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2013 in review

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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If I Could Make A Wish…

wishFrom my spaceship I look at our beautiful harbour Gaia. I see her getting smaller and smaller and yet at the same time the gut feeling overwhelms me that we are treating her very bad because of our never-ending quest for over production and over consumption. But I also see some beautiful light coming in from space, on its way to help us. This light tells us that we are now ready to enter a new era. A new Golden Age, or maybe even a new Golden Millennium. Where governing based on scarcity is no longer the magical means for renewal based on growth, but governing based on abundance will lead us to renewal based on sustainability. My wish is that the credo “there are enough good goods for everyone, if everyone is prepared to accept that enough good goods are good enough” will come true.

The Beauty of Decomposition

road-insideWe humans tend to create new stuff more or less in an incremental way. We tend to create and then build things, analyze what we have built and compensate the flaws mainly on the exterior. Polishing here and there a little, small non-scary stuff. Often because we are scared to admit we made a judgement error when we designed something. These types of fears tend to keep us back from a more radical renewal (recreation). So to really re-create asks for more courage and true leadership. You sometimes need to decompose what you have created earlier, in order to recreate it into a new, better suiting style, more fit-for-purpose. When Marylin Monroe† still lived she once said: “sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together”. She was so right! Sometimes we deliberately need to let ‘good’ things fall apart so we can recreate better things. Then the trick is, to show respect for the ‘good’ things, agree with the ones involved that there is a better way do things and go for it together. So decomposition need not be scary at all, if we do it with the idea of a better win-win for all in mind, we can even enjoy the tearing apart of the old and the recreation of the new. Good luck with your quest for finding out your own beauties of decomposition and recreation!

The Beauty of Wei-Wu-Wei

wei-wu-weiIn our busy day-to-day lives we are accustomed to act. We like acting. If there is action, there is Energy. We like Energy. It stimulates our adrenaline. We cannot get enough of it. So far so good. But this never-ending quest for action, being ‘Busy’ as much as possible and getting adrenaline from the Energy it gives has also some detrimental side effects. It plays a part in sustaining the useless rat races. It plays a part in doing more than we can realistically handle. It plays a part in stimulating the never-ending quest for growth. It plays a part in not willing to accept the current situation. It plays a part in many other things. But there is light at the end of the tunnel! In Taoism already 300 years before Christ there was documented some kind of way out of this action-oriented handling. It was called Wei-Wu-Wei. It is a kind of art in itself. Using it’s tenet, it can help you thinking about what to do when a situation calls for a derived action (for example transforming an idea directly into action). Consciously using Wei-Wu-Wei principle it can help you stepping back and deliberately doing nothing. It requires being more consciousness of the situation and the willingness to slow-down at unanticipated moments. It might also require sometimes the willingness to accept that plans are only plans and need not be followed all the time. Or the willingness to accept that goals are ok but not ‘holy’ because the context had changed. Or the willingness to accept that taking time and just enjoying the here and now is sometimes better than relentlessly driving each other nuts in useless self-sustaining action loops. So the beauty of Wei-Wu-Wei is to consciously and situationally take a step back, relax and just enjoy in doing nothing because the indirect effect is better. Or slow down and rethink if the action you originally were planning to do was such a good idea. Good luck in your personal quest for finding out how to use the Wei-Wu-Wei principle.wu_wei

The Beauty of True Value

everything-is-energyDuring eons of human development, we have come to believe that value is in things. We created it as something which is outside of us. We wanted to make it rational and visible. But true value can only exist in your heart. True value is not something you can rationally measure or put down as a meaningless figure in some Business Case. True value is a frequency, an Energy. It’s something which is already in the air, invisible to our instruments but definitely not meaningless. It’s called love for your fellow human beings. The more love you send out in the Universe, the higher its frequency and the higher its value. Nothing can beat that value. And the greatest thing of all is: it is totally free. No Business Case needed. Just the mindset that we as humans should do the uttermost to help, care and love each other. Nothing more, nothing less. Good luck with your quest on finding out what True Value is and how you can create that value yourself.

The Beauty of Yin/Yang Leaders

yin-yangLeadership is a topic of all times. And although humanity has eons of experience in developing it, we still don’t really know how to effectuate it on a ‘global’ level. We still need to rely a lot on ‘helper’ roles like (appointed) managers and (appointed) leaders. The appointed variants often inherit virtual leadership as soon as they are positioned onto a virtual authoritative position (the hierarchy chart). The not appointed variants often need to perform the same or identical tasks but have to do it with their personal skills only. A though job. Only a (very?) few people in our world are actually capable of this type of personal leadership. What is it that is needed for the evolution of some more personal leadership? Is it something we can learn? Something we can train? Something we can inherit? Or is it only the few who are born with these skills that we need to rely on? Or is it only a matter of the appointed and not appointed leaders and managers of letting go of their ‘helper’ roles and thus making all others aware of their personal leadership gaps? Maybe it’s that simple. Just letting it go. And don’t be afraid that loss of leadership makes you less worth as human. This is an illusion. Good luck with your personal quest in finding out what exactly your personal leadership in our World’s leadership ‘quagmire’ is ;)

From A Mass-Fear Controlled Democracy To A Mass-Compassion Controlled Loveacracy

fear-is-a-perceptionJames Bovard once said: “As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.” He must have known how fear can work to suppress the masses. This is still day-to-day practice in many countries of the world. It is rooted deep in patriarchy and has become an auto-pilot culture that many people not even tend to debate. We act as if this is the normal way to go. Just because we got used to it during many eons of time.

But if we could transition towards a new ‘ruling’ concept based on the opposite of fear, which is Love, would we also do it? Or would we fear that such a transition is impossible or too complex? Well, it is not complex at all. All it requires it that you change your mindset. Change your focus. Stop with the ego-centric competing with each other for a small piece of a very large abundant cake. Start having compassion for each other and instead compete on how good you can help your fellow Earth inhabitants. Accept that mass-fear is nothing more than a personal perception for each of us allowing the perception. Is there an antidote? Yes there is. Let’s call it a Loveacracy: a kind of democracy where compassion and Love for each other rule the development of our beautiful planet. Good luck with your personal quest for institutionalizing your own Loveacracy!

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