Joy of Life – Volker Schunck

With the years I have learned to love life. To appreciate the little things. The walk with the dog, your lovey’s arm around you. The little fights between lovers, which show their strong feelings for each other. The fresh air after a rain shower, which has cleaned the dusty road.

And you will see everything depends on your focus on life. How you see yourself, how you let yourself be touched by life. Don’t close your heart being afraid of the strong impact of life.

Stay vulnerable instead. And you will experience that everything you touch with love will become to a source of joy. And you will penetrate the dry and hard soil of hatred, and it will become to a fertile ground for love. (Volker Schunck)


I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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