Occasionally a question keeps lingering in the back of your head, when you tried but didn’t find a satisfying solution. You move on to other things and forget you even asked. Until, some day, you read something, or hear something, and suddenly you realize: “Aha! Now the pieces are falling together, the picture becomes clear.” … Continue reading Guard your heartRead more →
The children’s book, “The last guru”, tells a short and funny story that contains quite a bit of wisdom. I read it recently, and enjoyed how it reminded me of old insights. Yes, it “reminded”, not “taught” me. More and more I come to the conclusion that with all my pondering and struggling to seek … Continue reading The Last GuruRead more →
Social distancing: I have been wondering what it is, exactly, that I miss so much. What is it, that no emails, chats, phone calls, even video conversations, can provide? Why is it important to me to have other people in close proximity?Read more →
Someone mentioned to me what Jon Kabat-Zinn said: “When you pay attention to boredom, it gets unbelievably interesting“.
I liked the quote, tried to follow its advice, and before I knew what I was doing, I ended up investigating whatever anyone had said on the topic.Read more →
Senua, a Celtic warrior, is leading me on a journey into hell. A couple of months ago I started playing the video game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. In this blogpost I would like to share how the game Hellblade offers me a new perspective.Read more →
I have the habit of reading scripture somewhat regularly in the morning, using an old lectionary, and currently also the help of a diary ‘Stille omgang’ by Willem Barnard. Today we read Isaiah 14, and I started wondering about the meaning of it all, and what I am supposed to do with such texts. Does God still speak to us today through these texts? How?Read more →