Inside-Out

Not long ago I visited a workshop on self-development which I found quite inspiring and the essentials of which keep resonating with me. At the core is the profound distinction between “outside in” and “inside out”. I am picking up on this now because, once aware of this distinction, I find it hard not to […]

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Women spaces

Ever more often I look around to find myself surprised that I am once more in a room, or space, in which the majority are women. I have come to enjoy the atmosphere very much, also and in particular if these women spaces have come about more or less randomly. Take pottery for instance: The […]

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Patriarchy’s election victory

Originally, I had meant to write a blog on the subject of fear. Maybe it would even fit in quite well with what many people might feel today, since they heard the news of the unexpected election result in the USA. At least I feel quite fearful of what might come now. Something else occupies […]

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Being Now.

My home visit in Germany had started earlier than planned because my mother got ill. With that, we all came quite close to experiencing her death. I sensed how strong love can be in such moments.  Whenever I came close to losing myself in my “organisation mode”, I realised that the most important thing I […]

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I have to, I may, I want to. All of it.

Do you know this inner voice that always tells you what you “have to” or “should” do? I have observed it with myself and with others around me, hearing such things as: “I have to/should exercise more”, “I have to/should eat healthier”, “I have to/should drink less alcohol”, “I have to/should do more for my […]

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Fog of words

Words, whether spoken or written, are a strange thing. They help us to communicate with each other, to understand each other, and they can bring about clarity. At the same time, they can make things more complicated, lead to misunderstandings, bring us in our mind and out of contact. After all, language is “only” a technology and […]

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Work

What do you associate with this word? What does work mean to you? Do you relate it to joy and exuberance? Ever more often, it appears to me that I do not like the word “work” too much – at least not in the sense of what I perceive it to be understood by most: work versus leisure time. Work […]

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Not knowing

Did you ever consider your knowledge could be something that holds you back or stands in your way? Yet knowledge is so very important! From when we are children, we learn to accumulate knowledge. As soon as I knew how to speak, I would brusquely reply to my parents, when they were trying to teach […]

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Life is now

The slogan “life is now” was suddenly with me, a few years back. I woke up in the middle of the night with a very clear thought: “20 years!” The voice in my head almost screamed it at me. “I can think 20 years back and already felt grown up back then!” (which I wasn’t, but that […]

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Land of the long white cloud

Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud, is what the Maori call New Zealand. It is true,  the clouds here are indeed long and white, or at least very special. I have made countless photos of them recently, and my friends thus proudly claim to have the best clouds in New Zealand. Today, I would […]

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