My old colleague and friend whom I regarded as a person with a sharp intellect, and a mind that has been burdened by a lot of cultural conditioned knowledge, causing him a lot of satisfaction as well as dissatisfaction and suffering, started to listen more intensely to the song of a raven. All nature lovers have an increased chance to…Continue reading Life in simplicity and joy
I spoke to my husband yesterday and then, in the morning hours I reflected a little bit about my last article, reference to which I will post at the end of this one. My article from yesterday was about gratitude and love for no reason whatsoever, which are our true nature, if not obscured by conditioned thinking, worries, psychological story-spinning,…Continue reading Resolving the myth of bliss
Have you ever cried, really deeply cried because of the beauty of a piece of music, the beauty of a song? Not because the song or the lyrics remind you of something or someone, not because you connect it with something that happened in your life story, but just because of the beauty alone? And if not a song, then…Continue reading This is where true responsibility can be taken
All the voices you will find here, on this page, including my own, are only here, so that you look for yourself, examine and discover. If you only agree on what you read without examining it for yourself, so it is not an intelligent way to read what I offer. Or if you wish to disagree or discuss what you…Continue reading If you don’t know how to tie a bow yourself, it’s easy to say that to tie a bow is impossible
Fear is one of the greatest obstacles to a fulfilled life. By fear I mean mainly the psychological fear that hinders each creativity, development, joy, observation, reflection, contemplation and discovery. Psychological fear and anxiety may have many apparent causes. It can be deeply rooted in the subconscious, it can come from earlier experiences or from fixed, ingrown beliefs. Psychological fear…Continue reading Psychological Fear
If one really wants to know oneself, wants to find the inner peace and fulfillment, then one has to go all the way, and not be deceived by these apparent obstacles, temptations of the outer world, or by bad conscience because of allowing onself too much silence and rest. One has to seek the solitude of one’s inner being, where…Continue reading Resting in our inner Being
Yesterday, for the first time, I briefly listened to the video the world is talking about at the moment. I mean the video number one of the last few days in which George Floyd was killed by the police. I turned it off after hearing “Please, I can’t breathe”. Indescribable pain filled my entire body. It felt like I was…Continue reading Have you really ever wondered who is to blame for all these atrocities?
In the past years and even decades I have been able to observe a growing interest in both meditation and spirituality in Europe. Terms like “Mindfulness”, “Being Present”, “Living in the Now”, “Conscious Living” became more and more popular slogans. Many schools for mindfulness, yoga and meditation techniques have been opened, and especially in my generation (I am 44 now)…Continue reading Being totally present both physically and mentally, without engaging in the psychological thought activity
Before we plunge into the inquiry of what is dying while living, would you please look with me at the phenomenon of life and living? Would you accompany me? Let us see what we imply by the words life and living. Is the earth living? Has the earth life? Do the rivers live? The oceans, the mountains, the trees, do…Continue reading In spite of you it goes on and not because of you
People read a lot and many are even proud of it. They read newspapers, books, specialist literature and hamster the knowledge found there as if it were their own. They add their opinions, their mental considerations, agree to it, reject it as it suits them. I used to read a lot too, and it was important and good in certain…Continue reading You are the source of all evil and all good in this world
I often say that knowing yourself is crucial if you really want to know the human, if you want to know life and reality in its fullness, and not only as you think them to be. Self-knowledge, self-wisdom does not mean, however, that one indulges in any religious or mystical meditation or practice, while asking again and again, “Who am…Continue reading No answers. No conclusions. Just watching.
“It becomes rather a question of love seeking expression and meeting with obstacles. The inclusive mind is love in action, battling against circumstances, initially frustrated, ultimately victorious. Mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.” – Nisargadatta Maharaj – I am That – The process of maturing does not necessarily progress with age. You can be old and immature, as…Continue reading Do not let this freedom be taken away by trying to improve others…
Question: It seems to me that the movement of life is experienced in relationship with people and ideas. To detach oneself from such stimulation is to live in a depressing vacuum. I need distractions to feel alive. Krishnamurti: In this question is involved the whole problem of detachment and relationship. Now, why do we want to be detached? What is…Continue reading Is relationship merely a stimulation?
What is it that most of us are seeking? What is it that each one of us wants? Especially in this restless world, where everybody is trying to find some kind of peace, some kind of happiness, a refuge, surely it is important to find out, isn’t it?, what it is that we are trying to seek, what it is…Continue reading We have so committed ourselves in different ways, that we have hardly any time for self-reflection, to observe, to study.
Coming in touch with deeper dimensions of life brings a shift in perception with. That shift mostly allows us to live with more ease, more openness, less self-centered, more relaxed, serene and fulfilled. From my own experience, I can say that silent observation and contemplation of myself and life has brought many positive changes, and that this can actually be…Continue reading It is possible to live life in abundance, freedom and peace that is accessible to everyone who is ready for it