Letting go – of what and why?

Heidi writes

Letting go – of what and why?

This is a timely topic as we are coming near to the end of the year. And, yes, we are getting older and how will we handle the stuff which we have accumulated during life? Shall we leave it as a burden to the next generation who needs to decide what to keep and what to through away?

How would they feel to throw away stuff of which they know that it was dear to you? What is hindering us, to throw it away right now or to give it away?

And on the non-material plain: How can we let go of our old believe system. especially when it is outdated and hindering us to live fully?  What happens when we realise that the world is actually much different from what we believed it to be for decades? What comes up when we realise that we have been betrayed and abused while living in the illusion of being cared for and free in the places and statess where we live?

So many deep questions and a honest sharing howw we dealt – and still are dealing – with them in our lives and our countries. 

An important insight for me: Hannelie was grown in South Africa where, from childhood on, she was diffident with the system. We others, having grown up in Europe and the US, for a long time had no reason to mistrust our system and the goodness of our society’ structure. So the awakening process to reality is painful. This explains to me why so many people cling to their illusions and are ignoring reality which makes them unable to learn from the past and to be alert when history is repeating itself in front of their eyes.

The conversations took place in December, 2023



Gertraud Wegst. Portrait.

Gertraud Wegst

Portrait of Monika Frühwirth

Monia Fruehwirth

Hannelie Venucia

Martini Rieser

Martini Rieser

Christine King

Beatrice Antonie Martino


Heidi Hornlein

Christine Baser Habib

Christine Baser Habib