Interdependence Day

Why are we celebrating Independence Day? There’s been many wars for  independence. You can’t have a war for interdependence – against whom would you fight? What about business?  What happens in the workplace? Trade wars, market conquests, competition, silos, workplace bullying and endless rush. Constantly offering an experience of inadequacy. Doesn’t sound like fun.  Sustainable… Continue reading Interdependence Day

Living spaciously

Thoughts. My head is full of them. Cogito, ergo sum. I think, therefore I am. Do I choose my thoughts, or do they choose me? Do I think, or does thinking happen to me? If I can’t control my thoughts, are they mine, and therefore do I exist? Is there space in me for big thoughts?… Continue reading Living spaciously

Renaissance 2.0

Lack of concentration and wildly galloping mind is reaping a grim harvest just like Black Death in the Middle Ages. Now the main casualties of being busy are feeling of sufficiency and purpose, and truly creative innovations.   There’s a climate crisis and mass extinction of species going on. This time not caused by a meteorite… Continue reading Renaissance 2.0

Forestopper

Everybody wants to be a Forerunner. Winner, fast, aggressive. Crossing the line first. But do we have a clear direction, certainty of our goal, shared understanding of success? Have we asked all the people, and other species on this planet? How does one ask the whole planet? Has it already responded? It’s difficult to stop… Continue reading Forestopper

Lighthouse of Presence

A lighthouse doesn’t run around the beach to find a ship to rescue. It stands serenely on a high cliff and lets its own light shine. Is happy to help in case someone notices the light. Doesn’t mind if no one pays attention. I open my light. I am totally present. I know others will… Continue reading Lighthouse of Presence

8th floor

When I was a child I had a recurring nightmare. I am in the elevator – we live in a block of flats, on the 5th floor of a 7-floor building. My mother has forbidden me to use the elevator alone, so I’m nervous. I push button 5, the elevator starts its journey with a… Continue reading 8th floor

Hunter-gatherers of a New Era

We have the brains of hunter-gatherers. Born on the savannah a long time ago. Served us well for a while. Now we’re in offices, staring at laptops, galloping from one meeting to another. Multi-hustling. Economy and Growth must be re-thought: from Gross National Product competitions to  communities that help each other. Time must be re-thought:… Continue reading Hunter-gatherers of a New Era

Veggietiger awakens

I realise that I have been sleepwalking in a nightmare of greed, competition and busyness. I decide to awaken and start living a good and meaningful life – including worklife. I decide to start my journey of transcendence: from a man-eating tiger to a vegetarian tiger. The Tales of Transcendence begin… “I’m dreaming. I notice that I’m standing in water. From the reflection in water I see I’ve become a tiger;  orange fur, black stripes, sharp teeth and claws. I want meat, lots of meat…”