A while ago I wrote on my blog about The Diamond Cutter, one of the few books that had a really powerful in my life lately. Now I’m writing to let you know that it’s an honor to host a mini series of 2 conferences with the author of this book, in Bucharest, this fall, at Connect Hub. Geshe Michael Roach, the author of The Diamond Cutter, will come to Bucharest on 8th and 9th of September, and will be presenting two conferences: first one about success, the second one about relationships.
Before letting you watch the presentation of this event by Geshe Michael Roach himself, I will briefly describe what were the main points of the book that really struck a chord in me.
- there is no intrinsic meaning in life, reality is void and what we call “meaning” is coming from the inside, from our own consciousness. That explains why the same event has different meanings for different people. That also open the gates to a new way to understand reality, by creating it.
- the events we experience are created by us. There are millions of tiny “imprints” in our subconscious mind that are surfacing – if there is enough nurturing to those imprints – and are creating the contexts in which we are living. Everything we experience is created by us. Good or bad.
- the process of creation imprints, which are also called “seeds” by Geshe Michael Roach, is something that you can learn and master. You can choose which type of seeds you want to plant, based on what you want from life. Yes, exactly. Nobody said it’s easy, but it’s possible.
For more on that, come to the conferences. The price for the two conferences is $40 is you book your place before August 25th, or $70 if you book your place after August $25, including at the gate. If you want to reserve your spot, make your reservation here:
The Diamond Cutter Conferences
The page is in Romanian, but the form is pretty straightforward. Don’t worry if you don’t understand all the details, just ask for help, we have volunteers on board who will help you get through. And now, without further ado, Geshe Michale Roach:
See you at Connect Hub, on September 8th and 9th.
Running For My Life - from zero to ultramarathoner
The spooky thing about depression is that it sneaks in. There aren’t really trumpets and loud voices announcing: “Hail, hail, this is depression entering the room, all rise!” Nope. It’s slow, silent, creepy. It doesn’t even look like depression. It starts with small isolation thoughts like: “Maybe I shouldn’t get out today, I just don’t feel like going out”. And then it does the same next day. And then the day after that and so on. And then it starts to whisper louder and louder in your ears: “Why would you go outside, you loser? Didn’t have enough yet? Want more people to make fun of how much of a big, fat loser you are?”
And then you start to breath in guilt and shame, instead of air. Every breathe you take is putting more dark thoughts into your body.
Until you get stuck. You can’t move anymore. At all.
If you want to know how I got out of this space, eventually, check out my latest book on Amazon and Kindle.