"Consumerism is the biggest danger to spirituality. Everybody wants more things and more satisfaction. Yet they allow themselves to be distracted by cheap sensations and infantile games. They are entertained to death 24 hours a day. I think Western capitalism is the smartest suppressive system that ever existed".
"Self-restraint in speech, food, entertainment and vanity are the most essential fundamental in spiritual growth."
Nouman Ali Khan
the blue gameboy, drawing from 2010
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
It was not my intention, but somehow I traced the three monotheistic religions, beginning with a sad part of Austria´s history.
Tourists waiting in front of the Anker Uhr for the day´s highlight: At you can see another escorted by a suitable . The highlight is at . At this time you see a of famous characters from history.
St. Georg´s Greek Orthodox church at Griechengasse reminds me a bit of a mosque, perhaps because it was built for the Ottomans.
And finally, this Church reminds me of Italy, because of the big place in front of it. There was a choir singing inside the moment I took the photograph. I liked to hear the silent voices coming from within.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Last week I've been to the bookstore here in Vienna to buy the autobiography of Malcolm X. I was astonished to hear that they didn't have it and that it is not available in German. So I ordered an English copy. Actually I am reading it at the moment and more and more admiring this man. It is unbelievable how black people suffered and still do. Debt is modern slavery he says and to me this is true. I recommend this book to everyone. A shame that there are no more German copies available. To me this is a classic, like Anne Frank's Diary.
Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, no more Little, modern hero, Muslim
© Magdalena von Wächter
Sunday, May 17, 2015
My private little garden in the city consists of a few flower boxes in my windows. There is so much joy in watching the plants grow.
Friday, May 15, 2015
"You can't be genuinely kind to others if you are not kind to yourself... When we don't feel threatened - by our own judgmental tendencies - we'll automatically become nicer." Moutasem Al-Hameedy
My Swedish grandfather Gösta Ollén with me in 1977, Dalarna. © Bertil Stilling
Magdalena von Wächter