Category: Self development

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Thoughts on strangers

So many strangers. Aren´t we all strangers in this world? Who do we know when we first set foot onto mother earth? Nobody. Protected and shielded in our mother’s womb. All protected. All alone. But– are we really all alone? No. Strangers, sitting in front of each other at a table. The café is packed, no other space to sit. So, they had to … Read More Thoughts on strangers

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Letting the right people into your life

Relatives, friends, acquaintances – all of them people entering our lives for a longer or shorter period of time. Some of them staying. Some of them only for a while. All of them influencing us in one way or another. Every single person will have an impact on you. Will leave something of themselves with you. Therefore, it is so crucial to know who … Read More Letting the right people into your life

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My hypnosis experience

During my travels through India I got in contact with a lot of spiritual practises. One of them was hypnosis. A practise I didn´t know much about before. I just had a gut feeling I should go and try it out. I had no idea what to expect – and never could have imagined what I was about to experience.   It all started … Read More My hypnosis experience

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Can a Vipassana change your life?

Vipassana – powerful meditation technique I talked about in last weeks post. If you missed it, find out more about it here! In this post, I want to look back on my experiences and reflect on what changed after the 10 days of my Vipassana mediation were over. I am going to go back to the questions I was thinking about as well as … Read More Can a Vipassana change your life?

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Why meditate in silence for 10 days?

Vipassana – a silent mediation, an ancient meditation technique Buddha used and taught to his students. But what is it exactly? How does it work and why? What is a Vipassana? Vipassana is a meditation technique. Several courses to learn the technique are offered all around the world. These courses can last 1, 3, 7, 10, 20, 30, 60 or 90 days. As a … Read More Why meditate in silence for 10 days?

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Learn to trust your intuition!

Being able to trust your instincts, knowing when to trust a person and when to rather walk away can be crucial. Getting to know your inner voice, getting in touch with the very first feeling about a person can be so important when having to come to a decision whether or not to trust someone. If you form a habitude of listening to this … Read More Learn to trust your intuition!

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Laughing meditation 

Meditation – something that has helped and continues to help me a lot in my life. During my yoga teacher training in India my classmates and I experienced a lot of different forms of meditation. Especially some group meditations I want to describe in more detail as they are a beautiful tool to unite a group and bring the members closer together. Laughing meditation … Read More Laughing meditation 

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Trapped emotions

And how important it is to deal with them. During my Yoga Teacher Training in India, I learned about emotional blockages in our body and to never underestimate the power of your emotions. I experienced myself how important it is to deal with them and to eventually let them go. A difficult road Dealing with your emotions might not always be easy – in … Read More Trapped emotions

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Going to India

India. A far away, mysterious country we normally don´t know much about. Most likely we will associate it with poverty and chaos. A huge country with a lot of different faces. A country I still cannot believe I will visit in only a few days, starting on the 1st of December. Anticipations I felt it now was about time to write down some anticipations, … Read More Going to India

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How to welcome change in your life

Change. Something we all have to face again and again from time to time in our life. As Buddhism teaches, the only thing constant in life is change. The only thing that we can always be certain of is change. Nothing will always stay the same. No matter how much we might want things to remain as they are, no matter how much we … Read More How to welcome change in your life

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How to let go of material possessions

Materialism. It´s all around us. It a product of the society we are living in, of what we consider a normal life. It´s what keeps this society going, growing, producing. By buying, wanting and demanding. We drive, the steering wheel firmly in our hands, directly to consuming and demanding, leading to producing more and more. Trapped in this faster and faster spinning circle it´s … Read More How to let go of material possessions

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Not feeling at home anywhere?

Where is your home? Where do you feel most at ease, laid back and comfortable? Is it the place where you grew up? Comfortable and cozy in your familiar surroundings? Or is it somewhere far, far away from the environment that felt so close before? Could it be anywhere? Could it be nowhere? Where do I feel at home? This question has been with … Read More Not feeling at home anywhere?