Category Archives: Poetry & Quotes

Poetizing Life

When I read the expression “to poetize life” it instinctively appealed to me, even though I wasn’t really sure what it meant. Checking up the expression I learned that to poetize life means to “bring beauty and love to man, … 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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Free Inner and Outer Spaces

Where I live should reflect who I am. I want my need for inner peace to be reflected by a harmonious, uncluttered home. I’m not striving for Japanese purity, but I need free surfaces. Alas, I am still attached to … Continue reading

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Be There For Your Tea

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the whole earth revolves. Thich Nhat Hanh Why is it so difficult to do everyday actions mindfully? Because we’re on automatic pilot, having done these things … 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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Reflect in Writing

Certain people only reflect in writing. To reflect was a manual activity for him.* Amin Maalouf: Les désorientés Recently I discovered the author Amin Maalouf, and I can only recommend him for a really good read. (Unfortunately the book “Les … Continue reading

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Happiness is a State of Mind

“Happiness is a state of mind, a feeling above all other feelings that allows us to know that it’s good to be alive, that our existence has a meaning, and that we are where we belong.” Daphne Rose Kingma: “A … Continue reading

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Homo Consumens

”The Homo consumens is under the illusion of happiness, while unconsciously he suffers from his boredom and passivity. The more power he has over machines, the more powerless he becomes as a human being; the more he consumes, the more … Continue reading

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Living a Poetic Life

What does it mean to live a poetic life? For me it means to live in full awareness, with all senses open; being filled with warmth, love and light. Approaching life that way I see and feel beauty everywhere – … Continue reading

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