In de Tuin


In de tuin is alles volop aan het rijpen.

Wat stierf in de winter zal weldra reïncarneren en ook nieuwe zaadjes groeien spoedig uit tot hun volle Potentieel.


Werken in de tuin, doorheen alle seizoenen, helpt je om de Innerlijke Tuin op orde te houden


Your Mind is a Garden.

Your Thoughts are the Seeds.

You can grow Flowers.

Or you can grow Weeds.


Inspiratiedagen in de tuin

(data spoedig online voor 2018)




In een wereld als deze waar copyright soms vertaald wordt als "the right to copy" lijkt het me niet ideaal om zelf geschreven teksten en gedichten online te zetten. Immers op één van mijn hele oude websites anno 2004 stonden mijn schrijfsels effectief online en na een tijdje ook op websites zonder mijn toestemming. Verhalen en gedichten zijn er om gebundeld te worden.


Dit neemt niet weg dat het Internet vol staat met inspirerende quotes, van kleine en grote Westerse en Oosterse denkers.

Dergelijke zaken geven vaak een belangrijk inzicht, of herinneren je aan iets dat je vergeten was.

Eveneens inspireren ze om zelf de pen te hand te nemen en je diepste gevoel uiting te geven.

Inspiratie betekent volgens Van Dale immers ook bezieling.

Quotes uit het Oude-Egypte


Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion.


True teaching is not an accumulation of knowledge; it is an awaking of consciousness which goes through successive stages.


The best and shortest road towards knowledge of truth is Nature.


An answer if profitable in proportion to the intensity of the quest.


The first thing necessary in teaching is a master; the second is a pupil capable of carrying on the tradition. Experience will show you, a Master can only point the way.


You will free yourself when you learn to be neutral and follow the instructions of your heart without letting things perturb you. This is the way of Maat.


Growth in consciousness doesn't depend on the will of the intellect or its possibilities but on the intensity of the inner urge.


Every man must act in the rhythm of his time... such is wisdom. Seek peacefully, you will find.


All is within yourself. Know your most inward self and look for what corresponds with it in nature.



Quotes Rumi


My soul is my guide.


What you seek is seeking you.


Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there.


The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.


There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.


Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about.


The wound is the place where the light enters you.


The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.


Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.


Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.


When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.


Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.



Quotes van Native American Indians


When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.


We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.


Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.


Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a Mission.


You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper where the dreams lie.

Find your dream. It’s the pursuit of the dream that heals you.


And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.


When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.

So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists - as it surely will. Then act with courage.


May the stars carry your sadness away, may the flowers fill your heart with beauty, may hope forever wipe away your tears. And, above all, may Silence make you strong.


I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, but rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.


When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose.



Quotes allerlei


Learn silence. With the quiet serenity of a meditative mind, listen, absorb, transcribe, and transform. ~ Pythagoras


The only Real attainment is the attainment of the SELF…. And this is attained through Silence. ~ Ramana Marharshi


You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind. ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba


Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm. ~ Anon


The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. ~ Proverb


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi


The true purpose of Yoga is to discover that aspect of your being that can never be lost. ~ Deepak Chopra


Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.~ B.K.S. Iyengar


De wijzen wegen hun woorden op een weegschaal met goud. ~ De Bijbel


De vogel van het paradijs landt enkel op de hand die niet grijpt.~ John Berry


I still have troubles. They're just not a problem. ~ Maezumi Roshi


On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Le Petit Prince)


People are born for different tasks, but in order to survive every one requires the same nourishment; inner peace. ~ Sai Baba


The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature, and so find the stability and confidence you will need to live, and die, well. Meditation is the road to enlightenment. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche


It is but few who hear about the Self, Fewer still dedicate their lives to its Realization. Wonderful is the one Who speaks about the Self; rare are they Who make it the supreme goal of their lives... ~ Katha Upanishad


The Self in man and in the sun are one. Those who understand this see through the world And go beyond the various sheaths of Being to realize the unity of life... Those who realize that all life is one are at home everywhere and see themselves in all beings... ~ Taittiriya Upanishad


Just as rivers flow from east and west to merge with the one sea, forgetting that they were ever separate rivers, so all beings lose their separateness when they eventually merge into pure Being... ~ Chandogya Upanishad


We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature-trees, flowers, grass-grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. ~ Mother Teresa


In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.

~ Deepak Chopra


The man who sees Me in everything and everything within Me will not be lost to Me, nor will I ever be lost to him.

He who is rooted in oneness realizes that I am in every being; wherever he goes, he remains in Me. When he sees all being as equal in suffering or in joy because they are like himself, that man has grown perfect in yoga. ~ The Bhagavad Gita


Know you are one, Pure awareness. With the fire of this conviction burn down the forest of ignorance. Free yourself from sorrow, And be happy! ~ Ashtavakra Gita


The Self cannot be pierced by weapons or burned by fire; water cannot wet it, nor can the wind dry it. The Self cannot be pierced or burned, made wet or dry. It is everlasting and infinite, standing on the motionless foundations of eternity. The Self is unmanifested, beyond all thought, beyond all change. Knowing this, you should not grieve...

~ The Bhagavad Gita


He whose happiness is within, whose contentment is within, whose light is all within, that yogi, being one with Brahman, attains eternal freedom in divine consciousness

~ Bhagavad-Gita


All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. ~ Blaise Pascal


When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you every dreamed yourself to be. ~Patanjali


God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in the plants, walks in the animals, and thinks in you. ~ Ancient Sanskrit saying


The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. ~ Michelangelo


If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. ~ Henry David Thoreau


When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully - You will perceive everything! ~ Paramahansa Yogananda


Happy are those who are wise enough to seek contentment by cultivating true joy and peace in a simple environment. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda


Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. ~ Dalai Lama


If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up. ~ Deepak Chopra


Smaller than a grain of rice, smaller than a grain of barley, smaller than a mustard seed, smaller than a grain of millet, smaller even than the kernel of a grain of millet is the Self. This is the Self dwelling in my heart, greater than the earth, greater than the sky, greater than all the worlds. ~ Chandogya Upanishad


If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies, and so a man. ~ Henry David Thoreau


If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. ~ Rene Descartes


The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust


Life is in the breath; he who half-breathes, half-lives. ~ Ancient Proverb


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