Category Archives: Spirituality

Independent spirituality: Not bound / limited to any specific religion, philosophy, or methodology. Ethical spirituality: Learning beyond personal development by referencing a higher inspiration, individually and collectively, supporting a more ethical day to day life without the goal of material success or riches. Engaging spirituality: Raising awareness of the necessity of continued spritual growth through appropriate societal positioning, advertising, and real world engagement.

The crowd

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#049 The crowd (Mathias Sager, oil colour water mixable on canvas board, 46.7×38.1×0.4 cm (18.4″x15″x0.16″))

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

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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.

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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?

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

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«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.

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Affirmation ‘From ambition to purpose’

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«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.

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Purposeful life changes don’t make everybody feel better

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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.

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Practicing with a Master of Zen Shiatsu

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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.

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Thoughts about inner voices

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Naive observations based on experience: Trust your feelings; they analyze well. – Mathias Sager

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The most successful quotes are the ones whose wisdom we already know, but couldn’t express so eloquently. – Mathias Sager

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When I love, the suffering of others hurts more than my own. – Mathias Sager