As toddlers we need guidance, encouragement and sometimes a very clear and firm boundary. The boundary might appear in the shape of a clear and loud ‘STOP’ as we are approaching a dangerous cliff. The guidance and encouragement might show itself, when learning how to ride a bicycle: How to keep the balance, when to […]Read more "Nature-based leadership rising"
The elderly woman sitting right next to me in the subway train was obviously scared. Maybe she had been reading headlines in the newspapers about how robberies had increased at night time in the city. This was night time in the city. And this time she was scared of me. Most likely she lived in […]Read more "Fiercely Finding Trust (is there another way?)"
Last monday I found myself fully entangled in robes: My legs were tied up very tightly. My hands were tied up behind my back. Robes were around my arms and my chest. Was I in what you could call a ‘tight corner’? You could say, however I was able to turn my head to either […]Read more "The Kinbaku Experience"
On July 16th 2014 we were 40 men and 40 women who started the Vipassana meditation retreat, following the program which has been tested through many many generations. A program that includes total silence in the first nine days of the ten-day course, with the exception of brief talks with the teacher or assistant teachers […]Read more "The Adhitthana Challenge"
I took my clothes off. And grapped 200 kr and the key-chip for the front door. I walked down the stairs. I went out into the street. Nodded to a few people that were passing. Went to Cantino’s that is just on the corner from where I live. Standing in the door I waved my […]Read more "The experience of buying a pizza naked"
When I was a child I had what I called ‘the dangerous friends’ (‘de farlige venner’ in danish). As opposed to my mother and my true childhood friends I referred to them using ‘the‘ instead of ‘my‘. Sometimes – securely hidden in a magical cave we made from pillows and blankets – I would share […]Read more "Dangerous Friends & how to expell them"
My longing eagerly expands by the touch of your hands on infinite waves it rides from my heart it gently subsides Leaving a sacred vibrant space to feel to taste your embrace rejoice and shivering delight visits me at your every sight! /Johan Tino, July 9th, 2019 click here for a collection of my other […]Read more "Honored guests"