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Terry Torok

Founder at Angel Producers, Founder at Live from Earth

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Why were YOU were born?

What is your Why and How are You? So what if it matters... The why can be a wild discovery about yourself, an interesting moment when and if, you discover it... and very amazing if you will share it here. [thank you]

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WHY WERE YOU BORN?
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{sorry, a last minute iphone edit placed an inadvertent extra "were"} Some people believe the most important day of thier life is the day you discover WHY you were born. The individual true stories below relate to the power of parenting and being at peace with (or without) the pursuit of the "why". I was inspired and amazed by the open sharing of each story of Why. And Why not, when you considered the interesting people who participated! Thank you.

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    Feb 9 2013: Hi Terry,
    I am back as promised. And thankful to you for inspiring me to search deep within, through and far outside myself, (which resulted in a three-hundred page writing plus another two page poem) to find my why, and which is: To be me. It sounds simple and achievable, since I was born as me ;-) yet turns out to be a strangely monumental task for even a butterfly!
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      Feb 9 2013: ....
      whew, you're back, in the nick of time... then again, I believe everything actually occurs in "the nick of time" if you think about it. Possibly Buckminster Fuller (?) first introduced this thought (maybe somebody knows). My friend Marshall Thurber is my Buckypedia- I will inquire.

      You are truly unique Julliette, perfect that you and you alone are, you. As our friend Deepak often states... we are human "beings" not human "doings" thus our strong default position is to return to center and "BE". Albeit, I contend, and think he would agree, from there, a Human in Action with a positive purpose and kindness... is fulfilling... fulfilling to self and life... Maybe this is simply Human Kind.

      You are a great story, I enjoy your comments and look forward to 300 pages, poems and your next flight...
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        Feb 10 2013: Thanks, I bet you say that to all the worms ;-)
        I'll buy it anyway cause I trust in the nick, Buckaroo trim tab, and even in the vacuum....lol.

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