Connie Larkin expresses herself best as Coach, Executive Coach, Trainer, PhotoReading Instructor, anything that has to do with ontological education, freedom to be, accessing one’s potential and authenticity.
This Saturday, I attended a Time Master workshop by Connie Larkin. It was not just a time management course. It was a course (as promised by Connie Larkin) that would change my relationship with time.
I was completely overwhelmed by the magnitude of incomplete tasks and projects and have been spending a lot of time studying and applying various Task Management techniques like GTD, Agile, Kanban, Eisenhower Matrix etc, but still, I was feeling crushed. Saturday course, really put the defeated me back into the driver seat. I highly recommend you attend one of her courses while she in India. Here are more details
Here is a short Q&A, with Connie.
1. What is an Ontology and why do you call your systems ontological?
Manoj, Ontology is the study of being, and I have no system:)
I am just someone who trained herself, was trained in delivering knowledge at the experiential level, so people can see for themselves. It is one thing to know to perfection the information from a book regarding how to ride a bicycle, and a totally different thing to ride a bicycle.
Even though people cannot express it in words very clearly, they all want to experience life, not to "learn" about life:)
2. Why do you come to India to spread your knowledge, what attracts you to India? Could you let us know about your India Journey?
I am honoured you think in these terms about me, but I don't "have" a knowledge to spread. All I have is clarity of mind, and a technique,
called Ontological, by which people can access knowledge directly.
Knowledge belongs to no one.
Regarding why I come to India, I imagine that, normally, any person would try to give an answer about why they do one thing or another.
It is a "given" we need to explain why this or that.
And for fear that we might make someone feel uncomfortable if we don't, we think we need to give an "excuse" or a "reason".
Honestly, I come to India because I do:)
Then, I can develop the subject telling you that at the age of 14 I got a book about Buddhism.
It was then that I fell in love with the freedom to be, the freedom to think for myself. Buddha was Indian, and I cherish the land he treads upon. I also know about the wisdom delivered here before him and love all those who gave humanity the access to what I call the "freedom to be": Shiva, Krishna.
Now, thanks to Amish Tripathi – thank you Amish – Shiva and part of Indian mythology became clear to me. How wonderful! I am so grateful!
I do not come to India to teach anything. I deliver some powerful Ontological courses, and I have no idea why; for the moment I just follow my intuition and keep coming:)
3. What is your Book " You asshole, you caused it" about? Why did you choose profanity in the title?
You say "profanity". So amusing!
The huge paradox that I became aware of at some point in my evolutionary journey is the fact that the moment you want to produce "good" results in your life, you have to accept that you produced the "bad" ones as well. Human beings do not want to look bad, therefore they blame anything and anybody for their failures, and by doing that they get disconnected from their ability to create anything. Then they start begging the Gods, read books looking for tricks to do what is in their nature the simplest of things, if they only were authentic, i.e. responsible for all:)
So, "you asshole", if you knew you caused all those failures, and really get it was YOU who did that, you would also know YOU could cause any results you want for yourself and your life.
I like the expression "You asshole, YOU caused it!" I find it full of love and compassion. I totally accept it for myself. It gives me acceptance of my life with all I had/have:)I, therefore, have peace of mind, freedom to make mistakes and assume them, the courage to completely dedicate myself to doing things that inspire me.
4. Do you like Bandra? Have you had a chance to explore BANDRA? Do you have any favourite places or food which you particularly enjoyed while in India?
When I first came to Mumbai I stayed in a hotel by the sea in Juhu, enjoyed the sunsets, the peace (being by myself), and a certain atmosphere I got familiar with while I lived in Egypt many years ago. Then, I came to Bandra, and for me, it is like home. Food?! I could not say. I do know, though, Anokhi and Fabindia very well. And there is no trip I make here without a visit to these two fashion "temples":)
5. What was your experience of taking the TIme Master workshop in Mumbai? What do you plan for future workshops where can they come to know when you are visiting India so we don't miss future workshops?
In Romania, it took some time for people to find out about Ontological Education, but now my name is sort of synonym with this term.
It appears that more and more people all over the country found out about it, read about it, and watch my different shows on tv about it.
The courses get bigger and bigger, I do events all over Romania.
What is extraordinary is that people report huge benefits in their lives just by being in a six hours workshop, only from watching the films on youtube, or reading my book.
I know, of course, what this education is capable of:) – it is no surprise for me.
In India, this is a totally new approach to having one's life work, even though it is nothing but the wisdom and knowledge delivered in this country prior to any other country for millennia. The events I had until now were mainly to create awareness, and I am sure, one day, it will all take on like a flame.
For now, I just got that people here are just like everywhere else: same barriers, same questions, same ignorance, same suffering, same commitment:)
The TimeMaster course I led the other day worked as expected. In the end, people's perception of time-shifted, therefore their relationship with what they need to do and handle in their lives also changed.FOLLOW BANDRA INFO ON YOUR PREFERRED SOCIAL NETWORK