Eddie Deen is personally active in the South Dallas Community. He has taught his 'Internal Freedom' course at the Martin Luther King Community Court, Paul Quinn College, the International Street Church, Dallas Police Department, and DISD.
At the MLK Court, parolees are sentenced to the class as a means to become beneficial contributers to society versus sent back to prison without an awareness of the underlying causes of their situation. Each Monday, new students are given the opportunity to go down the path of inner transformation. "We have to have leaders that grasp the understanding of the inner being and how the brain, eyes, ears, etc are tools that the consciousness uses to interpret the world. The child's brain is plastic and can be molded. What I am saying is that the adult brain is plastic, also. It just takes more effort and patience to bring the brain to another function. When the consciousness, the inner being can grasp the idea that they are the ones directing their life and that the brain is capable for neurogenesis, the ability to create new brain cells, then an old dog can learn new tricks. This is why we are doing the work we are at the college level. I believe that people beliefs are the causes of human failures, human depression, and human well being. You are what you believe to be true." says Eddie.
Beginning in early 2006, Eddie began teaching a life skills course at Paul Quinn College. Future teachers, coaches, & professionals are in attendance. The core of his teaching his a focus on the real intent behind education. To teach the individual to feel adequate and loveable. According to Eddie, "An education, based on free action, internal freedom, and personal responsibility is a much more superior and effective means of educating our students. Students who feel that their power is taken away will fall in the trap of entitlement, victimization, and dis-empowerment. What and how a student perceives his or her world will determine the outcome of his or her world."
Eddie Deen grew up on a working ranch in Wills Point, Texas. From an early age, he learned the value of hard work, determination, and relationships. A 1979 graduate of Texas A & M University, Eddie opened his first restaurant on the shores of Lake Tawakoni in 1980. In 1994, he purchased the land and buildings for the "commissary" in Terrell, Texas which is now the main staging area for Eddie Deen & Company Catering. In 1996, Eddie Deen's Ranch in Downtown Dallas was created in the old Malouf dress factory just south of the Dallas Convention Center. In December of 2008, Eddie's newest development Edison's Dallas opened which expands the services and relationships to a growing, diverse, client base.
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