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Laurence Platt Video Interview III

Muir Beach, California, USA

October 22, 2011



This essay, Laurence Platt Video Interview III, is the third in the trilogy The Laurence Platt Video Interviews:
  1. Laurence Platt Video Interview
  2. Laurence Platt Video Interview II
  3. Laurence Platt Video Interview III
in that order.

It is also the third in an octology on Money:
  1. Money And Us
  2. Give Me Money (That's What I Want?)
  3. Laurence Platt Video Interview III
  4. Exceptionally Rich
  5. Stake To Play
  6. Breakfast With The Master II: Future Finances
  7. Profit And Loss
  8. New Financial Order
in that order.

I am indebted to Anurag Anand Nirman and to Yeiber Cano who inspired this conversation, and to Victoria Hamilton-Rivers and to Howard Bashew who contributed material.





In the parlance  of the movies, it's said a scene which doesn't make "the final cut"  is "left on the cutting room floor". And sometimes these "outtakes", these scenes left on the cutting room floor, are collected later on a whim, and compiled into a film which amazingly becomes a blockbuster.

That's how Laurence Platt Video Interview III came about. It was the penultimate scene discarded from the final sequence of Laurence Platt Video Interview II produced by Anurag Anand Nirman (known simply as "Nirman" to his friends) for his website titled ZOUDDHA - BIRTH OF THE NEW MAN & NEW WOMAN. And so it should have been. Laurence Platt Video Interview II simply worked a whole lot better without it.

Now, there's really nothing wrong with the scene itself. It just wasn't contiguous  with Laurence Platt Video Interview II. Cutting it made a lot of sense.

Later as I reviewed it, I couldn't avoid noticing it really does have something valuable in and of itself. Not only does it say something useful, but it says something useful in an environment which underlines  its very usefulness. So rather than glom  it back on to the end of Laurence Platt Video Interview II where it not only doesn't belong but also seems out of place, Nirman and I decided to release it separately, assigning to it the obvious title Laurence Platt Video Interview III.

Laurence Platt Video Interview III is a conversation within a conversation  about money and finances in the context  of transformation. Money and finances don't change in the context of transformation. In the context of transformation, there's not less money and there's not more money. Yet not  coming from scarcity, there's enough  money. Enough  money isn't in the same paradigm as less  money or more  money. And in the end, even with enough  money, it's never about the money.

Gee! I hope you get that ...

Laurence Platt Video Interview III isn't a strategy or a how to  about money and finances. Rather, it's a shared testimony, if you will, to the possibility of there being enough money, not as a function of making pots and pots of money in response to a real or imagined shortage of money, but rather as a function of inventing the possibility of Life working  and allowing the flow of money as a resource  to be a natural expression of the abundance of Life's workability. It's also a function of being open to the possibility of noticing "There's enough!"  - in other words, a function of me declaring  there's enough.

Photography by Yeiber Cano - Muir Beach, California, USA - 4:32pm Saturday October 22, 2011
Laurence Platt Video Interview III
That's not always easy to get, especially the latter assertion. It's not always easy to get because we're so entrenched in the notion that there's never  enough - to the point where believing it makes it real, even as we wrestle with scarcity.

The complete interview lasts three minutes and fifty eight seconds.

Here's the link for Laurence Platt Video Interview III on YouTube:
Laurence Platt Video Interview III
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