I'm joining Service Space because ... it is an inspiration, a shift to more fulfillment in life, it is meaningful and allows inner growth.
A good day to me is when ... the sun shines, everyone around me is healthy or at least getting better, and when I am able to put a smile on someone's face.
My hero in life is ...changing every year... now: Jane Goodall
My favorite book is ...Meine geniale Freundin by Elena Ferrante
One thing I'm grateful for is ... the health of my children and my grandson
Jun 14, 2018, 1 comments, 13 smiles I just returned from the launch of our third Awakin Circle in Austria! And what a magic circle it was! Initiated by Alma and Sophie, in the center of Vienna, these youngsters holding the circle really made this shift from Me to We happen. Sophie's brief introduction to the meditation was so important, especially for people who meditated for the first time. In the second hour, Alma inspired the participants to listen empathically and to trust that the right words will appear when it is their turn to share. By the end, we were all in the flow of gratitude. By holding space for 20 people, sharing thoughts and serving a wonderful vegan dinner, a spirit of community and love came into focus. A BIG Thank you to Alma and Sophie for starting this circle. And thank you, Nipun, whose trip ripples continue on and whose spirit was very present in the circle. The magic of the circle is something we can always rely on. It happens so naturally, because, after all, we are all connected and part of something much bigger than ourselves. What a joy! P.S. Next Karma Kitchen Austria will be in Eisenstadt on August 31st!
Apr 30, 2018, 1 comments, 12 smiles Last year, in September 2017, when Nipun was visiting, Awakin circles started in Vienna. Over the months, we continued the circle every other Tuesday -- although the momentum of the circles did drop. Just when it felt like we needed some inspiration to steer the circles towards its true essence, we had the Nipun's presence again last week! On Wednesday 25th April, close to forty people came together and the same magic transpired, the wisdom was flowing that Nipun keeps spreading wherever he goes, and his unconditional love touched us all. We even had a little angel named Ashima magically land from Romania, and bring great light to our circle: Sitting in silence for one hour was a new idea, and a challenging one, for many friends who meditated for the first time, but in the hour of sharing, they were truly touched by the acceptance, gratefulness, and love they felt. Franz, ... Read Full Story
Nov 07, 2017, 3 comments, 24 smiles I thought some of you might take great joy in knowing that our very own Sister Lucy recently met Pope Francis and felt deeply blessed to be in his company. Some time ago she also met Sting, and US President Bill Clinton -- and I'm sure inspired them as well.
Oct 04, 2017, 3 comments, 18 smiles After Gandhi 3.0 retreat, I held a quiet wish to host an Awakin Circle in my hometown of Vienna one day. And that wish came true last week when Nipun, Hermann, Katzi, Alma and I reunited for our first Awakin Circle in Austria! It was pure magic. I can not only feel but see the difference in the mindset of the people who were touched by our evening together. We rented out a local space that could host a circle, and maxed it out with thirty-five people. Some were friends, some were yoga students, some were from Dream Academy, some were just brought by serendipity -- like the most famous Austrian entrepreneur, Heini Staudinger, and a young politician running for parliament. We started with an hour of silence. Most of the attendees had never meditated in their life. After the hour, we did a quick circle with everyone sharing how they were feeling. ... Read Full Story