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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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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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Being a gentle warrior

Being a gentle warrior

The wickedness of the mind is not without trouble. Seeing your patterns in a constructive way enables to unshackle the tight chains around your ankles and start the smalls steps of realisation, learning, and personal growth. I have often been on this seemingly weird life path. To be open with its curves and twists is essential to your well being. To be a gentle warrior is not only a great visualisation for your mind, but also utterly crucial in discovering…

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Journal entry #341

Journal entry #341

De vermoeidheid zet door in het nietsvermoedende bestaan dat men het leven noemt. Een aaneenschakeling van van slecht slapen, onrustig voelen en gedachten die blijven rond zoomen als een wolk brommende bijen. Toepasselijk voor dit prachtige lenteweer van de afgelopen weken. Het bied enige verlichting in onze quarantine tijd, nu het Coronavirus voorlopig een blijvertje is. Ik weet niet waardoor dit alles zo komt. Ik voel mijn sterke veroordeling om dit alles te voelen. Ik kan het niet goed laten…

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The world is turning upside down

The world is turning upside down

What a strange time we are in. The Corona virus is knocking on our door and every part of society is effected. I can only speak for myself; the way my life has been altered in this time. The Mexico project was about to happen. A new volunteer project together with Michael at the border of the United States. The last two months I have been working towards this project, living up to the moment to leave and get the…

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My friend the Universe

My friend the Universe

In many of my posts I discussed having trust in the process, your feelings, and the Universe. Within this sacred space there are many ways to frame your perspective. Personally I love to take the viewpoint of ‘the Universe as my supporting buddy’. It aligns myself with a more playful attitude towards life. This view might be a bit much for people. You have to realize that it is just a perspective you can choose yourself, just as you can…

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Back home..?!

Back home..?!

Cold and windy but with very comfortable homes. That is how I see the Netherlands now. I’m back! Arrived safely a few weeks ago and staying at my parents place in Lelystad. I left everything 11 months ago: my house, my work, and threw away most of my belongings. Returning ‘home’ is not really the typical ‘returning home’ as you do after a short holiday. The way I did it is life changing. It makes me think of what ‘home’…

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Why am I so bad at making decisions?

Why am I so bad at making decisions?

Left or right? Stay longer in one place or continue my journey towards a new city? The last few weeks I noticed that I have been especially bad in making decisions. It is sometimes really difficult to deal with. What could be behind this? One word showed up when writing the first few sentences: goal. What is my goal that I work towards? Which experiences do I desire? Which route I take is actually not so important in the end;…

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Day 1 – 5: Subjective Reality

Day 1 – 5: Subjective Reality

Day 1 The perfect moment to listen to the “submersion” audio recordings is of course in the morning train heading to work. A beautiful cold day as the sun slowly rises over the snow covered fields. The train is sprinting along and a mixture of white roof tops of houses are passing by. One thing I suddenly notice on the rooftops of houses is the endless amount of dormers (dakkapellen). I kind of guess this has a strong link with…

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Are you doing your practises?

Are you doing your practises?

During our life, we are in a search for an explanation on our hidden pains and feelings, often accompanied with confronting life questions. The simple answer is to channel this energy towards an external source. To blame a situation or person for your faults and feelings. To ask someone for that one advice that is going to change your life for the better. But how will this turn out? I can imagine that such and advice will help in the…

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