The Midas Touch

Last October 24, I was given a choice of two events I can attend. One is a blogger’s summit which is a whole day event and the other is a 3-hour afternoon seminar called ‘The Midas Touch’. The 24th of October however was a working day, but I intended to attend at least one of these 2 events . I reckoned there would be less resistance from the boss if I ask him for a half-day leave than a whole-day leave of absence. That leaves ‘The Midas Touch’ as the most likely seminar I can attend. And it was.


It turns out, the complete name of the seminar was: ‘The Midas Touch: Keys to Prosperity’. The 80-seater room was filled to capacity when the seminar started. The pamphlets and sheets of literature that were passed around revealed this seminar to be sponsored by the (name not to be publicly revealed) brotherhood or order. To most, this name alone would have conjured a bald, orange-dressed (or some other out-of-this-world color clothing), weird individual wearing large wooden beads hanging around his neck lecturing us about nirvana. The lecturer however, although a member of or affiliated to the order, was dressed much like a regular successful businessman. Because he is indeed one in real life.

He taught about a (details not to be revealed publicly) exercise which one could practice from as short as 8 minutes to as long as one and a half hour. The benefits range from good health to improved conditions (in almost all areas) for the practitioner. This exercise is a standard exercise for members of this Order and its related organizations.

The above exercise needs to be complemented with other disciplines like some particular meditation techniques and the maintenance of certain mind states, which were later revealed only to those who committed themselves to join the organization. These are probably some of those things claimed by some to be the missing practices and principles that would make the ‘Law of Attraction’ complete.

The speaker challenged everyone to prove him wrong within a 6-month span of time. Providing that each of those exercises and techniques are practiced religiously, he assures everyone of a noticeable improvement starting after the first 6 months.

Now, I have always made it a point to be open-minded in most, if not all, things. Only the persistent practice and first-hand experience of the teachings given will prove if they are indeed true and effective or just plain crap.

So, what happened at the Bloggers’ Summit? Well, I’ll probably just wait for it to appear in some other blogger’s journal. I’m sure there’d be lots of ideas (hopefully, new ones) and pictures of grinning bloggers rubbing elbows with each other and attendees’ tables lined up with flashy laptops and blazing-fast wireless internet connections.

Author’s note: Details were intentionally excluded and some information snipped as they say only members are supposed to be privy to such information.


  1. Ok James. I expect another post in 6 months reviewing your experience of doing the exercises as suggested in the seminar. 😉

    1. @Sire:I certainly hope I could maintain the schedule. This is actually a very easy exercise but it takes perseverance and will. And having been programmed for instant gratification (by print and tv ads filling our minds with promise of instant gratification using advertised products) I’m hoping my patience could stand to wait 6 months to see something.

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