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Author: Niels

(A) feeling

(A) feeling

Light starts to leave My eyes grow heavy with darkness Space empty and dark Alone Waves of sadness reach the shores of my mind and heart Beautiful memories of things that could have been settle with pain Desires hit a wall Joy gets pulled out of my body Energy fades as darkness grows Emptiness An ever consuming black hole requires the daily distractions of life Too big to be true Too painful to look at Expressions find words, find ways,…

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A new earth

A new earth

This might not come as a big surprise, considering my recent idealistic posts on community living, our office culture, and the future change of our cities. A new initiative has been launched by me, Michaël and Laura, to play a leading role in a new push towards a New Earth under the name: Office for the New Earth (ONE). A few weeks ago we launched our brand new website at https://new-earth.one, with a small description of our vision, our mission,…

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Listening

Listening

The one thing I long for is your listening ear. To be fully heard with all my expressions. Listened to in peace. To be asked questions to find deep inner answers. Not to be judged by what I say. I want this sacred safe space in which I can share openly with all my heart. Hey there, can you really listen? Can you really be without judgment? Is this too difficult to ask for? I don’t want to hear your…

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The nature challenge

The nature challenge

The bright sunlight slowly starts to make its way through the thick clouds. I shiver as the rays are beginning to warm me. The small breeze makes it cold. I stand underneath the trees in a small forest close to Hilversum. ‘I must have been here for at least five hours’ my mind is thinking as I carefully look at the position of the sun in the sky. My red coloured yoga mat in front of me is carefully positioned…

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Community living

Community living

In one of my previous posts, I thoroughly discussed the many options one can have in living a different life. I think it is good to reflect a bit and discuss what ‘alternative’ really means in this context. In my opinion, it is choosing a life path that most people do not take. Typical is to finish your study, having an office job, buying a house, driving your lease car, having children, and maybe try your luck with a few…

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Journal entry #403

Journal entry #403

De inspiratie mag vrijelijk stromen terwijl de woorden tevoorschijn komen. Alsof de gouden kooi eindelijk van het slot mag komen en de inhoud de wereld mag verkennen. Want deze gouden kooi is waar ik mij af en toe in verstop. Achter het goede leven en de glimlach, terwijl er diep van binnen een onrust opbouwt. Deze onrust is aanwezig sinds ik mij kan herinneren toen 3 jaar geleden mijn relatie uitging. Ik moest mijzelf hervinden. Het was een tijd van…

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Bringing back the jungle: transformation of our cities

Bringing back the jungle: transformation of our cities

In the last few years, a clear trend is visible of people decorating their homes with new indoor greens, people harvesting their first tomato plants grown from ‘AH moestuintjes’, and people growing fresh vegetables and fruits in their own (allotment) garden. I think this trend is not a coincidence. As our world is becoming more densely populated and increasingly complicated, the urge to counteract this movement is growing stronger. Our cities are nothing short of a massive ‘concrete jungle’, the…

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Alternative Living

Alternative Living

What would you choice if you could change your life right now? Yes, this moment…BANG… your newly created life is there! Gone is everything you didn’t like, gone is the stuff that bothers you. The possibilities are probably endless if you take your time to sit and brainstorm. We are especially fortunate in our rich western society, as it feels as if we have a little bit of influence on our destiny. We can make changes to our lives the…

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Pictures tell stories – Devils Marbles

Pictures tell stories – Devils Marbles

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “Nu snap ik waarom de aboriginals dachten dat dit eieren waren die door slangen zijn neergelegd” fluister ik in mijzelf terwijl ik met mijn zusje Femke rond de opgestapelde rotsen loop. De zon is langzaam aan het zakken en de kleuren…

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Reinventing Work

Reinventing Work

What kind of work is next for me? This question appears in front of me with the current Corona crisis. The need for at least a little bit of money to sustain oneself is evident, and is one of the few things that is certain in our society😁. In exploring possible answers I started to analysis the current working culture characteristics. This can be neatly compared to a beautiful exercise I did with my friend Michael: sketch your dream working…

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