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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
  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 : Updated Tuesday May 24, 2016
  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
  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. Running From Empty
  438. I Love You Revisited
  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
  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
  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. Linguistic Acts
  537. I'm Playing So Hard I've Got No Time To Be Busy
  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. Empty Cup
  565. No Problem At All: Suffering Is Optional
  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
  1. Selfishness In A You And Me World
  2. Background Soundtrack
  3. Wordsmith
  4. Reason To Create
  5. Closer And Closer
  6. Tête À Tête 
  7. Another Possibility
  8. The Way We Are
  9. Marrakech With A "C"
  10. Dancing With Life
  11. Celebration In Essaouira
  12. The Boogie Boarders Of Casablanca
  13. (How To Be A) Victim Of Circumstance
  14. Last Train To The Suburbs
  15. Joe The Buddha
  16. A Scholar And A Gentleman
  17. Laurence Platt And Associates
  18. Farm Girl
  19. Clear And Present
  20. Pedal To The Metal
  21. Be Mindful Of Nothing
  22. Reason Not To Believe
  23. Pristine Lake
  24. Freedom To Choose: Freedom To Say No
  25. The Wolf Who Cried Boy
  26. Gossip Column
  27. Half A Million Kids: The Truth About The Counter
  28. Mavericks
  29. Long Time Comin'
  30. Being Without Trying
  31. Images Of You
  32. High Stakes: Integrity Seriously
  33. With Nothing Going On
  34. Temples Of Gray
  35. Enough To Last Forever
  36. Intending What's Called For
  37. Where No One Has Gone Before
  38. Lowest Common Denominator
  39. Road Warrior
  40. Bear Trap
  41. Flying
  42. It's All Yours Now: An Un-Someday
  43. The Posse
  44. Under All Circumstances
  45. Already Here
  46. Meetings With A Remarkable Man
  47. Being Directed By The Unanswered Question
  48. Out Here
  49. Who Said That? Who Really  Said That?
  50. Making This Up As I Go Along
  51. View From A Driftwood Bench
  52. Resolving The Mind
  53. Speaking Candidly: Jargon Free Conversations For Transformation
  54. Attachment: Causeway Between Islands
  55. Locker Room Banter
  56. Life Works!
  57. When You've Got Nothing, Give It Away
  58. The Magnificent Seven
  59. Essays - Eight Years Later: Riding The Open Range
  60. Perfect Medium
  61. Beginner's Mind: On Having No Memory
  62. As Good As It Gets
  63. No Favorites
  64. Eschew
  65. You Say Stop: About Resisting Transformation
  66. Ventura! Oh, Ventura!
  67. All There Is Is This
  68. September 11, 2001 - Ten Years After
  69. What Would I Ask You If I Could Ask You Anything?
  70. Health Is A Function Of Participation
  71. You Don't Ask "Why Me?"  When It's Raining
  72. Wonderings About Nothing In Particular
  73. Examining The Unthinkable
  74. Tell Me The Truth
  75. Talking Heads: Addicted To Opinion
  76. Can You Just Look?
  77. Integral Element
  78. Incredible!
  79. Using Laurence Platt
  80. Integrity For Integrity's Sake
  81. Clear Choice
  82. Laurence Platt Video Interview II
  83. Laurence Platt Video Interview III
  84. Born To Do This
  85. The Day The Guests Didn't Come
  86. When This Isn't  It
  87. Not Your "Business As Usual" Motor Racing Film
  88. Keep Sharing
  89. On Being Coachable: Rails To My Train
  90. No Line
  91. Weather Or Not
  92. After The Story Ends
  93. Paradise Is On The Tip Of My Tongue
  94. Often Disconcerting, Yet Eminently Worth Listening To
  95. The Way I Am
  96. Endless Day
  97. I've Got Nothing More To Say: Twenty Boxes Of Nearly Haiku II
  98. My Life In Front Of Me
  99. A Game Worth Playing
  100. Words Like Birds
  101. I Can Be Anyone
  102. If You're Not Then Don't
  103. Images Of You II
  104. Living Where Life Is
  105. Zen Is Binary
  106. My Future Happens Now
  107. The Cavalry's Not Coming
  108. Like Father
  109. Mountains And Waters
  110. The Most Beautiful Beach In The World
  111. Thirty Billion Dollars, Forty Top Ten Records, And An Academy Award
  112. Poet Laureate III
  113. What Part Of "I Love You" Don't You Get?
  114. Committed To Your Commitment
  115. Prayer
  116. Slow Dancing
  117. Halftime
  118. Frame Of Reference
  119. From Stick Figures To IMAX 3D
  120. Man Of The World
  121. Through A Veil Brightly
  122. Uncomfortably Shy Yet Strikingly Bold: A Self Portrait
  123. Persona Or Ideas?
  124. Original Sin Revisited
  125. Cheese To A Rat
  126. Mercedes-Benz
  127. Life Partners
  128. Create Me The Way I Am
  129. Exceptionally Rich
  130. Friend II
  131. It's A Whole New Different World
  132. I Do What I Am
  133. Serene Passion
  134. Rollercoaster
  135. Nice Guys
  136. It's Only Significant If I Say So
  137. Out To Lunch With The Financial Times
  138. On This Team Everyone's The Leader
  139. Fearless
  140. Wonderful Life
  141. It's Not Blue, Yes?
  142. Stepping Back
  143. Snake IV
  144. The Woman She Creates Herself To Be
  145. Source Of Action
  146. With The Past In The Past And Nothing In The Future
  147. Leaves Flying Off
  148. Out Here II: Out-Here
  149. See A Chance, Take It
  150. Embrace The Fullness!
  151. Stand Like A Rock, Love Like A River
  152. Power Play
  153. Paradise Is Not Enough
  154. Out-Here III
  155. At Home As Self
  156. Born Into It: A Way For Family
  157. The Grand Canyon Is In The Fridge
  158. Say As I Say
  159. Word Power
  160. Wheel Alignment
  161. Straight Shooter
  162. An Actor Playing The Lead Role In A Play Called "My Life"
  163. Writer's Block II
  164. Fearless And Street Smart
  165. An Actor Playing The Lead Role In A Play Called "My Life" II
  166. Authentic Truth: The Coca Cola Animals  Incident, And More
  167. Essays - Nine Years Later: Recreation
  168. Morning News
  169. Our Living Room
  170. Empty Windows
  171. Closed Door, Wide Open Future
  172. Life Of Distinction
  173. Performance Artists
  174. Little Boy
  175. Unsettled
  176. Artist In Acrylics, Artist In Words
  177. Forgiveness: No Good Without It
  178. Tipping Point
  179. Stand Up, Sit Down, Stand Up, Sit Down
  180. Respect For Intention
  181. The Quieting
  182. On Knowing The Place For The First Time
  183. You Can't Get This From Me
  184. It's Already Complete: Stop Finishing It!
  185. The Magical Breakfast Burrito Assembly Line
  186. Celebrity
  187. Futile Like A Freedom
  188. How Do You Spell The Sound A Ratchet Makes?
  189. A Place In My Heart Which Doesn't Always See Enough Light Of Day
  190. Three Stairs At A Time
  191. To Get Out Of A Rut, Be  In The Rut
  192. On Turning Away
  193. Conversation With A Laser
  194. Shut Up And Do What You're Doing
  195. Secret Agent
  196. Werner As Intention
  197. Passing Through: Anatomy Of A Contextual Shift
  198. And Then Along Came I: The Genesis Of Identity
  199. Your Act: The Role Of A Lifetime?
  200. Good Enough For Jazz
  201. Leading Edge
  202. One Thousand Essays And A Million Views: A Future
  203. No Walk In The Park
  204. Doesn't Qualify As Research
  205. The Dispassionate View
  206. Peace On Earth And Good Will To All People: A Possibility
  207. Laurence Platt Audio
  208. Source Of Aliveness
  209. Clear For Takeoff
  210. Speaking Tautologically
  211. Turned Tables
  212. Don't Regulate The Tate
  213. English Tea
  214. Blameless
  215. London "I": The Memorandum
  216. Werner's Work Is Coming Back To Hawai'i Again
  217. Black Belt
  218. Christian Rocks!
  219. Werner Erhard Video Experience II
  220. Extraordinary Is The New Normal
  221. St Valentine's Day
  222. Who He Is For Himself
  223. The Illusion Of I
  224. Beyond Breathing Underwater
  225. Bold Faced Truth
  226. Cause In The Matter II: Congruent with Life
  227. Barrier Reef
  228. Yesterday's Wardrobe
  229. Honey To A Bear
  230. Something Fierce, Something Wonderful
  231. Never Not This
  232. Source Quote
  233. Integrity: It's Its Own Trainer
  234. We The Excellent Ones
  235. Triangle
  236. You Are A Machine II
  237. Our Time Will Come Or Not
  238. Take Your Fear With You
  239. Where You Want To Be
  240. Stripping It Down To The Studs
  241. Puzzle Solved, Mind Unraveled
  242. Life Rose Up
  243. Calling A Spade Something Else
  244. Where Else Would You Store Them?
  245. People To Thank
  246. Big To Be Small
  247. Eye To Eye
  248. Not With A Whimper But A Bang
  249. What You Create For Yourself About Me
  250. Shit Happens
  251. Everything That Gets In The Way Of My Life
  252. Backdrop
  253. Light On Things
  254. Mystical Connection II
  255. Relentless
  256. Victory Like A Choice
  257. Sitting
  258. Godzone
  259. You'll Hear The Rumble
  260. B-Grade Hotel
  261. The Rain Is Coming, Mr Laurence
  262. Is Fiji Paradise?
  263. Dog Days II
  264. Here We Are Again
  265. Being Around Werner
  266. On Misconstruing Enlightenment
  267. Powerfully Repeating MySelf
  268. Watch This Space
  269. Lions' Den
  270. Golden Gate Bridge
  271. Breakthrough In Leadership
  272. Essays - Ten Years Later: Decade
  273. Something Bigger Than Oneself
  274. You Can Never Get Enough Of Nothing
  275. A Red Rag To A Bull
  276. Werner Erhard Video Experience III
  277. Sonoma Explosion
  278. Being Always In Action: A Possibility
  279. Trading Aliveness For Survival
  280. If I Don't Love You Now, I Never Did
  281. So What
  282. Silver Boxes
  283. Expectation, Or Possibility?
  284. Contribution: Surrender
  285. Contribution II: Happiness
  286. Contribution III: Performance
  287. Heroes
  288. Return To The Creek
  289. Brightness On Main Street
  290. Nothing Can Prepare You For This
  291. Conversation With A Friend: A Symphony Of Notes
  292. Bronze Buddha
  293. On Creating Space
  294. Sirius' Passion Play
  295. God In Your Universe
  296. Leadership: Thinking
  297. Leadership II: Your Mouth / My Brain
  298. Leadership III: Unflinching
  299. Cosmic Joke: Suspension Of Disbelief
  300. You Had It All Along
  301. Wired To Be Admired
  302. Thank You, I Got It, And Nobody's Interested Anymore
  303. Orchid Leaves
  304. Once In A Lifetime
  305. Love Of Life
  306. Werner's Work Is Coming To Fiji
  307. Troublemaker: Nelson Mandela And Transformation II
  308. Fireside Chat
  309. Axis Of Ecstasy
  310. Moving Time Around
  311. Present To The Past
  312. It's Not A Ball Game If You Hold On To The Ball
  313. Shout About It
  314. Recordbreaker
  315. Five Star Restaurant
  316. Empty And Meaningless Revisited
  317. Performance Is Action
  318. The Very Best Of Me
  319. Endurance
  320. The Magical Breakfast Burrito Assembly Line II
  321. The Only Thing You Have To Do Is Die
  322. Talking About Talking About
  323. Werner's Work Is Coming To The Dominican Republic
  324. You Don't Ask "Why Me?"  When It's Raining II
  325. Life To The Fullest
  326. Air You Can Trust
  327. In Churches, Museums, And Castles
  328. Spirit Of Generosity
  329. Listening: You Never Have And You Never Will
  330. Transformation Is Timeless
  331. Empty Nest, Full Sky
  332. The Young Person's Guide To The Future
  333. Stake To Play
  334. A Future For Someone Else: The Promise Of Enrollment
  335. On Being Happy
  336. Shaken Up And Teary
  337. The Next Best Thing
  338. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Health
  339. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Finances
  340. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Open
  341. Transforming Life Itself: A Completely Started Inquiry
  342. Self Being Self
  343. A Purely Positive Proposition
  344. I Don't Believe In What I'm Doing
  345. Write Your Life!
  346. On Being Sad
  347. Being And Acting Out-Here: Presence Of Self Revisited
  348. Talk About It
  349. With Nothing Going On II
  350. Not Just Passing Through
  351. A Monk For No Reason
  352. Gamechanger
  353. Zen Of Laundry
  354. Life Is Calling
  355. WE Not Me
  356. One Day
  357. Something Solid On Which To Stand
  358. The Complete Presentation
  359. Real Men Cry II
  360. An Opening In The Universe
  361. Years Fell From His Face
  362. Power Surge
  363. It's All Valuable: A Place To Stand
  364. Opinion As Opinion
  365. My Word In The Matter
  366. Peaceful
  367. Match For Life
  368. When There's Nothing To Say
  369. I Love What You Can Do (Without Knowing How)
  370. Holding Down The Floor
  371. The Way It Turned Out
  372. By Consideration Alone II
  373. Full Circle, Full Spiral
  374. Truth, And What's True
  375. Our Living Room II
  376. Doing To Not Be
  377. You Don't Only Take A Stand When The Odds Are In Your Favor
  378. Stay In The Integrity
  379. An Awesome View
  380. Write Off
  381. Essays - Eleven Years Later: Unimaginable
  382. Force Of Nature
  383. On Hurricanes And Earthquakes
  384. Watching The News
  385. Context Gives Our Cue
  386. You Are What You Speak
  387. The Amygdala Hijack
  388. Some Inherited Life: A Discovery
  389. Enrollment Is A Miracle
  390. Everyone's In Love With Everyone
  391. Big Man: Leader Of Leaders
  392. Excellence, Newly
  393. I'm Old School
  394. So Stoopid, Given What's Possible
  395. The Same Old Same Old
  396. A Hole In The Soul: The Un-Relationship
  397. Transformation Is Accountability Plus Committed Speaking
  398. The Breakthrough That Unlocks Futures
  399. New Pathways
  400. Whole And Complete
  401. New Experience
  402. Not Cryptic Or Coded
  403. Werner At The Speed Of Choice
  404. And Where Do You Think You're Going?
  405. Dealing With Life: A Tale Of Two Contexts
  406. Residue Of Meaning
  407. The We Decade: This Revisionist's View Of History
  408. Service: The Same Game Played In A Whole New Way
  409. Hiking In A Painting
  410. The OK Way Is OK
  411. I Get Who You Are From What They Do
  412. I've Seen The Future And The Future Is You
  413. This Isn't That
  414. The Effortless Breakthrough
  415. Breakthrough In Power
  416. Direct Experience
  417. It's A Blank Canvas
  418. Love Notes To Werner And You
  419. Having Said Everything There Is To Say
  420. As Your Natural Self-Expression
  421. Natural Knowing
  422. Gamechanger II
  423. How Are You Jude?
  424. Wound Up Worrier
  425. The One You Feed
  426. Biting My Own Teeth
  427. There's Nothing To Get, Revisited
  428. Unoriginal Original
  429. Snowflakes In A Furnace
  430. Romantic Sensations
  431. In The Space Of Possibility
  432. South Africa Leadership
  433. Wuudhu
  434. Rite De Passage
  435. The Girl Who Became A Tree
  436. Completing Cape Town, February 2015
  437. Telling The Truth About Masters
  438. It's Only Powerful When You Take It On
  439. The World's Conversation
  440. Serving High
  441. Living A Worthwhile Life
  442. Learn To Love The Climb
  443. Basic, Routine Work
  444. Leaving Everybody With More Power
  445. Needs Have You: An Exposition
  446. The One Thing People Will Not Give Up
  447. One Day One Life: A Reflection On Time
  448. The Conversation That Corrects Language
  449. The Trouble With Getting Better
  450. Laurenceplattology
  451. The Sound Of Your Voice
  452. Simple But Not Easy
  453. Raw Power
  454. It Works Better As A Possibility
  455. Magic At Heart
  456. It's All Unfolding - No Need to Figure It Out
  457. People Do The Strangest Things
  458. Where The Path Begins
  459. The Significance - Not What Happened
  460. Read To Us
  461. Seven Fingers
  462. Smart People
  463. Creating For Creation's Sake
  464. It's Both Not Either
  465. Distraction / Consolation: Getting Away From Who I Am
  466. Flow: An Experience By The River
  467. When Barriers Fall: A Course In Relationships
  468. Accidental Guru
  469. Laurence Platt 65th Birthday
  470. Holding The Door Open: The Space That's Already Here
  471. Werner Erhard Photo Experience II
  472. There's No Discipline Like Not Complaining
  473. I've Never Wanted To Be Better Than Anyone
  474. You Know I Love You - And I Know You Love Me
  475. Integrity Doesn't Imprint Like Balance
  476. Father's Day
  477. Scotty Dog
  478. Return To Pelican Inn
  479. A New Now: Breaking Your Word Yet Maintaining Integrity
  480. Is There Anything At All Outside Of My Experience?
  481. A Possibility Given Approach
  482. Rising In Love
  483. Friend Of The Physical Universe: A Manifesto
  484. Litmus Test: Possibility Begets Possibility
  485. Prayers For Firefighters
  486. Essays - Twelve Years Later: A New Beginning
  487. Resting On Your Laurels Is Deadly
  488. Speaking To People's Relationship With Werner
  489. The Un-Con
  490. Immersion In The Conversation: On Being In A Seminar
  491. Ordinary People
  492. Guest Talk
  493. Questions For A Friend
  494. On Never Having Left
  495. Much More Than A Compendium: Reflecting On The Source Of Werner's Work
  496. Out-Here IV: Clearing For Life
  497. Damned Choice
  498. Nothing Else I'd Rather Be Doing
  499. A Master At Being (And Having People Be)
  500. Machinery Embedded In Hamburger
  501. Werner As Source
  502. Space Station
  503. Living Life As A Story: The Folly Of Being Human
  504. Free To Be And Free To Act
  505. Tilting The Axis
  506. Cutting Out My Ability To Manipulate
  507. The Only Thing You Have To Do Is Be
  508. Graduating From Doing To Being
  509. Ideal Medium
  510. A Place To Come Back To
  511. We've Already Arrived
  512. Here Now You
  513. Thanks A Million!
  514. Beyond Language
  515. Coming From Love
  516. A Man Who's All There
  517. Friends Of Being
  518. Werner's Work Is Back In Hawai'i
  519. Media Coverage
  520. A New Beginning: Momentum
  521. Invitation To Enroll
  522. It's All Addiction For An Identity
  523. Owning Up: The Freedom Of Taking Responsibility
  524. Act Three
  525. Werner's Work In Academia
  526. Smaller As A Person
  527. Human Chameleon, Rock God
  528. Great Actors Don't Act
  529. The Trouble With "The Truth"  (The Trouble With "The Answer")
  530. At The Side Of The Road
  531. Unfamiliar Position Of Power
  532. Stars
  533. For People Who Don't Love Themselves
  534. Thank A Vet
  535. Life Sentences
  536. A Belief System Blind To Itself
  537. The Space In Which God Shows Up
  538. Five Ways To Be With Being Hit On
  539. Year Of The Tiger
  540. Everything You Say
  541. Still Standing: Musings On The Permanent Impermanence Of Transformation
  542. Everyone You've Known
  543. Friend III
  544. In My Dreams I Fly
  545. Onramp To Power
  546. My Constituency
  547. "Which One Is Maharishi?"
  548. I'm A Creator
  549. Twitter Swallowed The Critic
  550. Worry Or Not, It Turns Out Anyway II
  551. Conversations With A Friend VII
  552. I've Got Nothing Left To Do But Do
  553. Nobody Is Never A Jerk Sometimes : New
  554. What Are You Present To Now? : New
  555. Thrice-Born People : New
  556. Maybe Time Isn't Linear : New
  557. Ideas Make The Man : New
  558. The Universe Doesn't Give A Damn : New
  559. Without Fear For Your Selfhood : New
  560. Wherever I Am, Here You Are : Latest -V
  561. Possibility Minus Possibility Equals Possibility : New
  562. Stepping Into People's Lives : Latest -I
  563. Breakfast With The Master IV: Parental Care : Latest -IV
  564. Breakfast With The Master IV: Taking The Guilt Out Of It : Latest -III
  565. Breakfast With The Master IV: Language As Music : Latest -II
  566. My Heart And You : LATEST
  567. Internal States II (working title) : In Progress
  568. Being With What's There (working title) : In Progress
  569. Do You Know? Do You Know? (working title) : In Progress
  570. Washington DC, June 2016 (working title) : In Progress
  571. Washington DC, June 2016 II (working title) : In Progress
  572. Washington DC, June 2016 III (working title) : In Progress
  573. New One (working title) : Coming
  574. New Two (working title) : Coming
  575. New Three (working title) : Coming
  576. Placeholder (working title) : In Progress
  577. Placeholder II (working title) : In Progress
  578. Visits With A Friend IX Prequel (working title) : In Progress
  579. Visits With A Friend IX (working title) : In Progress
  580. Visits With A Friend IX II (working title) : In Progress
  581. Visits With A Friend IX III (working title) : In Progress
  582. Visits With A Friend IX Sequel (working title) : In Progress
  583. Work In Progress (working title) : In Progress
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