and then you let go

And then you let go, and everything crashes. Securities are shaken, confidences tremble and fall. It hurts, you hurt, and you gasp for breath but it feels like there is none, just like the floor underneath your feet, which dissolves into thin air. You fall, and the best thing you can do is to close your eyes and lean into it because little do you know that at this very moment you start to truly live. Continue reading

DANCE!

DANCE!

Move, interact, listen, feel, act, react, let go, give in, stand out.

Life is technical these days. We are strangulated somewhere between naturalism, industrialism, workaholism, perfectionism, self-optimizationism. The world is becoming a machine, isn’t it? A giant clockwork. And we all jump and run according to its pointers. Continue reading

The Abolition of Man

Science, the holy grail of comprehension, despite being incomprehensible for many, still accepted with open arms. For most, science is that which generates knowledge. After all, art or philosophy didn’t bring us to outer space. Altruism never cured cancer and a poem never moved an aeroplane through the sky. Science did it, and science did it well. Much of what we appreciate about modern life had to be discovered, researched and explained. To deny that Science has been a blessing for humanity would be blind and arrogant. But to deny that science is not a blessing alone would be so too. Continue reading

walls

Why do we get attacked?
You never know. You can be out there, being yourself, and suddely…it’s there.
That one moment that makes your life crumble to pieces, that one wrong person at the wrong place, at the wrong time and in the wrong mood, and suddenly…it’s there. Continue reading

Why are we so insecure?

In the last months, I’ve been putting a lot of thoughts into the question of how the concept of our self-confidence and insecurity works.
From a logical standpoint, it’s always been interesting to me how we manage to detach our identities from our bodies in order to be able to hate them, to use our insecurities as motivation to shape them. How do we form an identity in our modern society? How can we overcome this endless spiral of self-hatred, blaming and body shaming? Continue reading

Life is a race – don’t join it

We are all running. Running towards a better future, towards a successful future. Running towards our goals, resolutions, dreams and expectations. Running towards a life that will be as perfect as we deserve it to be. Running towards happiness.

And we are running away. Running away from death. Running away from never having mattered. Running away from not having left any sign of our existence in this world. Running away from our failures and shortcomings. Running away from our imperfections. Continue reading

Carrots are made to be eaten

 

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

– Albus Dumbledore

When I was a child reading Harry Potter, I never understood this quote. I somehow knew that it was going to be an important one, but I could never make sense of why any person in their right mind would ever “turn off the light”. It took some growing up for me to finally start to turn it off myself. And then a whole lot more growing up to come to the same conclusion as I did when I first read this, that turning off this light is not the smartest thing to do. So why do we still keep doing it?
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