Category Archives: Mind

Inner Peace

In times of inner and/or outer turmoil I need a fixed point – a center of peace to return to and to rest my mind in. When I feel my heart racing or my head swelling of unwanted thoughts or … Continue reading

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The Empty Head

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by my own request to write one blog post a week. It doesn’t seem much: one small text of around 300 words – that’s nothing! However, there’s a whole process behind it, and my problem is … Continue reading

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Solitude Vs Companionship

On certain days, when admiring a solitary tree along my hikes; or nights, when gazing at the distant moon in the vast sky, a certain melancholy overcomes me. More than otherwise I realise the fundamental fact that I Am Alone. … Continue reading

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Passionate Cookery

Significant for the lifestyle I’ve adopted up here in the mountains is that I spend hours and hours outside each day. Just like the slogan of a German sports brand puts it: “Draußen zuhause” (At home outdoors). However, every now … Continue reading

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My Body is My Temple

“Don’t you realise that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Corinthians 6:19) Most of us probably do, but do we live out the real meaning of this quote: a harmonious unity of body and mind; equal, … Continue reading

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Books That Inspire

It is not the first time I read “The Untethered Soul” by Michael A. Singer. Already six years ago, I was struck by the simplicity of the author’s writing and how he treats the important theme on how to find … Continue reading

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Heritage & Environment

Up to a certain point we are the fruit of our heritage and environment. What our parents, teachers and other “authorities” taught us has formed us much more than we sometimes want to admit. However, even if we do admit … Continue reading

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When a Friendship Ends

The first time this happened to me I was a child, and it struck me very hard. Since then I have learned to handle it better, but there is no denying it: when a friendship ends, you experience an important … Continue reading

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One Poem A Week

For as long as I’ve known myself, I’ve had a weak memory. Recently I read that learning things by heart may boost your memory capacity. Why not poems? I’ve always been attracted by bold play with words, by unusual images … Continue reading

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Fall in Love

Close your eyes Fall in Love Stay there. Rumi You can interpret this lovely verse by Rumi (Jalal al-din Rumi, 1207-1273) as a romantic love poem, but I see it in a much wider context, as falling in love with … Continue reading

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