Inspiratie

Video's

Emily Esfahani

There's more to life than being happy

Relaties/vriendschappen met mensen die je waarderen om wie je intrinsiek bent, een doel of missie hebben in je leven, ervaren dat je verbonden bent met iets groters dan jezelf en storytelling (de betekenis die je geeft en het voortdurend bewerken van je eigen unieke levensverhaal) zijn belangrijke pilaren in het ervaren van een zin- en betekenisvol leven. 

Dirk De Wachter

De Kracht van Falen en Blijven Verder Gaan

Het ware succes ligt in het betekenisvol kunnen zijn voor de ander, in het menselijke, in de verbindende wederzijdse kwetsbaarheid, in het laten vallen van onze maskers, in het helpen bloeien van de ander. Dat past niet altijd binnen onze westerse meritocratie, binnen onze efficiëntie-cultuur.

Growth mindset vs fixed mindset


Tekst & Gedichten

Draken

Rainer Maria Rilke

Wellicht zijn alle draken in ons leven 

Uiteindelijk prinsessen 

Die er in angst en beven slechts naar haken 

Ons eenmaal dapper en schoon te zien ontwaken. 

Wellicht is alles wat er aan verschrikking leeft 

In diepste wezen wel niets anders dan iets 

Wat onze liefde nodig heeft.

On Children

Kahlil Gibran

 

Your children are not your children

They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself

They come through you but not from you

And though they are with you yet they belong not to you

You may give them your love but not your thoughts

For they have their own thoughts

You may house their bodies but not their souls

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow

Dadirri 

Inner deep Listening and quiet still Awareness

Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr

 

Ngangikurungkurr means Deep Water Sounds. Ngangikurungkurr is the name of my tribe.
The word can be broken up into three parts: Ngangi means word or sound, Kuri means water, and kurr means deep.
So the name of my people means Deep Water Sounds or Sounds of the Deep.

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Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us.
We call on it and it calls to us.

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When I experience dadirri, I am made whole again.
I can sit on the riverbank or walk through the trees; even if someone close to me has passed away, I can find my peace in this silent awareness. There is no need of words. A big part of dadirri is listening.

 

Through the years, we have listened to our stories.
They are told and sung, over and over, as the seasons go by.
Today we still gather around the campfires and together we hear the sacred stories.

 

As we grow older, we ourselves become the storytellers.
We pass on to the young ones all they must know.
The stories and songs sink quietly into our minds and we hold them deep inside.
In the ceremonies we celebrate the awareness of our lives as sacred.

 

Our Aboriginal culture has taught us to be still and to wait.
We do not try to hurry things up. We let them follow their natural course - like the seasons.
We watch the moon in each of its phases. We wait for the rain to fill our rivers and water the thirsty earth…

When twilight comes, we prepare for the night. At dawn we rise with the sun.

 

We watch the bush foods and wait for them to ripen before we gather them.
We wait for our young people as they grow, stage by stage, through their initiation ceremonies.
When a relation dies, we wait a long time with the sorrow. We own our grief and allow it to heal slowly.

 

We wait for the right time for our ceremonies and our meetings. The right people must be present.
Everything must be done in the proper way. Careful preparations must be made.
We don't mind waiting, because we want things to be done with care.
Sometimes many hours will be spent on painting the body before an important ceremony.

 

We don't like to hurry. There is nothing more important than what we are attending to.
There is nothing more urgent that we must hurry away for.

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We are River people. We cannot hurry the river.
We have to move with its current and understand its ways.