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How to drop the idea of “I”

What do we mean by dropping the idea of "I"? What does it take for us to realize we are not only our intellect, our mind, our senses nor our…

Having faith in ourselves

Today I received an email addressing the challenge of having faith in ourselves. I think most of us can relate to this issue, and it made me reflect. What are…

Letting go

Letting go requires that we are already holding on to something. Why do we cling to the things we want? What do we mean by clinging? If we want to…

Thoughts about forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive? How is it even possible to forgive, when all we want is to seek cover in the trenches, not to come out until our…

Thoughts after a train ride

According to Suzuki Roshi´s “Zen-mind, Beginners Mind”, in order to find your true self you have to have faith in nothing, just like the statement there are nowhere to stand.…

Loneliness vs. aloneness

In 2014 I visited Varanasi, India. According to Hindu religion, Varanasi is considered the most sacred of the seven sacred cities, and it is one of the most auspicious places…

Insights after facing doubt

In the Buddhist tradition, the five hindrances of the mind are identified as mental factors preventing us from progress in our daily lives. These are the ones deluding our judgmental…

Taking part in my own life

I am currently at my hotel room in Munich, and I thought I should write down the reflections I have made the last few days. This process of mine that…

Thoughts about life and death

“Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink.”- Suzuki Roshi What is death? How to deal with something that we have…

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