Hey Steve, thanks so much for the workshop, it was a great experience and everyone could tell that you were pouring out all of your energy in to it. What struck me was how much you wanted everyone to understand and start viewing their life through the lens of the principles (I still want to call your model the Triforce of Pavlina... to me Truth/Love/Power is quite reminiscent of the Wisdom/Power/Courage Triforce from Zelda), it was like all my best teachers in school, you couldn't help but learn because they're connection with the material and with helping others understand it was so powerful.
As for breakthroughs, the analogy that comes to mind is that if we looked at our true self/potential as a core of Awesome frozen inside of an iceberg, then we could see breakthroughs as anything that melts or breaks away a noticeable and significant amount of that ice and brings us closer to that core.
I've never been to a Tony Robbins seminar or anything similar with ra-ra techniques and social pressure... but from what I've gathered speaking to others and what I imagine in my mind is that in these types of seminars Tony or others take dynamite and blow out various sides of the iceberg and create large change and progress to the core in a short amount of time... which is good, but still leaves you with a large lopsided iceberg.
At Steve's workshop, I feel like what he did is helped us with a few fractures in the ice on different sides and then taught us to analyze the iceberg ourselves and make our own fractures in specific areas which will weaken the overall integrity of the iceberg and eventually cause sheets to fall off and enormous collapses on all sides. He also taught us (this was my big lesson) that by allowing yourself to be open to the warmth of Love, you can melt the iceberg as a whole on all sides while you work at chipping away.
For me, the biggest lesson was that if you don't open your yourself to Love and connections, you keep your iceberg out of the sun... and while you can analyze the iceberg from all sides and in many different ways, and toil at the iceberg with hammers of all sizes, if you deprive yourself of the warmth of Love, then the ice will be hard, unyielding and subject to re-freezing.
So yeah, my own TLP analogy:
Truth - Your analysis of the iceberg's integrity, structure and makeup... you can hammer away all you want, but if your strikes aren't well placed, you can waste a ton of energy without making much headway
Love - The energy you apply to the iceberg from without... is your iceberg in the shade close to the North Pole, or have you put it the direct sunlight and are moving it closer to the equator?
Power - Your hammer and icepick... all the analysis in the world won't help you if don't pick up your hammer swing, and ice melts real slow just watching it.
Man, I had a lot of fun writing and thinking about this... inspiration has been coming to me huge for the last few days. I still have a bunch of ideas to share with everyone and I think I'll start a couple threads of my own (definitely start the one I promised Shauna and everyone else I'd talk about at the end of the workshop)
I had a tremendous time meeting everyone and connecting (which isn't my strong suit) with so many people... I think I might just drive out to Vegas to hang out for the next workshop even if I don't actually by another ticket for the shop itself, then sit outside the room at 12 and 5pm to go to lunch/dinner/shows with all the attendees (let me know if that's cheating Steve).
As for those discussing the DVD price... I can't say whether the price will be worth it. I don't want to hurt sales, but I must be honest and say that a good amount of the actual content is already present in the blog and in the book. For me though, being present with so many people of like-mind and around the energy was the most valuable part... you can watch videos of expert athletes playing golf or tennis really well and teaching you pointers, but playing tennis or golf with those people will have way more impact on your game. The same goes for learning to be more conscious, you can watch these people talk and interact on a video, but being conscious around conscious people is going to have way more impact since there are communication channels open between everyone present which extend way beyond the limited bitrate of audio and video.
Really though, the price is QUITE reasonable, I once bought the full DVD set of Sex and the City for my ex gf's birthday, it cost $200something dollar (on sale) and that was 7 seasons of conscious-lowering garbage (my apologies to those that have a strong connection to SJP or that show). What Steve's giving you for the same price is not just a DVD set but a Home Study Course complete with DVDs and most likely worksheets and some other material. For those who are unsure, I'd personally say save your money now... then continue to save some more money and be sure to sign up for the Early Bird on the next workshop.
Alright, enough from me for now... look for my new threads to discuss more concepts and explore other ideas regarding TLP, Humanity's alignment, and the next Great Leap Forward, all coming soon...