by Fred Matser
Mikhail Gorbachev (Foreword), Deepak Chopra (Afterword)
Born into modest circumstances in the Netherlands, Fred Matser unexpectedly found himself heading the family business from a young age. He went on to develop it into one of the largest property development companies in Europe. Outside of his business career Matser had some extraordinary transcendental experiences that set him on a journey of personal discovery. His global travels opened his heart and mind to the needs of humanity and he has dedicated his life to philanthropic work that supports inspired change and greater consciousness in the fields of health, social change, education and the environment.
Weaving humorous anecdotes with heartrending tales and stories of personal transformation and hope, this inspirational book contains 7 Keys that Matser believes could transform ourselves and our world.
It also contains outstanding contributions from inspirational people around the globe. both known and unknown. Contributors include:Jane Goodall, Jerry Jampolsky, Patch Adams, Matthew Fox, Ruud Lubbers, Ervin Laszlo, Hiroshi Motoyama and Caroline Myss.
Fred Matser (Author) is a respected humanitarian who works towards creating a more functional society by means of inspiration and empowerment. He has initiated and/or contributed to many inspiring and influential projects such as Child Alive, The Fred Foundation, Peace Child, Peace Flame and The Twinkling Eyes Club. (www.fredfoundation.org and www.rediscoveryourheart.org)
Mikhail Gorbachev was the last President of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.
Deepak Chopra, M.D. is the author of more than 50 books translated into over thirty-five
languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and non-fiction categories. He is founder and president of the Alliance for a New Humanity (www.deepakchopra.com and www.anhglobal.org).
Seven Keys to Personal and Planetary Transformation
Key 1: We can trust in the guiding hand of the Divine
Affirmation: I trust that everything has a divine purpose from which it is possible to learn and grow.
Key 2: We can free our minds to explore new horizons
Affirmation: I can go beyond my conventional belief systems and open up to infinite possibilities.
Key 3: We can rediscover our hearts and serve humanity
Affirmation: By expanding my consciousness I can integrate my mind and heart and serve humanity compassionately.
Key 4: We can empower ourselves
Affirmation: I choose to free myself from fear to allow changes within and without. in supporting myself and others in this process we can together develop a caring and sharing society.
Key 5: We can live in the spirit of unity
Affirmation: By learning to integrate different parts of my being and focusing on our common humanity I can work for the interests of all.
Key 6: We can find our own path to truth
Affirmation: May I have the courage to explore the mysteries of life and seek the truth without judgment.
Key 7: We can make a difference
Affirmation: My personal development is linked to global transformation and I am aware that each one of us counts. I honor the global family of which I am part and cherish the home planet that we all share.
(c) Fred Matser from, Rediscover Your Heart (UK edition) due to be published by Findhorn Press in the UK in March 2009