Programme 19.00 to 22.00
The conscious human is able to use his influence to secure a sustainable future. And yes. It requires something from you. That you understand how you – as a citizen, as a consumer and as a human being – can help change the world through the choices you make. By being aware of your behaviour as a consumer, you can influence the companies that produce, and thus push the development in a more sustainable direction.
I often hear people around me say, “It really doesn’t matter what I do. After all, I’m just a small individual. It doesn’t matter if I sort my waste, turn off the light or eat organic foods. It makes no difference to the big picture. So many have been paralysed and do not see at all that what they do can make a difference. They suffer from the “Thelma and Louise” syndrome and just continue their unconscious behaviour. It is precisely this misconception that I would like to fight at all costs. The strongest prison is your own limiting thoughts about yourself. For it is YOU who has the power to decide. It’s as simple as Ghandi said: “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
The greed is out of control and the EGO-culture has no ethical compass
As the old saying goes: “It’s not about becoming something, but about becoming someone”.
Unfortunately, this contrasts sharply with the “ideals” many strive for today. Via social media, we have ended up in a frantic hunt for LIKES, where it doesn’t matter what you’re famous for, just as long as you are famous. A vicious cycle where the extreme, the outrageous and the stupefying become something to aspire to.
The ethical guidelines that keep us on the path of dignity have shaken loose and people will do almost anything to be seen. Spurred on by reality programmes, many people’s view of life – especially the young – is distorted in such a way that they think they can buy themselves happiness – or simply take a pill when they are not happy. And there are not many ethical benchmarks to look for anymore, when even big companies like Danske Bank can end up in the largest money laundering case in world history. But it is precisely in these circumstances that you can do something. You can abstain from watching those programmes and when you find that a company is acting unethically then take your business elsewhere and tell them clearly why you are changing.
Many are so scared that aliens will come and kill us. But we seem to be managing that very well by ourselves. Once we have depleted the earth’s last resources, we will be forced to move elsewhere. After all, we are the dangerous aliens!
Even the biggest wave begins with a small surge
Today we know Einstein was right when he claimed that light is both a particle and a wave. The same applies to us. We are both individuals and part of humanity as a whole. When you realise it, the future will be changed forever. When you take responsibility for your choices and your behaviour, you set a wave in motion. A wave that will radically change the world. Not everyone in your surroundings may be able to understand or support – but that should not change your course. In time, even the most rigid will thaw. Kindness is like spring to a frozen heart. Inside you lives a peaceful freedom fighter and your weapons are your actions. Buy goods that are sustainable, services from providers that live up to the 17 global development goals and say no to anything that is harmful or unethical. Once you realise how powerful you are, there is hope.
THIS is IT
Now is the time when we must free ourselves from the limiting beliefs and do our utmost to improve the world we have almost destroyed. Apparently, we had to come all the way here – all the way to the abyss – before it became clear to many that not even we can survive on a broken earth. So close to self-annihilation. Now that it has become clear to most that we stand with our backs against the wall, there is no way around it but to take global responsibility. And no. We cannot wait for China or see if we can get America to keep up. There is no more time left when the climate can barely hang on by its nails.
“Yes, but what about our earnings this year if we reduce our competitiveness by being the first to adopt sustainable behaviour?” And my answer is: “It will probably plateau – in the short term”. But what is the alternative? For everyone to wait for everyone else – and then we die? As Greta says, “your house is burning” and so it is! The earth is in flames and we CANNOT wait to see if the others will also take responsibility for extinguishing the fire. It makes no sense.
We all bear some of the collective responsibility for the world we live in and as PH said: “The future is inevitable – progress is not”. Come and learn how to turn a bleak future into sustainable progress.
Programme 19.00 to 22.00
From 18.30 to 19.00: Check in
From 19.00 to 20.30: Presentation “The conscious human – from a grim future to progress” From 20.30 to 21.00: Break – Coffee, tea and water will be served
From 21.00 to 21.30: Dialogue, debate and co-creation
From 21.30 to 22.00: Joint meditation / prayer for the world
Location: Check the tours list on www.houseofvidya.com
Price: Euro 60,-
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