A Change-maker Among Millions
Ernesto was born into a conservative family in Austria and struggled a lot with the culture imposed on him. Even if he and his four siblings did live in happiness and abundance he developed a strong inner sense to rebel against all which felt mainstream. At age of 13, his life had a radical change by meeting the family of his new best friend. The parents were alternative travelers living an open and welcoming spirit. And they were part of a regional community of eco-farmers. From then on, Ernesto was little found at his old home.
More and more, he grew into alternative lifestyles but also kept doing a higher technological college for IT and economy, went to university and became engineer. His life was a quest to unite the best of high-tech and nature. Uniting alleged contradictions into a holistic openness became his goal. He became activist in the regional farmers’ cooperative, in the Rainbow movement and further in the ecovillage movement. His love to philosophy kept him on a clear line, focusing on community, solar (thermal) power, and truth. For Ernesto, spirituality is a basic need of life and has to do with connection, openness, and truthfulness.
As a long time activist, he gathered a broad knowledge always connected to the absolute truth, which is in the center and surrounding of his worldview. Years of discussing the absolute truth with individualists, nihilists, and hedonists made him a confident speaker and writer. He uses any occasion to share the absolute truth, which is the simple existence of the eternal everything. He combines being a highly abstract philosopher and database engineer with hands-on action. E.g. natural building.
His work as IT-professional at the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) provided him good insight into the international community scene. He knew that he will either help building up an ecovillage in his homeland or he would join one of the existing top projects. Ernesto made several attempts in building an ecovillage in Austria but the projects never worked out as he hoped. Knowing and loving Nicaragua from a 14 month civil service when he was 18 years old, he always kept connected to this tropical country.