Inner Power

  • 137. Kingdom of the Soul

    April 21, 2017

    I want to create a larger Kingdom of the Soul.
  • 136. Up

    April 20, 2017

    I can't change clothes. I can't get into shape. I can't just magically impose order on the thousand uncertainties in my life right now (again). But I can sit down and think. Slowly. Precisely. With care. Much care. And regain some sense of being 'up there'. I don't know how else to describe it. So here it is then, the start: A poem ...
  • 134. I Commit

    April 18, 2017

    Maybe that's what I need every time I feel I'm stuck and getting nowhere and having no clue. Maybe I just need to say: 'I commit.'
  • 118. This Is It

    April 2, 2017

    So maybe this is odd, but I swear - it has made me feel more alive than what I have felt in a long time. Just thinking, talking and acting slower - much slower - than I usually do. This is how to do it. This is how to get that quality - that presence - that mindfulness - call it what you want. This is to get what I longed for, but didn't know that I longed for until I felt really, really empty inside for months on end... And I have. But it is over now. I will keep this way of being here in the world up this time. This time I will be here - with every part of my self.
  • 113. For Life

    March 28, 2017

    These past days I've been feeling stressed - too stressed, thoughts racing, even my movements too rapid. Like a film set to go at 1.25 instead of 1.00 speed. And that is 0.25 points too much. This Will Not Stand. The quality of my life is measured by how I experience it and I have to chose to experience it differently now. Before it gets too late all over again. A part of that decision is about saying no to certain experiences, out in the world. Another part is saying no to thoughts like racehorses in my inner world. But above all I have to take it seriously and not just let myself be cascaded away by outer and inner events. I have to stop. And start over. For my life.
  • 107. Your You-Bank Account

    March 22, 2017

    It's so banal, really. Do something first. Just a bit. That gives to your soul. That builds up something important for the long-term. Do it often. Repeat it. There is still time enough for The Rest.
  • 88. What I Can Afford

    March 3, 2017

    I simply can't afford anything else than determination if I want to be happier.
  • 77. First Silence

    February 20, 2017

    The most important thing is still that I felt calm - much more calm - throughout such a busy day, with so many uncertainties in view. That must be because I detoxed. Cut off bad social media, bad news, bad noise. From the Internet. Only went with what was necessary So ... can I keep this shift real this time? Or will I fall back into the 'need for noise?' Is the inner silence and its inherent peace enough? Today I am not in doubt.
  • 65. Life – Thing or Journey?

    February 8, 2017

    I could try to say to myself every morning I get up: "What shall I do on this day in my life-journey?" (Or just: "On this day of the journey?") By doing so I train myself to see my life as a journey. And for me a journey has always been something positive. It has a goal. A meaning. Even if a lot of terrible stuff happens along the way and you get stuck for 3 days in an airport somewhere
  • 63. A Different Story

    February 6, 2017

    What you could do when feeling overwhelmed is to re-tell this personal story as if it was ... a journey-story. It begins not with a first step, though - but with a map. Our hero(es) are set out to go - like the Fellowship of the Ring - into the big confusing world. They need a map and they need to take time to make that map. So do you. But they (you) also know that once they have a map - even if it's just a simple one - the journey has already become a bit easier.
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