I wanted to say hello and let you know that I received your book on October 4th, and started reading a few pages very late that night. I was very tired and probably shouldn’t have started so late but I was very curious as to what you had to say.
I put the book down until tonight Oct. 13th! A very uncanny thing just happened! I have been home since last Friday with the flu so I’ve been resting on the couch a bit. It’s hard for me to rest to long because I like to be busy…so I thought….I would start going through some bags of paperwork that I had down in the garage. I had to wait until summer was gone and the weather had cooled down a bit before I felt like going through these bags of papers and files.
My entire life I have collected books from Motivational Speakers, saved motivational sayings and inspiring articles. I use to think I wanted to be a Motivational Speaker…not so sure about that now…but I am considering taking a seminar in a couple of weeks titled “How to get Sponsors to Pay for You to Speak”. Even though I am not ready to speak about a topic…it doesn’t hurt to get prepared!
Anyway…last night….while going through papers to either Shred or Save….I found one of my folders of motivational sayings in there. I had saved the one page article from Fortune Magazine….dated September 5, 2005….It was the Steve Jobs Commencement Address that he gave at Standford on June 12, 2005. I started to read a little of it last night….then I decided to just put it on my coffee table to read tonight.
Instead of reading that article first…I went upstairs to bring the BIG HEAVY BOOK down to read it on my couch! I do believe in Divine Intervention and Laws of Attraction and when the student is ready…the teacher WILL APPEAR! Maybe Steve Jobs is here to assist me! I also believe that a creative mind can NEVER die.
I will tell you that while going through another bag of papers a while ago I came across a book called Life After Death by Emmet Smith. It’s a small little book and I actually borrowed it from a church that I need to go back too so I can return it. They allow you to take a book and return it.
The reason I was drawn to this book was because my beautiful mother passed away August 5, 2010 and I just refuse to believe that her life is over. We all have different beliefs on what happens after death but the perspective in this book talks about the importance of living a creative life on earth and having a creative mind and making sure to use your creative talents. If you are someone who is depressed, has an addiction, materialistic, stagnant, negative and bitter those people have a much harder time moving on when they get to the next plain. The book talks about how everything we do on the next plain is with our creative mind….that is how we create. So, the people who are creative with their life on earth adapt much easier when they pass over. It’s very interesting and it was written in 1936 or 1938….he wrote several little books like this. It just gave me something to think about that is a little different than the religion I was raised in. I like to keep an Open Mind. I can mail you a copy of it if you like!
Anyway….I had to put your book down when I got to page 33 after reading about Steve Jobs and the Stanford Commencement Speech and come up to my computer to send you this email. As I mentioned I just pulled this article out from a folder last night that has been sitting in one of my many bags of papers to go through in my garage. I set it on the coffee table last night to reread possibly tonight…but instead I grabbed your book first! Isn’t that a coincidence?
In my life….many little coincidences like this happen….or maybe I am just very receptive….I know the letter you sent me said I was in a Receptive Period of my Life and I know that to be very true. I am open to grow in new directions and let go of the past. That is why I am clearing out the past by going through papers.
Also….when I looked at the date of the Fortune Article with Steve Jobs…it was dated September 5, 2005…..that is a day that I will never forget! That is the day that I survived a Cancer Surgery. I even had to look back at those papers last night( I don’t like looking back at this period in my life or even looking back at the last 8 years because they have been extremely financially challenging years)….and although I threw most of them out….I saved letters I received from my surgeon who was THE BEST! He wrote me very positive letters each time I went in for a checkup. He wrote those for up to 3 years when we knew that I had pretty much passed a critical point. It was just 8 years as of September 5, 2013.
I believe that I still have something special to share with the world…whether it is through speaking or writing or something I am not even aware of yet!
Thank you Mark….I already feel like I am meant to read your manuscript at this EXACT time in my life! Maybe I am supposed to help you spread the word about living a creative driven life. I certainly agree with you on that!
I look forward to learning more about the Neothink Society and reading The Prime Cure. I would also like to know where my local Neothink Clubhouse is for San Diego, CA.
I hope to meet you one day!