"While we labor over the abstract questions of meaning, we overlook the manageable and malleable reality."
The questions of everyday life seem mundane to us and "mundane" becomes a synonym for "banal". But everyday life is the time in which we spend our lives! The form we give to everyday life decides whether life succeeds. This is exactly where form consciousness comes in:
With profound knowledge and in a generally understandable form, Frank Berzbach illuminates the form of restriction and that of nourishment. He deals with the form of love and media use and encourages us to think about the form and meaning of clothing and possessions. Consciousness of Form is a loving plea for a conscious approach to oneself and others, to media, food and things. It is a philosophical essay in understandable language, an encouragement to mindfulness and limitation. It is food for thought and a declaration of love for life!
After the sensational success of The Art of Living a Creative LifeFrank Berzbach dedicates his attention to everyday things and interlinks them. He gives them back their basic meaning and arranges them in a larger context..
What is a healthy breakfast compared to "one more thing". How unimportant does a loving gesture to a partner, a neighbour, a colleague seem to us compared to our significant goals? Those who attach importance to clothes are quickly dismissed as "superficial" and "those who keep things tidy are just too lazy to look". Frank Berzbach gets to the bottom of things, he thinks ahead and questions. And some things that seem to be only trivialities carry within them the chance of significant changes towards a better, more conscious life.
- Title: Consciousness of form - A small interconnectedness of everyday things .
- Author: Frank Berzbach
- Design: Katrin Schacke
- Publisher: Verlag Hermann Schmidt
- Publication date: 25.11.2019
- Edition: 4th edition
- Language: German
- ISBN: 9783874398725
- Format: H285mm x W257mm x D42mm.
- Weight 273gr.
- Cover: thread-sewn flex cover, 192 pages
About the author
Dr. Frank Berzbach, born in 1971, teaches psychology at the ecosign Academy for Design and cultural education at the Cologne University of Technology. He has worked as a scientist, journalist, bicycle courier, technical draughtsman, in psychiatry and as a bookseller. He has been a Zen practitioner for many years, but remains Catholic. He works on issues of mindfulness-based psychology, work psychology, creativity, spirituality, fashion, pop music and pop culture..
On equipment and design
As in the other two volumes, we wanted to highlight particularly strong sentences, but of course not repeat ourselves in terms of design. So this time the best sentences got their own pages.
The format of the three books is the same, giving them a book-like cohesion with the greatest possible individuality.