Otfried Rau
Investor and master builder
Building spaces where people become important simply by being in them

The secret is: what is the condition out of which we act? If an action emerges from our deepest inside, it will have to be chiselled. First there has to be an idea, then comes the chisel. This is the process of creativity. If we do not have an idea, we do not need to think. It will only coincidentally be the right thing, instead of trying the infinite diversity of all the possibilities. You can only achieve it by listening and by overcoming the fear of beginning.

It is similar to the fear of asking your lover: 'Do you love me?' With change we always feel the fear of the unknown. The more we practice the more the unknown will turn into the familiar. What is the benefit, if for three years I do not know whether my lover loves me?