sometimes life asks you to switch off all the noise and come back to silence to find out where you are supposed to go and what you really want to achieve. in the last view weeks i had to make some important choices for myself. i decided to stay in barcelona. this was not so easy, because part of me who wants to travel more and run away further, is missing out on some adventures. but to make loving connection it is not helpful to say goodbye after a view days, weeks or month again and again. so now the other part of me who like to connect deeply, in meaningful relationships is gaining a lot and feels more complete in the decision to settle.
in order to figure this out, i disconnected myself from most of the media world and used the internet only a view times a week on purpose. that helped to connect with myself and the people physically next to me, and my surroundings and myself. thats why it was very silent here. but i am happy to get comments that tell me to keep on bloging. thanks for your support. i will continue sharing my thoughts more frequently.
thanks to my dear friend tina for this great video that comes just at the right time!
the book silence of the important mindfulness guiding spirit thich nhat hanh gives many insights in the art of quieten the mind. i was sucked into it from the first page:
“we spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. to be alive and walk on earth is a miracle, and yet most of us are running as if there were better place to go to. there is beauty calling to us every day, every hour, but we are rarely in a position to listen. this basic condition for us to be able to hear the call of beauty and respond to it is silence. if we don’t have silence in ourselves – then we can´t hear beauty´s call.
there is a radio playing in our head, radio station nst: non stop thinking. our mind is filled with noise, and that´s why we can´t hear the call of life, the call of love. our heart is calling us but we don´t hear. we don´t have time to listen to our heart.”
for any of you who feel like me sometimes a bit confused what their heart is telling them i recommend this book. it includes some breathing and meditation exercises that helps to connect in everyday life back to yourself. with silence we are free to hear, to see – and simply be.