How it works

“Es gibt nichts Gutes, außer man tut es.”

«There is nothing good: unless one does it»

-Erich Kästner

A central question for everyone is: where do I start? The answer to this is relatively simple: at oneself.

SELBST is the German word for self. We believe in the ingenuity and the creative power of individuals. Every single person can make the difference.

In a democracy, power rests with the people. We, all of us, are the sovereign. We tend to forget that. We are the sovereign!

But what can I do?

Do you really want to do something? You tried it before, but you did not get far? You think you miss something, be it skills and capacities, be it money or other resources. Each step begins with the search for partners with similar goals and values and the urge to do something, now!

Here is our goal, our proposal:

We built a community of people who want to ignite systemic change by working on a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. We do it because we believe it is necessary to protect and preserve the beauty and biodiversity of nature and the ecosystem as such. We advocate making the earth a philanthropic place that offers all living beings the opportunity to enjoy a good life.

How do we want to achieve this?

by igniting innovations at the level of work

→ Fréderic Laloux “Reinventing Organizations”

→ Evolutionary Teal

→ New Work

by innovating at the level of the economy

→ Kate Raworth “Doughnut Economics”

→ 21st Century Economics

→ Prosperity without growth

by redefining the basis of social coexistence

→ Yuval Noah Harari “Sapiens” & “Homo Deus”

→ Fréderic Laloux “Reinventing Organizations”

→ Hartmut Rosa “Resonance”

by creating a safe and caring environment in which the individual has every opportunity to find and develop the unique qualities that makes us what we are

→ Marshall Rosenberg “Nonviolent communication”

→ Eknath Easwaran “Passage Meditation”

→ Fréderic Laloux “Reinventing Organizations”

Our life is all we have and we have the freedom to decide what we want to do with it.

The Community

We built a community of like-minded people. Nothing is stronger, nothing is more resilient and assertive as a group of people believing in a cause.

The Keystones

There are four books that serve as the foundation of the Selbst community:

“Reinventing Organizations” by Fréderic Laloux

“Doughnut Economics” by Kate Raworth

“Nonviolent Communication” by Marshall Rosenberg

“Getting To Yes” by Robert Fisher & William Ury

We organize Meetups and Workshops to convey the visionary ideas, the attitudes, the techniques, the values that explain the effectiveness of these books.

We recognize the intellectual explosive power contained in these books and want to make them accessible to as many people as possible.

The SELBST community shares and lives the values and attitudes of the authors. They are our guiding lights.


We want to empower the SELBST (self) of our partners, helpers and members. We offer regular meditation sessions. (look at the calendar for more information)


Time is short. To achieve our goal to build a new model and ignate systemic change we need to get as many peopel involved as possible. We have a YouTube channel and this Website and we produce and publish exklusive material about our topics of interest (Keystones).

Let us become the change we seek in the world.

You want to initiate change, not because it is easy, but because it is hard, then we are what you´re looking for.

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