Most people have only heard about things like bending metal with the mind, and have never had first hand experience of mind reading and the power of thought control.
Gilan Gork demonstrates these abilities in an entertaining and mind blowing way, as he bends metal with his mind, reads thoughts and even predicts events before they happen. He inspires his audience to recognise the real potential within us all. Viewers were riveted when he appeared on SABC?s 3Talk and won over three?skeptics. Some viewers even called in to say old broken clocks and watches were working again!
"I have no super-natural powers. I am simply tapping into abilities that we all already possess. I believe that anyone can learn to do what I do. My passion is in enhancing your experience. To pull you into the mind, where everything is possible, and then back into reality with inspired perspectives," says Gilan.
On a personal note I would like to thank you, Gilan, for sharing your project me story with my readers and me by taking the time for an interview. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to witness 'the mentalist' in action and to feel the inspiration of living your dream from the youngest age. Enjoy every step along your journey of your own 'project me'.
What is your definition of happiness?
Happiness is a choice. That?s all.
If you could have everyone say one thing to themselves every day, what would it be?
I find that most of us are actually scared of success. We deselect ourselves by thinking that success is reserved for the people who deserve it for one supposed reason or another, such as a type of natural ability. I would have more people tell themselves, and truly believe, that their success is closer than it seems and that they are good enough to reach those goals as much as any other person who has reached theirs.
We all need someone to believe in us. Who is that person for you and why?
As clich?d as it may sound, my parents have always believed in me. Since I was the age of five my parents recognised my abilities and supported me in every way. Their belief that I could become anything I dreamed of gave me the freedom and ?permission? to dream.
Describe the moment when you realised that you could achieve anything?
Success is often mystified from a young age. The time I realised that we can all achieve anything we want was after learning from great people who are as normal as you and I. Understanding that achieving anything was a matter of leading ourselves and controlling our daily habits was an unbelievable sense of gaining complete control over myself and these aspects of my life.
What have you always dreamed of being or doing and have you reached that dream?
I have always dreamed of being a top Mentalist, presenting to theatres of thousands and touching millions of people at home through their TV with messages of upliftment. I don?t believe that this is a dream that can ever be ?reached?, but rather one which will keep growing as I reach more milestones.
When life gets in the way, what do you always remind yourself of?
Responsibility. I know that the word ?responsibility? does not immediately strike as a very inspiring word, but the truth is that once we acknowledge that everything that we have and everything that we are in life, right now, is a result of our own thoughts and actions, then it gives power back to us to change anything in our life that we don?t like. So when life starts to get in the way, the natural thing to do is to blame something or someone for the loss of control, which really makes it worse. When I remind myself that my attitude and my actions are my responsibility then I feel empowered again!
We all have something unique to offer the world, what is yours?
I can inspire people to believe in their true potential. I do this by presenting my Mentalism abilities: feats of the mind that are usually deemed to be unrealistic. I can read other people?s thoughts, move and bend objects under the power of my mind, and predict events before they happen. I am not psychic. I am just tapping into abilities that we all already possess, and I use this to uplift other people.
How do you deal with the fears that could potentially hold you back?
I keep in mind two thoughts. The first one turns F.E.A.R. into an acronym that stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. This reminds me that the majority of my fears are based on thoughts or ?situational evidence? that is not even real, and therefore whatever I fear does not really exist. If that doesn?t calm me down then I make a decision to feel the fear and do it anyways! We must all realise that every successful person has had to overcome fear so whenever I feel fear and decide to overcome it, I feel like I am following in the footsteps of the greats.
What do you believe we have lost sight of in the world as a whole?
I feel that generally, people have forgotten how to do random acts of kindness. We will happily go through days on end focusing entirely on ourselves and miss all those opportunities to perform little deeds of kindness that would have continued to spread seeds of upliftment beyond what we would see while continuing in our own personal worlds. The world would be a much better place if we all just genuinely cared more for the other person.
Gilan's official website: http://gilangork.com
Follow Gilan on Twitter:?ImTheMentalist
Gilan's charity of choice: Reach For A Dream
Reach For A Dream fulfils the dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have been diagnosed as having a life-threatening illness by a medical practitioner. We do not discriminate based on race, culture, financial status or any other factor.
Each child living with a life-threatening illness is given a chance to dream.
Reach For A Dream believes that no child should live without hope. Childhood can be the most magical phase of the human existence, filled with dreams, aspirations and most of all? fun!
For children who have been diagnosed as having a life-threatening illness, the magic of childhood may be lost in the emotional, physical and financial strain of dealing with their illness. Reach For A Dream tries to alleviate some of this strain (which often affects the whole family), by creating a different environment for the child ? one that is not focused on her/ his illness. We would like our children to find their laughter again and therein find the strength to live beyond their illnesses.
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