Give love a chance!
It is the foundation for a successful life.
At the beginning of our time in Cape Town, in South Africa, we witnessed the destruction of the historic, culturally very diverse city centre by the government, which was a thorn in the side of the colourful coexistence of different ethnic groups, religions and cultures that was peacefully lived there.
The Jewish-German artist Jo Osser, a student of Paul Klee who fled to Cape Town, paints his despair of his soul with the picture I show below: „Give God a Chance!“
For me, love is an experience, a process between people in which I experience what „God“ might mean. So my appeal is:
„Give love a chance!“
First, I think of those of us who have political responsibilities. If we, for example, cannot feel love for our great-grandchildren who have not yet been born, we will hardly be able to avert the climate catastrophe!
This sentence is also essential for my work as a coach. Certainly, theoretical constructs about psychological processes are fundamental, as is mastering the inventory of methods. However, it is crucial that coaches and leaders love the people they work with and for.
Ultimately, I want to shout this sentence to my clients because I believe that I can’t do anything as a coach if they don’t give love a chance.
We can talk intensively about discovering and developing your ability to love. I am Eberhard Bohrisch, a systemic psychologist and one of the few active coaches with more than 50 years of professional experience.