In the 20th century society, the appreciation of simplicity has almost been lost. From London to Tokyo, there are problems with trying to create pleasure and comfort out of speed. The world is mechanized to such an extent that you don’t even have to think. You just push a button and a machine counts for you.
Casualness has become increasingly popular because people think in terms of efficiency rather than appreciation. But in reality, the world is something more than the lifestyle that the 20th-century world has embraced. Pleasure has been cheapened, joy has been reduced, happiness has been computerized.
By relaxing the mind, you can reconnect with that primordial, original ground, which is completely pure and simple. You actually can connect your own intrinsic wisdom with a sense of greater wisdom or vision beyond you.
Join us for a meditation seminar with 30 year long mindfulness practitioner KP Von der Eltz who will explain the concept of mindfulness and guide participants in this meditation session.
What the practitioner or mindfulness essentially renounces, is anything in his experience that is a barrier between himself and others. In other words, renunciation is making yourself more available, more gentle and open to others. Any hesitation about opening yourself to others is removed. For the sake of others, you renounce your privacy.
It is necessary to give up a localized approach, a provincial approach, and to accept a greater world. In order to care for others, it is necessary to reject caring only for yourself, or the attitude of selfishness. A selfish person is like a turtle carrying its home on its back wherever it goes. At some point, you have to leave home and embrace a larger world. That is the absolute prerequisite for being able to care for others.
About KP von der Eltz
KP von der Eltz guides meditation seminars since 1989 after the first encounter with mindfulness in the early 1980s. He works since 1994 in the insurance industry and is since 2017 in a training to teach mindfulness in organizations.