Creative by Nature

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  How does creation work? This question is as old as mankind. Humans have sought answers in creation myths and the fantastic stories of mythology all around the world. Those stories informed our religions and the belief in creative superpowers ruling over human life. In our contemporary culture those stories of creation have been gradually replaced by the scientific paradigm. …

Your Emotional Property

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    The other day a friend called me in a state of emergency. Something had happened, and it had triggered an overwhelming tidal wave of emotional reactions. A few questions revealed that there was no acute threat. Nothing ‘real’ was putting her or her family in danger. An intense surge of emotions had been activated inside her, and it …

Be the Change

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  “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” These words by Mahatma Gandhi have somehow mutated into “Be the change you want to see in the world.” …

The Key to Authenticity

Veronika Bond Wisdom from the Wild Side

  “Authenticity is our natural state.” — How many times have you heard this phrase? It sounds as if being authentic and living a life that feels authentic should be very easy. If it really was so easy, why don’t we all live in this ‘authentic natural state’ all the time? What does it even mean to live in an …

Problems and Ways of Thinking

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  Everybody has problems. This is both challenging and exciting. Problems can be difficult or desirable. The challenge is to find solutions to our problems, that’s the hard bit. The exciting part is that problems nudge us to discover something new, something we’ve never known or even thought of before, perhaps something nobody has ever thought of. After all, the …

Trust, a Currency for Peace

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  In 1961 Bertrand Russell was arrested during an anti-nuclear demonstration in London and put into jail for ‘breach of peace’. The philosopher, writer, mathematician, and peace activist was 89 years old at the time. 11 years earlier he had been awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in recognition of his writings about humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought. In …

The Stuff of Space

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  I am not a computer. My brain is not hardware. My mindset and habits are not hardwired into my brain, and change is not difficult. I am changing all the time, and so are you. What’s difficult is to understand those changes and move with their natural currents against the resistance of a culture that treats humans as if …

Mirror Mirror

Veronika Bond Myths and Legends

  Fairytales are an infinite source of inspiration – not the disneyfied versions, but the raw and sometimes cruel narratives, where the main character meets an apparently unjust destiny. The young and beautiful princess is betrayed by an evil stepqueen; or a wicked witch  puts a curse on the innocent and handsome prince. The spell can only be broken by …