Weeds

Often I have to laugh heartily at human-shaped words – weeds is one of them. So a herb is not a herb, say a weed, only because it eludes human control. Because it does not do what we want, it becomes an absurdity. There are many things that have become preposterous because they are uncontrollable:

Perception

Perception. A word that we use very often without being aware of its meaning; it’s origin is the latin word percipere, which means “to receive, understand”. Nowadays we mostly use this word as a synonym for awareness. But awareness originates from old english “gewær”, which means to be aware of something. Hence there is a

Intention

Isn’t it interesting how much our perception is subject to our focus? Like in a photograph, everything in the background blurs except the thing we focus on. Depending on what we hold in our focus, our reality feels very different. For example, if my focus is on all the things I do not have, but

Structures

On closer inspection, structures are omnipresent in our lives. We do not perceive them because they are invisible – they are the grid that holds creation, the manifested reality, together. Everything in nature has a chemical signature, a code that defines its form in manifested reality. An embryo follows in its development exclusively the sequence genetically

Unalome

The Unalome is a symbol from Buddhism and is often described as a sign of the path to enlightenment. Since the concept of enlightenment is a very abstract concept in the West, I usually say that it is the symbol of the path from separation to totality. The symbol begins at the center of the

Demons

“Perhaps the terrible is basically the helpless that wants help from us.” Today I stumbled upon this quote from Rainer Maria Rilke, and it has caused a lot of Dadaistic thoughts in me. Not only that I fully agree with this statement, no, it also reminds me of a practice called Chöd, which was very