A homeschooled human being who expresses the power of learning through unschooling! The topic ‘homeschooling’ is still tabu in most modern and civilized societies where it is thought that learning occurs at school. Before we express our inclinations versus or against homeschooling, we need to ask the questions ‘what is learning?’ and ‘how does it happen?’ One of the reasons why my husband and I decided to homeschool our kids is because we believe that kids need to FEEL FREE. Schools do not offer freedom. Hence, we need to ask ourselves whether what they call ‘learning’ connotes learning or whether it puts kids into a box according to which their minds get shaped and their creativity annulled. This video puts it into simple words and I thought I would share it as it gives the whole picture of what homeschooling actualy is: learning to learn and a constant search for the truth, or in other words learning from the soul, expanding meaning and connecting to your inner knowledge and spirit.Kids who are homeschooled become creators of meaning. They change the world. Their learning space is not the classroo. It is the whole world with its energy, trees,greens, mountains, animals, seas, oceans, lakes, rivers, flowers, colours,…
It is our own walk towards freedom which no one knows except you.
Not you but you – your consciousness.
So, make no assumptions about yourself. You don’t know you and you never will.
Your consciousness does. Connect to her and speak to God who lives in you.
And you will know who is you.
I am an active ashtanga – vinyasana yoga practisioner. Yoga is another gift which has been given to me by God. Yoga is part of my life. It is part of my day – like sleeping, eating and brushing my teeth. Of course, there are days when I do not practise. On those days my body tells me: stop stretching me. And yoga teaches me to listen to my body. Yoga teaches me many things which are all inside of me and which I myself need to discover through my practice. My practice is different every day. Sometimes I am more flexible. Sometimes I am more balanced. Sometimes I can’t be bothered and I totally lose focus and start gazing around instead of listening to my breath. And here is the most significant aspect of yoga: THE BREATH! It is not about the poses. it is not about how flexible you are. It is not about how strong you are. It is only about how good you are at focusing on the breath. When you focus on the breath, everything else follows: movements and focus. That is when you are balanced and flexible. Even though, the level of flexibility in certain areas does not really depend on your focus or type of body. It depends on your emotions: fear, trust, self-esteem etc. I myself am less flexible in my hips and I know it is connected to trust issues. i need to let go and surrender. It comes from the inside out. Once I acknowledge the matter, I need to loosen up and let go of my fear…that is when my hips will automatically open up. Everything is so connected.
The breath is our focus, as stated before. It sounds easy, but it is an art. Simply because we are made of body, mind and spirit and yoga is not only a body practice, or a mind practice, or a spirit practice. NO! It is a body, mind, spirit practice. It is a holistic practice. You tone your muscles, you strengthen your body, you become more flexible, you cleanse your body and you clear your mind FROM THE INSIDE OUT – through the breath. Not through a pole which you are lifting yourself up to “get strong muscles” at the gym, not from sit-ups or push-ups which ONLY strengthen your muscles. Nothing of all that. It all starts from the breath which is inside of you. The breath is your tool. Your pole. It is pretty amazing what you can do with your breath. In ashtanga yoga we use a special way of breathing which consists of contracting the throat muscles and therefore breathing through the nose from the back of your throat (ujjai breath). The louder the breath, the more you can focus on it. And the more you are able to still your mind. The slower and longer both inhalation and exhalation, the deeper you get into the pose. It is almost like a trance. You totally disappear from the world and you enter your soul. Your inside. The only existing world for us human beings. The world where all our secrets lie. The world which we tend to escape daily by keeping us busy with work, people, material things. When you enter your soul, you become mindful, conscious, aware and connected to your heart. When Bruce Lee says: “Empty your mind”, he does not literally mean to stop thinking. He means to become mindful and by becoming mindful, we become aware. By becoming aware, we start watching our thoughts and just be observers. So, meditation does not mean to stop thinking. We cannot stop thinking. It is a natural way of our being. It is part of us. Mediation teaches us to watch our thoughts and to stop judging them. So, when people say: “I cannot meditate because everytime I close my eyes, I start thinking about all the stuff. So, I can’t meditate”, it does not mean that they are not able to meditate. Everyone is able to meditate as long as you are able to breathe. And once you start meditating, you improve day by day until you get to the point where you become one with your breath. That is when you are able to still the mind, to silence the mind – to stop judging yourself and to just let go and observe what the hell is going on in there. And ashtanga yoga is a moving meditation. Every move is an inhalation or exhalation. Every inhalation has the same length as the inhalation. Every movement is significant. It connects you to the earth, to the sun and to yourself. Every drishti (the direction of your gaze in every pose) is significant and determinant for your focus during your practice. Ashtanga – vinyasana yoga: body (movement), mind (breath) and spirit (drishti). Throughout the whole practice you maintain the flow of your breath and you put the bandhas on (please look it up online as i don’t want to get to technical here).
I find it pretty amazing that through the art of breathing you move your body and you get flexible, strong, focused and cleansed.
Peaceful warrior is my favourite movie all times.
I have never watched a movie that is so meaningful, a movie that has such a significant message for the world.
From the moment I started watching it, I could not believe my eyes and ears.
Every word, every moment was just so deep and significant.
It represents life the way it is: timeless
Live now. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow.
When you live now, all there is is what you see at that moment and you see everything – all the colours of life.
So many things are happening in one moment.
Everything is so alive: the trees, the ocean, the flowers, the grass, the sun, the moon, the wind, the rain…
Everything moves in synch. It is all connected.
“You make that moment for the moment, not for the gold”.
“The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination.”
Life is full of beautiful moments and the “sad” moments are also beautiful. Every time I feel sad, people start considering me a person who is suffering. In reality, I am not suffering. I am living that pain. It is my journey.
The journey can be sad or happy. Both journeys are beautiful and I just love being present during that journey. I love every moment of the journey…it has so many surprises for me and it is mysterious because I do not intend to arrive anywhere, I have no destination….I just live this journey and go with the flow..That’s when all the synchronicities in my life happen. I don’t do anything. Things just happen and the energy just floats towards me. I feel so rich. It is an amazing and indescribable feeling. I consider it a present of life. For me. Every journey is a life lesson for me and I appreciate it and celebrate it.
I feel so alive. There is a really cool French expression I have recently learnt which I use daily to express how much I love living. Je kiffe my life.
This is my favourite part of the movie.
It is a dialogue.
What time is it?
What are you?
A warrior is about absolute vulnerability!
These lyrics tell the story of two twin flames who met and live in poetry. They kiss and play melody and fill the world with poetry. Blood is in the air and love is all they care.
When your green eyes penetrated my soul
and your smile walked me to the sky
is when I knew I had arrived in paradise.
When you were close to me for the first time
and the smell of your skin pervaded my senses
is when we moved into a melody…down to the periphery.
When your hand stroke my hand
and you said to me:”Let’s go to the beach and just be”
is when I felt the blueness of the sea.
When I first stepped inside…
I saw you sitting there playing your guitar…
is when I realized I knew you – that ain’t bizarre.
Your heart and soul felt not new…
And I knew I was in love with you.
When you invited me to sit by your side
gently penetrating my soul
is when I followed the endless stream
which took me to an infinite dream.
I was pulled by the wind and the water
…I felt your lips
and we kissed
and lived in poetry.
Sometimes I feel ice is touching my soul
and freezing it.
That’s when I find it hard to say
Have you every had this feeling…
when you cannot open your lips?
That’s when I feel
I need to free my soul
from that pain that is suffocating
Then I cry,
and warm tears are dropping down my face.
That’s when I feel
That’s when I feel
I am still alive.