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June Newsletter[ Jun 1, 2011 ]
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR CALIFORNIA GOLD COUNTRY WEEKEND IMMERSION.
Save the date for our first west coast ExploreOption Weekend immersion Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28, 2011. Join Option Method Master Teachers, Wendy Dolber, Deborah Mendel and Frank Mosca for an interactive introduction to The Option Method. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of The Option Method and is open to everyone with no prerequisites. It is limited to 40 participants and is a required course for future Option Method Teachers. The intensive will take place in beautiful Amador City, California, on property owned by a couple who believe so much in The Option Method that they donated this lovely site for our use.
Stay tuned for more details.
CO-HOST AN EAST COAST WEEKEND IMMERSION
We are currently planning an east coast ExploreOption Weekend immersion for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area. We are currently looking for an appropriate site. If you know a place, or would like to co-host the event by donating a site, please contact Wendy Dolber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CENTER'S PROGRAMS, DOWNLOAD OUR PROGRAM BROCHURE.
OPTION IN MALAYSIA
Our sincere thanks to Dr. Tim Ong of Malaysia for his generous support of The Option Method on his site, www.theselfimprovementsite.com.
COME BLOG WITH US
We have redone our blog page a la Wordpress, which means that you can now comment directly on our site. All blog entries are also posted on Facebook and Twitter. And, you can subscribe on our site to receive blog entries. We love writing blogs but they are so much more interesting when they are interactive.
NEW TO OUR STORE
This beautiful one-of-kind Tshirt carries original artwork by Bruce M. Di Marsico with his message of love and encouragement, "You have within you the seeds for a beautiful garden. Spread them fearlessly." Created specially for Dialogues in Self Discovery LLC. Order at http://www.dialoguesinselfdiscovery.com/?p=stores&cat_id=4
JUNE 6TH GET STARTED TELECONFERENCE ONE WEEK AWAY!
Wondering how to get started to learn The Option Method? Join Wendy Dolber and Deborah Mendel for a free one-hour ExploreOption Get Started teleconference. These monthly calls are designed to acquaint you with our programs and provide an overview of The Option Method. We will leave plenty of time for questions. To register, go to our Events page. When you click on [register] you will be taken to Eventbrite.com where you can sign up for any call through the end of 2011.
HOW IS THE OPTION METHOD DIFFERENT FROM OTHER APPROACHES?
Here is one way: I see it in the uncovering of the true state of reality for humans. It is a state which thinkers, philosophers down through the ages have alluded to. That state of reality is happiness. However all other approaches prior to The Option Method have come with some kind of ideological baggage. They, in one way or another, purported to know what path or ritual or behavior was necessary before such a state could “legitimately” be accessed or achieved.
Only Option Method, as I see it, has opened the door to happiness without any apriori requirements, what I like to call “permission giving devices.” This is radical and revolutionary. Its utter simplicity and absolute accessibility for all [what I call “the great democracy of being” in my book The Unbearable Wrongness of Being] challenges every belief to its core; indeed it challenges the very notion of “belief.”
Grasping that completely and fully in any given moment is the greatest delight. Yet, strangely, this is the greatest challenge. People can easily dread such open and unfettered access to their joy. Hence the genius and the gift of Bruce’s Option Method to help people get past their reluctance to have what they most deeply desire!