The word Spirituality has a great meaning to me, because it contains the word spirit and thereby points away from the body-mind, from the self-centered, me-oriented, individual and psychological dimension of existence and towards another, universal and open dimension of reality, for some even towards God. If it is about spirituality – to me it does absolutely not mean any…Continue reading Spiritual way of living
What is awareness? Awareness is there, where you are now, as well as there, where I am now. It is what is reading these words right now, as well as what is registering everything else, that is going on around you and around me. Awareness of everything that is here and can be seen, felt, touched, tasted, heard. Both inside…Continue reading An open, vast field of awareness
Awakening is a certain shift of perception. A shift of focus. The focus changes from the ego-centered, the restricted, tense perspective with me and my life in the center, to an open, more holistic and relaxed perspective which encompasses everything and lingers on practically everything that is here and now. The thing is that awakening is not for the person,…Continue reading Awakening is not for the person
My writing is for you, who somehow senses that there is more to this life than just living from one vacation to another, from one weekend to another, that there is more than work, family, worries and some pleasures like a Saturday grill with beer and wine, or a week on Tenerife.
The focus on goals seems to obscure the seeing of the natural unfolding of life in and around us as well as the already existing beauty and joy, even if the achievement of the goal often satisfies the need for a short time. However, if we focus exclusively on the goals, the consequence is usually that only small fragments of…Continue reading Focus on Goals
If it is about us, nobody is closer to us than we are right now. We ourselves are the greatest object of direct investigation. If it is about observation of human nature in action, observation of how human mind works, how thoughts come and go, how thoughts build association network, and are linked to feelings, emotions, further thoughts etc., nobody…Continue reading On this field called you, you are the only authority and the only expert
Questioning is not an intellectual process that should encourage us to think more. It is also not about asking questions and finding answers with which we can agree or disagree. It is not about finding a pleasing answer, an answer that just suits us best in the current situation, allows us to feel at home in its false security, but…Continue reading We question in order to explore, look and discover the truth for ourselves
If one really wants to know oneself, wants to find the inner peace and fulfillment, then one has to go all the way, and not be deceived by these apparent obstacles, temptations of the outer world, or by bad conscience because of allowing onself too much silence and rest. One has to seek the solitude of one’s inner being, where…Continue reading Resting in our inner Being
First you have to see that your beliefs, convictions, knowledge about yourself and life, has not given you the fulfillment und happiness, your heart was yearning and longing for. Only a mature being, that has experienced a certain degree of disillusionment with the worldly things, can walk this path. If you still believe that the world and the things outside…Continue reading The only way to peace and serenity
Life after spiritual awakening is an exciting journey, which requires total honesty with oneself as well as great love for and surrender to the truth about who and what we are, discovered due to awakening. Life after awakening requires willingness to rest in and as the awareness, alertness and attention one suddenly recognizes to be our shared, true nature. It…Continue reading Life After Awakening
Awakening is a certain shift of perception. A shift of focus. The focus changes from the ego-centered, the restricted, tense perspective, with me and my life in the center, to an open, more holistic and relaxed perspective which encompasses everything and lingers on practically everything that is here and now. To explain it as simply as possible- awakening can happen…Continue reading What is awakening?
It can be very valuable to ask ourselves how many actions do we perform out of sheer love and lust for life, just in order to celebrate and express the love and wonder of this life. And in contrast – how many actions do we perform out of fear? In search of security, acceptance, love or admiration of others? In…Continue reading How many actions do we perform out of fear?