Contemplation: Pray and Work

Posted on zo 31 oktober 2021 in contemplation

I recently visited the abby of Val Dieu in Aubel, Belgium. The abby was founded in by Cistercian monks in the beginning of the 13th century. The Cistercian order followed the Rule of Saint Benedict as guidelines for their order. The motto Ora et Labora is associated with these guidelines …


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Contemplation on wind

Posted on di 03 augustus 2021 in contemplation

Hello, my name is Air Flow. You may also know me as wind, breeze, storm, gale or gust. People also have called me far worse.

I am a child of the heavens and I am powered by the sun. I have two siblings: Water Flow and Lava Flow. There's a …


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Contemplation on global economy and society

Posted on zo 26 juli 2020 in contemplation

Contemplate on the notion that our global economy is alive and can be likened to an animal.

Key insights:

  • alive:
    • requires at least a constant flow of energy to sustain itself
    • emergent behaviour from a large number of smaller elements
    • arises, persists over a period of time, fades away
    • referred …

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Contemplation from thought to destiny

Posted on vr 08 mei 2020 in contemplation

Contemplate the following saying:

Sow a thought, reap a word;
Sow a word, reap an action;
Sow an action, reap a habit;
Sow a habit, reap a character;
Sow a character, reap a destiny.

Key insights:

Circle from thought to destiny
  • thoughts and words are predictions (mental formations about the future)
  • habits and character are …

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