"At the core of my teachings is always the celebration", says Rolf, "the sheer fascination of the mystery that we are alive. The firewalk is the perfect epitome for this mystery. Every time in front of the coals it seems impossible to walk on them, yet it´s very easy, even comfortable, once the decision is made. Same in life. Once we decide to accept the fleeting reality of ourselves and live our lives on this basis of truth, it becomes easy and comfortable and struggle dissappears. Life doesn´t always smile and every person has his share of sorrow and losses, but every situation has a compatible set of mind and as long as we are willing to exercise our emotional and spiritual muscles it is possible to flow with the changes"
Rolf got an academic training as a psychologist and worked as therapist from the mid 70s. In the early 90s he changed his focus from individuals to organizations.
|Rolf says: In many
ways the life of an organization is like that of a person, both are organisms with their
systems, history and dreams. When dreams were turned into nightmares my consultants and
myself helped bring life to a new vision for that organisation."
In 2001 Rolf and Owsa sold their coowned company to a multinational
From 2007 to 2012 Rolf worked as a CEO for a company providing service to the social wellfare sector, mainly sheltering abandoned and abused children, helping mothers with attachment handicaps to care for their infants and initializing the integration process for youngsters coming by themselves from warzones like Afghanistan and Somalia.
When he started, the company had three consecutive years of losing money and were on the brim of bankruptcy with nothing but half the stock capital of 0,5 million euros as asset. During Rolf´s years as a CEO the turnover was increased from 7 to 12 millions euros with a profit of 10%.
He has now retired but does FITs and Firewalks on demand. He is also a grandfather and enjoys havig lot´s of leisure time.