Week 9 – Encounter With the Unknown

Last week-end, I met fifteen out of my ninety friends who graduated with me from the Engineering School of Brussels University, back in 1977. We spent the whole week-end together with our spouses on a nice luxurious boat cruising on the Rhine running between France and Germany to celebrate this 40th anniversary of graduation. We talked, ate, drank and danced together all along…because that’s all we can do on a cruise boat navigating a river, and we all had a great time! But at the end of the week-end, I was in shock! Not because most of my friends underwent such a physical transformation that I couldn’t recognize most of them when we first met on the boat… The shock came actually from the ‘Aha’ moment that hit me like a ton of bricks on the way home… I went back for a short moment in the skin of the 23 year old student that I was in 1977, reconnecting with the environment, images, atmosphere, and feelings I was sharing in that time with all my friends… Then, right at the end of that magic moment, I suddenly realized that I had just spent 2 days with the Future Selves of all these 23 year old students, full of life, energy, ambition and projects…and who had – nearly all with very few exceptions – summarized their 40 years of life since graduation in a 1 to 2 minutes super standard story of « I got married, started a nice engineering career, got children, worked a lot, traveled a lot for my job (or not), got some serious health issues (or...

Week 8: Mike’s MKMMA Experience – Looking at Things Differently

Here is how Mike is sharing his new challenge after Week 8 teaching: Week 8 is beginning by looking at things in a different way. Be the observer and look at things in different ways. First look at it in the way you use to look at things.  Then look at at with a new prospective. Look at it with your heart instead of looking with your eyes. How can you go back on your dreams, it’s true it is the sin of the desert – holding back water for someone who needs it and you know you have plenty,  It is the worst crime you can commit. On who? Yourself. Even if I get behind, I have a strategy now. And I can quickly get myself back on the wagon. I know reading Og, Haanel, doing the sit, and the other exercises that relaxes my mind to know that what I need to do is in place. To be more committed to this practice. It was suggested to turn the TV around and not watch it, but this week it was also suggested that you cut the cords.  This way your not tempted to turn around the TV and watch it. This is the hardest thing for me to do. If you do you will realize how much more time you have to do ther things  that will lead you to your dream life. Until next...

Week 7 – A Dream Come True

I will continue during the coming weeks to share the experience of my tribe’s members in this MKMMA training, but a special event happened for me this week, and I wanted to share it here because it is deeply connected to my personal Master Key experience. The special event was the gathering of my family in London, my wife, children and grand-children, to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. As you could maybe guess from this picture, it was a very happy event, but the point I want to make here is that it is the direct consequence of a statement I wrote in my DMP in 2013, during my first MKMMA experience. This statement was: “I travel with all my family before November, 15, 2014 and I feel extatic to be with Françoise (my wife), the children and the grand-children in a warm, beautiful and exotic location.” In that time, offering a good time to all my family and spending a few days together in an exotic place that would enchant adults and children was a big dream…which also looked quite ambitious, due to the rather bad financial health I was into then. But I followed the MKMMA process earnestly and with faith, and one year later, the first week of November 2014, I brought the whole family for one week in the South of Spain, all expenses covered! Since that time, Françoise and me have repeated the invitation to our family four more times, and it has become our greatest pleasure to find out each time a new destination idea that would be fun and interesting for everyone.     In conclusion, whatever your dream, be...

Week 6 – Cheri’s MKMMA Experience

Like for Gary in Week 5, I want to share with you the changes that Cheri is experiencing after just 6 weeks of the MKMMA training: “I am enjoying observing how linking of colors and shapes are occurring spontaneously at times this week. The reading that I am committed to each day has become more than a “check mark” of completing. Words return in phrases in conversation totally non-MKMMA related and yet I hear myself saying more and more that has less and less opinions linked. More curiosity is expressed when I bump into challenges. With my daily reading of The Worlds Greatest Salesman’s- the chapter change to Scroll 11 with a brief sentence summary of Scroll 1 was like bringing an old friend to visit with a brand new friend! We were invited to create a Movie Poster that reflects our DMP (Definite Major Purpose)- with some very specific elements in the poster. Fun how this visual says so much to me beyond what you may notice upon seeing the poster. Look forward to discoverying what I have yet to add…right now this is a work in progress. Tomorrow is my birthday and I am taking the weekend away from parent care giving to do something fun and spontaneous with my cousin-like-a-sister. She has planned the weekend in a city that is half way for us both and then the weather has now changed so we just laughed and said: it will be what it will be! I have all my reading and completed my other assignments today or rather now! My intent is to be very present and in...

Week 5 – Gary’s MKMMA Experience

Gary is a member of my tribe, and like all other active members of the tribe, he is very dedicated to “do the work”, whatever the time and efforts it takes. Here is what he shared this week about the improvements he is observing in his environment since he started the class: “This should be fun.  No opinions!?!  I told my wife about this exercise and really could not say much because everything was an opinion.  I am getting so much out of this class!  My wife has noticed I am much calmer.  She notices I am way more tolerant around the grandchildren.  She is happy, the kids are happy, the grandchildren are happy, and I am very happy!  When you improve yourself you improve everything around you.  The sentence I wrote at the beginning of the second scroll( I know, we don’t start the second scroll until the first) is ” I am happier than I ever believed it possible to be in this world”. That my friends is progress with a capitol P! I am writing my press release and will post in a day or two. Loving the class!!” That is exactly the reason why I feel so happy and honored to be a guide in this MKMMA adventure. Dear Gary, and all of you, dear members of my MKMMA tribe, Amy, Cheri, George, Janet, Mike, Nelson, Scott and Tanya, you are heroes, I love you and I believe in...