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La Vita e Bella – freeing ourself from the mind

Yes, life can be beautiful (La Vita e Bella) but we also often suffer. The movie La Vita e Bella contains both and it is one of my favorite movies ever. I don’t want to write a depressing blog but humanity doesn’t seem to get…

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Anxiety: fear of the unknown

It is fascinating, beautiful but also madness how our mind works. I was observing my worries about relatively little work and private things. You then notice the mind can’t let go of worries until they are dealt with. With the result that we are living…

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Mindfulness and Perfectionism

Perfectionism, a major disease for a new generation’ was the opening header of a major Dutch newspaper. A large report (2016) showed that people between 20 and 50 spend an average of 51 hours on ‘compulsory’ activities, such as work, education and care. Even in…

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POEM: STOP LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS

For me, poetry is a great way to describe what is rationally often difficult to put into words. This poem is an invitation to stop looking for happiness but to be it. In this moment, the only moment we will ever have. Stop your search…

It all starts with honesty

Last week I visited friends for a weekend and they were so nice and welcoming. We were taking a scenic walk throw the dunes and somehow an irrational fear of rejection came up. I don’t even know the trigger but I immediately felt disconnected from…

Mindfulness Tips: daily mindfulness

Everyone who meditates will recognize it. An eagerness to have a daily mindfulness practice but it in day to day life it proved harder then you thought. We watch another inspiring YouTube-movie, talk to ourselves in a strict way (and punishing tone) or we start…

Non-duality: down the rabbit hole!

This is a blog about awareness, non-duality, identity and Eastern philosophy. In other words, we will go down the rabbit hole. Be warned! A normal meditation suddenly and unintentionally changed into a self-inquiry. All of a sudden, I thought who is sitting in that chair?…

The Yes Man

The movie ‘Yes Man’ from Jim Carry really did something to me. Clearly, he is a man of multiple talents. In general I like the movie the ‘Yes Man’ is it just funny but it also shows our fundamental choice to say yes to life….