Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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One oblique course in life is there's something to get. The search for meaning is the perfect puzzle.
*Copyrights Warner Bros. Pictures inc. Written and directed by Chuck Jones.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
If you don't like to twist your neck or turn your screen, you can click on the picture and select 'save image as'. Print it out, now you can read it from different angles without blocking the blood run in your spinal cord ;-)
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sandy Island (sometimes labelled in French: Île de Sable) is a non-existent island that was charted for over a century as lying between Australia and New Caledonia in the Coral Sea. Google Maps displayed the island until 26 November 2012, when it was removed. On Google Earth's default view the island area is covered by black pixels, but the program's historical imagery feature has a satellite image of the southern portion taken by DigitalGlobe on 3 March 2009 showing a darkened sea.
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Because in the end we experience life as a game. In order to have a game something has to be more important than something else. For example; getting an A is more important than getting a C. Or being a Senior Executive is more important than being a Junior Executive. University is more important than Kindergarten.
The problem with all these games is that we have forgotten that they once were created by us. And now we think that they are for real and we are living our lives that way. Because in every aspect of our lives we are buzzy in getting to a 'higher level' of life. We think that it means growth. Well, growth got nothing to do with adding more skills or knowing more stuff. Growth is the outcome of a process of letting go all the thoughts/feelings/ideas/metaphors that don't serve you now.
So what really matters is what already is. But somehow that's a big deal for us. We just simply cannot be in the moment. Because we are running are lives as donkeys chasing a carrot. Thinking that if we get the carrot our life will be better. So how come something that isn't is more important than what is?
We experience life as a game in which what isn't is more important than what is ;-)
And if we realize it, we immediately create another game. Some of these games we translate in what we called 'extreme sports'. With the greatest stake in games, your life! Just to satisfy our need to experience life in the moment. Nothing wrong with it, it just is.
So what do you do, to feel alive?
"The only force we truly need to resist is gravity. For the rest we can just let go".
- Annemieke Jonas
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I realize that I am not my emotions or thoughts. I am not my ideas, my intellect, my perceptions, my beliefs. I am not what I do, did or accomplished or achieved. Or hadn't achieved. I am not what I had done right - or what I had done wrong. I am not what I had been labeled - by myself or others. All these identifications cut me off from experience, from living. I am none of the above.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Point of development is never chronologically or hierarchically arranged, that is an invention of men to adhere a certain status. It is completely value-free and incomparable.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Fall in love with your life and you will be attractive to others. And the more attractive you become, still others won’t be on the same page and will resist your happiness, but that’s okay too. They’re just not there yet.
Principle of Joy - When you feel good, you attract and manifest even more good. Joy is very attractive.
Tips: Radiate joy from the inside out. Let yourself feel good no matter what is happening around you. Allow yourself to sparkle and shine.
And you know what, it's FUN to share your JOY!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Things are just what they are, they just are. Here, there and everywhere. By giving things a meaning, creating words for them, they come into existence.
Just for a moment, ...forget your view about the world.... And start to relate to yourself as being the world. Not in the sense of you being literally the world itself, but the world exist because you can experience the world...
Without you, there would be no you, there would be no world, there would be no love.
You are here because you are here. Take good care of it...
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Time plays tricks on you
One day you're dreaming
The next your dream has become your reality
Having the best of times when playing full out?
If only someone had told me
I don't know how I got here, but here I am
The clock is ticking, the time is now
Love it, no matter what.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
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Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Along your path of personal growth, you will want to examine your Probable Almost Certain Future. You can look at different areas of your life such as relationships, money, family and career. If you continue down the same path that you have been living/doing/being, what is the Probable Almost Certain Future for each of those areas? If you’re like most people, your Probable Almost Certain Future isn’t much different from the life that you are living at this very moment.
A Probable – Almost Certain – Future is exactly like it sounds. It is a future that is probably, almost certainly going to be a particular way, if we don’t somehow intervene and change it. So for example: if I eat too much fatty foods and chocolate, I will probably, almost certainly get fat, overweight and be very unhealthy. So in order to change my probable almost certain future I must do something completely different, i.e. eat healthily and exercise 2 or 3 times a week. I am not definitely going to be unhealthy but I probably will, if I keep doing the same things as I have always done.
Once you have acknowledged your Probable Almost Certain Future, then you can begin to do something about it. In order to alter your Probable Almost Certain Future, you need to make a drastic change. If you have a poor relationship with your Mother and you want to change your Probable Almost Certain Future around that relationship, you are going to have to acknowledge what you have been doing that has not been working for that relationship.
It is important that you acknowledge where you are at fault – This is not about where the other person has been wrong. If you approach the situation looking to place blame on the other person, you are going to come out worse than you went in. This isn’t about proving that you are right. This is about accepting responsibility for who you are being and owning your actions.
To alter your Probable Almost Certain Future you have to look for what is missing (in a way of being) the presence of which would make a difference! You need to recreate your present being to alter your future being.
Who do you want to be? Which way of being inspired you to be?
By recreating (reinventing) your way of being, you have the power to transform every aspect of your life remaining unfulfilled!
And if you can't figure it out by yourself, ask for coaching :-)
Friday, March 16, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
...But that is really hard to realize when you are on top of your game...
Friday, February 3, 2012
In a conversation with my other brother last night, he was saying: "Actions speak louder than words". This was a reply to mine insight, I shared just seconds before, about if a good friend of us would be able to overcome a certain fear. I shared that I had noticed and witnessed the process of that friend in trying to overcome that fear. Empowered by a lot of conversations with this friend about her fear. My believe is that she is able let go of her fear! Despite my believe in what I see possible for her, my brother is havening a different view. No offense, that is what brothers do ;-)
The whole conversation gave me the idea to use it as an example to make the next distinction... Btw, the rest of this essay got nothing to do with my brother.
So the philosophy behind 'actions speak louder than words' is that whatever people say they will do, they just need to do it and then we will believe it, right? What they do is more important than what they say. So first we want to see it and then we will believe it. Seeing is believing!
Well, this is not an empowering context to live from. Actually it's a very lazy-not-getting-off-your-couch-convince-me context. It's like sitting on the stand looking and waiting until something happened. And if something happened, you think that it's not good enough, or you are not convinced, or you don't take it for granted. In this space you are not being responsible for what happened. ...You are on the stand, wearing the same glasses... Which is btw the perfect place to shout your comments...
Ask yourself, how much evidence do you want until you are going to see what is really happening?
So talking about 'seeing is believing', what is it what you see when you start to believe?
...Think about it for a moment...
The only thing you see is what you believe as truth or possible. Well, talking about truth, the truth believed is a lie. Truth is an experience and is different for each and every one of us. Living your life from seeing is believing will get you only more of the same. Because your experience about the truth is coming from your past. Nothing new shows up. It's like a rat in a race. Living your past believes over and over again. You can look into your future but only through your rear-view mirror. ...You are not present in the moment...
And another thing strikes me when living life from seeing is believing, there is no space for possibility. There is no freedom... It is a disempowering context to live from... You are not causing the matter.
The moment you start to realize that seeing is believing is nothing more than a constrain from your past, you can transform that point of view into a empowering context. Into a context coming from possibility!
Shifting seeing is believing into believing is seeing, will provide a powerful realm of opportunity. It works from the inside out. Living from believing is seeing creates you as being causing the matter. You are no longer the effect of it (not on the stand, but in the field). Now you have the ability to move the event/situation/something forward. Believing is seeing demands you to be present in the moment and to be generous. But above all, it demands you to be yourself!!! To be totally free from your constrains of the past. Be letting them go, you see the beauty in each and every one of us. You see the power and courage you have to deal with every situation in your life! To encourage and empower others in their game of life. ...The box is gone...
However, when believing is seeing shifts back to seeing is believing, which will happen. ...Because you are human... But now you have the tool to shift it back... Or not.
Enjoy your day!
Monday, January 30, 2012
Angst beheerst mij niet. Ik onderdruk of negeer het ook niet. Hoe ik met angst om ga is door bang te zijn.
Omdat we angst beschouwen als iets waar we mee moeten omgaan, laten we het niet zijn voor wat het is en veroorzaakt het ons te stoppen. Een goede manier om met angst om te gaan is om er mee te gaan zijn, er voor te kiezen het te ervaren, en om bang te zijn.
Jij laat angst zijn en het laat jou zijn.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
So today on my way to the supermarket I saw these words on the floor of the primary school plaza next to my home, 'Eren is dom', which means Eren is stupid. I thought to myself, did I ever have done the same in my primary school period, probably yes. Then it strikes me, what will Eren feel when reading these words? I did not get a good feeling, in fact I was getting a horrible feeling. So when I got back from my shopping's, I changed the text in 'Eren is lief', which means Eren is sweet.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
You see, this is not an interesting game. It's too easy. We like to play a different game: We can only feel better if we first get ourselves in to problems, then solve/overcome those problems and then we can feel better.
Well that's an interesting game to play.... It keeps you going... You know what, when you finish one game, just create another one... It keeps you going... But it's keeping you NOT going to fulfill your life in any way.
It's keeping you far from fulfilling your life! But that doesn't matter, because it's keeping you going... and then you die!
Maybe, just before you die, you will have a realization of the outcome of your final game, that it's going to end soon. So you decide to let go of the game, to find some inner peace... just to feel better!?!?!? Well, that sucks!
Let's play a new game, right now: If you want to feel better, just feel better. If you don't, just don't. And stop complaining about your problems, they just exists because you are keeping them alive!
Well that's feeling better! Can you feel it?
Saturday, December 3, 2011
But truth of the matter is that we all live on the same planet. It's our Home. It's also the home of millions of other species and forms of life.
If we truly want this beautiful planet to be beautiful in the future, we need to be able to let go of the things/feelings/emotions/believes that don't 'serve' us anymore, to be able to move on as one! To let the planet flourish in all his glory, which btw is a powerful context for human beings as well. Choose to live a life worth living it. Now it's time to leave the era of tolerance behind us, and to move forwards to the era of appreciation.
It's us, no one else!
Yann Arthus Bertrand made a wonderful film. By bringing us unique footage from fifty countries, all seen from the air, by sharing with us his wonder and concern, he lays a foundation stone for the edifice that, together, we must rebuild.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Fear doesn't rule me. I don't suppress or ignore fear. The way I handle fear is by being afraid.
Because we regard fear as something we have to deal with, we don't just let it be so it becomes empowered to stop us. The appropriate way to deal with fear is to be with it, to choose to experience it, and to be afraid.
You let fear be and it lets you be.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Combining text and color can be very powerful and very confusing. To illustrate the point, look at the lines of colored text below. Try to say the color of the letters of each word without reading the word.
YELLOW BLUE ORANGE
BLACK RED GREEN
PURPLE YELLOW RED
ORANGE GREEN BLACK
BLUE RED PURPLE
GREEN BLUE ORANGE
Left – Right Conflict
Your right brain tries to say the color but
Your left brain insists on reading the word.