- Thoughts for inspired living

June 3, 2009


Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 8:30 am

Here is a memorable quote from St. Augustine:

“The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only a page.”

I’m sure that’s a great marketing message for a travel agency but I’m wondering if it has a deeper implication.

When we cover the same route day after day, I’m not sure that’s traveling in the deepest sense. We are creatures of patterns and if we examine them closely, we find we only use a handful of them to move through our life. We don’t push past the tried and true. That’s not travelling; that’s treadmilling.

Our patterns get us to do the same things over and over again whether we consciously want to or not. This keeps us covering the same territory day after day, and we arrive at the conclusion that branching out is only for other people. That’s a mindset that will have you read the same page over and over again.

How do we travel past what is holding us in place?


Notice that you are the cause of your own inertia. Notice that you are no different than a rat running a maze to find the same old moldy cheese. The time to notice is when you are in the middle of the pattern you are about to execute for the zillionth time.

Noticing is an art and it’s also a science.

The art is picking the precise time to notice and the science is the measurable change that will take place.

Reminds me of one of my favorite stories . . .

I grew up in Philadelphia, PA and like many people around the country, Philadelphians have a unique pattern of speech. I was working in broadcasting at a radio station in St. Louis and my program director noticed I had an interesting way of saying the word “water.” People in Philadelphia say “wooder.” I had no idea I was saying it any different than he was. He took me into one of the recording studios and had both of us record the word. After a few playbacks of the tapes, I got it that I had a pattern of speech that was different than his and, in this case, not working for me.

I became aware of the pattern. That was not enough. I practiced saying “water” the way he said it over and over and it wasn’t getting me any results. When I got into my unguarded conversational mode, the pronunciation of “wooder” would come out. I was frustrated. I wanted to sound more professional but my strategy was not working. Then I accidentally discovered what, I learned many years later, is a method for outgrowing an old pattern.

The change began when I became aware of the pattern while it was happening. I remember saying something like “It’s a pretty hot day out there today. Make sure to drink plenty of “wood,” uh drink plenty of water.” I caught myself running the pattern and interrupted it in midstream. From that point forward, every time I started to say “wooder,” I would interrupt myself and say “water.” It didn’t take too long for the complete change to take place. The only time I ever say “wooder” is to tell this story.

When you notice that you’re running a pattern that’s keeping you in place, interrupt it in midstream. That’s the art. Continue to do it every time you notice the outdated pattern beginning to run. The science is working in the background. It seems like magic, but it’s science. You begin the process of updating an old pattern by interrupting it and allowing your mind to come up with a new pattern. In my case I knew what the desired new pattern was. It’s not necessary to know the new pattern. Trust that your mind will create a beneficial new one to take the old one’s place. That’s the science.

If you’re travelling in circles, it’s time to start noticing and interrupting. This strategy will help you turn the page.

All the best,


PS Below is a message I sent out to my John Morgan Seminars database this morning. It’s about a FREE offer for my CALM & COLLECTED recording and it’s an alert to tell them about my HALF PRICE Summer Sale. Please let your friends and family members know about this FREE offer and sale.


  1. We are now offering John Morgan’s CALM & COLLECTED Recording as a FREE Digital Download. (More on how to do that later in the letter)
  2. Our HALF PRICE Summer Sale has begun . . . and we are offering FREE SHIPPING!


Every John Morgan life enhancing DVD, CD, and Digital Download is now available at HALF PRICE with FREE SHIPPING.

We are moving our base of operation from Lady Lake, FL to Plant City, FL which is a pain in the drain for us, but great news for you. Our shipping manager (The General) does not want to cart our current supplies to our new location. So we’re having a “Blow the Doors Off” Sale where every product is HALF PRICE with FREE SHIPPING.

The 50% discount will be taken at checkout at

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Every DVD and CD we sell before Midnight on July 6th is one less we have to move from Lady Lake to Plant City, Florida. The sale will end soon, so take advantage now and buy all of our DVDs, CDs and Digital Downloads at HALF PRICE with FREE SHIPPING.

The HALF PRICE sale includes the two CD Set called I LOVE MY BODY. Many people have an ongoing fight with their body which gets in the way of getting the body shape they want. Learn to make peace with your body and learn the magic of Self Acceptance Psychology. The result is a body that’s willing to cooperate with your wishes. When you LOVE YOUR BODY, your body loves you back. Order I LOVE MY BODY now for HALF PRICE and with FREE SHIPPING at

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I have saved our latest recording for last. The worldwide response to HYPNOSIS FOR DOGS has been absolutely incredible. We’ve had tons of orders from every continent but Antarctica. (Maybe we should do “Hypnosis for Penguins”). HYPNOSIS FOR DOGS has been featured in many international dog magazines including America’s own DOG FANCY Magazine – the leader in the industry. You can now get your dog to “Relax and Calm Down” with HYPNOSIS FOR DOGS and at HALF PRICE with FREE SHIPPING! Order now at


CALM & COLLECTED is the recording that comes with all our seminars and I’m offering it to you for FREE for a limited time as a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY! The only catch is you have to go to another website to download it. Here is that website

You will be asked for your name and email address and a code. Here is the code JMDL723 (The code is case sensitive).

CALM & COLLECTED can be used for any goal. There is a written exercise that you need to do before using CALM & COLLECTED and you can find that written exercise here:

After you take the 12 to 15 minutes to do the written exercise (which you only have to do once), start listening to the CALM & COLLECTED Digital Download for 21 days in a row and let us know about the amazing results.

NOTE: Sorry to make you jump through a couple of hoops to get this FREE recording for you or someone you care about deeply. The effort is worth it.

WARNING: if you order CALM & COLLECTED at, you will be charged $5. To get the Digital Download for FREE, go to and follow the instructions.


We are moving our base of operations and are having a HALF PRICE SALE with FREE SHIPPING on all our DVDs, CDs and Digital Downloads at

The sale will go through Midnight July 6, 2009.

I request that you act right now and order the life enhancing John Morgan DVDs, CDs and Digital Downloads that you’ve always wanted because you can now get them all for HALF PRICE and with FREE SHIPPING!

I will send you periodic reminders from time to time about our HALF PRICE with FREE SHIPPING Summer Sale.

All the best,

John Morgan

PS Forward this email to your friends and family members so they can take advantage of our HALF PRICE with FREE SHIPPING Summer Sale and get the FREE Digital Download of CALM & COLLECTED.

PPS Happy Summer!

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