This Blog

I write. Not published, but I write, and as much as I would like to write a book and get it published, I have some serious doubts about whether I will ever get around to it. And I think, writing a book, it’s a one-way communication, not necessarily a bad thing, but I like dialogue, so I hope to develop a dialogue here on this blog.

I think this is a fascinating time to be alive. We live in a time on this planet which will determine the future of humanity. Of course this has always been true, but now there is an urgency, and we are seeing the consequences of our actions in “real time”.

Stop, Reflect, & Listen . . . The name on the header. Very important. Many dimensions to it, so I will do my utmost to make my readers Stop, Reflect, & Listen . . . and observe the world around us, we are all together on this fragile planet which is our home. Let’s take care of it, and ourselves, we are after all an integral part of this biological system, interacting with all other parts, and responsible for the reality we create.

And it seems that we aren’t doing a very good job.

What is a Resilient Humanity? This is a theme and one which will develop over time. It is borne of my strong feelings about our society, human beings, and our environment, the nature and landscapes in which we live and are an integral part of. And there is cause for concern; things are looking exceedingly darker, thrusting us into situations where we must make choices on how we want to live. This process of awareness is ongoing, and choosing not to make choices is also a choice, and something we are also responsible for. So what are the choices we have? I think it begins with asking some basic questions:

Where am I now? Where do I want to be? and, How do I get there?  I hope you join me in exploring these questions, and sharing your answers.

It should perhaps also be noted here that I live in Stockholm, Sweden, where my wife Kathrin and I run Open World Café, an organic lunch café and gallery, where we regularly organize events and activities around the subjects of sustainability and leadership, healthy food with the goal of stimulating the senses to promote sustainable change.

Some blog contributions can be read on:

www.openworldcafe.com (our virtual café community)

My other websites include:

www.zeroaeons.com (my main business)

www.openworldfoundation.org (the foundation which promotes the projects)

www.replantingarainforest.org (the flagship project)

Thank you!

Christer

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About christersoderberg

Living and growing up in nine countries has left strong impressions on the background of Christer Söderberg, helping to create an awareness of the impermanence in life and the uncertain value of knowledge; illustrating the paradox between knowing and what we may do well to “unlearn”. Christer has worked with companies in six countries on four continents, most recently in Brazil where between 1998 and 2002 he started a subsidiary for a Swedish Multinational. Studies in business and a lifetime of social entrepreneurship have further cemented his belief that the only thing we can change is ourselves. This lifelong endeavor expresses itself in creating the conditions for change through places, physical and virtual spaces where the individual can feel safe in him/herself; at least enough to stop, reflect and listen to the world we live in. We exist in our relationship to each other, our environment, and ourselves. Through observation and silence, preferably in close communion with nature, a “zero perspective” can help stimulate the questions surrounding our purpose and a meaningful contribution while on earth. Increased awareness of individual potential plants seeds for long-term success; Open World initiatives help awaken the hidden potential in individuals, creating new perspectives on cooperation and personal development. Increased focus and balance help provide a strong base for individual and business growth, with a deeply ingrained sense of responsibility, respect and awe for the power in nature.
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2 Responses to This Blog

  1. Alexandra Söderberg says:

    Can’t wait to wake up every morning, rush to the computer and get inspired by your words of wisdom, so you better have something there for me every morning 🙂

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