Thursday, January 27, 2011
Deaf Pilot Meditates His Way to Success
Stephen J. Hopson has been profoundly deaf since birth but he still hears the beat of his own drum. As a result his resume includes stints as a successful and award winning Wall Street stockbroker, inspirational speaker, published author and an instrument rated pilot.
In 1996 he gave up a lucrative Wall Street career to become an inspirational speaker and author. He got his start in public speaking at the Kiwanis, Rotary, Lion's and other service organizations. He’s also won several speech contests as a member of Toastmasters.
As an author he has made contributions to the books: Chicken Soup for the College Soul (July 1999), Heartwarmers (April 2000) and Magical Souvenirs: True Spiritual Adventures from Around the World (March 2002).
Stephen made aviation history in February 2006 when the FAA gave him an instrument rating. His instrument rating requires that he flies with a qualified copilot to handle the radios for him.
In 2010 he graduate from Maharishi University of Management (MUM) with an MA in Maharishi VedicSM Science. While a student at MUM, Stephen became the first deaf practitioner of the TM-Sidhi® program and received an Outstanding Student Award as well as a Development of Consciousness Award.
“The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs continue to change my life and move me forward,” he said. “I feel my life has made a huge internal, shift where I've been placed on what feels like a jet stream propelling me forward with astonishing speed, the likes of which I've never before experienced.”
His new book, Obstacle Illusions is an account of his life experiences and is scheduled for release in early 2011.
This TM blog article was written by Dr. Keith DeBoer http://AdventuresInTranscendentalMeditation.blogspot.com
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