3rd day - Prof. Dr. Gerald Hüther
Saturday, September 19, 2020The Healing Power of Love
10.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30
Every human being is born with two basic needs, which determine his entire life: the need for connection on one hand and the need for autonomy on the other.
In a world that is constantly changing through our own actions, we can only remain healthy if we, as cognizant people, are prepared to constantly change ourselves as well. And we are able to do so. At least we have a brain that enables us to do so.
What makes us sick is not the mental stress, the physical wear and tear or the many pathogens that are everywhere. We get sick because we arrange our lives according to ideas that make us sick. In order to stay healthy, we must free ourselves from these ideas. But we will only be able to do so when we find (or rediscover) something that is much more important and attractive to us than all of the convoluted and disease-causing ideas we have pursued so far.
Fortunately, there is something that will inevitably, i.e. on its own, free us from all these entanglements and lead us into an evolutionary development when we find it within ourselves or better: find it again or maybe just allow it. This universal remedy has a name: It is love.
But before you sink into your chair with a transfigured look on your face: This love, which we refer to here, has nothing to do with what most people think it is.