“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” ~ Audre Lorde Nog krap een week en we komen aan bij de langste dag van het jaar. Er valt bar weinig [...]
The year 2020, it’s a dramatic year so far. My wish to retreat to a peaceful place and to be disconnected for a while is present. In fact, we (my man and I) have found such a place and each time I’m there, I feel more free and safe than ever before. A freedom which [...]
When I look in the mirror and see my hair getting more grey lately, I can’t say I find it charming anymore. When I open the tap and there’s no water running, as the water pump has been turned off again, I can’t say it doesn’t matter anymore. When I try to find some summer [...]
We live in an exceptional contrasting world. Unlike power and vulnerability which, if practiced consciously, strengthens each other, the contrasting forces in our world weakens the whole and therefore some important issues, such as climate breakdown and health, aren’t getting any easier to solve.
“We weten niet waar we naartoe gaan, we weten niet wat er gaat gebeuren, maar niemand kan dat wat je in je eigen gedachten stopt, van je afpakken,” zei de moeder van Dr. Edith Eva Eger toen ze weggevoerd werden en voor de poorten van Auschwitz belandden. De ballerina van Auschwitz, zoals Eger wordt genoemd, [...]
Hang in there! Times could be stressful for you. At home with small children, kitchen table transformed in an office desk, trying to finish your to-do list. Or taking care of the sick, vulnerable and the elderly. No freedom to go on the streets, to cycle, to walk in the park, to go to the [...]
Why do we think we will live in a new, conscious world after the COVID-19 pandemic will be over? This new after-Corona world people talk about on social media. Is it true? Hippy-me and lawyer-me are speaking up in this article.
The comforting and powerful words of spiritual teacher, Mooji, feel like warm sunbeams touching my skin. They bring consolation and softness to my room. It’s always a pleasure to listen to Mooji’s calm voice and to look into his brown, friendly eyes. Restlessness slowly softens and disappears to the background as I listen to this heartfelt talk.
A world that has stopped turning madly,
where the only people who have to hurry now, are the doctors and nurses.
Their faces in pain of the tight masks they’re wearing
Their bodies tired of the long hours they’re making
Their hearts bleeding by carrying a heavy load
Day in and day out, who knows.
Remember Tupac’s “Changes”? I still love this song. We’ve seen that it has been just a matter of weeks that our world has changed into a new one. The world isn’t the same anymore and there’s much uncertainty we need to deal with. It all seems quite surreal, but this is our new reality. It's [...]