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.
«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.
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.
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.
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
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 →