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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Why Worry? (2min)

“You will lose everything. Your money, your power, your fame, your success, perhaps even your memory. Your looks will go. Loved ones will die. Your own body will eventually fall apart. Everything that seems permanent is absolutely impermanent and will be smashed. Experience will gradually, or not so gradually, strip

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One step at the time (2min)

Dear friends, ​ On the white wall, in the living room of my parent’s house, there’s a sentence written in dark-grey color. “Alles hat seine Zeit,” it says. “Everything has its time.” ​ I am still far away from “home,” from where I grew up. And yet, I often think

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

The Warrior & The Blacksmith – Our paths of life (4min read)

There once was a blacksmith at the far end of a tiny village. Every day you could hear the clinking noise in the village each time he threw his hammer upon a hot iron. Clink, clink, clink. He welded, forged, twisted, straightened until the, once useless, metals received useful forms.

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THREAD OF LIFE

New Book & Touring Through Europe

Dear friends around the world, I hope you all had a great start into the new year. I wanted to use this post to update you with my plans for the next few months: First: We’re coming back to Europe. Yes, the time has come. In less than a month,

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

The Girl Who Left Paradise (6min)

The grass was greener than anywhere else she had ever seen it. There was a large garden, an old wooden shack, goats and cows, and a well-furnished house at the end of the pasture. The property was surrounded by white mountains, green hills, and flower fields that made one feel

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Christmas – A time to look within

Dear friends all around the world, it has been months since I last gave a sign of life from me. Still I am in Mexico. The sun still shines and the weather is still hot. So hot that it feels weird to think about Christmas. It has been a huge

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THREAD OF LIFE

Army manipulation

I was twenty. I flew in straight from Thailand and got recruited to the Swiss Military Police. They were proud of having one of the mentally and physically toughest programs in the Swiss army. They told me that it was an honor to be there – and I believed it

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Self-Help Articles

Little acts of kindness will make the difference

In January 2017 I launched the “unconditional January”. A facebook-event, location independent, free to attend by anyone in the world. Every day, for the whole month, we would set a little “unconditional challenge” where hundreds of people would do an act of kindness – each day a different one –

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Wishing people the best

My father once told to me; “whenever you’re about to meet or call someone you really don’t like, take a moment before the meeting and wish peace to that person.” I was 13, maybe 14 at that time. But it those words somehow stayed with me. Soon I discovered that

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THREAD OF LIFE

Unwanted discoveries and unexpected lessons 😆

This morning I killed around 20 cockroaches. Or perhaps a little more. Little did I know about the life that took place just next to our door when I lifted up the heavy stone. For weeks, I thought something was smelling strange around there. And when I finally lifted the

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THREAD OF LIFE

The train is rolling again.

It’s Sunday, Orsi is out of house – unexpected work. And I’m sitting on the front porch, starting a new project. Since I’ve sent out the manuscript of my new novel, I have to admit, I felt a bit empty. Imagine, over a period of almost 7 months, you spend

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