When I was 11 my father allowed me to sit in his lab and steer the car. My mother and my three sisters were also in the car. On a long straight path he stepped on the speeder, and while the car was going faster and faster, he calmly told me to hold my focus […]Read more "Cars and Tigers"
We are familiar with two levels of our consciousness: Dreaming and our daily state of consciousness. When we are at one of these levels, the other level seems like a distant and far-away realm. Sometimes when we are just about to fall asleep, or just about to wake up, we sense the nature of the […]Read more "The fool in no man’s land"
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?)"
How fierce is the grip of fear on our society? I am a person who sincerely respect authority when it is genuine and for the common good. So called ‘authority’ in all other shapes than this does simply not exist in my mind: I do not understand it and I have no intention of understanding […]Read more "On crossing yellow lines"
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"