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If anything, I am an student of nature, forever learning how to live in complete harmony with my environment. I hope you enjoy these entries as much as I did learning and writing about them.


  • Practice loving awareness in January
    23 January 2020 · · 5 minute read

    It is January. We are in the final stages of Winter. The Earth is sleeping. Beneath the surface, powers of renewal and purification transform that what has passed into that what has yet to come.

    In these guided meditation sessions, inspired by the brilliant work of Jaap Voigt, it is my aim to help you connect more deeply to nature and its seasons. Fundamental to understand is that we are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. Therefore, the processes that are happening in nature are happening in you as well. By learning to observe your natural environment closely, you will better understand yourself. We too move with the seasons every year. These meditations will help you to understand what is happening in nature, and therefore in you.

    These are 10 to 15 minute meditations, carefully crafted with love. Find a quiet spot and go on a journey into nature. Headphones are recommended. You can listen to the guided meditations on Soundcloud or download them directly from my public folder on Keybase. And for those who like to read what I have shared, I have included the transcript below.

    Welcome to the guided nature meditation of January. In these sessions, it is my aim to help you connect more deeply to nature and its seasons. We are a part of nature and nature is part of us. The processes that are happening in nature, are happening in you as well. And by learning to observe your natural environment closely, you will better understand yourself. We move with the seasons every year.

    Today, I will guide you through a short meditation that will help you to understand what is happening in nature and therefore in you in this month of January.

    Take a moment of silence and find a comfortable seat. Close your eyes. Do make sure your spine is straight and then relax your muscles. Relax your belly, your chest, your shoulders and the muscles in your face. Surrender. Then focus your attention on your breath. Breathe into the areas that feel tense. The breath can be used to surrender to whatever is happening inside of you. Direct loving awareness to the area of your heart, feeling into the depths of your being. Throughout this meditation, remember to stay present, remember to stay silent and remember to listen. Know that you can always return back to the breath when you lose your focus.

    It is January. We are in the final stages of Winter. The Earth is sleeping. Beneath the surface, powers of renewal and purification transform that what has passed into that what has yet to come. We are in a time where nature is collecting energy, so that life can return by itself. New life, shrouded in death. Something, born out of nothing. This is the paradox of Winter.

    In January, the earliest, rudimentary beginnings of new life are returning. The spark of life has been ignited, but it has no form yet. Therefore, we cannot see what lies ahead, but perhaps you can already feel the rush of new life beating in your heart.

    So take a deep breath in, and take a deep breath out. Pause. Think of absolutely nothing for just one moment. This is where we are in the year. We are in a resting state. We are in a time where we are closest to our essence, which reveals itself only when you let go of everything that you know. When you plunge in the deep and dare to die before you die.

    Accept that you are not yet capable to give shape to something new. You are still gathering your strength for a new cycle of growth. Do not rush yourself, or you will most likely drain yourself quite quickly. Instead, become acquainted with your essence, directing your loving awareness to the heart in all circumstances. Stay calm and steady, undisturbed by the ripples of daily life and trust that beneath the surface your work for this year is developing itself autonomously. There is simply no need to push.

    From the depths of your own being, you are being renewed. New beginnings are made deep within. Can you feel this? In this month, our patience is tested as we are waiting for what is yet to come. If you take the time to practice loving awareness, you will know what is right for you in the moment. It is a time to gently get to know the new version of you. To discover yourself again in a playful manner and above all allow to happen whatever wants to happen.

    In your work, focus on the details that you know, as the new structures in your life are not yet visible. If they arise, resist tempting ideas that seem to offer solutions to your problems. We are not yet in a decisive time to set a new course. Again, allow it to unfold. The only time to act swiftly in this time is when something bad or destructive arises in your life yourself or in yourself. Try to keep it under control, because even the smallest disturbances can grow out to be large problems later in the year.

    Above all, enjoy this silent time and seek the comfort of friends who can help you to stay in loving awareness when you feel impatient. Trust in the autonomous process of life within you. You are doing well.

    And as we are approaching the end of this session, I would like to invite you to ask yourself: what wants to be born through me? Again, what wants to be born through me? Stay connected. Allow the answer to come from deep within. Allow the words to come to you by simply observing.

    Thank you for listening. Let me know how these meditations land for you and please tune in again next month. Be in nature as much as you can. Look closely and you will find nature’s wisdom hidden in plain sight. Allow nature to become your teacher. Namaste.

  • Rest in the Unknown in December
    21 December 2019 · · 5 minute read

    It is December. We are approaching the Winter Solstice, which is the darkest night of the year, after which the light will return, slowly but surely. We have come to the end of doing and we start a period of dreaming.

    In these guided meditation sessions, inspired by the brilliant work of Jaap Voigt, it is my aim to help you connect more deeply to nature and its seasons. Fundamental to understand is that we are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. Therefore, the processes that are happening in nature are happening in you as well. By learning to observe your natural environment closely, you will better understand yourself. We too move with the seasons every year. These meditations will help you to understand what is happening in nature, and therefore in you.

  • Allow death to take its toll in November
    26 November 2019 · · 5 minute read

    It is November. Energetically the Winter has started. The Winter is the night of the year where everything falls into a deep rest and we come to terms with the concept of death in our own lives.

    In these guided meditation sessions, inspired by the brilliant work of Jaap Voigt, it is my aim to help you connect more deeply to nature and its seasons. Fundamental to understand is that we are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. Therefore, the processes that are happening in nature are happening in you as well. By learning to observe your natural environment closely, you will better understand yourself. We too move with the seasons every year. These meditations will help you to understand what is happening in nature, and therefore in you.

  • Let go of what you no longer need in October
    21 October 2019 · · 4 minute read

    It is October. We are in the midst of one of the greatest spectacles of the year. As we expect nature to return back to its naked essence. We too, in our own lives, are expecting the death of the old.

    In these guided meditation sessions, inspired by the brilliant work of Jaap Voigt, it is my aim to help you connect more deeply to nature and its seasons. Fundamental to understand is that we are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. Therefore, the processes that are happening in nature are happening in you as well. By learning to observe your natural environment closely, you will better understand yourself. We too move with the seasons every year. These meditations will help you to understand what is happening in nature, and therefore in you.

  • Putting rest into practice
    5 October 2019 · · 5 minute read

    We’re in the midst of Fall. How quickly everything decays and turns to mud when the rain is incessant. Nature is working the soil, cleaning up and breaking down what is no longer needed. I caught the flu as the weather changed its course. The body needs time to adapt and in my case getting sick is one of the few ways that forces me to stop and take rest. As I am recovering, I have the tendency to push myself too hard too soon. Yesterday, my energy was spent well before the day ended. So I am invited to conserve my energy and take it slower than my mind would have it.

  • Learn from your accomplishments in August
    21 August 2019 · · 4 minute read

    It is August. Everything in nature is committed to pass on the accumulated wisdom of the year.

    In these guided meditation sessions, inspired by the brilliant work of Jaap Voigt, it is my aim to help you connect more deeply to nature and its seasons. Fundamental to understand is that we are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. Therefore, the processes that are happening in nature are happening in you as well. By learning to observe your natural environment closely, you will better understand yourself. We too move with the seasons every year. These meditations will help you to understand what is happening in nature, and therefore in you.

  • Three ways to cultivate discipline
    15 August 2019 · · 3 minute read

    August is a time of maturity and discipline. Nature has been productive and is now offering the fruits of her labour. So are we. In this time of the year, what we have manifested in Spring and Summer has reached its adulthood. We are now invited to direct our focus from the external to the internal again, and this requires discipline.

  • Most important questions and financial freedom
    26 July 2019 · · 3 minute read

    I have taken on a habit of asking myself important questions. The technique, which is recommended by Josh Waitzkin in one of his amazing talks with Tim Ferriss, involves training your ability to continuously frame your Most Important Questions (MIQs) throughout the day. After you have posed your MIQ allow the conscious mind to release the question. Do not actively think about the question immediately, but revisit it later. This exercise opens the channel between the conscious and unconscious mind and trains you to focus on life’s important questions.

  • Playing your part in the garden
    23 July 2019 · · 3 minute read

    Lately, I have been learning more about gardening. I was always drawn more to wild nature that ran its own course, but as I now have a small patch of fertile land, I have come to the conclusion that I need to garden. In this time of the year, nature’s growth is relentless. If I do not do anything, wild growth takes over the land completely. Obvious, right? However, this realization allowed me to connect to a deeper understanding of my role and perhaps the role of humans and other animals in general. If we are playing our part in a balanced ecosystem, we keep each other in check and are all contributing to the overall health of the ecosystem.

  • Strengthen your manifestations in July
    14 July 2019 · · 5 minute read

    It is July. We have come to a period of maturation in nature. We have past the solstice and the movement is inward once again.

    In these guided meditation sessions, inspired by the brilliant work of Jaap Voigt, it is my aim to help you connect more deeply to nature and its seasons. Fundamental to understand is that we are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. Therefore, the processes that are happening in nature are happening in you as well. By learning to observe your natural environment closely, you will better understand yourself. We too move with the seasons every year. These meditations will help you to understand what is happening in nature, and therefore in you.

  • Allowing to wither what you no longer need in June
    7 June 2019 · · 4 minute read

    It is June. We are at the energetic pinnacle of the year. Everything is fully alive. You are fully alive.

    In these guided meditation sessions, inspired by the brilliant work of Jaap Voigt, it is my aim to help you connect more deeply to nature and its seasons. Fundamental to understand is that we are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. Therefore, the processes that are happening in nature are happening in you as well. By learning to observe your natural environment closely, you will better understand yourself. We too move with the seasons every year. These meditations will help you to understand what is happening in nature, and therefore in you.

  • The moment of silence between sleeping and waking
    3 June 2019 · · 2 minute read

    A quiet mind is a virtue. There is a wonderful quote in the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, a Stoic philosopher and virtuous Roman Emperor, that reminds me of the importance of attaining a quiet mind in this life.

    Remember how you have been putting off these things, and how many times you have been given days of grace, and yet you do not use them. Now is it high time to perceive the kind of Universe whereof you are a part and from whom you subsist as an effluence, and that the term of your time is circumscribed, and that unless you use it to attain calm of mind, time will be gone and you will be gone and the opportunity to use it will not be yours again.

  • How to deal with an overactive mind
    1 June 2019 · · 2 minute read

    I have an overactive mind. It bites into any obsession it can find, looking for a new project to distract itself with. And then it judges itself, producing all kind of existential worries, like:

    • I am wasting my time in this life with irrelevant distractions.
    • Soon I will have no money and I will fail my own expectations of being successful.
    • The ideas I have are unoriginal and are already executed by others that can do a better job than I do.