This blog is about challenging individual and societal habits and experimenting with emerging patterns that are more healthy and less wrong. It’s about a shift in our very understanding of this world.
I am motivated by a world that goes beyond sustainability. Sustainability is very unspecific and vague. It is usually approached is by an analytical, reductionist perspective: reduce CO2, reduce waste, fly less. Sustainability though is complex. Like the world. Any change is a change in a whole system. Instead of an analytical approach then, we need a systematic approach, embracing the complexity. This blog is about this, going beyond mere sustainability and including the relations within the system. The relationship to ourself, others and the planet.
My assumption is that in order to do that, we need to develop as human beings. Once we become mature, we can create systems that are. The idea to change yourself first is not new. Although new scientific findings, from physics, biology, network theory and systems science, reveal the validity of this approach, a lot of it is common knowledge in ancient traditions and spiritual approaches. That’s why this blog takes this knowledge into account. It’s not about new age ideas, but about the perception, mindset and thoughts that come from these teachings and eventually make a new way of being and living possible.
My resources are often based on metamodernism and the phenomena of emergence, evolving from leading thinkers such as Hanzi Freinacht and Daniel Schmachtenberger. As a pragmatist and an amateur to this school of thought, I try to break it down as simple and hands-on as possible. In oversimplification, I aim for Occam’s razor: the simplest answer is most often correct.
I am Jessica. Before I became a researcher, writer and lecturer, I used to be a mechanical engineer. In reality I’ve done, tried and approached very different and (to me) interesting things that were always guided by three questions:
- What and who are we? (about our knowing)
- Why are we here? What‘s our purpose? (about our being)
- How ought we life our lives? As individuals and as humanity? And why don’t we do what we know to be right to do? (about our doing)
In my work and through this blog, I seek to develop an understanding of the world that integrates many subtle facets of reality, and also provides new approaches of what humanity can do together and what it can become in the future.
I believe in Eutopia, Tofu, and changing the world by starting from within and without simulteanously.