• Connection & Lifestyle

    You´re not responsible for other people´s happiness: The art of minding your own business

    One thing that happens to me often, is that I see someone living a life that I think I would be unhappy to live and I feel immediately sorry for them. I meet a grumpy server or an annoyed post office worker and I think that they have to be suffering because life hasn´t been fair to them. Other times, I assume people are unhappy because they do something I won´t be able to enjoy doing and I project my resistance onto them. When we pity someone, feel sorry for them or worry about them there is always one person suffering and it´s not necessarily them. People might be happy living a life you´d never live…

  • Practice

    Live your best life wherever you are

      I remember when I was a little girl I had a tendency to save the things I thought were precious for later. For instance, if my parents bought me a beautiful pair of shoes I wouldn´t wear them to school immediately. I would place them very carefully in a closet, so I could admire them but at the same time they were protected from unwanted things happening to them. My nightmare was that I would trip up on something and there would be a scratch all of a sudden on my new shoe. Sometimes I kept them in the closet for so long that I didn´t eventually get to…

  • Connection & Lifestyle

    Tell the truth and the truth will set you free

      To tell the truth and nothing but the truth seems to be for most of us like an unattainable task. Sometimes you don´t want to hurt peoples´ feelings, so it´s easier to come up with a little lie instead. Other times even though you know the truth, you don´t want to hear it from others, because you´d have to admit that you were lying to yourself. It´s easier to go with “innocent” lies and live in the comfort of the stories we made up about ourselves and others. But, is it? Really? That´s what I´ve believed for a long time. I thought that sometimes you simply have to “enhance”…

  • About,  Practice

    The power of stillness – how to start your own meditation practice?

      The fundamental part of my spiritual practice is meditation. Even thought the way I meditate has evolved over the years, I rarely miss my morning and evening meditation practices. You´ve certainly heard about meditation, its wonderful benefits for our minds and bodies and maybe you´ve tried it a few times before or you are a regular practitioner. I would say that there are as many ways to meditate as there are people practicing the meditation. You can find endless resources elaborating on the topic of meditation, however, my intention is to make a practical guide and sort of dumb the whole topic down, so anyone and everyone can meditate,…

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    21 days of releasing judgment

      Every time we judge someone, we see our own faults reflected back to us. At first, it may seem that our irritation and anger are totally legitimate. However, when you look at the reason of you not approving someone else´s behavior, you´ll find out that you´ve been probably offended because this conduct is more than familiar to you. In fact, it´s usually something you´ve been consciously but often times unconsciously struggling with, as well. Undoubtedly, it´s easier to see these “faults” in others and by pointing at them feeling superior and showing ourselves that there is someone even worse than we are. These people who we are judging are…