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9 januari 2017
Life lessons 2
Written underneath was one of the biggest insights/realisations I had. Not for the first time and every time I realise it again the meaning of it gets deeper. I understand that loving myself is still a growing process. Loving me with all my strong points and all mistakes is one of strongest things I ever learned.
Love is bigger than an emotion. Where emotions are created by thought patterns based on the past, is love a universal value. It's the basic nature of all people. By looking outside of our selves we will always be running after the feeling of being loved. Working hard, showing off, doing what we think other people wants us to do, just to enjoy the moment we get approval by others, which is for our mind the closed we can get to being loved and cared about. Then we'll work even harder to get more love from others. In this case, the way we feel is always based on what we have or do. If we learn how to love ourselves in every situation, there is no need to prove anymore. There is no pressure to do things for other people, just to hear that you are a good person. And faking/working hard/pleasing will never get the feeling of being loved anyway.. we know it's not the real us, it's the fake us, so all the credits also go to the fake us. Not that the others know, but deep insight we know.
And now I'm ready for the Vipassana!! 10 days of total silence, no speaking, reading and writing. Let's see what that is going to bring
9 januari 2017 10:47 | Door: je pa en ma
Ha menneke, We waren al bang dat je jezelf was verloren maar zo te lezen wordt het alleen maar beter.
Geniet van alles wat er komen gaat. We zijn benieuwd wat de retraite je gaat brengen. Sterkte alvast
Love you xxxx
9 januari 2017 12:52 | Door: Sanne
Wow, heel mooi en bijzonder om te lezen Sven! Ik ben zo veel bewondering voor jou, je bent echt een bron van inspiratie. Benieuwd wat Vipassana je gaat brengen, lijkt me heel erg bijzonder en heftig!
6 februari 2017 18:37 | Door: Suzanna
There are many roads we travel
And probably most we leave behind
We continue to walk ahead of us
New fresh roads we want to find
And sometimes we wonder
If we took the best road we could
If we could erase them and start over
We often think perhaps we would
Some roads we travel often though
Off and on throughout the years
They get worn and sad and weary
And we shed so many tears
But we try to put them behind us
And trudge bravely on ahead
Trying very heard to not look back
But find great new roads instead
So no matter where we’ve been
As our lives we continue to unravel
We all just try to do our best
With the many roads we travel!
6 februari 2017 21:18 | Door: Joseph
Beatifull life lessons! Loving yourself is a great lesson to learn while travelling. Travelling really changed me.
"I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."