De vicieuze cirkel (schrijver onbekend) 

Als ik blijf kijken zoals ik altijd heb gekeken,

blijf ik denken zoals ik altijd heb gedacht.


Als ik blijf denken zoals ik altijd heb gedacht,

blijf ik geloven zoals ik altijd heb geloofd.


Als ik blijf geloven zoals ik altijd heb geloofd,

blijf ik doen wat ik altijd heb gedaan.


Als ik blijf doen wat ik altijd heb gedaan,

blijft mij overkomen, wat mij altijd overkomt.


Maar als ik nu mijn ogen sluit

en mijn ware zelf voel van binnen

dan kom ik deze cirkel uit

en kan ik steeds opnieuw beginnen.



Uit het boekje ‘De Tao van Poeh’ van Benjamin Hoff:

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Brene Brown over empathie en sympathie; alles wat je kunt vinden van Brene Brown is de moeite waard!



Uitspraak van Mahatma Gandhi:

“75% van de miscommunicatie verdwijnt
wanneer we de moeite nemen
even in de schoenen van iemand anders te gaan staan”.


De beroemde clown Oleg Popov, ontroerend mooi:


Charlie Chaplin’s speech on his 70th birthday:

As I Began to Love Myself

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY.”
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person,
even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it,
and even though this person was me.
Today I call it “RESPECT.”
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “Maturity,”
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time,
and everything happens at the exactly right moment.
So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE.”
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.
Today I call it “SIMPLICITY.”
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health—
food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself.
At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.
Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF,”
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right,
and ever since I was wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is “MODESTY.”
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future.
Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening.
Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT,”
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick.
But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART.”
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems
with ourselves or others.
Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.
Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!



Tip van een client; “Als je echt goed naar de tekst luistert doet het me sowieso aan het hele proces bij jou/waar ik nu mee bezig ben (en met mij veel mensen denk ik) denken”:


Richard Feynman over ‘niet weten’: 

You see, I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing.

I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.

I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things but I’m not absolutely sure about anything……….

I don’t have to know an answer, I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things.


Harry Jekkers’ ‘Ik hou van mij’, zo mooi!