May you always do for others

TTG team preparing the Têt goodies in order to support TTG running costs...their energy inspires us to do our part with admiration and joy ...everybody's task is important for the WHOLE

May you always do for others and let others do for you…BOB DYLAN “Forever young”


I wrote this blog entry a few months ago…did not dare to post it yet, as it felt not yet thought through fully, but definitively these thoughts are in my mind since quite a while and they are confirmed with recent events with Eurasia/TTG/ELI 


In the year 2019 I really could feel that a young Eurasia team in Switzerland is taking over many of my tasks…We have worked over the past 20 years for Eurasia Switzerland to make Eurasia projects like TTG, flourish. Together with Tho and together with the super precious Eurasia/TTG team in VN and the Eurasia team in Europe and of course supported by many friends. Certain things were done also quite a lot on my own, specially the more administrative, “peripheric” and daily nitty gritty work that needs to be done, website, answering mails, big and small fundraising, organizing events, PR  etc 


Now a young Eurasia team here in Switzerland is taking over, step by step, all these little and big tasks and are developing new ideas new projects, strategies and TTG team is also stepping in more and more in the more peripheric/international tasks,  that are necessary for the projects to “BE”


I am moving more into the « supporting « role. I feel my task now being the link…or let’s say« the bridge » between the first 20 years of Eurasia and the next « 20 years »  …It is a new phase for Eurasia and for me a wonderful new situation…sometimes a bit « challenging » ( do I let go too fast?, not enough ?…ah ! )  but mostly very inspiring 


So this means I am in a transition phase…from over 100% involved in everyday matters of Eurasia to a new perspective, more in the “helicopter view” …It is an exciting observation what these moments of « transition » awake in us.

I observe a lot of joy, peace, rest, but also some discomfort, and a curiosity in me, as how to handle these new situations

I discover definitively a feeling of an opening of « space »…what I saw from close up I see it now with more distance…There is definitively less « weight on my shoulders » and I see a NEW space emerging…a new rhythm for myself emerging.


I feel the danger for me to right away try to « fill this space » again…to feel the need to let this uncertainty of a new rhythm push me ahead again instead of enjoying this moment of « stillness », of observation, of « sensing »and to stay bravely in this new space without judging or wanting to act right away


So that’s why I did not push myself to “publish” this blog …I let it « simmer » in my « store consciousness » and I observe….. 


But definitively over the years of work with Eurasia I have been amazed and so totally convinced what is possible when:  you always do for others and let others do for you !


In our GDP society where everything is counted in money transactions…Eurasia is a little miracle


There are so many people who do high quality and devoted work for Eurasia « for free » since its beginning. So many people show their support by giving in so many ways: money is only one way of giving…giving their time, their skills, their knowledge, their experience, their friendship and kind interest etc 


If time is money, Eurasia is a billionaire as we all have offered our time and all our capacities over the past 20 years and more, without holding back! And see what is happening when you give…


Eurasia is rich in its social field, its social network of trustful friends and relations and with so wonderful projects that contribute to a better world


Tho, me and NOONE of the Eurasia members in Switzerland « lived «  from our Eurasia work…I had during a few years a modest contribution on certain projects, by Eurasia Foundation…but otherwise we were doing all the work without pay …Tho always had income from other activities first from his work in Perceval, then ICRC which allowed us to do our work for Eurasia « for free »…This means we worked for others and this allowed us to do work for Eurasia…so one source of income generated the possibility to offer our work to Eurasia or other work we wanted to support freely!


Of course we all need to live decently…but somehow we always separated the notion of receiving a salary and the work we do…you do what you need to do to bring more happiness and wellbeing and to relieve suffering and you trust that in turn « life »  will support you if you do well 


I remember when we moved to Bhutan some people thought Tho earned a lot of money there…ha ha…Bhutan cost us our savings..ha ha …but then again through the work in Bhutan Tho got offers “outside of Bhutan” that enabled us to live …what I am trying to say…you don’t do it for the money but you do it to serve and to contribute with all your heart and then life will respond by allowing you to live decently


Our young Eurasia team in Switzerland is now trying to find out how to step into this flow of trust in life, into this realization of FLOW of generosity…

On one hand of course they need money to live, to build a family, to support family and friends and their own right livelihood and yet to have the courage to step into this « gift economy » of service and creativity 


ELI Eurasia Learning Institute for Happiness and Wellbeing is our first « income generating » project of Eurasia.Actually not the first as TTG workshops have contributed to TTG running costs since the beginning . But now the ELI team  VN/Switzerland is offering trainings in the various field of Eurasia’s expertise, education, biodynamics, GNH etc.  Through Eurasia projects the ELI team receives the opportunity to join projects and through that widen their network knowledge and experience. In return they offer their time and expertise to all Eurasia activities and 10% of their income from these ELI trainings coime back to Eurasia projects. 


But their contribution is not only their 10% for Eurasia projects it is also their widening and deepening of experience and knowledge, their widening and ripening of the social field around ELI that nourishes again the social field of the whole of the Eurasia projects 

It is like a wholesome circle of energy of giving and taking and of TRUST 



To be continued…


14.04 | 09:07

Je progresse un peu en anglais et j'ai presque tout compris. Merci Lisy pour ton magnifique engagement dans cette belle réalisation qu'est TTG.

11.04 | 01:36

Looking forward to your next article beeing amongs the friends and development of TTG.THANK YOU And all the best.

08.04 | 08:20

Beautiful Lisa,- yes for sure being among the clouds gives a whole wonderful other dimension, - if we listen into it, as you did. Thank you

08.04 | 07:44

Wonderful blog entry, than k you Lisi