November 24, 2003
From just existing,
to the possibility of truly living.
Dr. Fauziah Yunus
My name is Fauziah but my friends call me Fay. I have just completed the First Landmark Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this past October. I was introduced to the Landmark Forum by my friend Krishna, who at that moment, was going through a major breakdown in his life. He said something remarkable, that the reason why he was able to handle what he was going through was because of the Landmark Forum which he attended 9 years before.
"What! Nine years ago he attended the Landmark Forum and it impacts his life till today!!" I thought. Yes, that made me curious, but that conversation was in January 2003. The Landmark Forum was not available in Malaysia then.
The following April whilst at dinner he was brimming with excitement! The Landmark Forum was to be held in Kuala Lumpur. He encouraged me to attend an Introduction, which I did, and needless to say, though I still had no idea what it was all about, I signed up that night. The decision was made long ago when I saw a certain kind of light that lit up my friend's face whenever he mentioned the Landmark Forum. I now understand the power of enrollment.
I am a dental surgeon by profession, but I also teach scuba diving, as I love the sport and really got into it. In fact the weekend before the Landmark Forum, I took part in a PADI - Project Aware in Redang Island, in which we did a reef conservation project. I am the President of the Ampang Chapter in Kuala Lumpur of Business Network International. I love to excel in all I do, so I tend to climb every ladder till the top!
live in KL (that’s how we usually call Kuala Lumpur) with my three young
sons. They are a handful as I have been a single mother for the last 7
years. Keeping up with three boys can be overwhelming and yet I seem to be
able to handle it OK. My second son was diagnosed to have Attention
Deficit Disorder when he was 4 years old and that was hard to bear for me
as being such an over achiever, I used to have a lot of trouble accepting
him as he is. The conversation from the Landmark Forum gives me even more
freedom to realise that he is perfect as he is.
The Landmark Forum is a unique education for me. As I sat through the
sessions, shared myself, witnessed others, I went through a
transformation bit by little bit. The entire course was an incredible
conversation between our Landmark Forum Leader and all of us, the
participants. He peeled off layer after layer of conditioning,
misconceptions and limitations imposed on ourselves by ourselves from
way back when we were just kids.
The Landmark Forum did it in just over three days with such sensitivity and insight and left me with a new possibility as to how it is to be human. I was and still am in awe.
I gradually saw how it was so ludicrous to keep those notions in place, as they served no purpose but to impose limitations on
myself. I realised freedom was the ability to make choices from a standpoint that is uncoloured by any preconceptions.
My relationships with my sons, my parents and with Krishna, now are really unconditional. I know the fact that as a human being, I still have not changed. There will be breakdowns and backslides but I did acquire new tools from the Landmark Forum. I feel a sense of optimism, that things are fine and have always been fine.
Malaysia is a beautiful Muslim country with such diverse races, religions and cultures it is mind-boggling. The weather is tropical and the country has a sense of peace where it is to be expected to see Chinese and Malays and Indians all sitting and having fun together.
KL is our capital and as cosmopolitan as you can get with skyscrapers and electric trains that zoom over head and down into underground tunnels. The roads can be packed during rush hours but generally it is not as bad as some other countries. Now I am attending my graduate seminar here, the first Landmark seminar in this country, which to me really is incredible. I have gotten so much out of it!
I am eternally grateful to Landmark for giving me the chance to
experience Landmark Forum Leaders (like Jerome Downes) for their
leadership and mastery as they lead the conversations and brought many
of us back from just existing, to the possibility of truly living.
I acknowledge Krishna, my friend, who had the courage to share himself and in doing so enrolled me into the possibility of freedom from the past. And all the graduates who have made this Landmark Forum possible in KL, Malaysia. I thank you all.
November 24, 2003
am a dental surgeon by profession and was on the organising committee of
the Asian Pacific Dental Congress in Malaysia, a huge international forum
for dentists. I also teach scuba diving, as I love the sport and really
got into it. In fact the weekend before the Landmark Forum, I took part in
a PADI - Project Aware in Redang Island, in which we did a reef
I am eternally grateful to Landmark for giving me the chance
to experience Landmark Forum Leaders for their leadership and mastery as
they lead the conversations and brought many of us back from just
existing, to the possibility of truly living.
I live in KL (that's how we usually call Kuala Lumpur) with my three young
sons, Shanaz, Omar and Shamir. I leads Introduction to the Landmark
Forum and am the Registration Team Leader for the Landmark
Forum in Kuala Lumpur.
The conversation from the Landmark Forum
left me with the unconditional love for my sons, my parents and my friends.
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The Landmark Forum in
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Gerald and Fay. Sitting, Veronica, Vincent, Anup, Sabrina and Mei.