Hi there

Hi there

It’s me again.
I don’t know where to start, so I’ll just start writing.
Between 2008 and 2018 I have really gone “crazy” discovering me.
Between 1958 and 2008 I had been mainly trying to escape from being me, only to find out that it didn’t work one bit.
I said mainly, because the one wish I truly honoured in myself was to become a father, and that’s the most beautiful heritage from those first 50 years: a daughter and a son that I am really proud of. And the fact that I am on good speaking terms with their mother.

How did I go “crazy” discovering me, you might wonder. Well, first of all I started running seriously, and when I say seriously I mean seriously. At that time I didn’t respect my body too well, I didn’t listen when it whispered to me that I might be crossing certain boundaries. Not until it yelled at me by giving me pain, did I stop to listen. Several injuries in the past 8 years made me wiser, and now I tend to listen a little earlier. My second (more about my first later on) injury in 2009 brought me into contact with a Physical Therapist who gave me an interesting exercise to do: the Sun Salutions.

Doing the sun salutations made me aware of a different energy in my body, an experience that I found quite enjoyable. Added to this very basic yoga set of asana’s I also tried some sort of headstand. When I got up from this headstand I noticed it was a lot quieter in my mind. The clutter of thoughts just seem to have stopped, silence in my head for a few moments. It felt like very enjoyable to me. I had always known my mind to be occupied by thousands of thoughts throughout the day.

This experience led me to the practice of meditation, and all sorts of yoga, i.e. Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, the 5 Tibetan Rites, Critical Alignment Yoga, VinYasa Yoga.

The discovery of the effects of yoga and meditation on my body and mind, led to the desire to know my true self.

Eventually, this led to a total transformation of my thinking about me, my choices and possibilities.

To conclude this post I would like to share with you a beautiful poem:

Rest in natural great peace

this exhausted mind
beaten helplessly by karma
and neurotic thoughts
like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
in the infinite ocean of samsara

Rest in natural great peace

On Youtube you can find a serenic rendering of it with some meditative music

3 Replies to “Hi there”

  1. Michiel,
    Dapper dat je deze reis gaat maken, ik hoop voor je dat het brengt waar je naar op zoekt bent. Ik zal in ieder geval je blog met zeer veel interesse volgen. Succes