A cozy New Year's Eve with the "Transformation Game" was the origin of this little book. The hint from the game to look for an inspiration every week inspired Wolfgang A. Haas to write the texts collected here. Transformation was a central idea. It was always a great concern of the author to draw attention to our inner processes in an authentic and very practical way from everyday life. The wisdom of the following quotation of the Dalai Lama underlies many of the texts in this book: "If you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything comes from within yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” Each text closes with a question and invites self-exploration in a loving way. So let yourself be inspired!
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Inspirations from my and maybealso for your everyday life
Wolfgang A. Haas
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Dedicated to all those who have shared theirexperiences with me and from whomI have gained wisdom.
About the author
Wolfgang A. Haas (*1951) began his professional career in the business world. At the age of 42, he followed his heart‘s desire to accompany and help people. He has been working as a kinesiologist and Life Coach for many years. He has been associated with the Paracelsus Clinic Lustmühle, a center for biological medicine in Switzerland for 25 years, both as a therapist and in top management positions.
Me-Time – spend more time with youself
The opposite of spirituality
”Pain pushes until vision pulls.”
Do not complain about the darkness
The wind of change
Nothing but a web of illusion
I am not my body!
I am not my feelings!
I am not my thoughts, not my mind!
I am a center of pure consciousness and pure will!
To serve everyone is the art of being happy
Should I now focus or should I let go?
”Every real life is an encounter“
Nada Brahma – everything is sound!
Sin and guilt
Use your emotional reactions for healing!
Forgiveness – escape victim land!
Is spirituality important?
Heart over Mind
You too are connected to everyone and everything
What happens when you are angry?
Is it your own fault, when you suffer from a serious illness?
The first of the four mantras of love
The second of the four mantras of love
The third of the four mantras of love
The fourth of the four mantras of love
The fourth of the four mantras of love, part 2 – overcoming pride
I judge, so I suffer
Can you accept everything as it is?
The gift of anger
Does standing still mean stepping backwards?
Silence – being still is better than any pill.
Insights and wisdom by Carl Gustav Jung
The climate, the earth needs you!
Are you or do you seem arrogant?
Let go of your story
Are you allowed to be spiritual when you have a physical problem?
Five keys for an adult relationship
What is music?
Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?
Five questions for you
Be the change you wish for this world.
I spent New Year‘s Eve 2018 comfortably with my wife. We cooked a fine meal and decided to play ”The Transformation Game“1.
The Transformation Game is a board game in which each player follows his or her personal path in life. You can change your life in a playful way, transform old patterns and gain awareness and knowledge.
At the beginning, every player chooses a theme. On that evening, we chose a theme and a goal for the coming year. At the end of the game, the recommendation was that I seek a weekly inspiration.
I decided to write a text every weekend about a topic that I would encounter during the week or sometimes, only during the weekend. Occasionally, I also had to look for specific inspiration. This has always been a pleasure for me. I posted these texts on Facebook and LinkedIn together with a picture I had designed, once in German and once in English. In the end, I created 50 texts, which are presented in this booklet.
There is no thematic sequence of these texts, only a chronological one. They simply came into being one after the other over the course of the year. You are certainly welcome to read the texts in the order that they are presented here. It may be even more rewarding, if you just open the booklet somewhere and let yourself be surprised by what life may show you.
If you think everything is someone else‘s fault, you will suffer greatly. When you realize that everything comes from within yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.
For me, this is a very profound, but also challenging wisdom. With my texts, I tried repeatedly to show how something can be put into practice in one‘s own life, in very small, practical steps. Perhaps I can inspire you with this booklet, it would please me greatly. Your comments are also very welcome.
May all beings be happy.
Me-Time – spend more time with yourself
To this first text, I was inspired by a program ”Sternstunde Philosophie“ (Great Moments of Philosophy) from the Swiss television SRF. Dr. Wolfram Eilenberger, philosopher and publicist, addressed a current trend to grant yourself more time. He recommended going one step further and pleaded for more You-Time. It spontaneously hit a cord with me.
In our hectic times and the many demands – or even self created requirements – we often deliberately lack windows of time just for ourselves. During my research on this topic, I came across the following six tips, which give you an idea of what this means:
1. Find or plan a window of time just for yourself
2. Avoid sources of interference
3. Find out what is really good for you
4. Use a selfcare list
5. Use the metime for selfcare
6. Plan more frequent breaks
What is You-Time?
You-Time is a time when you turn to someone else, a YOU. Wolfram Eilenberger points in this context to the Buddhist practice of compassion.
True devotion takes place when you are centered with yourself and open your heart to others from your inner strength. Some people (I would say most of us ) need Me-Time first to reach their inner self. That is why those who are naturally centered within themselves, for example a Dalai Lama, impress us.
Showing compassion is a wonderful opportunity for You-Time.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, be compassionate.
According to Wikipedia, compassion – also called empathy – is the ability to acknowledge and understand the feelings, thoughts, motives and personality traits of another person. This includes reacting to the feelings of others: grief, pity, pain, helplessness.
Recently, studies have also shown that practicing compassion is good for our health. People who practice compassion produce 100% more DHEA, a hormone that counteracts the ageing process, and they release 23% less of the stress hormone cortisol. Here are some practical tips:
1. Develop empathy for the situation and suffering of your fellow human beings. Imagine that you are looking at them with a loving heart.
2. See the similarities between you and others
Instead of looking at the differences between you and others, try to recognize what you have in common with others.
At the root of it all: We are all human beings. We need food, protection and love. We long for attention, recognition and affection and above all, happiness. Think about the things you have in common with every human being and put less emphasis on the differences.
Next time you meet friends or strangers, try the following 5-step exercise. Focus your attention on the other person and tell yourself:
1. ”Like me, this person is looking for happiness and peace in life.“
2. ”Like me, this person is also trying to avoid suffering in life.“
3. ”Like me, this person also knows sadness, loneliness and despair.“
4. ”Like me, this person is also trying to satisfy his or her needs.“
5. ”Like me, this person is learning about life.“
Alleviation of suffering: You can send thoughts of healing, of alleviating suffering from your heart at any time. If you see a possibility to directly alleviate the suffering of others, all the better.
Be kind – this includes forbearance, tolerance and patience.
What is your idea of You-Time?
An old story comes up again
Yesterday, I met an old friend who I have not seen in a long time. We brought ourselves up to date about each other’s lives, remembered old stories and laughed a lot. Towards the end of our time together, I told him about a professional experience that happened some time ago. It was a very difficult situation for me in which I felt betrayed, lied to, rejected and humiliated by a particular person. I was traumatized at that time. My friend understood me very well.
Although I had worked on this trauma a great deal and had been able to let go of a lot of things, I realized on my way home that I was feeling sad and depressed. This showed me that I was still attached to parts of this old story.
Unsolved ego-stories and shadow parts
That is why I have once again let myself explore my feelings completely and above all my interpretation of the situation. I have tried to see the whole thing from a larger perspective. What role did the person play in this scenario and what was the lesson that life gave me through this? I was able to see where I was staging my own unresolved ego stories and shadow parts. It is never about the other person of course, but always about me and my projections.
I went into a process with myself and worked on unresolved emotions. I often work with the Emotion Code of Dr. Bradley Nelson. I also used EFT (acupressure tapping) to remove and release blocked emotions and beliefs.
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