Today overtook me the sad news that no longer bored by me estimated Bärbel Mohr among us. She passed away on 29 October 2010 still and far too early, at the age of 46 years.
I have personally known Bärbel, not very good, unfortunately, but our paths crossed again and again: When she editor of the magazine "solar wind" was, which appeared between 1995 and 2000, or even at various events. She had as a journalist always a good nose, discovered "awakening subjects" at an early stage. In particular, however, she was interested in good news, because come so Bärbel, in our, dominated by negative headlines media landscape just too short.
1999 must have been when she gave a speech in Stuttgart on my invitation. At that time was just her future bestseller "orders the universe" appeared. It was her first appearance before a wider public in general. No one knew at that time that it should be the popularity shy Bärbel which said unto us bring, once ...
Nearly 30 books plus several CDs and DVDs she has published thereafter. Welch immense productivity. Their titles have been translated into 20 languages and sold worldwide around two million times. Linchpin remained the "cosmic ordering service".
With her thoughts she inspired many people to be more aware of their wishing, although some understood only station. I remember well an anecdote from the early days: Bärbel told me, that she was asked by an elderly lady, where is the telephone number of the shipping house is to be found "universe". Nett.
Nevertheless, the triumph was unstoppable, "orders the universe" became a household word, a metaphor for how it might be possible to be richly rewarded without action on their part. And triggered a wave of true journalistic imitation whose scribblers all mitkassierten vigorously without actually tell the reader something new. Worse still, the Embassy has been further simplified, more and more away from the empathic overall view towards Mox I-centered orders. A mirror of our modern consumer world?
Bärbel Mohr was suffering from a cancer that she had not actually allowed to get. According scoffers certainly not your. I hear their words clearly in my ear: "Well, Bärbel haste, probably ordered the wrong?" She had "bricked a prison" with their wishes and health counselors, as my publisher colleague Martin Frischknecht writes from which they no longer escaped? Why Bärbel had despite her extensive health knowledge can not help themselves? Are the universal fortunes not so easy durchschau- and tractable as we would like?
"Everything is possible," it said in spring 2010 at a prestigious customer magazine publishing group on the books Bärbel Mohr (see fig.). The words sound almost cynical at this point. The universe had here probably very own plans.
Bärbel, I think of thee heartily. May you rest in peace.
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