Larry Mullins

June 8, 2009

Truth, Beauty and Goodness and the Nobility of Spirit

Filed under: Basics of MetaValues,psychology,values — Tags: , , — LarryMullins @ 9:23 am

Several months ago Professor Darrin M. McMahon of Florida State University reviewed a remarkable book in the Wall Street Journal. The slim book, “The Nobility of Spirit … A Forgotten Ideal,” was written by Rob Riemen. It is one of those rare works that compel several readings. The philosophy of this book resonates beautifully with “The MetaValues Breakthrough.” Dr. McMahon quoted Riemen as follows:

“There can be no civilization without the realization that human beings have a double nature. They have a physical, earthly existence but are distinguished from other animals by also having a spiritual being and by knowing the world of ideas.”

McMahon added this comment:

“It is the role of thinkers and writers, [Riemen] believes, to serve as guardians of our spiritual nature and as custodians of timeless values, cultivating ‘truth, goodness, and beauty’ as well as ‘freedom and justice, love and charity.’ Therein lies the essence of human dignity and human freedom – the source of the spirit’s nobility.”

June 7, 2009

How to Create a New MetaValues-driven Life

Over the years, I have discovered that modern minds have trouble applying the classical terms of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness to the hard practicalities of life. In order to make these ideas more accessible, I have chosen to supplement them with the reasonably parallel—and more action-related—terms Integrity, Excellence, and Caring. While we cannot see or examine a MetaValue, we can detect its presence and influence in the same way Dr. Maslow did. When he observed a Self-Actualizer living a life of remarkable Integrity, he deducted that the MetaValue of Truth was influencing that life. When he detected Excellence, he concluded that this was an expression of the MetaValue of Beauty. A Caring individual is one expressing the MetaValue of Goodness. The terms Integrity, Excellence, and Caring represent the MetaValues of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness made visible through action.

MetaValues are not something someone created; they are realities that were discovered. The best evidence for this is the fact that all normal people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, share and recognize MetaValues on some level. I learned that even the most materialistic business people, perplexed by the challenge of applying MetaValues to their work, readily respond when asked, “Would you hire an associate you knew to be lacking in Integrity? How about one who was uncaring and indifferent about his fellow workers, customers, and the community in general? Would you want to employ people who could not be motivated to strive for high levels of Excellence in their work?” The answers to these questions are so obvious because MetaValues are universal realities that transcend cultures and the barriers between science, philosophy, and religion.

June 6, 2009

Noble Values are active agents that change lives

Most people have been conditioned to believe that values are purely humanly-contrived ideas, a kind of furniture for the mind. When Abraham Maslow announced that he had discovered MetaValues operating as active agents influencing the behavior of every self-actualizing person he studied, his colleagues were shocked. Maslow wrote, “[MetaValues] are perceived, not invented … They exist beyond the life of the individual. They can be conceived to be a kind of perfection. They could conceivably satisfy the human longing for certainty.”
Maslow’s ideas about values are probably very far from what you may have read or heard. The common claim is, “My values are mine and yours are yours.” This can be accurate enough when applied to our tastes for things such as clothing, music, and food, but it is not valid at all when applied to the cardinal issues of Truth and Integrity. You may have come to believe that values are merely admonitions designed by society to keep you in line—various do’s and don’ts that operate as reins to hold you back and channel your behavior. Dr. Maslow acknowledged the nature of these society-contrived values, and he determined that they tend to be imposed from the outside. However, as we mature into Self-Actualizers, we begin to resist these intrusive, coerced values. MetaValues then awaken from somewhere inside and begin to stir into action. Unlike the values of childhood that sometimes served as reins to retard and control us, MetaValues are more like a team of powerful horses that pull us along toward uncharted possibilities.

June 5, 2009

What Other People Want from You

Filed under: psychology,religion,science,values — Tags: , , , — LarryMullins @ 10:34 am

Other people want what we all want. All other people want is to be loved. If love is too strong a word for you, consider respect. People are starved for respect. We all hunger for respect. We all need self-respect. Impregnable self-respect is the first requisite toward self-empowerment. It is the gift that unlocks our human will and energizes our lives. Without authentic self-respect, inner decay sets in. But self-respect cannot maintain itself: authentic self-respect is modulated with micrometer-like precision by the degree of respect we hold for other people. When you are confronted with behavior that is inappropriate and ugly, see the behavior for what it usually is: driven by a hunger for respect. Do not excuse or enable inappropriate and immature behavior, but consider it from the larger perspective and this will help you deal with it without being either provoked or intimidated.

June 4, 2009

Create empowering relationships with immature people

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — LarryMullins @ 3:14 am

It is estimated that 15% of your financial success comes from your professional skills, and 85% from your proficiency at establishing relationships with other people. The groundbreaking book, “Immature People with Power, How to Handle Them” provides essential tools to establish rapport and trust with anyone, even emotionally challenged people who have the power to make your life miserable. These methods work not only for salespersons, employees, nurses, hospitality professionals, and law enforcement officials, but also for CEOs, managers, and anyone who must deal with troublesome people. For more information visit www.larrymullins.com .

June 2, 2009

How to actualize a new life of incredible happiness

The concept Maslow called his most important finding, MetaValues (or what he designated as Being values), has been neglected and is in danger of being lost. MetaValues are inner resources available to everyone. They change lives. They drive and inspire the top one percent of the world’s achievers, people Dr. Maslow designated as Self-Actualizers. MetaValues will one day lead to an explosion of human potential that will revolutionize the world we live in. This pronouncement may seem to some to be grandiose. It did not originate with me, it originated with Abraham Maslow. I believe he was right. Dr. Maslow was convinced—as I am—that when that day comes, MetaValues will foster “A new image of man, a new image of society, a new image of nature, a new philosophy of science, a new economics, a new everything…” For more information and to view free videos, go to www.metavalues.net .

June 1, 2009

Maslow’s Lost Discoveries about Values & Self-Actualizing

My new book, “The MetaValues Breakthrough” releases today. It is unlike any book you have ever read. “The MetaValues Breakthrough” challenges the conventional wisdom that self-actualizers are rare people with a special gift that lifts them to the top one percent of achievers. Instead, “The MetaValues Breakthrough” shows how each of us was born with a precious gift, but only a very few succeed in unwrapping that gift.  “The MetaValues Breakthrough” provides a step-by-step program that will help you immediately begin the process of  unwrapping your unique gift and discovering new levels of peace, prosperity and happiness. Check out the free videos at www.metavalues.net to learn more. Order your copy of  “The MetaValues Breakthrough” by Morgan James Publishers at www.amazon.com, www.800ceoread.com, or at your favorite book source.

Larry Mullins

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