We live in a world, where political turmoil, ecological disasters, economic devastation and social injustice seem to be ever present. It’s nothing we can touch. Hardly anything that we can see. But nonetheless, we are surrounded by it. Daily. And it’s complex. In fact, it’s so complex, that we strive for something more simple. For a life that is easy to grasp and to understand. In search for a simple life Gardening, cooking unprocessed food, living in tiny houses, making our own … [Read more...] about What do you need for a simple life?
Archives for August 2017
You say you want to change the world? To change how society works? How the economic system works? That’s awesome. Congratulations. What else did you plan on changing this year? It’s almost autumn now, what resolutions did you make ten months ago? How is that going? If you are like most people you have ditched your resolutions by January 17th. If you are like most people you are back at where you started. Don’t be most people. Turn that change that you love to talk about into … [Read more...] about how to let go of your resistance to change
I sit in my co-working place, it’s 5 pm. I am surrounded by people who want to change the world. Some just started. Some long in ‘business’. Everyone is passionate about what they do, full of ideas, full of good intentions. Looking in their faces gives me hope and confidence. And a sense of certainty that a different way of life is possible. The atmosphere is cordial, at ease and open. In our cozy, artsy, self-made co-working bubble, it’s easy to forget. We are surrounded by like-minded … [Read more...] about Sameness: Which price do you want to pay?
“No human thing is of serious importance” Plato I recently googled “first human being?”. The first ones, the homo erectus, appeared 1-2 Million years ago. For my liking, this was a little unspecific. It’s like my spouse asking “How much money do you have in your account?” and I say “100-10.000Euro”. But the answer shows: it doesn’t matter. In perspective, Albert Einstein, Plato, and even Jesus don’t play a significant role. The idea of Jesus has been around for 2000 years (I stick to … [Read more...] about How to Have Fun Living
Berlin. It’s April 11th, 1968 when Rudi Dutschke was riding his bike to the Socialist German Student Union house. While crossing the street, a man passes him and asks him if he is Rudi Dutschke. Rudi says yes. The man holds up his gun and shoots Rudi three times. Rudi Dutschke was the most prominent spokesperson of the German student movement of the 1960s. He advocated a "long march through the institutions of power". He wanted to create radical change in government and society by becoming an … [Read more...] about 6 Strategies to Create Change from Within