FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE / VON BEWUSSTSEIN ZU BEWUSSTSEINSINTELLIGENZ

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An electrical device neither contains nor produces electricity itself nor is our body the source of life energy. Instead, a body only comes to life and a brain becomes conscious when it is connected to life energy. Next: Control is required. While consciousness turns on the power supply, intelligent awareness controls activities and behavior (e.g. using record buttons, erasing, playing, stop buttons). A person, although stimulated by consciousness, would not … Continue reading

Return to roundness

Painting RETURN TO ROUNDNESS M. Sager 2021, Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm

As energy works in waves, life operates in the softness and roundness of circles and cycles. The earth rotates around the sun, we sleep and wake in rhythmic sequels, like the circle of birth and death. What a contrast we create between the spherical, freely flowing world of life energy and the squared and edged compositions of the frightened human mind seeking physical protection. Instead of predominantly angular, cubic, boxed, … Continue reading

How we became from a “pulling from” to a “pushed to” society

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Do you realize that the pendulum switched? The future is here. There were only a few gaps to close, why even the digital generation has not been aware of losing their possibility to pull. It is definitely history that with free choice we can selectively draw from the endless streams of tunneled information to which we are bound. In the past you could find out where things were coming from … Continue reading

Identities: Obstacles to change

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[This article was also published together with other authors at the ‘Skilled Helpers Collaborative’: tinyurl.com/dsja4q4h] Transitions can be defined as “change from one form to another.” In physical life, change is inevitable. So, we (and all matter) constantly change. Our body that we occupied only a few years ago does not contain the same atoms anymore and might look quite different. All real estate erodes. Paradoxically, it’s that unstable matter … Continue reading

Break out

BREAK OUT (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on wood panel, 80 x 80 cm)

We know that Santa Claus is a fairytale, and yet we keep it alive. We know that many regulations and laws are ridiculous, and yet we follow them obediently. We know that corporate sustainability is an afterthought, and yet we don’t insist on keeping them accountable. We know that our identity is a product of socialization, and yet we believe that’s who we are. And all because if we want … Continue reading

Modern primitive

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The modern tools are sold to human RESOURCES as: education knowledge fulfillment skills / ability happiness connection However, the human BEINGS suffer: distraction fake information emptiness numbness / disability pleasure / addiction disconnection

LET YOURSELF OFFEND. The benefits of letting you get offended.

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You get an understanding and compassionate ear here, but the most significant benefit lies in permitting me to offend you. First of all, if I didn’t dare to offend, I couldn’t be honest. Being offended offers a real-world check outside of one’s comfort zone. Second, if I solely entertained you, I’d waste your time distracting from the real work to be done. I will, however, offend you with substance, so … Continue reading

The mountain

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Pleasures are shortcuts for joy, meaning does trump happiness, and everything starts with being your true self as if there were no expectations and boundaries to you. Don’t take the lift and complain about bad fitness; climb one mountain after the other. Unlearn the stories of deficiencies you told yourself. Overcome the illusion of being able to possess or be possessed by any worldly thing or person, and thereby take … Continue reading

Dangerous highway

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People who are not able to coordinate complex multi-limb movements with their bodies are called disabled and are not allowed to do certain things like, for example, driving a car as it would be too dangerous for others. But people who are unable to coordinate complex multi-perspective situations in their minds are allowed to run organizations and countries. In contrast to a leg-focused person who forgets about the arm-movement and … Continue reading

Paths to the true self

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Have fun looking at it (www.mathias-sager.com) and if you like what you see, welcome, and please spread the word. Thanks!

The power of self-reflection

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Self-reflection is the adventurous process of (1) becoming aware of self-judgment and developing self-motivation, (2) finding self-reliance and applying self-leadership, and (3) using self-imagination and exerting self-control. There are available live 1-to-1 sessions on www.mathias-sager.com. Call, chat, or video-call!

To dig through the ‘dirt’ yourself, or to crave the worm on the hook?

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People were made to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are loved and people are used. – Dalai Lama Do you follow the market or nature? Are you a consumer or a creator? Are you a capitalist or a humanist? Yes, it’s an either-or decision! You cannot run and drive, fast and eat at the same time, or … Continue reading

The XXI Century ‘Bread and Games’ Death Trap

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e.g. • Bread = Amazon • Games = Netflix • Late Roman decadence = late capitalist decadence • Gladiators = social media «influencers» • Visitors/Spectators = On the screens • Plague = corona virus • Decline of business and culture = “Corona” measures • Further elimination of democratic elements, “royal” campaigns in the deserted areas (e.g. under Charlemagne) = “Corona” consequences (weakening of the middle class and sell-off of SMEs, … Continue reading

COURAGEOUS JUMP OF KINDNESS

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It’s easy to be smart, but difficult to be kind. Indeed, kindness requires courage and strength. Awareness-intelligent thought and courageous efforts to act in kindness reward with feelings of egoless affection, as everybody knows who has ever, for example, only helped a lost tourist despite low likelihood to ever meet again and get reciprocity. By caring for somebody’s soul, we care for the collective of all souls, we affect universal … Continue reading

BECOME RESILIENT: How to mentally configure the three basic human needs of safety, satisfaction, and connectedness

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This article is part of a collaborative effort to shed light on the critically important topic of resilience. Three perspectives, however, revealing common patterns of the concept and approaches to become more resilient. You can read the original collaborative post on Patty’s Blog featuring the skilled helpers listed below: https://pattywolters.com/blog/2020/12/24/resilience-skilled-helpers-collaborative/ Learning resilience through flowing water by Rika Cossey, Transformational Coach @ www.rikacossey.com Resilient by Sujit Gogoi, Career Clarity Coach @ The Impactverse Coaching … Continue reading

The ‘Corona World War’ or the 3rd World War in Corona Times (4 min. read)

If the economy is not in constant struggle anyway, then during Corona times there are increased signs of war effects. Understanding the wider context is important. It takes critical thinking, courage, and a belief in positive change. But how? My repeated lesson is: win self-control instead of economic wars so that everyone benefits. The virtual realm was slowly but surely occupied, administered and borrowed again by the large technology and … Continue reading

“Pre-art” (Vorkunst): The direct and primal expression and representation of forms and symbols

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Here are some pictures from the currently running group exhibition at the Van der Plas Gallery in NYC. Happy to be part of this rich and inspiring show with lots of new ideas beyond the notion of conventional art. You can RSVP or take the 3D tour here: http://vanderplasgallery.com/ Van Der Plas Gallery Cordially Invites You to View “Vor Kunst” Exhibition Dates: November 23, 2020 – December 3, 2020 Location: Van … Continue reading

Two pieces for peace

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Hoping, speaking out for, and acting for social justice and change is not coming from negativity. Instead, it is the expression of positive thinking that things can be done better and a healthier and more peaceful world is possible. M. Sager It is easy to love people when they smell [look] good, but sometimes they slip into the manure of life and smell [look] awful. You must love them just … Continue reading

Fluffed up vs. ‘reality before appearances’

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Fluffed up (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on woodpanel, 50 x 100 cm As we deserve to be not judged by our past, we should not judge others according to the labels they are given. The socio-economic status of people doesn’t tell us much about their human qualities. Try to see people’s soul regardless of social personality appearances. Don’t waste your thoughts on interpreting equipment, façade styles, and fashions. They are … Continue reading

Becoming whole (free from structural prisons)

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Awareness is needed to realign the structures that hold us prisoners of organic existence with the non-structural wholeness of unbound consciousness. We need awareness for living a wholly human life that is inspired by divine consciousness and lived through the practical use of our biological organism. The mind is the intellectual capability that builds on the undifferentiated consciousness that can be understood as a general receptivity triggering potential thought. Awareness … Continue reading