The first surprise was that I barley saw Asian look people at the registration even though Hawaii was the place where many Asian descendants lived. The event started later, and I got another surprise. The language used was quite different from my expectation. Since I had been only acquainted with audio recorded materials which were very clear and slow, the live sounds were quite different, real daily English, which I couldn't understand at all. AT ALL!
I doubted my ability to judge while listening to a language I couldn't understand. I felt so stupid to attend the event without knowing I couldn't understand it at all beforehand. "What to do?" I asked myself. "Nothing can be done at this point." That's the answer I got. I just surrendered the situation and tried hard to get something in this situation.
I gave up to resist to the situation and I got an important realization that I wanted to understand this kind of event, which meant I needed to study the language much harder. At the same time, I felt it was not only the language but the nature of the contents that prevented me from understanding, which was the wisdom he gained through his life. It is so precious!
I am pretty sure that I looked totally lost at the event. When I was watching people taking pictures with Dr. Wayne Dyer during a break, suddenly he came up to me and suggested me to take picture with him. I felt authentic warmth of his character. He was the person I really admired. He was the person I wanted to become someday.