Taking Care of What Really Matters through the Landmark
Before I did the Landmark Forum, life was not bad at all. I was
proud of my numerous accomplishments; I knew I was successful, and for
sure I had made it on my own. As with many other ordinary, healthy, well
adjusted and successful people – from time to time a question did
appear, “is this all there is to life?”
Before the Landmark Forum, I really thought I had a very good life – a
life that I had measured in terms of material things, my own skills, how
many countries I’ve been and how much money I made. I thought I was
happy, but deep inside I felt something was really missing.
As I heard about the Landmark Forum I began to look deeper and
discovered that probably my relationship did not work as it could be. I
was detached from my wife, my family, my friends and even people who I
worked with day to day. I was putting on a fake smile as I tried to
survive life and used people for my own goals. I was doing well in life
– but I was resigned, stressed, and uninspired.
The Landmark Forum completely altered the way I looked at life, people,
relationships and myself – and literally gave me the power to reinvent
myself moment to moment! My favorite breakthrough that I have since
accomplished was in the area of effectiveness in relating to other
During the Landmark Forum I witnessed something remarkable as one person
after another began to tell what was so about them and began to reinvent
what could be for their lives instead. I have never before heard people
being so honest and true in my life. It gave me the courage for myself
to go beyond the surface and confronted the fact that what I called
relationship was only a gesture. That in fact I had no relationship at
all! In spite of all the agreements and how good it looked from the
Having discovered this, what used to be a blind spot for me; allowed me
to reinvent my self and my life. In my Landmark Forum I took a stand for
love. At that moment I was again present to how much I love my wife and
my family in a way that was never accessible to me up to that point. I
got my family back, and I got what it means to love and accept anyone.
One by one I powerfully connected with people, and that allowed for
results both in my personal and professional life to show up. Only then
I began to understand why people were so enthusiastic about the Landmark
If one has discovered what really matters to one’ life – it follows that
one would do what ever to nourish it. For me the Landmark
Assisting Program is the tool to be unstoppable. It is an opportunity to
master the rare skill of living inspired life for myself as I overcome
the challenges to fulfill the possibility I have invented. I get to
empower and inspire people to see their own greatness!! In fact, the way
I see it, Landmark is assisting me – not the other way around.
As one of the people who assist in Manila, each new person I meet became
the start of big things – a new business, a foundation to empower the
nation, a new organization to lead, or a new way to contribute to the
education of children around the Philippines. Around me, people get that
they are extraordinary and that they are great leaders. Around me,
people get that they are limitless and that they can have extraordinary
lives that work!
Literally, for me, every moment at the Landmark Assisting
Program is an opportunity to see what is possible when the world is
transformed – a sneak peak of the future of this nation, the
Philippines, before it even happens – and while I’m at it, I get to be
with amazing, powerful, and committed individuals who contribute to me
in each and every step. Then there was a bonus: the profound experience
of being the cause of someone else’s transformation!!! This is what I
love about this education!!!
About Jason Lunas
Jason Lunas graduated with a Computer Science degree from the Ateneo de
Manila University and won the 1998 BPI Science Award for innovation in
the field of Information Technology. He is also a photographer, graphic
artist, musician, videographer and trainer.
As Jason Lunas wrote this story, he currently is the head of an
organization in the world’s largest technology company, and according to
Lunas the Landmark Forum was helping him and his colleagues to transform
their culture and to bring in breakthrough results and growth. Lunas was
inspired to grow the business consistent to his commitment to create
more leaders and to create more jobs for his fellow Filipinos.
On behalf of the Landmark graduates in the Philippines we acknowledge
Jason Lunas for his stand for the transformation of the nation
Philippines and the difference he makes as one of the Landmark
Introduction Leaders and Seminar Leader Apprentice at Landmark
Manila, the Philippines.
"Every moment at the Landmark Assisting Program is an
opportunity to see what is possible when the world is transformed – a
sneak peak of the future of this nation, the Philippines, before it even
"and while I’m at it, I get to be with amazing, powerful, and committed
individuals who contribute to me in each and every step.
"Then there was a bonus: the profound experience of being the cause of
someone else’s transformation!!! This is what I love about this
Landmark Graduates in Manila,