I love these quiet moments….

I Love These Quiet Moments...

...this sacred space.

This space where people feel so comfortable
that they doff their masks.
This space that provides so much shelter
that someone can put her armor down.

Especially those who don't do it normally -
not even with their friends or family.
In this space they do and start to enjoy it.
This space where there is this open contact-
eye to eye, heart to heart.
This space free of judgment, free of labeling and
free of "good advice".
This space filled with pure love, understanding
and compassion.
Just being.
Being who you truly are.
Feeling what you truly feel.
Expressing without a filter.
Pure essence of existence.

Isn't it this what we all are longing for?
Just to be, show up as the one who we truly are.
Feeling loved, appreciated for what we are -
not for what we do?
My heart tells me "This is how life is meant to be."
And I agree 200%.

I love these quiet moments.




                    

May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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psssssst!

Psssst!

Be still and listen.

"Close the door of words
that the window of your heart may open.
To see what cannot be seen
turn your eyes inward
and listen, in silence." Rumi

We ask and ask and ask...for whatever.
You can't hear the answers while asking.
Stop the asking, stop the chatter.
Become still and you will hear the answers.

                    

May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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Anthem To The Normal People

Anthem To The "NORMAL" PEOPLE

Everyone can make a difference.

And there are so many out there

we don't see on Social Media,
in the magazines, on TV shows.

There are these people who bring a smile to your face -
even without knowing you.
These people who smile at you in the streets, on the train.
Helping you out spontaneously, asking "how are you today?"
and mean it.

I chose 3 people to dedicate this blog post to.
And when I will meet them, I will ask if I can take a picture and
mention their name.
So, if  they agree, this will be added later.

The cashier at our local supermarket (btw the whole team there is amazing).
I guess, he is in his early twenties.
And he is always smiling and we always have a little chat

and I thank him on a regular basis - just because I love giving positive feedback to people.
So some weeks ago I broke my arm and I never left the market without
having his best wishes for fast regeneration.
So now the cast is off..what he of course realized and because he asked if it went well and how I am doing right now,
I thanked him that he was part of the healing

with his always so positive energy.
And you know what he answered?
"You are always in my prayers."

The post office people - also here in the quarter of Frankfurt

where I live.
This post office is truly worth visiting - not only because they now sell
as well my favorite coffee beans.
Even when you just pass by on the street, the positive energy

of this shop catches me.
The other day I was chatting with one of the employees over there -
again feedbacking how great the energy is there and how happy I am
whenever I have a reason to go there. And we started talking about the workplace and enjoying what you do etc. etc.
And..wisdom of the day: he said:
"If you don't love what you do, quit and do something else."
I think a lot of people should go there for consultation.

Last but not least: the man who is cleaning the local train stations.
I watched him several times while waiting for a train and
I never ever witnessed someone cleaning a trash can with so much love.
Imagine..cleaning a rubbish bin with love!
A lot of people attend long retreats and workshops to get into
this state of being - and still can't implement it in their daily lives.
And I had several longer chats with him and I am sure, whenever
I will hold a leadership seminar in the future,
I will invite him as a guest speaker.

Because he is the perfect role model.

May I have inspired you to open your eyes and hearts
for these daily gifts, we get all the time.
Let's honor these people - and become one of them.
Because we all can brighten the day for someone,
we can "make their day".
And please honor yourself for all the gifts you have inside of you.
You are an influencer - we all are!
Don't waste that chance.


                    

May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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Hotter…Hotter…

Hotter...hotter...

colder...colder...

Hotter...hotter...
colder...colder...

Did you ever play this game when you were a kid?
I don't know if kids play this game still.
It's such a great training for life.

Because this is what life, circumstances, and events,
your emotions - and especially our emotions present us...
better to say this how they guide us through life.

Your goal, your desire, that is what you are wanting -
like the person in the hotter - colder play.
And so life and your inner wisdom support you to find as
quickly as possible...
and because they are inside of us, our emotions are the best,
the detector, the easiest to understand.

Bad feeling emotions: you are moving away from your goal.
Good feeling emotions: you are on track.

It's so easy!


                    

May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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Living on autopilot.

Living On Autopilot.

Do you?

Are you living your life on autopilot?
A lot of people do.
And just upfront
Don't get me wrong...I am not against autopilot systems.
Imagine if we had to control all the functions in our bodies.
We would die in less than a second...no...we wouldn't have
come into existence even.
And isn't it wonderful how precisely all these programs work?
If you have to make a short sprint to catch the bus...directly your
heart rate, your blood pressure, your muscles, your whole body system
supports you instantaneously so that you can catch the bus.
We just can do it...we don't have to plan it in advance meticulously.
What a blessing!...

Now..like always in life...what can be a blessing in some cases,
can be a curse in others.
Same is true with autopilot programs.
Are you happy with all the autopilot programs

you have been running all day long?
Do they support your health and your happiness?
Do they deliver you, to they contribute to a fulfilled life?
Have you been running these programs for so long
that you don't even question them anymore?
Can you remember who installed them in the first place?
Has it been you with the clear intention

to create a happy and fulfilling life,
to fulfill your life's purpose?
Or has it been developed and installed by someone else
and you just allowed it to happen?
Checking our autopilot programs from time to time is key.
Even you will find there a program which has been beneficial
for you for years, may not suit you today.
So do your regular checks to make sure that you don't exist as a robot
but live the life of a human being.


                    

May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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Should I or…

Should I or...

...shouldn't I?

Pros and Cons?
Vibrational speaking it doesn't make sense at all.
It's more like this one step forward and one back - at least.

Can you advance like this?
Of course not.
And even it is still common sense, a lot of people do it this way,
it isn't very helpful.

At least there is a more effective way.
Do you like more effectively?

Hear me out!

Find the "Yes's"!
Make a Yes list.
And to make it even more effective:
Make a list of the emotions linked to your Yes's.
(Because emotions are the key to manifestation.)

And here comes an add-on:
If it is not a CLEAR yes, it's a NO.

Enjoy finding your Yes's!


                    May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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Get out of your way!

Get Out Of Your Way.

And let things unfold naturally.


Try harder.
Do more.
Keep on pushing.


"You can't push the river."
But these days a lot of people try to do so.
Try to push their own stream of life.
What happens often instead is that
as more, they try to push as harder it gets,
as higher the barrages become.

I wanna argue it's an art to find the balance
between action and giving in.
I witnessed so many people - including myself -
who blocked their own way.
Blocked the outcome they often had worked so hard for,
had put so much effort and lifetime in it.

To find the right balance is an art.
And I wanna argue that especially in our action-oriented world,
a world which is often only focused on the outcome - no matter what -
in this kind of world, we need more of these artists.
More of these artists who show us that getting out of your own way
is in most of the cases the shortcut to your goal.


                    May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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Great teachers are…

Great teachers are...

...leaders.

Education, the word stem is latin "educere".

Meaning "to bring out", "to lead forth".


Opposite to that our education system seems to be based
on the false assumption that the students
are empty vessels - that they have to be filled up
with knowledge, information - in most of the cases
useless for this person and often they have to remember
something that has no meaning at all to them personally.


To bring out - this is how education truly is meant to be.
Status quo still is: putting information into the system
(the student) and then testing how good the system is in
reproducing.
The better in reproducing, the better the grade,
the better the degree.
This is the difference between indoctrination and
education. Putting in vs bringing out.

I wanna argue that some of the assets of a good teacher are


*I don't know it all
*I am willing to admit mistakes
*I see you
*I am willing to teach by example
*I am willing to do my best
*I don't know what's the best for you
  but I will support you to find and go your unique way.
*I will provide you with the tools and the knowledge

  so that you can design YOUR best life.
*I will open up the space of possibilities.
*I will walk with you - side by side.

I hope you find more to add.


                    May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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There is nothing to prove.

There is nothing to prove.

Celebrate the amazing being that you are instead.


"As long as you try to prove something -
to someone else, to the world, to yourself,
you are not free." Sophia Jung


                   May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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Way too many debates

Way Too Many Debates

...in this world. It's annoying.

"Debating is the play of the ego - Exchanging ideas  is the art of the creative mind."

Look around...debating, arguing all over the planet.
Experts are debating.
Politicians are debating.
Non-experts are debating.
So-Called experts are debating.
Fans are debating.

It seems like a lot of people spend most of
their time debating.
And mostly it is about right or wrong.
One opinion against the other.

To me it is annoying. Because in most of the cases
it doesn't lead anywhere.
Fruitful discussions are very rare to find, these ones
you really bring out a solution, something for the better.

To me, it is - in most of the cases - a waste of my precious lifetime.
I prefer to create/to have open spaces to exchange ideas,
point of views.
No discussions about right or wrong - no, giving space to create
new possibilities instead, to be enriched by other worldviews, ways of
thinking, ways of living...how fascinating, how enriching!

This is, by the way, here I don't have a comment option.
I don't wanna discuss with you.
To me, there is no right or wrong.
Just what is appropriate for me at this point in my life.
So just food for thought.
And like with any food I am preparing, no one has to like it.
But if you do, please feel free to take as much as you like
from the buffet, I am offering to you.


                    May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.

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