Year: 2013

Dreams for Change

If you want it, then I really firmly believe you have to start to dream it and believe it. Whatever it is. Your personal future, the future of the earth we live on, our collective future. A lot of what we take for granted makes actually not all that much sense. Take the value of a piece of paper for example, depending on what you print on it, its value can be none or great, the value is assigned by an accepted agreement to assign it value, one distant century in the past people may have called this an unlikely dreamt up idea. So go ahead, dream the change you want to see and share the dream. Just remember how women’s right to vote was once a dream, not even so very long ago. Or how flying was a dream and now we all do it (or could do it if we saved up and chose to do so.). Dream, go, dream and let’s save our world with some inspiration. What do you think about this?

10 minutes Yoga

I have been feeling a little low and sluggish in the past weeks. Things have been quite stressful and unsettling in life and it has distracted me from eating how I usually do and from moving my body enough. I have already gotten a grip again on my food and thought I share with you a regular yoga practice that you can follow along to as well. In case you are in a slump you probably already know that moving your body and eating vibrantly will help you get through this. And if you are feeling good: of course you can only gain and feel even better.. I found this video on Youtube and enjoyed the mini yoga stretching session. I feel much better and would like to really recommend that you give it a try. One word of caution is that the side position, where the yoga teacher rests on the side of her foot and on one palm: this is a bit much for a beginner. Play with it but be careful. The …

Journey Journals & Resolutions

Indian Travel Journals, a photo by Birgit Deubner on Flickr. … when your mind wanders or your body travels then having a journal can be one easily accessible way of keeping yourself grounded. However I often don’t follow my own advice. So right now I am in Italy, staying near Venice, teaching English and feeling especially ungrounded. My yoga mat is rolled up in the other room and I haven’t put pen to paper in a very long time. ******************* Do you think it might be a good idea to make a new month resolution every month of the year and replace those with the annual ritual of making a New year resolution? What would your resolution be today? *******************

Escaping from oneself / Sharing viewpoints.

Seeing life through the lens – sharing pictures – Cambodia, a photo by Birgit Deubner on Flickr. I haven’t heard back from you yet, about your thoughts regarding travel and traveling with baggage. So perhaps it is as good a time as any to share one my reflections with you. A friend of mine said that you can’t escape from your ‘self’, but that just perhaps sometimes running away buys you time before yourself catches up with you. And it might just be this time that you needed to get ready to face this self or it’s attached baggage weights. Another friend of mine would say “Just sit with it”. Such an opposite suggestion when my feet got itchy and my soul yearned for resolutions to issues I felt. One friend would say: go and move while another advocated utter stillness and an inward listening. With time I learnt to understand my second friend and stillness is the greater skill, but it did take me years of movement to understand this. Now I need to still …

Traveling with Baggage

What do you think about travel and baggage? I speak here of both physical baggage and metaphysical baggage, and of course a journey can take place across continents or across the span of time.. What baggage do you take along and what baggage do you with you could leave behind from time to time or forever?