My name is Christoph and I am a lifelong free thinker and truth seeker.
Since I was a little child I have tried to understand the meaning of life, the motivation behind human behavior, the real reason for suffering, conflict, violence, poverty, Injustice and war in the world, as well as the nature of God, love,reality, freedom and peace.
This quest has lead me through some very unique life experiences, all of which have provided me with some very unique insights.
My active personal studies started in the mid 90's, a time that brought with it many changes and challenges. At the beginning of 1991 I left my home in Germany, emigrated to Kansas in the USA and was integrated there into a completely different culture and ethnicity as husband and father. I was married to an incredibly lively but uncontrollable woman who was analyzed during the final stages of our 12 year marriage to bipolar disorder. This situation actually triggered the worst in me, but was also the basis for a new way of thinking and philosophy that I later developed.
In 1993 I discovered a topic that interested me from the start, self-development, which is almost an industry in the USA. The idea of working on myself was completely new to me, but also extremely interesting since I also had to deal with apparently insoluble problems in my own life.
Over the next few years I have written countless books and lectures from self-development gurus like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Leo Buscagli, John Bradshaw, Dale Carnegy, Anthony Robbins, Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Ken Blenchard and Earl Nightingale.
Eventually my attention was drawn to Stephen Covey's "The 7 Ways to Effectiveness". Here I found an important key to effective personal transformation: "Between what happens to you and your reaction to what happens to you is your ultimate freedom to choose your reaction."
I then became aware that most people (including me during this time) do not consciously choose their reaction to what is happening to them, but they react without thinking. As soon as I started to understand the enormous impact of this principle I was inspired to learn as much as possible about the subject. I then used a recording device to reproduce these new insights in my own words. My decision was that one day I also wanted to work as a life coach and inspiring speaker. Over the next few years I recorded my own 'presentations' for several hours every day and then listened to them later to train me to become an effective speaker.
At the beginning of my studies, I was so inspired by everything I learned, but I didn't know how to apply this newly found consciousness in my personal life. I then became aware of what the missing link is regarding the whole topic of self-development, and that is how to apply this knowledge in daily life. Slowly but surely I learned to see and accept my wife as she was, and to know that whatever it was difficult, irritating and complicated, I cannot change her, but only myself. This enabled me to file the long overdue divorce. A couple of months later I developed a concept of the product of my personal studies: realize2actualize, a philosophy (realize) and practice (actualize) dedicated to the study of how we create our own reality, as well as research (realization) and practical application (actualization) of truth.
After my divorce in 2003 I moved to San Francisco where I led some self-help groups and also worked as language coach. I have been back in Germany since March 2013 to help people here with this awareness, to help themselves. After I continued to deal with the topic here, I then developed the German learning concept of Kein Ding.
During my studies I gained the awareness that everything that happens in life has its cause, and that there are actually no accidents, mistakes and accidents. I also realized that while we have no control over the things that are happening to us, we have the ultimate freedom to choose our reaction to what is happening to us, and by doing this we create our own world.
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