Dieter Mittelsten Scheid

Dieter Mittelsten Scheid

Not believing in definitions, how am I to define myself?

Simply to be, to go from day to day, from breath to breath. To listen, to look, to feel, to do.  Why pretend to know more than you or others?  Why act in a role that invites projections and burdens me?  Why try to convince or change anyone?  Let us meet afresh. Let us meet without expectations. Let us walk together on unknown paths into the mystery of each moment.

Background - Throughout my training as a medical doctor, as a therapist and later as a practitioner of body- and breath-work, I have always been searching for that which would bring me into direct contact with life itself. Increasingly touched by the growing estrangement and insensitivity in our society, I have been searching for natural ways to re-connect to our essence, to each other and to the intrinsic beauty of life. Living, remotely, in the nature of Tuscany, I have been fortunate to spend a considerable amount of time together with others in silence. These retreats into silence have enriched and inspired me, filling me with gratitude. They have given me the opportunity to study our human mind with all its strain, confusion and potential, and to experience, over and over again, how all problems dissolve when the brain gets touched by the immediacy of the now - where one is taken in by the flowing movement of the presence.  On this path, I was stimulated by J.Krishnamurti and Sri Nisargadatta, and am moved by a deep wish to share together with others explorations into the unknown.