Is Lisa the Durable Answer?

Lisa promises mental support for an indefinite number of people one-on-one and simultaneously. In this, the ‘heart’ is most important and most durable now and in the future. Who is Lisa? [see: “Lisa”] In short, Lisa-software has three purposes, as: an assistant to AURELIS, guiding users to the appropriate AURELIS tool(s) an A.I. coaching chatbot, Read the full article…

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Motivating towards Sustainability

How to attain durable motivation? Especially in case of a future-oriented goal such as sustainability, one needs to go towards ‘deep’. People are difficult to motivate towards the future. Not because ‘caring for the future’ is irrational, but because human motivation internally is not always rational. One can be motivated for a while, then things Read the full article…

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Sustainable Growth = Inner Growth

Growth primarily happens inside people. This way, nature underlies the economy. What has been interpreted as ‘Darwinian.’ Darwin himself saw as ‘fittest’ in the transgenerational survival process the ones whose genes had most chance to be passed on. These individuals are not necessarily the strongest, the most aggressive or unscrupulous. They could be the most Read the full article…

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Feeling without Feelings

I am feeling. I am ‘without feelings.’ The science It may not seem so but this is actually the most scientifically sound way to look at feelings/emotions, backed by many studies, contradicted by none. One good book about this is “How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain” by Lisa Feldman Barrett (2017). Read the full article…

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Placebo Based Medicine

Alternative medicines – whether or not called ‘complementary’ – are not to be dismissed just for being alternative but to the degree that they are based on placebo-as-a-lie. Placebo >< empathy I see a huge difference between both at a conceptual level, transcending terminology. [see: “Empathy: What it Was, Is and… Will Be?”] This text Read the full article…

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Listening to Silence

Silence: absence of clutter in the mind. Listening to Silence within you OK. This is meditation, whether on a cushion or in the midst of a busy street… or while coaching someone or while just having an everyday conversation or while enjoying art Listening to Silence doesn’t mean that you don’t hear anything else. It’s Read the full article…

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People, Planet, Profit

One should not be against ‘profit’ except as an exclusive goal. In the latter case, it’s an addiction. In all other cases, it can be an instrument towards doing good. What is Profit? Profit = good striving. The etymology of ‘profit’ is very positive: related to proficiency, from the Latin verb proficere: to accomplish, make Read the full article…

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Awe -> Terror = Error

Real awe is a sublime experience. Using ‘awe’ to terrorize people is a huge error. Awe, wonder, astonishment through an encounter with the Unspeakable, with Beauty, with Immensity, with Depth… In every one of these cases, awe has a function: to humble ego in contact with ‘total self’ which is symbolized through the awesome object Read the full article…

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From Symbolism to Psychosis

I see a continuum between both. That should not be a reason to avoid symbols. Quite the contrary. Mainly: no blame to anyone! A continuum Working with symbols may in unfortunate circumstances lead to a darker progression. This needs to be managed. Actually, any symbolic experience [see: ‘Symbolism lost. Symbolism regained.’] can be seen as Read the full article…

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Why Bother about Symbols?

Symbols bring another dimension to life. I would even say: they bring life to life. Without symbols, one way or another, we do not live a full life. [see also: “A Symbol Is Always YOU”] ‘Not fully living’: as if that would be possible. Of course, truth is: we need symbols. Without them, we are Read the full article…

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