Old news – What’s important for education?

I created this interview series roughly two years ago. I asked each person the same question: “What do you think is imprtant for education?” I didn’t ask for the right answers, some fancy acdemic wrote in a book, I didn’t give them prepared answers to say to the camera, not one interview was repeated. I wanted people to speak in the moment from their heart and experience. And they did.

Talking Pets or What I stumbled upon today :-)

I will let the music and band speak for itself. Just happy to share this new discovery.

“Talking Pets is not a band! It’s just one guitar, one drum kit, one bass guitar, one synthesizer, no tricks! There are four members, two different hair cuts, three mustaches, three driver’s licenses and definitely no fear of pop music. Their interests besides music: swedish food and furniture, girls who can sing and… girls who can’t.

All band members are located in munich, yet they are not rich. Maybe they will be someday, but not now. During the winter some of them tend to wear warm shoes, others don’t. There are plans that the band is going to play a show in your hometown soon. But plans may change.”

Talking Pets

Never try to escape from fear

“Whenever there is any fear, never try to escape from it. In fact, take hints from fear. Those are the directions in which you need to travel. Fear is simply a challenge. It calls you: “Come!”

Osho

Osho verwendete im Laufe seines Lebens verschiedene Namen. Die Annahme derartiger Namen entspricht indischen Gepflogenheiten und ergibt sich im dortigen Kulturbereich als Konsequenz aus der Aufnahme einer spirituellen Lehrtätigkeit.
Osho wurde er im letzten Jahr seines Lebens genannt, von Anfang 1989 bis zu seinem Tod am 19. Januar 1990. Oshō ist ein Titel im ZenBuddhismus, der eigentlich „Mönch“ oder „Lehrer“ bedeutet und auch der Würdename von Bodhidharma war.Der Name wurde Osho von Schülern vorgeschlagen, weil er in verschiedenen Zen-Geschichten aufgetaucht war, die Osho kommentiert hatte. Osho selbst erklärte einmal, der Name beziehe sich auf William James‘ Verwendung des Wortes „oceanic“. In der Literatur der Osho-Bewegung wird noch eine weitere Deutung vertreten: Die Silbe „O“ stehe für Liebe, Dankbarkeit und Synchronizität und „sho“ für ein sich in alle Richtungen ausbreitendes Bewusstsein. Alle Neuausgaben seiner Bücher und anderen Werke werden heute unter dem Namen Osho veröffentlicht.

Efforts for our world.

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more “successful” people.
But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form.
It needs people who live well in their places.
It needs people of moral courage willing to join the effort to make the world habitable and humane.
And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.

David Orr, Founder of the Meadowcreek Project, an environmental education centre.

Should I yes? Or better no?

I sit here and wonder.
I sit here and ponder.
Should I yes?
Or better no?
I need to confess,
it feels like a show.

With my heart wondered away,
I‘m only left with games to play.
So I try to reconnect,
to listen inside.
Yet there is no effect,
all I meet is my pride.

My pride, it wants to share,
but only the beauty.
I want to share, what I see for real,
I want to share, what I really feel.

Yet, the darkness and shadows I sometimes meet,
are not the usual way to great.
Thus, my pride wants to hide them,
to keep inside them.

Share?
It says.
There‘s only so much,
that people can bare.

And I?
I still sit there and wonder.
I still sit there and ponder.
Should I yes?
Or better no?
It‘s a little mess.
So I better go.

Try to tidy up,
before you all, leave to the pup.


3. October 2011 / Forest Row, England

Mein ganzer Stolz – Loud and Proud :-)

Over the last weeks since I came back from South Africa, I spent a lot of my free time with interviewing the 38 participants of the Youth Initiative Program, where I am currently at, about schools and education. My focus in that was, what is important for each one of them, looked at it from their personal experience. I enjoyed to listen to each and every one of them, because looking it from personal experiences, made each comment so authentic and beautiful, and made me actually want to carry on interviewing people. But for now my fellow YIPpies were enough. See what came out of it, and enjoy!

What is imoprtant for education?

PS: Unfortunatelly wordpress doesn’t support vimeo, and youtube not HD so, thats why you can only can find the link here.

Mapping out our lives

There we are,

At the top of the hill.

Looking down at all the fields of opportunities.

Trying to figure out which one is ours.

Knowing that they’re all just a macrocosm of ourselves,

And each one of them as important as the other.

Still having to decide which valley we are heading for.

There is a space where we can connect,

Despite of where are, to where ever we want to.

And it is as real, as every thought you might have.

Looking from this place into the world,

It is not the question of where we are going,

but how we are going.

Which shouldn’t keep us from going,

Where our heart leads us to,

Our mind gives us the possibilities to imagine,

And our will shall move us to.

Because there is a path, which is for us,

Though it might be hidden and go in circles,

It will be ours,

And allways ours.

As long as we tread a path.

27. January 2010 / Järna, Sweden