Not Lucky. Chosen.

That’s a quote from the fascinating sci-fi AI (artificial intelligence) movie EX_MACHINA. In the movie it refers to Caleb, the most talented coder in a company similar to Google.

Today, I somehow imagined to realize, though, that we’re all not lucky, but chosen when I reflected a Facebook post by Christian (also quoted below). Right, some people also  try to write meaningful stuff on Facebook. Sort of the really alternative facts, i.e. fundamental laws of nature or consciousness.

I’m aware that this might come across a bit cheesy or esoteric, but it might be more „scientific“ than many scientifically minded folks are willing to admit.

Remember to be grateful and happy for anything that triggers, scares and „makes you sad or lonely“.

It is your greatest friend showing you EXACTLY where you have given your power away and clouded your perception from the bliss of your true nature.

Every contraction and „negative“ experience is equally worthy of love and acknowledgement as the expanding and „positive“ ones. Treating your experience as such will reveal the gift that lies in any given situation, which always is here to serve your highest benefit and evolution.

Then when you no longer resist the natural and perfect flow of life, you will find that you will be more free to choose your experience consciously.

Greater freedom of choice, comes from greater freedom of being. If you find that you are having a hard time choosing your experience freely, maybe it is because you are running away from something(only ever more of yourself) that you dont allow yourself to be with.

Allow yourself to be with life, it will not destroy you, only your erroneous, yet innocent idea of yourself which is in many ways the very thing holding you back from expanding into your truest desire:
Connection with the source within, which is connection with all life.

Celebrate all life, not just your idea of it and the true divine nature that lies at the foundation of it all will be made apparent to you.

This is a key to a happy existence.

 

 

Skateboarding against untouchability and gender inequality

India’s largest skateboarding park isn’t in a big city, it’s in a small village in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

A sport which has long been identified with urban neighbourhoods across the world, is being used in a village in central India as a trigger for social change. Ulrike Reinhard – a German national – established a skate park in Janwar in February 2015, with the help of a few Indian and international skateboarding organisations.

The region to which the village belongs is notorious for being one of the most socially and economically backward areas of the country. Untouchability, gender inequality, illiteracy, and alcoholism are rampant here. Through the voices of Ulrike and the children of the village, the film documents how the skate park is gradually changing the social fabric of the village and addressing some of its most deep rooted issues.

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Psycho-Linguistical WordPress Realities and String-Intelligence to Fix it

Going to a WordCamp is always a great experience, because it’s easy to meet new and interesting people from the WordPress community. Like e.g. the friendly owner of Tangara Communications from Hannover who’s founded his WordPress and 3D agency 3 years ago leaving his former career as a consultant in the music industry behind.

Then you stumble upon an attendee’s beautiful sketchnotes the creator of which happens to give a beginners course for sketchnotes in Frankfurt next Saturday. In case you fall in love with sketchnotes and have more confidence in your drawing abilities than I have. But the 2nd sketchnote claims it can be learned by anyone.

That happened before the 1st day’s keynote started in which Caspar Hübinger spoke about German psycho-linguistical realities and a string-intelligent (English adjective of the German word creation String-Intelligenz) version of the German WordPress translation, which is supposed to be included in the German version of WordPress 4.7. He thereby inofficially granted all German-speaking translators permission to use common sense to make translations not only gender-neutral, but also more human-friendly.

Translating freely is not an easy thing to do, but it definitely should be applied by a free and open source software like WordPress to eventually maybe even influence the German language itself. Maybe one day we will no longer blog, but wordpress about stuff. Just like we google for information and no longer search for it?

In the afternoon I went to Petya’s entertaining explanation of the remote agency toolbox she uses as an employee of Human Made and world traveler. You can feel that she likes to share stories about work and personal experiences, which is the basis for any good presentation. In the end of her presentation she spoke about mastering online communication.

WordCamp Frankfurt Petya

In written communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds she recommends to remember the following rules:

  • always assume no harm is meant
  • it’s not personal
  • don’t take yourself too seriously
  • don’t be an asshole (kindness is a universal language)

Now it’s time to head over to the community party and meet 2 of my Twitter contacts in person for the first time and probably a couple of other new and old folks. Follow me on Twitter if you like to learn more about WordPress and the WordPress community.

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(Main picture courtesy of Brina Blum)