Author Archives: Tom Ware

About Tom Ware

I'm into speaking to audiences. My particular forte is telling stories. Morevover, I've addressed over 750 audiences and in excess of 40,000 people during the past eighteen years - excluding those I've addressed in my Toastmasters clubs. Additionally, I've presented classes to adults on Metaphysics and Spirituality (non sectarian) and Popular Psychology between 2001 and 2008. I'm an avid writer, been at it for forty-five years. Speaking is a passion, of course, as mentioned above. I started in 1972 with Toastmasters. My speciality is Storytelling and some years ago people began to flatter me with the titles: Prince of Storytellers, and Master Storyteller. Also, Tusitala Tom (Tusitala means Storyteller in Polynesian) I am also into 'serious' meditation (Vipassana as taught by S N Goenka) Started that in 1986. Additionally, I'm an Automatic Writing practioner and have been able to 'channel' for over forty years. Bit about me. Born in London UK and migrated to Australia in 1951. Started my first job day after my fifteenth birthday in that year. I've been a postal worker, sailor, aviation air-ground man, overseas telegraph operator. I've worked for an electrical power-supply company, been a truck driver, a foundry labourer, laboratory assistant, a police radio operator, and office worker - even an Antarctic expeditioner. Worked and lived in a number of countries, but am now 'retired' and enjoying life - probably as never before. I've been married - yes to the same woman! - for fifty-three years and have three grown up children and four grandchildren.

Reclaiming Your Power From Your Mind

Reclaiming your power from you mind is a phrase used by Eckhart Tolle in his classic work, The Power of Now, and reading that immediately caused a shift in my own comprehension of what our searching for meaing is about.   It … Continue reading

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The Death of a Garden Tree

This morning three men came and cut down the tree which had been growing in the garden behind our back fence.   It had been a magnificent tree.  It branches had spread wide and it all but filled the rear of … Continue reading

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A Worthy Self Image

A Worthy Self-image: Knowing you are not mind- made The most worthy and gratifying self-image is to know – by experience – that the image is just that – an image; a figment of our own imaginings.   When this happens what … Continue reading

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So there are people reading my stuff!

It’s gratifying to know that at least a few people are actually reading and getting something positive out of the essays I place on my Hubpages site.  Looking at the latest statistics (24/4/14) it appears that I’m getting around 500 to … Continue reading

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Dr. Wayne W Dyer’s “I Can See Clearly Now”

I am at about half-way through Wayne Dyer’s autobiography, “I Can See Clearly Now,” and I must admit I’m gaining a lot of insights through reading it.   I’ve read quite a number of his earlier works including Your Erroneous Zones, … Continue reading

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Carrot and Stick

Earlier this afternoon, as I was having a coffee at my usual coffee shop, I could not help overhearing a conversation – a very angry conversation – between two young women.  One, it seemed, was the owner (or part owner … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect if we keep on practising

Last night I attended my eldest grandson’s birthday party and had the pleasure of listening to his younger brother and sister play a few tunes on their clarinets.   How they have improved!   It seems like only yesterday little Caty was … Continue reading

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Love to Speaking to Audiences?

Do you love speaking to audiences but don’t really want to earn your living at it?   Toastmasters encourages us to take our talent beyond our club to other clubs.  We’re also encouraged to enter Club, Area, Division and even District … Continue reading

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Location – location!

A few minutes ago I was talking with my sister, Sophie, on the telephone.  She brought my attention to something she’d seen on the Internet: the old home that my paternal grandparents lived in in London, England was up for … Continue reading

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Who and what we are – Jill Bolte Taylor

I just watched Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk, ‘Stroke of Insight’ for about the seventh time – though I haven’t viewed it for a year or more.   What a talk! This must be one of the most profound presentations of all … Continue reading

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