• Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Uncategorized,  Ways to the ocean

    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,…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Uncategorized

    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,…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Uncategorized

    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…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Uncategorized,  Ways to the ocean

    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…

  • Freedom,  Ocean creativity,  Ocean inspiration,  Poems,  Uncategorized

    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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    Fears have stolen my voice

    I’m starring at the blank page, frozen and can’t write a single word. Since the war began in the Ukraine all my words seem to be locked, imprisoned, in a state of fear. Fears have invaded my mind and heart and opened the chest of memories I thought I had buried a long time ago. I thought I had replaced these memories with a whole treasure trove full of hope, joy, connection, compassion, strength and freedom but now it seems to be hidden, protected with a powerful lock where the key is missing. Instead the ghosts of fears are all over the place. The fear of death, of losing loved ones and…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Poems,  Uncategorized,  Ways to the ocean

    Stepping Stones

    Stepping stones Stepping stones are guiding you to walk with a courageous heart. A heart that opens the door to a new world, that can climb over every obstacle in the way. Stepping stones are guiding you over every current, so that you can reach the other shore. A shore that seems so far away. Stepping stones are guiding you into the waves of adventures, waves of the aliveness of the heart. A heart that wants you to live your bold freedom. Stepping stones are guiding you into clarity. A clarity that occurs when the storms and mud have settled. Walk confidently, step by step, watch and listen to the…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Uncategorized,  Water sports,  Ways to the ocean

    Freedom is waiting on the other shore

    In the elements of the ocean 🌊🏊🏻‍♀️🌊 22. September 2020 I started my swim at 01.55 at Samphire Hoe, with shaky knees and a pitch black night and sea waiting for me.Before I got into the water I felt cold and was scared about what was lying ahead of me.As soon as I entered the water this feeling of being cold went away, the water felt warm and I only had to swim 50m to the shore, getting out of the water, feeling the pebbles under my feet.When I heard the sound of the boat’s horn I jumped into the dark water and took off to swim the Channel. There…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Uncategorized,  Ways to the ocean

    The umbilical cord of the past

    The umbilical cord of the past I had a chat with a friend yesterday and it turned out to become this kind of conversation with full of gold nuggets, with openness and support to find clarity, courage and to reveal the heart’s truth.I know that he wouldn’t want me to use the word ‚truth‘, because what is ‚truth‘ anyway,my ‚truth‘ can be completely different from your ‚truth‘. Is it more a kind of heart’s wisdom, the authentic self ( authenticity, also an inflationary used word) or the wisdom and knowledge of the soul?How can you describe when you recognize that the heart ‚knows‘, that you are guided by this wisdom?…