Archives for category: Consciousness

Early-Winter

 

You haven’t heard from me in a long time through this channel. But now that autumn is in its ending phase, and life is slowly contracting, it is time to say goodbye & pay gratitude for what has been.

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transformational

 

Around the world people are unplugging from ‘the system’ and decide to follow their spirit of heart. They start to express their purpose through starting social enterprises, rediscovering the artist within themselves or start to do more charitable work. All in service for the whole. Read the rest of this entry »

YouTube Preview ImageEnjoy this animation portraying some of the first ideas insights I had upon return of my travel, back in 2011. About Giving, Society and our Hearts. Made with loving support by Leo Melcherts & Raquel Ramirez.

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Dear friends, I would like to introduce you to two of the most inspiring girls I have recently met.  With their being, teachings & initiatives they are of major inspiration to humanity.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Recently I was asked by the organizational committee of the Veerstichting to talk in front of 700 students, politicians, scientists, business leaders and other influentials from all levels of Society to talk at their conference. Read the rest of this entry »

2013 must reads

 

We all feel it by know. Our new world is ready to take shape, manifested from a heart consciousness. Here are some must reads from the past year to get yourself and your business prepared for 2013.

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Infinite Potential

 

You probably feel it within. You’re capable of doing so much more. Probably you’ve been educated within our current educational system. Geared towards restriction, standardization  & specialization, it is perfectly suited to prepare you to contribute to our current economic system. No wonder you feel locked down. Read the rest of this entry »

 

The so-called ‘We first’ Economy. It proclaims the inclusion of social and environmental aspects into our way of doing business and economy to be of crucial importance for our next era. However, from a consciousness perspective, defining ‘Me vs. We’ keeps the same origin of our old economy in place.

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The process of Self realization. Becoming who you truly are. It requires gut, honesty and awareness. It often includes confrontation with your Self (in fact it always does ;) In my experience it’s best to see as a funny game. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Every now and then, I catch myself being distracted by the benefits of that ‘old way’ of doing things. Shouldn’t I just get a job like ‘normal’ people do? With security of income, a predictable career path and all? Sounds tempting.

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That very moment you step into your office. ‘More efficient. Faster. First-to-Market. More Growth. Increasing productivity.’ Are we captured in the speediness of our organisations? Read the rest of this entry »

 

Want to raise your consciousness & leadership skills, but don’t know how? Easy! Check out these 99 pointers to help you out in your quest. Enjoy.

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Living from the heart. It seems like a popular quote nowadays. We all have a heart, so we can directly relate to it. But are you really living from your heart? I found out that one simple question can provide the answer.

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We have reached 1001 likes! For this special occasion, I would like to share the insights with you that I’ve gathered over the past couple of months. They will help you playfully create our future and become a ‘consciousness warrior without a fight’ yourself!

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21st Century: Explore within, Manifest without

 

A new world firmly rooted in giving. Right. It might sound a bit too far-fetched for some. Some even say it’s overly idealistic. After all, how on earth would we ever be able to create such a world? Here are some quick insights for those willing to engage in an, actually kind of funny, game of world-change. Read the rest of this entry »

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At some point in time*, we were urged to live in the fragmented illusion of our minds. Living from this duality consciousness unfolded as a brilliant and major teaching for our souls. Read the rest of this entry »

“We can’t tackle our challenges with the same kind of consciousness with which we created them”

In order for the giving society to physically manifest, we will first have to experience some shifts in our collective consciousness. This process has already long begun, and follows the path from the mind to the heart. Read the rest of this entry »

 

The Generation of Generousity. They’re taking up one of what I consider to be the coolest challenge in the world: raising the vibration of our planet to a next level of consciousness. Do you belong to generation G? Read the rest of this entry »

earthly tranformation - world is going free

 

Some interesting stuff is going on our humble little planet. I’m not talking 2012 Mayan prophecies here*, but about the earthly prelude to a fundamental transformative period that will unfold over the next period. Which might be sooner than you think. Read the rest of this entry »

human-consciousness-development

 

As the fundamental challenge for companies in the 21st Century is their search for purpose and societal relevance, human resource management and management development is put into a broader perspective as well. Read the rest of this entry »

 

A couple of months ago, I walked over a zebra crossing. A car stopped to let me cross the road. I gave the driver a smile and a cheerful nod of gratitude. But before I knew it, I was struck.

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When you give, do you expect something back? Is giving with those reciprocity expectations true giving? Or is it merely an action to achieve your chosen end?

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In my last article I’ve explored the idea that our current systems & structures are a reflection to our historical state of consciousness.  Now that our consciousness is on the move, what effects will it have on these systems & structures?

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Every single day we get bombarded by news about the financial and economic crisis. What causes these crises? Our economic system?  Our banks?  Think again.

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Yesterday, I stumbled across this video on Sacred Economics, in which author Charles Eisenstein takes you along his ideas on money and a gift society. Be inspired to do things differently in only 12 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Descartes Error, Damasio's trap

 

Many of you have probably heard of  ‘cogito, ergo sum’ (‘I think, therefore, I am’). But  does consciousness stem from our brain? What about the role of our body? Of our feelings, and emotions? Is consciousness ours anyway? Read the rest of this entry »

 

Allow me to shortly take you through my reasoning of how I concluded giving to be all we have. It is not about giving money to a good cause, as people usually ask me. It  basically constitutes the very essence of life. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Major Paradigm Shifts for 21st Century

 

Some feel we live in an awful period. A period of uncertainty and imbalance. Some are anxiously waiting for the storm to pass by. But we’ve reached a point of no return. And I must say;  I am very excited to live in this era. Not without fear, yet whole-heartedly embracing the unknown, our vulnerability and sheer endless possibility. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Do you believe you have control over the world around you? That the world is controllable causality? That you can simply isolate particular events to shape your future? Think again.

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The purpose of management development lies within its potential to attract, retain and develop people in alignment with organisational goals. But be aware! The 21st Century poses some daunting challenges… Read the rest of this entry »

 

It took me 30 years to realise. The fortunate thing with insight is that it is not about when, but about if it happens. But this idea changed my life to such an extent, that I can’t go back to my old beliefs again. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Okay, this might sound a little counter-intuitive. But it seems that the only way to progress into an era in which conscious businesses play a central role, is to give up on our search for purpose. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Recently, I came across this little excerpt that I would like to share with you all. Latest developments in neuroscience prove striking similarities between how our brains react to financial gains on the stock markets and how they react to the effects of cocaine. Read the rest of this entry »

Giving makes us Happier & Healthier

 

‘Happiness Economics’. ‘Social Capital’.  Economist imperialists are introducing fancy terms in their urge to expand their rational economic approach into ‘the Social’ . Meanwhile,  you and I already know by nature, and now for a fact, what makes us happier; Giving. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Scientists at CERN are racking their brains about what they have actually discovered.  About what the possible implications these billionths of a second could be, if their findings appear to be true. Meanwhile, people around the world already let their imagination go wild. Will we be able to travel into the future? Or even better, to the past? Read the rest of this entry »

 

iRobot. The Matrix. The Terminator. Somehow we seem fascinated by the thought of a robotized future. Some are freightened by this idea. Others fully embrace it. Some people even think of ourselves as robots. But wait a minute: Are we robots? Read the rest of this entry »

 

One could argue that over the past centuries we have been cultivating a society that builds on some very ‘masculine’ traits. Trend watchers are prophesizing that our 21st century’s society will be dominated by ‘feminine’ characteristics. ‘Who will win?’, I hear you ask. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

Thanks to all of you for becoming part of ‘Giving is All we Have’; a movement that is changing the world as we speak. Allow me to elaborate a bit more on the intent of  ‘Giving is All we Have’. On what you can expect the next coming months. Just to clear things up a bit. Read the rest of this entry »


 

Boiling down everything to its bare essence only one thing remains: Giving. It manifests in nature, social forms and ultimately the giving of life.  But what is this notion of “ Giving” exactly? And why do we need this economy to change towards one that thrives on both gift and money? Will this whole idea of “Gift” add anything to our current reality? Read the rest of this entry »