Why I cancelled my ‘Christian Membership’

When a reader came across my expression ‘compulsory tax for church members’, an interesting Q&A exchange began. Following some excerpts from our dialogue. Born in the mid 70s in Germany, I was still a baby when I got baptised catholic, yet in my teenage years I got confirmed protestant (my change of Christian denomination is…

Germanness & Beingness

Born and educated in Germany, I am very well aware of the heaviness German history can impose on its people. But it is about time that Germans move away from shame and self-blame. Away from self-guilt tripping, tiptoeing, oversensitivity and depression to a more holistic perspective, a healthy self-esteem and authentic aliveness. Balance is needed….

Why I support Modi

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has facilitated some great progress over the past 3,5 years. He stands for genuine change, not half-hearted measures. As a German who has been living in India for more than six years (and who had many long sojourns before), I would like to share my view – my observations as…

Sharing with Awareness

To avoid blind spots and uninformed choices, sharing a certain amount of data about less-ideal or destructive happenings on the planet is ok, in my view. But it needs to be balanced with a solution-oriented perspective and with focus on the bigger picture: existence per se is infinite, benevolent and creative. Through life‘s original and…