My Way to transformational inner growth
Spring 2003, 5th year of my career as Media Manager and Marketing Consultant: I had succeeded as competent consultant, as productive project-manager and as an assertive negotiator for efficient advertising placements in quite challenging environments. Challenges and responsibilities were continously growing in a more and more complex and international environment. In my private life, I was well settled, with all joy, compassion for family and friends, but as well with fears, loss and desease and doubts someone can face in any stadium of his life and in his social environment. I identified a special need to keep me capable to embrace stressful and complex challenges in all life-stages. I started my inner transformation journey with a walk by feet of approx. 1500 km across Southern France and North of Spain, split in 8 sequences – Exactly 10 years after my start in Arles, France, I arrived 2013 in Santiago de Compostella, Spain on July 25th, at the most important destination for Christian pilgrimage beside Jerusalem and The Vatikan.
I met a huge number of other walkers aiming for the same destination. All of us have multiple trigger for walking this way: Spiritual reflection, strengthening physical and mental endurance, enjoying beautiful nature, visiting amazing spots of medieval European architecture, encountering multicultural social life with people from all the World, feeling the sense of simple life – and seeking for inner growth.
This infinite walk describes, what is my biggest driver in life: Create value and to move on with an instinctive sense of what matters most and to affirm the challenges on the way as well as to embrace life as it is – rich and exhausted, beautiful and broken, deeply connected and disrupting, overwhelmingly generous and impermanent, endless strong but vulnerable, birth and death, Yin and Yan.