Archives for posts with tag: Giving

 

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 »

 

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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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 »

Giving is All we Have - Lowlands 2012

 

Recently, the ‘Giving is All we Have’ team kicked off the first brainstorm session for Lowlands 2012. All with that insane goal of getting its 55.000 visitors to experience the joy & power of giving.

And I must say, some brilliant ideas came to fruition in a flow of creative energy! Big shout out goes to Marjon van der Velden, owner of www.mmousse.nl, for kickstarting the giving chain by making her inspirational yoga, art & whatever more space available to this greater good!

Things are looking vibrantly good. Stay tuned!

Meanhwile you can read about how it all started here.

 

Recently, I was interviewed for Volzin Magazine (Dutch magazine for purposeful living) along with two friends of mine about the Gift Economy. You can read the article here. I’ve translated it into English as well, if Dutch isn’t your cup of cake. ;-)

Download NL – De ziel moet terug in the economie
Download EN – Putting soul into the Economy

I would love to hear your reactions, ideas and opinions!

Yours truly, Jeroen

 

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 »

What if Money Would Represent Love

 

“I don’t feel that comfortable with what I am doing at work right now. I should be following my dreams! But how do I do that? …It looks like I’ll be stuck here for another while. …Maybe, just maybe, I’ll win the State Lottery next time!”

Take an honest look around you. A lot of us are trapped within a golden cage. From which only few are able to escape.

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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 »

 

 

How would you get 55.000 people at a festival to ‘Give’? We are looking for the wackiest, creative and most awe-inspiring ideas.  Join our team!

As you all know, it started out by giving away my ticket to Lowlands Festival in 2011 (check out this post). And things got out of hand because of this one small gift (yep, it’s contagious this ‘Giving’ thing). Now, for Lowlands 2012, we are pushing boundaries with an even more daunting goal of getting 55.000 people to ‘Give’ !

In the coming weeks we’ll gather a small team for creative concept- & proposition development, and ultimately execution at Lowlands 2012.

So send us your ideas at lowlands@givingisallwehave.com . The people with the most contagious ideas will be invited to join the team!

 

 

 

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 »