Location Factors: Recognize what’s good for you by H.-J. John

Take a look around your world.

Look at the animals. They go where they like. If there are too many wolves in a pack, not all of them will be able to eat their fill and thrive.

Look at the plants. They grow best where they have everything they need. The trees in the forest don’t see a lot of grass.

Look at businesses. They’re looking for a place for their branches where they find everything they need for their economic survival – customers, infrastructure, tax benefits, trained workers.

Look at yourself. Are you happy and content? Then begin building your nest and start a family.

Is something disturbing you? Then move on. Recognize what’s good for you.

© 2011 Hans-Jürgen John

Write and learn from it… by H.-J. John

Late summer days showing the first signs of fall are a perfect time to go hiking.
Go to the top of a hill or a mountain. Or even a church tower or other tall building. The point is: view what’s around you.
From your view up high, take a look at where you just came from. It’s hard to see the details from a distance. Yet you can see how things connect with each other.

Your life is composed of scenes. Like on TV – except there’s no camera team creating DVDs to help you remember the scenes later. You alone are responsible for storing and assessing memories of your past. So take advantage of the means available to you, even as you go along your way. Keep a journal!

Record and describe everything that you consider worth mentioning. Over the years, you’ll learn to distinguish between what’s important and what’s not. Because your time for writing is much shorter that the time you spend experiencing the many events and conversations that take place each day.

You will learn from your own experiences, and you will continue perfecting yourself.

When did I reach a goal, and why? When did I fail, and why? Did everything turn out the way I want it? Did I always behave properly toward other people? What experiences have I had, and what do I still want to experience?

© 2011 Hans-Jürgen John

Wheat or what? by H.-J. John

Look out the window!
Do you see the birds? They neither sow nor reap, yet they are cared for, people say.
We cannot fly.
So while sowing, remember that you will reap wheat or hailstones.
While sowing, remember that you will reap war or peace.
If you have sown hatred you cannot reap peace.
If you have reaped war you cannot sow peace.
Let’s stick to the wheat.

© 2011 Hans-Jürgen John

Where do I stand? by H.-J. John

Are you sick?

Do you feel discriminated against and abandoned by fate?

Sit down.

Make a list of all those who are worse off and who suffer more.

If that does not help, make a list of those who have been as bad off or worse over the past millennia.

© 2011 Hans-Jürgen John