I remember sitting in front of the television with my brother. It must have been end of the 80s or early 90s. As we often did, we were watching something about Michael Jackson when Richard Branson appeared. I was immediately swoon. I didn’t even understand half of what he said, but something about him was special.
In Sweden, my reality, it would always be a lot of focus on “problems”. And this guy, was all about ideas and solutions, going his own way.
That was so cool. So, he got a very special place in my brain. And he was the person who introduced me to the idea of running a business.
The day I founded, today one year ago; January 15th is the birthday of someone else who was always very important and inspiring to me. My grandfather. I remember his calmness and happiness. He didn’t need much to be satisfied and he was always very present. I feel, his generation, they know how life - as one knows it, can be taken away very fast and how horrifying things can get. Having lived all that, however, and appreciating the now and not live in fear of the next catastrophe made me see firsthand that that is actually a superpower.
One we can all attain.
That’s why I love what I do so much. I get to show people how they can be nicer to themselves, give themselves more space and live life where it’s is actually happening.
My attesting Notary has their offices at Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. The room was huge. Beautiful. Fancy. Mighty. Art mixed with old pictures of Berlin. I was there a bit early, so I looked around. I realized that one of them was from “Neue Wache” on Unter den Linden.
It’s the place where my grandfather did his military service and “Neue Wache” is the only memory I have from him together with Berlin. I always feel my grandfather is with me. That day I guess he came to hold my hand a little extra.
Mindfulness is for people, what circular economy is for the planet. It’s about making the most of what we’ve got, only take what we need and give back where we can.
I do believe that every human has special gifts to share, if we just listen to that inner guidance; what we enjoy doing, what we are good at, then we get there. Then we live our true nature and we will treat life as the wonderful, crazy and mind-blowing experience it is.
Happy Birthday Super Grapeful and of course Grandpa!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Louise Harms - Self Awareness & Mindfulness Mentor
Louise is a visionary and game-changer ready to end all forms of inequality. First, inside. And then outside. She believes in a world where;
we are all winners
we all have a value, nature has appointed to us
and that all this comparing has made us focus on finite games when life is an infinite one - where each and every one of us, sets our own limits
Get ready to have your mind blown and change the current system.