How did Bahman Yazdanfar get to this point?
Life is a process. In the early stages, we depend on the wisdom of our parents, family or guardians, or lack of it in some cases, and later in early adulthood we develop our personal attributes and write our own life script, highlighting our strengths, and hiding our weaknesses. As we arrive at our adult life we focus on how we want to be perceived, and how to be recognized for the particular skills and talents that we may possess.
In this role we manage to read and respond to the people that we interact with daily, adapting our behaviour accordingly. Although the whole process takes no more than a life time, the marks we make last long after we have gone. Bahman Yazdanfar is no exception to this rule, and he is aware of the fact that making a mark begins within oneself, and hopes to spread this message among interested fellow human beings.
Bahman Yazdanfar was born in the late fifties, in Tehran, and he came to Toronto as an immigrant early in 1986, at the age of 27. Thereupon he began to learn English and familiarize himself with the local culture, which was very different from that of Iran, where he was born and raised, Afghanistan, where he attended medical school, and Europe where he resided before his arrival in Canada.
Like many newcomers, Bahman started from scratch by working in a factory as a general labourer while trying to get back into his field. Unfortunately policies and laws of the land at that time were not favorable and he had to choose another career.
He then started pounding the pavements of Toronto, as well as wandering from coast to coast seeking his destiny in his new home country. In contrast to the more than a dozen countries he had traveled through prior to his arrival in Canada, Bahman learnt that this is the place where immigrants from all cultures, backgrounds, races, and religions live side-by-side, and share the commonality of belonging to the human race.
Bahman has survived many hardships: years of political turmoil and social unrest in the Middle East, where he was raised and educated, loneliness and statelessness in Europe while he was waiting to immigrate, uncertainty of the future and day-to-day confrontation in Canada to get adjusted to the new life. Adversity, to him, has come to mean an opportunity to learn and understand the universe, and each rough ride has taken him closer to the realization that he is not here to waste his breath on trivialities, so instead, he focuses his energies and creativity on problem-solving.
This new environment has provided Bahman with an opportunity to observe and discover that people from all walks of life and every corner of this planet suffer internally in a very similar fashion. At thirty, looking back at his life and the roller-coaster he was riding on, Bahman pondered that there had to be something more to life than just work and paying the bills. Hence, he started to search for peace of mind and to seek reasons for his existence, and like many, he tried different venues with no avail.
A few years into his journey, Bahman realized that although lots of things were happening, conscious changes seemed to be minimal. He witnessed people gradually losing their hope of serenity, mainly due to restrictions that they imposed on themselves as a result of their belief systems. Bahman recognized that he had been asking the wrong question all along, and if he asked the right question, he might be able to bring his mental restlessness under control.
It was in 1996 that Bahman asked a new question, “Why do we do what we do?” and thereby he embarked on a new journey to develop a system that he could use in order to discover himself. During this process he withdrew from emotional involvement with others, stopped smoking and drinking after more than a quarter century, and detached himself from overindulging over material possessions. These distractions out of the way, he has gradually produced a number of simple principles which have helped him to continue until the present time.
To achieve his objectives, Bahman utilized his knowledge in Medicine, Sociology, Psychology, Politics, History, Economics, Religion, Technology, and Business, all of which were major parts of the many subjects that Bahman had covered through either educational institutions or self-directed study. Drawing on these subjects, he rethought connections between established ideas, and re-combined them in an entirely new way, implementing his unconventional and outside-the-box thinking approach.
A few years later, while he was sharing his story and the result of these experiments with a few friends, Bahman was encouraged to share his findings of the previous fifteen (15) years with others, and in 2008 he gave a name to his technique, Medcentration. Over the next two years Bahman tried to write down his methodology in a logical order to simplify the path for those who are willing to try this different approach, and are committed to a lengthy odyssey to achieve excellence in their lives.
Though Bahman is now more determined than ever to attain a higher level of awareness, and is fascinated with the past as it affects the future, he lives in the present. As a result, he finds himself to have a compelling interest in personal freedom for everyone and a code of honorable treatment of others.
Bahman recognizes that people in general enjoy the social elements of connection and friendship. The challenge is to find a middle ground, where these relationships do not cause irritation, and where avoidance of involvement with others does not result in loneliness. His feet-on-the-gound approach and broad life experience provide him with the necessary tools to understand others objectively, and to help those who are willing and ready to accept it.
Bahman's passion for addressing matters of serious public concern has led him, in recent years, to allocate most of his time to journalism. His own media outlet, Voters Echo, has links to online interviews which he conducts and panel discussions which he facilitates. These videos, along with articles written by himself and other conscientious observers, draw our attention to issues that affect us all, though they are ignored by mainstream radio and television.
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