For those of you that enjoyed Part 1 of Tom’s new book, here is the free download of Part 2 of PLAYING the Game of Life WITH A FULL DECK
A Primer on Compassionate, Proactive Self Leadership and Personal Accountability … for conversations at the kitchen table
Here’s an extract I like which offers a little more on Tom’s approach:
“Many of us have not been aware of two essential components of human consciousness, the Negative Automatic Program, or ‘NAP’, and Spiritual Amnesia. This doubly unfortunate lack of awareness severely limits our experiences of awakening our personal potentials. I call this way of being ‘Not Playing with a Full Deck’. The truth is we were all dealt a full deck of cards for playing the game of life. However, none of us were made aware of the Two Jokers, the NAP and Spiritual Amnesia. When we feel confused, frustrated, and unfulfilled; and conclude that we have not been ‘Playing With A Full Deck’; the problem has not been too few cards, but two too many.”
Part 2: The NEGATIVE AUTOMATIC PROGRAM
“I was an undergraduate university student when my NAP became undeniably evident to me. I would occasionally meet a coed with whom I would become suddenly infatuated. I would make her the focus of my life, the center of my universe, my reason for being, and the source of my happiness. I imagined and believed that she, at last, was “the one” who would complete me and transform my life to become full of affection, purpose, and joy. Finally, having met this angel, I would fervently hope and believe that I would be forever safe, irrevocably secure, and blissfully blessed with spiritual love.
Of course, my early romances were doomed from the very outset. My unconscious, ill-conceived, and automatic program for true love was set up like a table covered with mouse traps, each with a ping-pong ball resting lightly on top. Once one was triggered, there was no controlling the chain reactions in my romantic entanglements. The majority of poor young women upon whom I unknowingly foisted this slapstick tragedy were set up for tears. And I was fully accountable”.
As already announced, this free download is part of a series of seven instalments of Playing with a Full Deck:
- Foreword by Ken Blanchard, and Chapter One: The Quest to Find Myself
- Chapter Two: The Negative Automatic Program
- Chapter Three: Spiritual Amnesia
- Chapter Four: Transcending the NAP
- Chapter Five: Response-Ability
- Chapter Six: Recovery from Spiritual Amnesia
- Chapter Seven: Self Actualization
Already released: The Foreword and Part 1.