THE ENERGIZED EXECUTIVE
Ancient Secrets for the New Millennium
By Daniel O’Hara
What do wealthy executives in the Far East know that American executives don’t? It’s the power
of prana, or what American executives are calling "life force." The most successful executives of
the new millennium will know how to harness, develop, and wield it for greater wealth, health,
happiness, mental and emotional clarity, and, of course, spiritual development. To better
understand how "life force" has a direct effect on your well-being, imagine yourself in the
You are a 43 year-old married man with two children. You are the President and CEO of a
telecommunications company with 38 employees. You are just about ready to emerge from a
torture rack of an airline seat that has been your home for the past 18 hours. Of course, your
neck and back feel like Hulk Hogan has been using you as a sparring partner. You have four
hours to get ready for the biggest sales presentation of your career. You hope this is the deal
that will turn your company around after two losing quarters. Your mind replays conversations
about employees’ families whom you are also going to battle for in this big meeting. You truly
feel the weight of the world on your shoulders- and also feel your irritable bowel syndrome
rearing it’s ugly head. You slip a few Tums and wish your doctor had given you something more
than a lecture on beating stress; you need something that really works.
You go to your hotel room and turn on the TV to simulate the sounds of being at home with your
family. You rehearse the meeting and do the "see your future, be your future stuff" that you
learned from some late night, infomercial guru. However, it just doesn’t seem to give you the
dynamic feeling that you were hoping for. You go to your meeting and make small talk, trying to
build rapport with your potential customers. You start the meeting and come out swinging like a
prize fighter. After two hours, you have just enough energy to close the meeting and make an
exit. The physical work is over. You have completed your part. Now, what’s left is the waiting for
the results of the meeting. The mental stress of the dialog in your head, of what you should have
said, and what you think they were thinking, is you hurting your brain. You wish for a key that
would allow your mind to slow down and become placid, like a calm lake.
You are exhausted as you board your plane for the long flight home. A large part of you wants to
hide on an island and not go back. The office under the current, stressful economic environment
is divided into three factions; each less than happy with the other. The employees seem to have
more physical and emotional problems than ever. Your oldest child needs braces and more
money in his college fund. Your youngest’ preschool expenses went up another $1500 for the
year. You hope, so desperately, that your company gets the deal. For the first time, you actually
say a prayer.
As you return to work, you start thinking about ways to solve these seemingly insurmountable
problems. You happen to see a TV show, spotlighting how Donald Trump is using something
called Feng Shui and how it is helping all his businesses. Feng Shui uses some kind of unseen
energy that can help bring your health and wealth or maybe even poverity and despair. You
remember back to your college Aikido class where you tried to cultivate this energy to throw
someone effortlessly. The next day your secretary tells you about this amazing book she is
reading called "The Celestine Prophecy." She raves about this "energy" thing. Later that
afternoon, Joe, a friend of yours, tells you about this former commodity trader/martial artist
named Daniel O’Hara. This O’Hara guy fell apart with stress. He turned his life around by
learning an ancient healing method called Pranic Healing and several powerful meditations that
went along with it. You start listening even more intently when Joe tells you that this O’Hara
consults with top executives and corporations and how he turned Joe’s ailing company around. It
seems as if all of these incidences are happening by coincidence and the universe is telling
something. So, you ask Joe for Mr. O’Hara’s number.
You decide that riding with the waves of this universal energy might be easier than swimming
against the tropical storms of the present. At the exact time of your meeting, he walks into your
office- a likeable, vibrant man with whom you discuss your company difficulties and objectives.
After your discussion, you decide to hire Mr. O’Hara to help your company. You set two dates for
him come and teach the entire company this energy stuff called Pranic Healing. You are hopeful
and a little nervous. However, for the first time in a long time, things seem to start making
sense. You look forward to the seminar next week, having found more anecdotal proof from
conversations, magazine articles, and TV shows that you are on the right path.
This is the first time in months, that the three factions in your company have come together as a
group. The seminar begins with explanations about energy and it’s effect on health, stress,
management, clear thinking, and even employee harmony. The group learns a powerful
meditation that allows the whole room to relax. It is if the whole group blew a collective sigh of
relief. You are vibrating with energy. Everything seems so clear. Your secretary and the rest of
the company, are smiling from ear to ear. Bruce, the office cynic, makes a couple of wise cracks,
but actually sounds like he is even enjoying himself.
The seminar moves on to learning how to feel the energy around the body, which becomes easy
after several interactive, experiential experiments. Everybody seems to be in a virtual
Disneyland of the mind, body and spirit. The walls that separate and divide two of the factions
start breaking down through the exercises. Maybe this whole energy thing is real after all?!
Building on what has already been taught, everyone learns Pranic Healing methods to heal
oneself, their family members and co-workers. The reactions form the group are awesome!
Steve, your V.P., is elated because his chronic back pain is gone. Others are smiling and having
similar stories of their own healing successes. You are looking forward to lunch because you
start hearing unfamiliar words from your work-family like, "thank you" and "this is great".
Coming to work might even become fun again.
After lunch, yes, two of the groups are really warming up to each other. Concepts like "thoughts
are things" and that thoughts can be packed with energy to improve business are becoming part
of your consciousness. You immediately visualize the potential in applying this meditation to
energize your employees, potential contracts, and long-term goals. You enjoy this newfound
sense of mental and emotional clarity. You realize, at last, that this is the only way to live!
On your drive home through rush hour traffic you feel a rare sense of serenity through the
pollution, noise, and stop and go. At home, you apply the techniques learned in class and really
enjoy spending time with you wife and kids. Your anticipation builds for the next seminar date.
With each day you meditate, your experiences heighten, as you feel yourself becoming more
alive. Blasting your projects with energy keeping you in a positive resourceful frame of mind.
Before the second class begins, your secretary informs you that you have an important overseas
call- the results from your big meeting. The "old you" would start feeling stress. But the "new
you" the stress rolls off, like water off a duck’s back. This new way of being in unbelievable. The
friendly voice on the other end, congratulates you, because you’ve got the contact! Your new
business partner explains, that your were actually the third of four companies in line for the
contract. And, in the last two days their board members elevated you to number one! A new
contract is offered, giving you 30% more profit than you had expected and they are adding three
more years to the deal. Wow! You are elated and convinced more than ever that the meditations
and positive energy are working.
You announce the great news to everyone at the meeting. The news is very well received! The
class begins with another powerful mediation that takes you to such a high level of peace and
stillness that you don’t have a point of reference to compare this bliss to. You have found your
key to still the mind. It is now as calm, as that placid lake that you used to wish for. The class
then starts out learning how to heal other without touching. Many of your female employees are
overjoyed with these newfound skills. They are happy because they can be more proactive with
their children’s tummy aches, colds, and fevers. They also explain how much these techniques
will help their husbands. In addition to improved employee morale, you see greater profitability
from less workman’s comp. cases, reduced employee sick time, and employees not having to stay
home to take care of their sick kids! This class has paid for itself many, many times over.
You feel like a Phoenix who has risen from the ashes. Much like the joy Columbus must have
felt in discovering a new continent, you have discovered a new world- a world brimming with
possibilities. You feel the best you have ever felt. Your company is back on its feet and making
giant leaps forward. Your employees are thrilled, and filled with dynamic, synergistic energy.
Your family has noticed a calmer, happier person who is more fun to live with. You remember
the old adage, "You are either green and growing or you are ripe and rotting," and you are a
giant Redwood Tree in the making!
For more information on becoming an "Energized Executive", contact the Institute of Inner Arts
& Sciences at www.PranicHealingOC.com or (949) 249-3359.