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 family”, “I have to…, I should …, I have to …, I should …”. And sometimes it says “I should Read more…

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 is being applied differently by every person. „Not even two people could truly speak with each other, for such effect you needed Read more…

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 versus life. Work as something serious, heavy, straining. The dry spell between holidays. Life is life. It includes everything that we Read more…

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 me something: “I already know!” Now it is dawning on me that (seemingly) “knowing” things could be something that stands Read more…

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 like to tell you a little story about what I have been up to since I handed over laptop, blackberry Read more…