Conscious Birthing: Labour in Harmony with Nature

For most of their lives, women have been inundated with negative stories of other women’s birth experiences. Everyone, their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and even strangers, wants to tell them the horrors of giving birth. And mainstream media and movies affirm the same picture. Women have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is…

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. Later, 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

This blog is meant to offer impulses for critical reflection. Talking about less-ideal or destructive happenings on the planet is important to avoid blind spots and uninformed choices. It needs to be balanced with a solution-oriented perspective though, and with focus on the bigger picture: existence is per se benevolent, cooperative and creative. Once we…