First published on our Facebook page, here’s today’s ‘Folks for a World that Works’ feature, a re-run of one of our inspiring mini-interviews with someone in or around the OurNet community. Following on from changemaker Danica Apolline, here’s our recent chat with author Barbara Berger…
After leaving the United States in the 1960s in protest against the Vietnam War and settling in Scandinavia, Barbara Berger pursued a passionate interest in the role of food in our mental and physical well-being.
When she discovered in the early 80s that health foods and diet were not enough to ensure true well-being, she began to study the science of the mind, the nature of consciousness, metaphysics, and finally traditional spirituality and psychology.
Seeker, guide and way-shower, Barbara began documenting her discoveries with the book ‘The Road to Power / Fast Food for the Soul’, which has now been published in 30 languages.
Her latest book, from an impressive line-up of 15 titles, is the recently published ‘Find and Follow Your Inner Compass’.
Thank you Barbara for taking the time to talk to us and being one of the ‘folks for a world that works’, can you begin by telling us about yourself and your big passion?
We all want to know what is the way out of suffering. In my attempt to answer these vital questions, I discovered that understanding the way our minds work is the key to the freedom and liberation we seek. Why? Because it is our thinking – in other words the thoughts and beliefs we are holding in our minds – that determine our experience of Life. So all of my books are about this great discovery which is the key to freedom and self-empowerment.
What would a ‘world that works’ look like to you?
It will be a glorious expression of the understanding that everyone is different, that each person is a precious individual, a unique creation and expression of the Great Universal Intelligence that created all of Life including us. And as a result of this deep understanding, we would treat each other with respect, especially when we disagree. Furthermore we would all share a willingness to work together to find ‘workable’ compromises to the challenges we are facing, whether they are in our personal lives and relationships or in our communities and societies in general.
What is stopping us from creating a ‘beautiful world we all know in our hearts is possible’?
Since each person is unique and we are all different, diversity is the name of the game here in this Life existence. Which means there is no one ‘right’ answer that works for everyone at all times. (Because we are all evolving and each one of us is at our own unique level of development and understanding).
So it is vitally important for us to acknowledge this diversity and ‘get real’ about the nature of this Life and human existence. And to remind ourselves that each person has the right to be who he or she is. And then to aim, at all times, to respectfully communicate with each other so that we can find that ever-changing and evolving pathway to that beautiful world we all dream of and yearn for.
With grateful thanks to Barbara who is offering a quick introduction to the way the mind works in her free e-book: ‘The Mental Laws – Understanding the Way the Mind Works’. Get yours at: www.beamteam.com
“May you be happy and at peace!” – Barbara Berger