Life Itself Loves Me
  532. Attracted To Dance
  533. Losing Access To Our Humanity
  534. I Told A Friend I Love You
  535. Thank Goodness  It's Perfect The Way It Is!
  536. Something In The Air
  537. Leading With My Word
  538. Terse Transformed Communication
  539. Don't Be Where The Blow Lands
  540. Wall Socket
  541. No Distance
  542. Carpet Threads: An Inquiry Into Workability
  543. What's Out There And What's Out There
  544. Window Shopping
  545. The Sadness Of A Wasted Life
  546. Open And Here
  547. Something Bigger Than Oneself II
  548. A World Elsewhere
  549. Everything's Fine Right Now
  550. Being Responsible For Being Heard
  551. Shut Up And Do What You're Doing II
  552. Velcro Faces
  553. After Dinner Conversation
  554. Success, Transformation, And Completion
  555. Extinction: About Mountain Chicken Frogs
  556. That's No Hassle, That's Your Life
  557. Poet Laureate IV
  558. Let The Healing Begin
  559. This Isn't That II
  560. Lucky Se Voet
  561. A Request Asked Harder
  562. Platform
  563. It All Comes Down To This
  564. The World Is My Monastery II
  565. It's Complete (Nothing's Missing)
  566. Being Who You Are As Enough
  567. On The Edge Of Serenity
  568. Unwavering
  569. It Doesn't Make Any Difference, But I Do It Anyway
  570. I Don't Have To Say "In A Glass"
  571. In Appreciation
  572. Not "This Too Shall Pass": "This Too Is It!"
  573. Goodbye Two By Four
  574. Lonely Road
  575. Zen Of Peeling Potatoes
  576. The Simple Presence Of It
  577. Unconventional Education
  578. To Include, Or Not To Include
  579. I Am A Human Being
  580. Possibility's The Word
  581. This Is Not Self-Help
  582. Transforming Meditation
  583. Anatomy Of A Breakthrough
  584. This Is Inspiration!
  585. Language And Results
  586. Out Of Time And Space: A New Connection
  587. A Context Worth Playing In
  588. Tie The Brush To My Hand
  589. The Stink Of Zen
  590. An Experience That Begins Before It Begins
  591. Every Morning, Every Evening
  592. Voices Of Angels
  593. Three Part Harmony
  594. One Foot In Front Of The Other
  595. Body Heat, Radiant Health
  596. On Waiving The Right To Be Dissatisfied
  597. Wherever I Went, There I Was
  598. Forever
  599. Thinking On My Feet
  600. The Girl In The Pork Pie Hat
  601. Crossroads
  602. Applause Of Angels
  603. Whatever Works
  604. Yesterday's Transformation
  605. Billions And Billions Of Stars
  606. Breakthrough In Academia
  607. I Go First
  608. It Never Ends
  609. Unimaginably Terse
  610. On Not Taking It Personally: A New Freedom
  611. There But For The Grace
  612. Always Here: A He Said She Said
  613. Vocal Prowess
  614. Locker Room Banter II: A Closer Look
  615. Your Most Important Job Today
  616. There's Nothing Wrong With The World
  617. You Are Everything To Me
  618. Leadership In The World Today
  619. Intimacy In A Crowded Place
  620. What Goes On Internally : New
  621. Riding The Horse Revisited : New
  622. Leadership In The World Today II: Webinar : New
  623. Reinventing The Game : New
  624. Idea As Source : New
  625. Dealing With Tribulation : New
  626. Living Without Distortion : New
  627. Seeking Approval: The Watermelon Basket  Incident, And More : New
  628. Our Say So: An Open Secret : New
  629. Teasing Out The Truth : New
  630. Six Definitions Of Word : New
  631. Standing In Perplexity : Latest -V
  632. Essays - Fourteen Years Later: Lenses Of Creativity : New
  633. Prejudice's Sanctuary : Latest -II
  634. A Tale Of A Grumpy Waitress And A Guy In A Diner : Latest -I
  635. No, It's What You Say  About It : LATEST
  636. Happy 40th Anniversary, Hunger Project! : Latest -III
  637. Werner Is Coming To Stanford! : Latest -IV
  638. On Hurricanes And Earthquakes II : In Progress
  639. To A Fault (working title) : Coming
  640. Nametag II: Not Yet Titled (working title) : In Progress
  641. New One (working title) : Coming
  642. New Two (working title) : Coming
  643. New Three (working title) : Coming
  644. The Leadership Course: Not Yet Titled (working title) : In Progress
  645. The Leadership Course II: Not Yet Titled (working title) : In Progress
  646. Placeholder (working title) : In Progress
  647. The Leadership Course III: Not Yet Titled (working title) : In Progress
  648. The Leadership Course Sequel: Not Yet Titled (working title) : In Progress
  649. Placeholder II (working title) : In Progress
  650. Work In Progress (working title) : In Progress
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