It is always difficult to define your ‘life’s work’ into brackets of words, but I have done my best in doing so.
Calling it a ‘reason to live/right to exist’ is a bit fanatic, since I like to uphold the thought one does not need a reason to exist perse. However, since I am myself quite chaotic, I thought it could be useful for my own development to come up with a foundational framework upon which the content of this site is mostly created. However, despite that laissez faire attitude you can at least grasp a better picture of what my general focus is for the content and cornerstones of SOL. It sure is cool to just have a mission anyway, but don’t take it too seriously please, it just comforts me to have an aim in what seems to be an aimless universe to begin with.
My ‘raison d’être’ is to pursuit strength, wholeness and to thrive my life and assist and/or inspire perhaps a few along the way
My perspective on strength or general well being:
Life has plenty in stock for us to challenge our sense of well-being. I think the general assumption can be made that each one of use would like to enjoy a certain level of well-being in ones life or strength for that sake. The focus is, therefore, not so much on a material punch, but is more emphasised towards developing a sophisticated character that comes with a relatively healthy body. Given that for most countries it is not a matter of options or access to resources, but more the challenge of finding a fitting lifestyle that guarantees a desired level of vitality and well-being.
My perspective on being whole:
Health and wholeness go hand in hand from my view. The word ‘health’ is misused because of the scientific and reductionist paradigms. Dis-ease has turned into a gigantic business model instead of a sign for change to oversee the whole system. By not using a holistic or well-rounded viewpoint towards your well-being, one can castrate and blind oneself from underlying causes. Physical, mental, emotional and energetic areas of ones being are intertwined and holistic. They work together in a cohesive whole. I think we are never really healthy if we don’t address all four (or more) area’s. This can also be called the ability to think in systems (and beyond) and can be applied to other disciplines beside the healing disciplines and arts.
My perspective on thriving:
Human beings are part of a greater whole. Whether you want to admit it or not, I think, we are dependent and interdependent on our ecosystems and communities. We grow and learn through the interactions we have within these communities. How we interact is our choice and ours only. Thriving to me means, therefore, to cultivate the talents and abilities you enjoy the most and contributing them into a sustainable form of income. True education is to help you ‘to draw out’ your potential, not to imprint ideas that doesn’t fit you. Thriving is a mutual relationship of giving and receiving with the TRUE work that you meant to do. You are not worthless, I think we can all choose our own way to serve and contribute in an enjoyable and fulfilling way so that we thrive our lives rather then survive just to live another day.
My perspective on inspiring:
The root meaning of inspire is to ‘breath in’. Information does not quite do it, I think, we need practice and integration in order to make a sustainable change. An inspiration can only be used to enhance your realm of possibilities. You need to put the inspiration into practice, consolidate it and integrate it in your own being in order to transmute the possibility into a tangible reality. No-body can do this for you, I think, it is our responsibility to choose how we want to show up in life. Hopefully this website can mean something in the pursuit of evolving as a human being, for oneself and for one another.