Our deepest pains and longings tell the truth that our heart wants to live by.
I want to feel fully alive.
I want to feel that I live and belong.
Sometimes, I watch others and envy them for their friendships, their connection with others, their ease and joy of life. …
Disclaimer: This article is an in-the-moment picture of an ongoing exploration within myself. I might change my way of thinking about it while I come to see the bigger picture more fully, but at this point, this is what I found to be true for me.
In 2014, while having been working in my first solid job fulltime for about 1 year in a small innovation consulting and software company, I began recognizing a feeling of boredom and dissatisfaction with what I was doing there. …
I’m not talking about the physical appearance or even the number of years you lived.
I mean this inner sense of maturity. How you feel yourself in the reflection of others.
In people who feel “grown up”, I guess, there is a natural attitude that might come with the unspoken confidence “I am allowed to be myself, behave my way, without having to apologize to anyone who doesn’t agree with who I am or what and how I do things”.
At the root of it lies a sense of innate worthiness. The feeling of belonging — to the world, to…
Do you know what fascinates me?
How we (as human beings) give meaning to things. “Things” can be anything. Anything that enters our awareness through the subtle gates of the senses, thus creating a “feeling” inside, a resonance, which in some individual ways “touches” us. And based on these resonances, the mind uses that input to create a meaningful “story” (you could also call it a “coherent interpretation” that makes subjective sense based on where the focus of the experience was laid and how previous experiences have been happening).
I got to understand for myself that resonance happens without us…
What is “connectedness”?
Communication-psychology describes connectedness as…
The feeling of belonging to another person or being part of a group of people based on a mutually trusting relationship.
It is one of four fundamental emotional needs, alongside having a sense of self-worth, experiencing a satisfactory degree of freedom and the feeling of being loved.
In my own words I want to add that connectedness is a universal principle that makes creation, development and experiences possible in the first place, because all these things (in whatever way they show themselves) are only possible if there is the basic possibility for mutual…
Life is neither linear nor simple. It is a complex, highly dynamic woven network of interdependence and creative expression. Looking into nature, we see wonderful examples of rhythm as well as the cyclic “movement” of processes, structures, development and growth. And all this happens for a reason: It enables life to re-create itself with new forms and ideas again and again. It is based on connecting, giving and receiving, which means: Sharing.
As a human, we also are not linear or simple. And as social beings we need to understand that we are part of something much bigger than just…
Our senses are the gateway to the world around us. But how much is out there that we miss, because we do not pay attention to the little wonders of every moment!
Seeing it from the perspective of nature and the brain, energy wants to be preserved, so in order to not wasting it on all the stimuli that we could get caught on, our brain simply filters all the “noise” that we cannot make immediate sense of and that are of no use for our current focus.
All fine and nice. But what, if this saving-mode of consciousness stays…
Do you remember how you made friends in your childhood?
I remember that quite lively: “Do we wanna be friends?” — that was the magic question. Not that it would have been totally necessary, but it marked the threshold to long lasting activities together.
I also remember how easy it was to reconcile for me and my cousin when we had arguments: “Why do we actually bicker with each other right now?”, was the ritual question.
In our early years the answer was simple and ritual as well: “I actually don’t know!”, which indicated the end of the quarrel.
Did you experience this inner urge at some point in your life… the urge to “belong”? After all, as the social beings we are, being lonely somehow doesn’t do the trick, right?
Two interesting questions arise from this:
1. What is it that we seek to belong to and more importantly: WHY?
2. Once we find it, how can we make the connection — how does our longing for BE-longing become a reality in our life?
Home. What an interesting concept of the human mind and heart. But what is it? — A place? A person? A relationship? A role…
My personal review and testimonial of the London Real Business Accelerator.
The reasons for becoming an entrepreneur are as diverse as there are people on the planet deciding to walk that path. My entrepreneurial journey is mainly driven by two motivations:
Firstly, experiencing freedom in my life by living and creating intentionally, thus earning the money I need to live the life I want on my own terms, and secondly, finding the joy and deeper meaning in what I do by connecting with people, helping others light up there life, being with them and supporting them on their path unfolding…