Sevenfold Wheel of Thought

Posted on do 03 september 2020 in tools

This is a tool I came across not too long ago. It can be used in discursive meditation.

The tool takes seven questions and combines them with seven concepts. So, if you have no clue on how to approach a subject, concept, text, image or other object to meditate on …

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Mindmap around Early Retirement Extreme

Posted on wo 29 juli 2020 in mindmaps • Tagged with permaculture, forms of capital, early retirement extreme, saving rate, burn rate

Mindmap of ERE

  • why is it important to me?
    • freedom to persue my interests
    • takes money out of the decision making process
    • gets me out of the rat race
  • resources
  • observations
    • having no expenses means you don't need an income and you can immediately …

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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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PASTE survey food forest Weverkeshof (2020)

Posted on ma 06 juli 2020 in surveys • Tagged with permaculture, food forest design, Nuenen, PASTE

This is part of the design for a food forest in Nuenen.

This year we did a new PASTE survey. The data was gathered on 2020-07-06. See also the previous PASTE survey.

In this section we list the available plants, animals, structures, tools and events we have observed directly or …

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PASTE survey allotment garden (2020)

Posted on ma 22 juni 2020 in surveys • Tagged with permaculture, survey, PASTE, garden design, Eindhoven

Starting from 2018-09-01, Ina and I have rented an allotment at an association nearby. This survey lists the different species discovered in June 2020. For comparison, at two years ago I did the same thing.

This list is part of the ongoing design for the allotment garden.


  • Aegopodium podagraria …

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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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Workshop Design Your Life

Posted on wo 19 februari 2020 in workshop • Tagged with workshop, permaculture, ways of observing, forms of capital, bullet journaling, dragon dreaming, dreaming circle, community, life design, social design, 4 questions, vision, mental inventory

This workshop is in response to a question from Ana and Gábor for help with finding direction in their lives. The outline below is based on the process I followed for the design of my own life with additional resources from books, websites and blog posts I have read and …

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Learning Journey

Posted on do 28 november 2019 in tools

This learning journey or guided journaling is sourced from precencing institute. See their guided journaling description for more details.

1. Challenges:

Look at yourself from outside as if you were another person: What are the 3 or 4 most important challenges or tasks that your life (work and non-work) currently …

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Lessons learned baking bread

Posted on di 26 november 2019 in blog • Tagged with experiment

I have been making bread regularly since 2017. As I look through the photo's I have made over the years I notice quite a shift in how I do things now versus how I did them when I started out.

Notable changes:

  • I started using more water in my dough …

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Summer 2019 experiments

Posted on wo 28 augustus 2019 in blog • Tagged with experiment

This is a list of experiments Ina and I have been conducting in July and Augst of 2019. Some things I put under several headings as they contain elements of both.

  • ferments
    • mirabel ferment
    • beet ferment
    • ketchup ferment
    • sugar ferment
    • whole tomato ferment
    • hot pepper and garlic ferment
    • getting to …

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