Yoga in Yoyogi park

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Beetles visiting nearby balcony There I’m breathing, seeking harmony Sing cicades’ and black crows’ voices Drowned out by the crowds percussions Dog runs, barbeque, photography Calm and loud with friends and family Nature culture, symbiosis to immerse in Listen paint it, Yoga in the morning

Quotes on the ‘Happy Colorful Growth’ way

Quotes on the ‘Happy Colorful Growth’ way. Happy: see it. Colorful: believe it. Growth: act on it!

Creative force

On that summer day I look at the beautiful nature. Becoming aware of the mood it generates, including the emotional dimension of the heart. That is the female part. I gain so much wisdom and creativity from learning to look at the inner female higher force of creation that is infinitely vibrant, mysterious, and good. I connect to the always birth giving female energy in order to access my own completeness … Continue reading

The crowd

The crowd Thirty seven million, one big pulsing metropolis. But such diverse societies. Never alone amongst, public apathetic loneliness. But cooperative activities. Housing very close to next, doors are shut for privacy. But wired for full connectivity. Collective traffic stream, numb and strict anonymity. But rooted local community.

Transitions

See it. You can’t ignore, so open. Happy natural simplicity? Understand you live with it. Translate. Believe it. You must not fear, so dare. Colorful enriched diversity? Trust you deal with it. Transpose. Act on it. You won’t stagnate, so share. Growth enabled genuineness? Choose you succeed with it. Transform. Be it. You’ll never arrive, so live. For all and everywhere? Here and now you melt with it. Transcend.  

Create to develop; develop to create. A framework.

Create to develop and develop to create. The fulfillment of ones own dreams requires the achievement of development goals by the means of constantly re-evaluated change towards genuineness. How does your ‘Happy Colorful Growth’ way look like?

It is easy to be smart, but difficult to be kind

«It is easy to be smart, but difficult to be kind.» From ancient and contemporary philosophies, religions, common wisdom, and inspirational people we can derive fundamentally universal and tremenduously valuable teachings for all life situations in our modern times.

Affirmation ‘From ambition to purpose’

«From amition to purpose.» Generally, if results are not achieved, it is often not because of missing tools (the wrong «how to»), but because of the wrong purpose and motivation (the wrong «why»). Human beings are most willing to open their mind in a more selfless attitude, if fears of external pressure or desire for reward are overcome by faith and intrinsic motivation.

Purposeful life changes don’t make everybody feel better

What is your real motivation for change? How courageously are you willing to invest into taking off for the adventure of change and growth? Would it be even worth for you to sacrifice popularity in existing relationships? A scenario for a (test) discussion.

Practicing with a Master of Zen Shiatsu

Kimura-sensei, with whom I had the privilege to meet and practice, embodies for me the true Zen spirit for the following reasons: (1) Giving whole-heartedly, (2) letting actions speak rather than words, and (3) coming to the true point without attachment and judgement.

I have seen enough. Time to think and act.

I would have difficulties to explain on my deathbed that I  didn’t try my best to (1) base my happiness truly on other values than materialism, (2) consequently foster a co-operative economy and strengthen the Third Sector (civil society), and (3) grow to a spiritually evolved and inter-dependently connected human being.

Yes, we can.

We can fly to the moon since 1969. We can also spend every 8 days 30 billion dollars for military, what would be enough to eradicate world hunger for a year. And we can count every four seconds a person who dies of hunger or hunger-related causes. – Mathias Sager

Thoughts about inner voices

Naive observations based on experience: Trust your feelings; they analyze well. – Mathias Sager The most successful quotes are the ones whose wisdom we already know, but couldn’t express so eloquently. – Mathias Sager When I love, the suffering of others hurts more than my own. – Mathias Sager

Question #11: (Year 2050) “Mom, was grandpa a green hero too?”

Questions from the future. What our grandchildren will ask in around the year 2050, on a more and more uninhabitable planet. Son: Mom? Mother: No, my darling; you can’t go outside. Son: I know. [Pause] Of what did grandpa die, and was he a green hero too? Mother: [Parenthetically] Your grandfather worked hard and always wanted to be a hero. Son: I love you, Mom.

We need to claim ownership for our virtual identity data

Summary Personal values such as care for society and an increased awareness regarding risks of the ongoing digitization and datafication of everyday life will be determining factors for citizen participation in the governance of smart home provision. A multi-stakeholder cooperative approach could solve adoption-hindering constraints, such as lack of interoperability, in short-term in minimum on a local level. Citizens would own their data, including its destiny, and secure peer-to-peer data market … Continue reading

Nein, ich lese Bücher über Mitgefühl

Zum Kaffee an der Ecke erhalte ich eine Zeitung in die Hand gedrückt. Oh ja, ich möchte wieder mal einen Büchergutschein schenken. Ich werde die überschüssigen News nicht für späteres Lesen einfrieren. Den Kaffee heruntergeschlürft, schaffe ich es gerade noch rechtzeitig auf die öffentliche Toilette. Continue reading

Das Universum strickt sich keine Pullover

Picture Culture Lake II

Das Sinnbild des roten Lebensfadens wird genutzt, um über das Leben zu philosophieren. Eine ausgeleierte Metapher? Auf jeden Fall ein oft und vielfältig interpretiertes Bild. Es lohnt sich, mal nahe am physischen Konzepts eines Fadens dran zu bleiben und von solchen Charakteristiken mögliche Parallen zum Leben abzuleiten. Continue reading