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
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
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.
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.
There is the possibility to fall in love with life itself. Not only with some aspects of the lived story, which are linked to conditions, but with life itself as it unfolds moment to moment. When you can fall in love with every movement of your hand, in every gesture, with the breath in your chest, with the sounds, fragrances,…Continue reading When you can fall in love with the crumbs on the table, you will no longer be interested in spinning stories
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
There is nothing really mystical about knowing ourselves and the deeper dimensions of life. Awakening to life is not reserved for a spiritual or esoteric subculture. Anyone can experience clarity and insight unspoiled by thoughts, beliefs, fears, desires. Simply anyone. An intellectual, a yoga teacher, a thief, a murderer, an illiterate, a priest, a communist, a Muslim, a Hindu, a…Continue reading Awakening from the domain of psychological thinking, and storying, to the actual reality of being
It is not thinking that prevents discovering the deeper dimensions of ourselves and life, and certainly not a creative or practical thought that actually occurs much more often, when we consciously turn to observation and contemplation of life. What opposes and prevents the unfolding of experiential self-knowledge, what stands in the way of discovering life as constant mystery and marvel,…Continue reading There is much more to discover
One can imagine a lot under “observation and contemplation of life”. So I want to make it a little clearer what I mean by that. When I observe and describe life, I can do it from many perspectives. I can observe and talk about my own life, that is, my life story, and that of everyone around me. I can…Continue reading Do you really know that, which is closest to you?
“IF ANYONE COMES TO ME AND DOES NOT HATE HIS OWN FATHER AND MOTHER AND WIFE AND CHILDREN AND BROTHERS AND SISTERS, YES, AND EVEN HIS OWN LIFE, HE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE.” -Luke 14:26 Take a look at the world and see the unhappiness around you and in you. Do you know what causes this unhappiness ? You will…Continue reading What are these false beliefs that block you from happiness?