The Work of Byron Katie: a beautiful example for changemakers

2020-12-11T15:50:42+01:00By |Art of living, Blog, Blog EN, Blog NL, Conscious activism, Featured|

In this enlightening and entertaining video, you'll see The Work by Byron Katie applied by a woman who holds strong grudges towards the meat industry. She quickly realises how her negative thoughts are preventing her from seeing clearly and compassionately. She comes to see how she has been a slave to her own thinking, and [...]

Parenting with Presence (book tip)

2020-12-11T15:50:43+01:00By |Art of living, Blog, Blog EN, Blog NL, Books, Children & parenting, Reflections on life|

A little while ago, a friend had been cradling our then 13 month old daughter as she was struggling to sleep. "She required nothing but complete presence," he said afterwards, "or she would cry." Indeed, when he picked up a book, she would wake up and cry. For her to sleep, he had needed to [...]

Liberated from prison

2020-12-11T15:50:43+01:00By |Art of living, Blog, Blog EN, Blog NL, Books, Expand|

One of my teachers, the beloved Ananta Kranti, was liberated while doing time in a Japanese prison. The intense regime and extremely limited freedom led her to finding peace within herself, a limitless place underneath the experience of severe deprivation. Another friend woke up in the storm of heartache after losing the (then) love of [...]

Suffering and the meaning of life

2021-06-02T17:17:35+02:00By |Art of living, Blog, Blog EN, Blog NL, Books, Conscious activism, Expand|

A couple of days ago I read Sacha Post's post about asking yourself your Most Important Questions. In it, he recommends intentionally asking the Most Important Question (MIQ) that is alive in you right now, then get into a relaxed state for the remainder of the day and revisit the question first thing in the [...]

Stop believing your mind (read The Untethered Soul)

2020-12-11T15:50:43+01:00By |Art of living, Blog, Blog EN, Books, Expand, Featured, Health, Inspiration|

“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind - you are the one who hears it.” ― Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself Here's a fun exercise: write down your thoughts for a day, or even a couple of hours. [...]

Psychedelics are back: tips for catching up

2020-12-11T15:50:44+01:00By |Art of living, Ayahuasca, Blog, Blog EN, Expand, Psychedelics|

Today, April 19th, we celebrate international bicycle day. On this day in 1943, Albert Hofmann ingested a high dose (thinking it was a small one) of LSD, the molecule he had shortly therefore extracted from a fungi. It marked the beginning of a period in which psychedelics were regarded the most promising drugs in mental [...]

Bye bye coffee, thanks for everything!

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Art of living, Blog, Food, Health|

I have always loved my coffee (the smell of the ground beans, the brewing sounds, the heat coming from the cup...), but about three months ago I quit drinking coffee from one day to the next. As my mind and body have become more sensitive, over the years, to what I feed them, I started to notice [...]

Simple medicine: chamomile

2020-12-30T22:35:42+01:00By |Art of living, Blog, Digital nomad, Expand, Food, Health|

After journeying through tropical Costa Rica and Brazil for months, I thoroughly enjoyed the late Winter snow and early Spring sun rays in Holland during the last couple of weeks. The cold Dutch ground and early flowering trees helped me integrate the intense travel experiences and reaffirm my career and life choices. Medicine for Mind, [...]

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