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Complex Meta Programs

Complex Meta Programs

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Five of the 19 Meta Programs explained.
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Complex Meta ProgramsIntroduction and Metaphors
I would like to tell you a story about Milton Erickson, that was told byCharles Faulkner. Now, Charles Faulkner was part of an independentresearch team. At that time, the research team was dedicated to exploring therelationship between language and beliefs.Their research was based on "transformational grammar," a concept thatwas originally formulated by Noam Chomsky. And, Noam Chomsky went on to write a book called"Transformational Grammar" in 1957.The research team's findings suggested that human beings are
capable
 of creating
tangible
life changes by simply
restructuring
their beliefs. Anyway, Charles Faulkner goes on to tell the story about when MiltonErickson was a teenager growing up on a farm in Lowell, Wisconsin.So, it was on a hot, dusty, summer day, and Milton was walking along onone of the dirt roads near his farm.He was just walking along when he came upon a horse that was looseand standing next to the dirt road.He slowly approached the horse until he was able to get close enough towhere he could talk to the horse. And he spoke to the horse in a soft, gentle voice.Now Milton was a good persuader, even back then, so, he was able topersuade the horse in to letting him ride on his back.Now, the horse didn't have a saddle or bridle or anything to hold on to;so, Milton climbed on the horse's back and they began to ride.So, he let the horse decide on which direction he wanted to go.
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Soon, Milton and his new found horse friend came upon a fork in theroad. So he stopped for a minute or so, just to let the horse gather hissenses and bearings.The horse seemed to want to go one way, but Milton nudged him to gothe other way, and the horse took off with Milton still on his back.Soon, they came upon another fork, and once again the horse stoppedand started to go one way, but Milton nudged him the other way. _______________________________ 
My Dogs
I'm sure you all have heard stories about when animals have beenseparated from their protectors and managed to travel, sometimes milesand miles to find their way home.Well, my story is a little different. It was several years ago, when my wifeand I, along with our kids were moving from a condo to a townhouse,that was about 2 miles away.We had just looked at the townhouse and signed the papers on thesame day.Later that day, we rented a u-haul truck and started packing. In doing so,we had left the front door open so we could load the u-haul truck.I didn't pay much attention to our 2 Labradors because they were verywell trained and usually stayed in the house until we took them out for bathroom breaks. Anyway, it was a couple of hours later before we noticed our dogs werenot in sight, so we did a sweep of the condo, and sure enough, theywere gone.We looked around on the grounds but couldn't find them. Both animalshad identification implants so if they did get lost and they went to apound or vet, they could be identified then we would probably be called.So, frantically, we drove around our subdivision while calling their 
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names. This went on for about 2 hours.By that time we had called animal control to see if they had been pickedup, but they had nothing for us. We also called the pounds, animalhospitals, etc. Anyway, we were beginning to get really worried.While we were standing there with all these thoughts running around inour heads, my phone rang. _______________________________ 
The Fisherman and the Businessman
There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a smallBrazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards theshore having caught quite few big fish.The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How longdoes it take you to catch so many fish?”The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.”“Then why don’t you stay longer at sea and catch even more?” Thebusinessman was astonished.“This is enough to feed my whole family,” the fisherman said.The businessman then asked, “So, what do you do for the rest of theday?”The fisherman replied, “Well, I usually wake up early in the morning, goout to sea and catch a few fish, then go back and play with my kids. Inthe afternoon, I take a nap with my wife, and evening comes, I join mybuddies in the village for a drink — we play guitar, sing and dancethroughout the night.”The businessman offered a suggestion to the fisherman.“I have a PhD in business management. I could help you to become amore successful person. From now on, you should spend more time atsea and try to catch as many fish as possible.
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