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.

A ‘wheel-chair- audience at Northcott

Through a member at Parramatta Midday Toastmasters’ Club (a club at which I’m also a member) it was arranged some time ago that I present some of my stories to the clients at Northcott, Parramatta.  Northcott is an organization which … Continue reading

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Violence against property

On getting off my bus at my usual bus stop I immediately noticed that every panel of glass at the bus stop was broken; shards of glass lay everwhere.  My immediate thought was “What is it that fills some people … Continue reading

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The Pain Body and Schizophrenia

If you’ve read Eckhart Tolle’s classic, A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, you’ll be familiar with his reference to “the voice in the head,” where he is referring to our being absorbed in our verbal thinking and … Continue reading

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Sensing our emotional reactions

Of late I’m becoming sensitive to my emotional reactions to my thoughts.  A moment ago I was feeling offended because of reading on the Toastmasters’ International website how a member moved from attending his first meeting to becoming a Distinguished … Continue reading

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The Polarities of Soul

There are only two infinite polarities and they are Love and Fear.  All of us are placed somewhere between these two.   Total, infinite, unconditional love of a kind so magnificent that we cannot comprehend it, lies in one direciton.  In … Continue reading

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Once again a news-media exaggeration

Today the Australian City of Adelaide sweltered through another day of extreme heat.  It topped 46 degrees Celsius yesterday and was about 44 today.  That IS hot – over 100 Fahrenheit.  But what did the news media say here in … Continue reading

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Despite the ‘messages’ wars still go on

I’ve just returned home from watching the movie, The Book Thief.  It is hard to believe that the people depicted in that story were considered by me to be the ‘enemy’ when I was a little boy living in London, … Continue reading

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Tiny hamlet in rural England now ‘prime’ real estate

Seventy years ago I was a little boy living in a tiny hamlet in Northhamptonshire, England.  I’d been evacuated there because of the war.  I’d have been six going on seven.   The bus carrying the group of evacuee-children I was … Continue reading

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Listening to a Faith Healer

Yesterday, the last day of 2013, I read a couple of short stories from a book I’d purchased with a Christmas present voucher.  The book: Chicken Soup for the Soul.   The stories were about faith curing serious illness, that is, … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Today I went to the movies; saw the Secret Live of Walter Mitty.  I wonder how many people realize that the original film, starring Danny Kaye, came out a good sixty years ago!    I never saw that version but I can … Continue reading

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