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Demian Lichtenstein Demian Lichtenstein entertainment ceo. human spirit student. gift giver.

Demian Lichenstein is a filmmaker, author, and the CEO of Equilibrium Entertainment. His pursuits in the world of entertainment are matched only by his passion for learning about the human spirit. [www.discoverthegift.com]

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What’s most meaningful to me is the divine perfection of the universe. The more I discover about my divinely given gifts and the more I share them, the deeper and more profound my connections with my family and those I hold most dear become.

Because I’m in close relationships and accountable for running a global business, there are times when I take a stand for what I call the integrity of the conversation. That means having and allowing a deep compassion for the nature of our thoughts. It means not holding a personal position or opinion as the truth or the right way. It means participating and engaging within the unfolding of our gifts.

If I lose sight of that integrity, the number one thing that brings me back is breathing consciously. As a fallback, if I find myself getting agitated or upset or angry, I also ask myself some questions: What am I being right about? What am I making the other person wrong for? Is being right and diminishing them by making them wrong worth my relationship? Is it worth the sacrifice of the love or potential love between us? Something else I do is reflect on what a brilliant person, Reverend Rick Mars, said: “If it’s not coming from love or I’m not moving towards love, then I don’t do it.”

It’s said in the movie Discover the Gift that if you want to have an extraordinary life and amazing relationships, give energy to the things you love and take energy away from the things you don’t. I used to thrive on the energy of anger and upset, which fueled my days. I’ve gone through a process of shifting my life so that now my primary source of fuel is loving everything – all of it.

At this point, there’s no lack of love in my life. I’m surrounded by extraordinary women and men. Specifically in the realm of the feminine, I’m surrounded by extraordinary women who believe in me, honor me, love me, and – sometimes literally – hold me up. I gratefully bow at their feet.

The mission for me now personally is creating a powerful, loving, passionate, divinely-sourced relationship with a partner. I know there’s someone who’s a match for me, someone I’ll support to be who she wants to be and who’ll support me to be who I want to be. Someone who wants to start a family together and create extraordinary beingness. I believe we’ll both know it when we see it.

– Demian Lichtenstein

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