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Back in Switzerland I rode my bicycle home after getting some groceries. In the far I saw a post in the middle of the bicycle lane. I drove slowly and gently and there was enough space to curve around the small obstacle. As I approached I asked myself dreamily if
We seem to be conditioned for the quick effects. Input and immediate output. Quick success. Quick rewards. I guess that’s why video games, facebook likes, and other channels that give us almost “instant” gratification so addictive. Yet, their satisfaction seem to be shallow and in the long-run mostly inexistent. And
In the army, before a task, they used to school us to imagine the worst case scenario. That way, in case of horror, the mind is prepared. The most severe traumas happen then, they told us, when the horror is least expected. Interestingly enough, the greatest joy and laughter appear
17.07.2018 – What if we don’t have to achieve peace? What if – we’d put everything aside – all there was left is peace? It’s a bit of a different approach to life. Yet I’m getting more and more comfortable with less “chasing” and more creating. How much is money,
Like so many things in life, my process of learning spanish as something that is everything else than a linear path. I experience it more like a journey of ups and downs. Some days are flowing better, some less. Sometimes it’s harder to see my progress, sometimes easier. But looking
Do you know this metaphor about the glass, that is either half full… or half empty…? Some would say: The optimist is the one that sees the glass half full. The pessimist is the one that sees the glass half empty. And basically: There are different ways to look at
Do you write your personal journal? Where you sometimes sit down, reflect, plan… or just give yourself some space to let your thoughts become visible on paper? To me there’s a fascinating thing about hand-writing: It slows down my thoughts. It takes away the pace and hustle from the daily
I don’t know about you, but in school I learned that drugs were bad. 🤔 Why? Because they have the potential to make you addicted, destroy your body – and your life. Drugs are dangerous. No doubt about that. But to whom? Or in other words: Who defined “drugs”? 👨⚖️
It always looks like I wasn’t working. 😛 But in fact, I do. My new novel is finished soon and I have faith in finding the right people who can help me to publish that project. (2min read) It has been an up and down. Writing a novel, in many
11.07.2018 – In 2015, when I left Switzerland to create my own “business”, I had no plan how it all will unfold. Some would say that it was very silly. No business plan. No proof of concept. Nothing. Suddenly there was no more “safety”, no salary, no guarantee. I tried
The fine art of creating meaningful connections
I’m a writer and philosopher. I believe that we can all learn from each other. And I believe that love, faith and compassion are the gates to freedom and peace.