INTERACTION | Relationships workshops with Aman Motwane |

INTERACTION | Relationships workshops with Aman Motwane

Amy Edgett
Sierra Sun

and#8220;It is human nature to be self-centric,and#8221; said Aman Motwane, author of and#8220;Change Your Relationships, Change the World,and#8221; who will present April 18 and 19 at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee in Tahoe City. and#8220;The key is to be other-centric: It is amazing how much we gain when we give to others.and#8221;

Motwane, who was raised in India, a very spiritual environment, said his mother and father were careful to look at the depth of a person. His new book and talk will teach you to do the same.

and#8220;Change Your Relationshipsand#8221; is written in a parable form, rather than an instructional format, to provide stories of human love and compassion, without actually verbalizing the words.

During one of Motwaneand#8217;s seminars, he asked the audience how many have conflicts in their lives; with a spouse, a teenager, an employee, a mother-in-law. Everyone did.

Then he asks, and#8220;How are we going to fix this?and#8221; and offers two points to consider.

Point 1: The other person knows how you see them. Ninety percent of communication is non-verbal, i.e. your body language, facial expressions and tone. They sense and#8220;inauthenticand#8221; action. Motwane helps people realize a place of calm demeanor and quiet, where you can truly and#8220;seeand#8221; the other person.

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Point 2: The other person needs to walk away knowing they matter to you. Put down the newspaper, stop working at the keyboard: Give that person just one or two minutes of your undivided attention.

Motwaneand#8217;s presentations are useful personally and professionally. and#8220;Everybody is sending food and money and spending time to change the world, which is fine in disasters,and#8221; said Motwane. and#8220;But peace in the world will not happen unless it happens in our own backyards.and#8221;

The workshop Change Your Relationships, Change Your World, April 18, is experiential, and will initiate a transformative journey, which can be accomplished in three to five weeks with practice.

How to Prosper in Good Times and Bad, April 19, is a different side of the same coin. Success is the opposite of changing the relationship with yourself. Itand#8217;s about knowing who you are, what sets you apart and what you bring to this world.

and#8220;Without realizing it, we try to be clones,and#8221; said Motwane, who left a successful position in Torrence, Calif. to write and speak to churches, schools and community groups. and#8220;If you look at true success, you see there is nobody like Steve Jobs, even Oprah and Ellen, both talk show hosts, are very different.and#8221;

If you copy, you will slip and fall, if you have the guts to be different, you will set yourself apart. An example is Southwest Airlines, who dared to be different, and makes each employee matter. They fly high over their competitors in a very tough market.

Fly right into Motwaneand#8217;s book or seminar. Itand#8217;s never too late to Change Yourself, Change the World.

Change Your Relationships, Change Your World

Sunday, April 18, 1-4 p.m.

How to Prosper in Good Times and Bad

Monday, April 19, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, Tahoe City

Admission: $30 advance / $35 door

Save money: Attend both workshops only $50 prepaid! Tickets available at Center for Spiritual Living.

For directions and registration, call 581-5117 or visit