Germany between conversation and fear

Is that already a crisis or the new dimension of a situation that has always existed?

“Cross Catholic Philippines kick with Muslim Syrians. A palatinian doctor stopping consultation. In Sister Nicolina from Croatia, Marcello, Funf-year-old son of an Albanian and a palastic, found a substitute domain. Soon, on the sports field of the monastery container for 80 people are standing and here so many escape lives like seminarists live. For many years, the Order priest has sent to the world. Now comes the world to the Order.”

Thus, the Suddong newspaper describes a current situation in the monastery Sankt Augustin near Bonn, a monastery of Steyler missionaries. Missioning, say the monks, do not want them, but help the refugees. Six children currently have six children with their parents from Afghanistan, Albania, Macedonia, Syria, Iraq and Mongolia, as a whole, 20 people are guests.

That escapeons can be integrated in Germany, after 1945, 12 million East escapeons in the west proved Germany and after 1960 about 10 million “Guest worker”. Without these “Escape” were today’s prosperity and the overall cosmopolitan and colorful Germany not conceivable. But what do today and tomorrow new millions of escape lots with us Germans?

Between anxiety and congot – so the present situation can be described in this country. Is that already a crisis or the new dimension of a situation that has always existed? For example in 19. Century as millions of Germans emigrated in today’s unimaginable distress to the USA. There, today almost every second has a German root. Integration succeeded.

A succeeding or missing integration largely depends on the handling of our natural fear of the stranger. Fear is a mental rust, which we create when it comes to defense mechanisms. Fear covers munch. Of course, this has the consequence that we are moving away, put our safety about everything and lose sight of the rough whole. Fear makes us poor and sick. We will be released if the fear is busy. This most basic is always active when personal or social changes.

The more we were left as a child with our most basic alone, the less prime confidence, as adults, we have new challenges of new challenges and the more fear we introduce ourselves “Strange”. Then get out of escape “Dangerous people”, Our safety, our prosperity, our work and study sites dangerous. So sometimes is for fear even hatred, which leads to the escape of escape – over 500 times this year in Germany. The Germans between help and hatred, between community and fear.

Maybe the exercise is dealing with the escape crisis – language courses, apartments, workplaces – in a rich land easier to loose than the inner handling of our hottest in front of the unknown as the Islam and everything strange.

Safe in these unsafe times is only one: the escapeons will be responsible and we will umder you. If it goes well, we will learn from each other and enrich each other – just as it happened to early escape crisis. The easiest way, so the psychotherapist Richard Stiegler, this happens when we “Allow an opening of our identity”, That’s where we see not only on the stranger in the escape, so on your other language, religion or the look or on your headscarf, pay attention, but primarily on what connects us all: on your human. In the Koran I find the already verse: “If I save a human life, I save the whole humanity.”

The Dalai Lama asks us about more tolerance when he is currently writing “Ethics is more important than religion” or Jesus of Nazareth, if he recommends the latest love, farest love, yes even enemy love. Incidentally and especially for the defenders of the Christian Occident: The emigrant from Nazareth was already an escape as a child, when he had to flee Konig Herod as the Dalai Lama in 1959 in front of the Chinese occupiers. Humanity has a lot to owe both prominent escape strings: the most important thing is love, first makes us with people who earn this honorary name.

So the gross challenge of our time is that we allow us to allow our fertest and sudden instead of displacing them. But then put them in productive love work – very concrete and practical. So Angela Merkel gets right: we do that.

We now have the gross chance to become a society of mindfulness and community. Then, of course, more Merkel, less Seehofer.

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