a book by Donald B. Ardell
(our site's book review)
In advising us how to be well and have a high-level life, Ardell took Stewart Emory’s ACTUALIZATIONS workshop and liked it. (Emory became passionately engaged in leading workshops and seminars—and served as the first CEO of est. In 1975 Stewart Emery co-founded Actualizations, an international learning and development organization. In the late 70’s he was selected by the national media as one of the ten most influential people in the Human Potential Movement.) Ardell passed on some of what he liked best about ACTUALIZATIONS in this book (along with lots of other advice from many other sources).
Many important concepts about parenting are 'rediscovered' by the media once every few years as interesting sound bites
“Realizations are of no value if they are not made real by putting them into practice.” (Many important concepts about parenting are rediscovered by the media once every few years as interesting sound bites—no one seems to change and drop what doesn’t work in favor of what does, as a result of these “new” discoveries. Talking is easier than changing.)
(That’s why the MC movement wasn’t launched as just a website to ponder and gossip about, but also a registration signup site and a member searching site too.)
“Most people are held down by hope,” by which he means waiting for someone outside yourself to save you so you can live happily ever after. This is called being at effect. Being at cause is running your life, not having your life run you, and certainly not waiting for someone else to rescue you.
Being at cause is running your life, not having your life run you, and certainly not waiting for someone else to rescue you