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

Conversations For Transformation

Essays By Laurence Platt

Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

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September 11, 2001

Wichita, Kansas, USA

September 12, 2001

This essay, September 11, 2001, is the first in the quadrilogy September 11, 2001:
  1. September 11, 2001
  2. September 11, 2001 - One Year After
  3. September 11, 2001 - Five Years After
  4. September 11, 2001 - Ten Years After
in that order.

It is the companion piece to
  1. What Happened As Distinct From The Story About What Happened
  2. Road Warrior
in that order.

I watched the events unfold in New York City yesterday via the internet from a computer on my trainer's podium during a five day seminar I'm leading this week in Wichita, Kansas.

This is what I got:

That  is not who I am. That  is content only. Yes, it is horror movie content. But that's all it is: content.

As I got the enormity of it, I got bigger to take it in. Then when that  horror movie content seemed to get bigger, I got bigger again

Eventually I got - out of watching that  - how big I really am ie how big we really are.

Whatever my compassion, regret, emotion, anger etc about that  is, in the end, I'm the one who chooses the context to hold that content, and I declare I'm bigger than that content. Waaay  bigger ...

Also, it's a wake up call: to love the people in your life, because everything always has the possibility of coming to an abrupt end very suddenly.

You don't want to be standing at the pearly gates at the end of your time on Earth saying "Ooops! I forgot to tell my family I love them.".

I Love You.

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