This holier than though attitude is spreading rather quickly. Worship Steve. Look down on everyone who isn't 'conscious'. Divide people into divisions based upon how much money they make. Teachers and students. Is everyone not created equal anymore?
Where did the love go?[/QUOTE]
I had bought the book, attended the workshop, went to Toastmasters and loved it. For a lot of reasons, let me share these three with you:
On the website and in the introduction to his book, Steve says something I very much value: " I'm here as your friend and guide, not your guru". In no way during the workshop Steve was seen as all knowing or connected to the second coming (of Christ that is). The workshop was not about Steve or Erin but about us all and everybody present must have been experiencing that. I am sure the DVD will show that.
During the workshop none of the more heated subjects in these forums came up. No one tried to challenge Steve on subjects as polyamory or the Nazi post. That is showing you already that the workshop was NOT about Steve but about us all.
Everybody had and has their own reasons to attend the workshop.
The friday before coming to Las Vegas I had the opportunity to hear a speech by Deepak Chopra in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) because his latest book was translated in Dutch. He gave a speech on the ideas from this book. Some 1700 people were present, and had paid 50 euro (= ca 75 USD) for a 1.5 hour long speech.
Here the atmosphere was really about him. There was no interaction between mr Chopra and the audience (is that possible with 1700 people?), and I have read some blogs where people present at this speech where awarding him with the same exposure as the Dalai Lama commands: holiness.
Steve does not do that. He only makes you think and hopes that you make conscious choices. And for love: the workshop was full of love. This never been hugged before Dutchman (let alone for my wife and youngest child), gave and received a lot of love from complete strangers.
Nobody felt holier than thou, everybody identified areas in their lives where action was needed (in my case : a lot of action).
So if you feel left out: that is not necessary, I have connected with you now. Read the book, and start doing the exercises in the book. I must do that also. JUST DO IT! Let us work together on identifying our goals and the road to those goals and achieving them. Send me a private message!