Category Archives: Poetry & Quotes

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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The Right Path

Happiness means feeling you are on the right path every moment. You don’t need to arrive at the end of the path on order to be happy. The right path refers to the very concrete ways you live your life … Continue reading

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Every Breath You Take

“Spiritual practice is not just sitting and meditating. Practice is looking, thinking, touching, drinking, eating, and talking. Every act, every breath, and every step can be practice and help us to become more ourselves.”             Thich … Continue reading

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Flower Fairies

Living among an amazing variety of wild flowers I could imagine being a Flower Fairy. I would fly lightly from flower to flower, spending happy moments with them over a glass of sparkling fairy nectar. I would imbibe some of their  lightness, … Continue reading

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Rest Like a Pebble

“Please, when you practice meditation, don’t make any effort. Allow yourself to be like a pebble at rest. The pebble is resting at the bottom of the river, and the pebble does not have to do anything.  While you are … Continue reading

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Breath is the Bridge

“Breath is the bridge that connects life to consciousness, the bridge that unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered,  use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again”   Thich Nhat Hanh, “The … Continue reading

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In the Fog

St-Martin has disappeared into the clouds again, clouds filled with snow. All this White fills my eyes, empties my mind, and is made for reflection and poetry. Im Nebel Seltsam, im Nebel zu wandern! Einsam ist jeder Busch und Stein, … Continue reading

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