Behind the veil

Posted on di 19 december 2023 in contemplation

In English:

Beneath the hectic of the outside world is rest.
Beneath the chatter of everyday is silence.
Beneath the judgements of people is love.
May you find this rest, silence and love.

In Dutch:

Onder de hectiek van de buitenwereld ligt rust.
Onder het geroezemoes van alledag ligt stilte …

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Contemplation on oil, gas and coal

Posted on vr 05 mei 2023 in contemplation

  • oil is used
    • in powering machines for moving / transporting
      • raw materials
      • half finished products
      • finished products
      • people
    • in these environments
      • water - boat, submarine
      • land - car, shovel, tractor, truck
      • air - airplane, helicopter, drone
    • it is also used as a basis for
      • lubricants
      • solvents (in paint, as a cleaning agent)
    • characteristics
      • oil …

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Contemplation on money

Posted on wo 07 september 2022 in contemplation • Tagged with contemplation, money, global economy

Let's start with some basic questions:

  • What is money?
  • What does it represent?
  • Why is a bank note in my wallet different from a candy wrapper? They're both colored pieces of paper and yet we treat them differently.

What is money?

In today's culture, there is the understanding that if …

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Contemplation: Pray and Work

Posted on zo 31 oktober 2021 in contemplation • Tagged with contemplation, meditation

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 • Tagged with 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 • Tagged with contemplation, global economy

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 • Tagged with contemplation, meditation

Contemplate the following saying by Lao Tzu:

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 …

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