Once upon a time there was a small boy. His life story was not entirely standard. As a baby he floated in a bulrush basket on the great river Nile. He was born to parents who lived in such a politically unsafe situation that they put him into the water in a basket, because otherwise he would certainly be killed anyway.
Floating on the water, he was found by a princess. Read more…
Read here the forword of my workbook by Wil Derkse, an oblat in a monastery and a well- known author of many books about monastic spirituality.
We had an autumnbreak here and decided to drop everything and go back to Osijek, Croatia, with Femke and Laurens. Read more how we dived back into 7 communities or their representatives.
Today, we put an end to the 7 week mini course HOLD ON., a holistic rule of life to make the hectic pace of everyday life manageable by implementing elements from monasticism.
I won’t keep you long. In a word, this last lesson is about evaluation. Examine. Look back. Are you satisfied? What could be done differently or better another time? What am I doing, why am I in this world? And so you shape and refine your rule of life and start again next time.
No, not your phone’s. I think that is clear. This is about recharging the battery of your very soul.
Mini Introduction Course HOLD ON., Part 5 (of 7)
This is already the sixth and nearly last time that you are receiving an email in your inbox about the playful, holistic Rule of Life.
These seven weeks, I’m taking you step by step in a mini introduction course HOLD ON., a holistic Rule of Life. This rule makes the hectic pace of everyday life manageable using elements from monasticism. I hope that you are enjoying it so far!
If you see these garden images, you might think that gardening is all nice and lovely. Don’t think that there is no setback: louse in the apple tree, the Colorado potato beetle that eats the…
When does your heart beat faster? Mine gets going if I’m being a hostess. Then I’m really in my element. The more people at the kitchen table, the happier I am. I wrote a blog earlier this week: The great gift of the guest.
Maybe you think: “Pfft. Guests! Serving others, strangers – is there enough in the house? Help! I’m tired just thinking of it.” That is possible. Because…
“What is a difficult situation for you?” I ask him. He stared into space for a long time, weighing his words. I wait patiently, curious to see what he comes up with.
Two days in advance he sent an app: “
Wow! This isn’t really a light-hearted question? It’s more a question that you sometimes think about all your life: Why am I in the world? What am I actually doing here? Where am I from, where am I going? What makes me unique?
This is the third Friday you will receive an email in your box regarding the Playful Rule of Life Introduction course.
Here you have it: Chapter 2 of the Small Online Course about a Rule of life.
Most days, it’s probably the same game over and over again. Your alarm bell rings and you get up. And what’s next? What makes a good start to your day? What does that look like…
Spring is late here in the Northern Parts of Europe. But, when I am writing this I can hardly believe that I made this small videoclipp only last week. The garden is changing now every…