The seminar effect

  The effect of the mutual activation of tuning bowls and the overlapping of similar-coloured spheres in a group of people as mentioned above can easily be observed in seminars: Many companies and organizations allow their staff - and in particular management staff – to participate in further training courses. It is always amazing that in such seminars moral and ethical aspects are also tackled with great vigour and plans for solving such aspects are drawn up. People resolve to do many things, but later in their daily life back at the workplace, they actually do not translate any of this or at least extremely little of it into action. External forces are very often cited with great regret as reasons for this, which had the effect that the discussed themes could not be implemented by the person concerned. This person naturally hopes that all the other participants in the seminar will not find themselves stuck with such unpleasant constraints.

In actual fact and in truth one main reason for this behaviour is to a great extent to be found in the group which is no longer present: In the seminar, in the dynamic of the group situation, all the participants want to tackle a given theme. Other goals are subordinated into the background, the day-to-day business is left aside. Their tuning bowls, which correspond with the objectives, are activated and hence are brought to the foreground as guidelines for decisionmaking. As members of the group they also have additional abilities available and they also want to make use of these abilities. When back at the workplace, they allow themselves to be activated by other external tuning bowls and therefore again pursue other goals. Like a chameleon they adapt to their surroundings. Moreover it is possible that they lack some of the additional abilities of the group or they are no longer interested in making use of them due to the changed objective; they have «more important things» to do.


It is clear here that it is not possible to make external sources responsible for this. The only possible remedy here is to want to develop oneself further and to specify the objective for oneself. As long as someone does not personally wish to develop further in a given direction and also does not undertake real independent steps in this direction, seminars and consultations represent money thrown away or at best a welcome change from day-to-day life. They will certainly lack any effect.

It is important to note here that someone’s personal development cannot be purchased for example through visiting a seminar or by reading a book. There is no «automa­tic» development with respect to the basic rights of existence – except simply having to do something personally towards it! It is relatively easy to be in harmony with oneself in a corresponding seminar or during a holiday by the sea for a given time. However in the final analysis, this is not about being in harmony for short periods, but always and in every situation. In other words especially too in our daily life, at work, on the journey home or within the family.


In earlier chapters we established that what we want in our lives is the development of personal awareness and to live the basic rights of existence in every situation.

Participation in seminars, reading books, consultation etc. can all under certain conditions provide efficient help towards development, or at least strengthen the internal longing for lasting harmony for a certain time. To this extent they can of course be very useful and helpful. However we can only develop ourselves. We can only increase our awareness sphere ourselves, we can only build our pyramid of personal development ourselves, this cannot be delegated or purchased.