11 Days in the Andes
Opening the mind’s eye to the beauty of a trek through the verdant dales and dry highlands of Peru’s countryside, Machu Pichu and Lake Titikaka, this poetry sees Marja joined by a shaman who cheerfully guides her over the obstacles of her journey of geographical, historical, and personal discovery.
In an epic poem of trekking-pocket proportions, Marja Koivisto shares the vulnerability of the soul, and the courage it can learn through overcoming unexpected challenges, broadening our minds as she presses on. A treasure. A companion for journeys of the mind, of the body, and of the soul.
The world is changing fast. Work changes from material to intangible, from hands to ears. Certainty turns into uncertainty, prior knowledge into presence, difference from disorder into resource, therapy into one’s own growth, the importance of knowledge to enable insight. Instead of dictation, the factor of production becomes authentic interaction. The shifting and control of emotions changes to allow, rationality to personality. Instead of rules and stability, there has long been a shift to constant change and creativity. Instead of force comes flow, instead of vertical, horizontal.
It is a book in itself about the flow of its own growth. As production and consumption changed from tangible to intangible, the whole of working life and the way work is done changed. To put it a little more, it can be said that nothing our parents taught us is any longer valid. In life, the rules of navigation have become different from what they were in a world based on manufacturing. NLP trainers Veli-Matti Toivonen and Marja Koivisto have long modeled the ways of thinking and acting that are needed in a new kind of work and life.