Freedom

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    The stages of the journey to freedom – a book intro

    Freedom is waiting on the other shore This title came to me even before I had written a single word. These words were in my mind as a guideline what this book is all about:  It’s about a journey to freedom, about going on adventures and exploring other shores but also about the waiting part of this journey, of things that are holding you back, the fear of leaving the safe shore, the life you already know. Sometimes the journey needs patience or stepping back. These kinds of journeys come in cycles, in the process of letting go, of healing and transformation and then beginning anew.  The journey to freedom…

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    What does freedom look like?

    Is freedom a place you can choose, a place where you feel home and you belong? Is it the choice to leave the known behind, letting go of the old? Is freedom timeless, or the time you choose to spend with what makes you feel alive and joyful? Is it choosing something that gives your life a touch of eternity? Is freedom earning and spending your resources and energy for something that is meaningful to you, that gives your life and others purpose? Is freedom being connected to a source that makes your life flow in abundance? Is freedom only a feeling that you have access to wherever you are,…

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    A new way of defining success

    How do you define success for yourself? When do you feel successful? Is it even something you strive for? I think we can’t escape the constant drive for success, accomplishment and productivity. Our society and how we were raised in the capitalistic world rules this way. Is there a way out of this burden? When someone asks me how I define success for myself, I always say that it would feel like freedom, connection, abundance, joy, creativity, authenticity. But what if these terms are only a different description of the same striving and hustle culture: a striving to avoid, to get away from a feeling like sadness, loneliness, heaviness, separation,…

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    Are we addicted to the future?

    Is the hustle culture, the striving and becoming more productive and successful preventing us from living our life in the here and now? Are these endless to-do-lists a sign how disconnected we became to ourselves, to what really matters in life? Is this clinging to an outcome, to a specific goal a kind of addiction, an attachment to a future we wish we can control? Are we addicted to creating a comfort zone that makes us feel safe and successful, that we are in charge, a place where we don’t have to feel insecurities, fear, loneliness and uncertainty? Do we give in to the false belief that we only have…

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    Step into joy – The endless summer

    I want to tell you a story about summer, about a time when you felt so free because the holidays started, about a time when you woke up in the morning without worrying what might come your way, when you were excited about the day and the adventures you were going to experience. You know this summer feeling when no one bothers you with tasks to do, when you don’t feel anxious about the things you have to face, a time when you could put all these expectations weighing on you aside and only be yourself, experiencing new things, getting to play the whole day in the sun. These days…

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    The rebirth of freedom

    I wanted to be free my whole life but fears have always cut my wings. When I started to dare, to push myself against the wind of conformity and rules, it felt like falling from the edge.They say that the safety net will appear when you are leaping, but my mind was only reaching for the last hold.My body was screaming for help but nothing did appear, only my heart was growing wings. Am I giving in? Am I letting go of everything that is weighing me down? The sweet surrender of flying? I was falling further and further. There was no safety net, only the waves waiting to devour…

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    The world needs an ocean of rebellious women and men

    Ever since I was a young teenager I have been fascinated by existentialists. Their philosophy of freedom, that you are the creator of your own life, always comforted me when I had to go through tough times. The concept of having a choice to act against an unfree world and a sad existence was a light of hope for me. I didn’t feel comfortable in my body as a young woman, I felt trapped and unfree because of taking on the ‘role of a woman’ society and education puts on me. Everything within me rebelled against the “one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” I wanted to be…

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    On the way

    On the way What is behind the rain? A life like a movie? Where I can dive deep into a world I’ve never seen before? Where I can discover the magic of the ocean? Where will I go, when this life seems so far away?  Who do I want to become? I’m on the way, even if I can’t see the horizon, even if I don’t know where to start. I’m already on my way, searching for silence, for moments of peace within. I know I have to go, even if I feel scared at times. I can’t wait any longer. I’ll catch the rain, every drop and let them…

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    When I started to listen, I stepped into the healing journey of my life

    Disconnection I went into a burnout episode recently. Although I thought that I had all the tools to prevent this, I was sad and depressed and didn’t know what to do and why it has happened to me again. Why did I fall off the bandwagon and get into the mode of running through my life feeling disconnected from myself, feeling lost as if all the joy in my life has abandoned me? I was so disconnected from how I want to feel, from how I dream my life could be. I missed the feeling of aliveness, when you explore new things or go on little trips and adventures, the…

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    I start to choose anew

    My body and mental health are showing me the signs: I’m in burnout mode I feel exhausted, tired, depressed. I can’t sleep in the night because I worry too much about my future. I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning, things and activities that normally bring me joy leave me sad, everything seems to be grey although the spring season paints a colourful picture. I feel disconnected and I fear what the next days might bring: I’m afraid of my job. I’m afraid that I get ill again. I’m afraid of losing my joy and the connection to my heart and soul. I’m afraid of losing…