. Welcome to our blog! We are so happy you have found us and our website! And we are even more happy that we have found YOU, dear reader and listener! We are looking forward to a lively exchange of experience, knowledge, learning. We are all together called in this specific period of time to evolve, to grow up in order to really thrive in our lives. On the basis of thriving there are the life conditions we are living in. There are all these huge global problems today, like global warming, fracking, radioactive leaks, poisoning of the ground, GMO crops and industrialized foods, and many many more. We are trying to get hold of these problems, at least some of us, and some country governments take some halfhearted measurements. We believe, if we only could get these counter measurements in place, we could solve the problem. But this is not the case! Unless we change [...]
Technology is advancing quickly, solving many problems, creating new ones - and allowing us humans to get to know each other across our national and even continental borders. After Skype and Google Hangouts there is a new technology available which has the potential to make friends between complete strangers by direct interaction. It is ancient wisdom that fear is nurtured by ignorance, by telling ourselves stories about people and things which lack a reality check. Humans can kill other humans only when they don’t see them as equal to themselves, when they believe them to be in a certain way which seems to give them permission to treat them however they want. The very best antidote is getting to know your enemy - so they can become humans like yourself and even friends. Countries like France and Germany introduced an exchange project for students after WWII to bridge the gap and make sure that they wouldn’t go [...]
If somebody knows about MEN and WOMEN and about INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS: well, this is for sure Keith Witt - integral psychologist and ultimate expert in human life experience, behavior and interiority. If you want to know how intimate relationships develop, what you can do after the first time of infatuation is over to maintain a loving relationship, then this video will give you the answers. And if you are a MAN then this talk is a MUST for you - especially when you are sort of frustrated about women and don't know what to do to create and maintain love relationships. Men in Relationships often don't know how to handle women and prefer to live alone. This is not your destiny! Listen to Dr.Keith Witt and get inspired to become the best version of yourself!
The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia. A recognition of the power of COMMUNICATION. Countries can create inner peace through communication instead of political fights. WOW! I don't know how their communication techniques are. In this blogpost I want to introduce you to a very powerful way of communicating which has the potential to create deeper understanding and connection. I call it: Conjunctive Communication - a way to create understanding, connection, peace - beginning with our every day relationships. Our human relationships can grow and thrive when we find a way to be together in reciprocal respect and appreciation - AND when we are able to communicate with one another in ways which create communion instead of separation by feeling not understood. Most intimate relationships break up not because of missing love or attraction, but because of missing [...]
I was guest in the first episode of a HOA Show addressing a topic which ranks very high on the TABU list: DEATH +Myste Lyn and +Patty Burgess Brecht are committed to bring death and dying out of the tabu zone and to enable us who - sooner or later - all come into contact with this experience in life to become calm and able to talk about it, as well as get familiar with what it really is - as opposed of assumptions created by fear and denial. I was grateful for the opportunity to speak about the first part of my journey from Fear of Death to assisting my father who died of cancer and of establishing an unexpected and amazing relationship with him on his death bed. (Photo by Sam Rock Cooper)
Considering the topic RELATIONSHIPS from a different perspective: What can our relationship with animals teach us about us and our relationship to ourselves and others? In this period this exact question shows up for me ever and ever again. Not by chance, I guess! Here a conversation with Sangita Iyer,(recording from our show "Connections Forum") a woman born in India in close contacts with elephants - and then, when she went to Canada and adopted the life in western civilization she completely forgot about them. Then, some years ago, coming back to India and being confronted with the reality there, she was touched deeply by the suffering of her beloved elephants and she decided to create a film "Gods in Chains" which will come out soon. Sangita since her return to India created a strong bond to elephants again and she understood much better than in childhood what humans can learn from them. So she created an [...]
What are the difficulties for men in their relationships and how can they handle them? Relationships seem to be easy when we have just fallen in love. In time things change - they always do - and we need to change consequently if we want to maintain our relationships and even bring it to true flourishing. Raymond Fismer, expert for men's work has led many groups of men to a better understanding of their roles in their relationships and has contributed greatly to the resolution of their problems. He will explore with us the unhappiness within relationships and how to develop new capacities to evolve, as a person and inside the couple. Raymond Fismer is a physicist who has done the path of development which he is teaching now to other men. He is board member of the German Integral Association (Integrales Forum) and deeply interested in bringing the integral worldview as outlined by Ken Wilber out into [...]