Don’t believe what you think!

When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life.

We are identifying too much with thought and or our body.

I am guilty of this too but I am offering to take the step out of the false identification, the ego.

We don’t want to completely get rid of it, but we want to be able to recognize it and therefore not to be in charge of our life.

The person who claims to got rid of the ego, is fooled by the ego telling him or her that he is free of ego.

The ego is a master of finding new ways to return. If you take away one kind of identification the ego will quickly find another.

I identify myself with some things like my motorbike and my kites and my bass guitar and after realizing that I wanted to be more free from ego I thought if I sell all my stuff I would be free.

Ding dong and that’s when the ego starts to identify with me not having much stuff.

If you identify yourself with the things you posses and if you get more of that then you will be more. Yeah noooo

I find the best way to be in charge is to be in my body. What I mean by that is to consciously make the effort to feel the inner body to be aware of the energy inside.

The ego can only exist in the past, so being in your body puts you in a state of presence and there is no room for ego.

Above all, the ego isn’t personal. It isn’t who you are. If you consider the ego to be your personal problem, that’s just more ego.

Tricky right?

So we have the form of identification with items we have, which is pretty short lived. Soon the feeling of wanting more comes , in fact wanting is even more power for the ego. It can dwell on the wanting for much longer.

Then there is the body identification. You are what you look like!

Tough on the ones that look good, because once their looks fade they become miserable or depressed since they are identified by the way they look. But also people that have disabilities, imperfections or illness can make that into their form of identity.

So the best way to be is in the present moment.

Not always easy but if you keep meditating and become more aware of the ego in your day to day life you will start feeling much more happier and content.

I highly recommend to read Eckhart Tolle’s book which I have linked to The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment here, it has been a huge help on my journey and I am sure it can help you on yours.

Alrighty, time to jump in the ocean.

Ciao for now, Hendrik

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Is it too late to start a new life?

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Don’t try to figure it out, your mind isn’t able to see this far, it is designed to protect you and keep you where you are.

I feel like I am a prisoner of my own mind and it can get pretty intense at times and make me feel immobilized.

I wonder if it will stay like this forever, but I wonder the same when I am in a joyful state too. So how do I gain control, or better how can I steer it in the right direction?

How many of us are feeling that the job they are doing isn’t what they are supposed to do but they have the financial pressure to pay the bills and support the family?

How many are in a relationship that doesn’t fulfill you and or is abusive, but we are too scared to take the leap, because we have learned to receive love and attention that way.

The way of us staying small.

Are you small? Don’t you think there is this unlimited source this version of you that is god like and free and knows and trusts?

I do, but I am just as scared as you to go and do this step, this big leap that appears to threaten who I am now.

Exactly it is killing the old me and that is what scares the mind.

The heart knows and is infinite and love and only wants to grow and heal the whole world. Well, there you have it I am taking my first leap and I am going to take you by the hand and do the same, because we are this amazing creatures that needs to glow and express the love that is deep down inside of us and I encourage you to grow with me together.

You don’t need to figure out the how, just try and think of the why? Why do you want to have a different career or different relationship.

Knowing the why is going to help you move and the how will come all by itself.

Trust you. Like I really mean it trust your capabilities, trust in yourself and the universe.

I mean what do you have to loose if you think you should write a book or become a mentor, if none of these things work you can actually just get your old shitty job back.

It’s not going to be the end of the world, it is going to be the end of an old part of you that no longer serves you. Now that is a step forward.

Is it scary? Hell yeah! Are you going to regret it? When you are lying in your death bed and you are reflecting on the things you achieved in your life will you be thanking yourself and me for writing this article to kick your arse, no serious would you be more happy to tell your grand kids and nieces and nephew, to go and follow their dreams because the only thing of value we have in this life is time.

Don’t waste it!

Ciao for now, Hendrik

Love you all.

Shoot me a message and connect with me on instagram if you like. All the best!

The struggle is real or is it?

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I don’t know about you but I am freaking out sometimes and only because my mind allows me to. I wake up in the same bed, with the same roof over my head, food is on the table and I am surrounded by amazing people.

So really nothing to complain, right?

According to United Nations 1.6 billion don’t even have a proper house and 844 million don’t have decent water to drink.

When I read these numbers I wonder what I am concerned about in my life?

Why can’t I always be happy?

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Are you gifted?

So here I am sitting in my apartment, wondering how the hell I ended up here again so quick.

Time flies when you are having fun right?!?

And fun we did have! Also quite time, cuddle time and conversation time.

Also big fat cat on my belly time!

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Nah he isn’t that fat just loves to get on top of you no matter what awkward position you might be in at the moment.

So what next you are probably wondering? Yeah I have it all sorted out in my head but I still need to turn it into reality. That is the part where I am noticing big behavior patterns coming up again and falling into bad habits.

So what do I do, how can I stop that from happening again. Hang on maybe let me clarify a bit more what I am actually talking about.

I know everyone has there own challenges in life and I believe our mission is to face them and to step through to a higher version (spiritually speaking) of yourself. There really is only two choices that we have to make, we can either grow/evolve into a different you or stay still/stagnate and repeat patterns, until we have done it so many times we finally change it or we take it underground.

I believe we then get reincarnated and have to do it all over again just in a different tool/body but hey that’s what I like to believe in.

One of my biggest challenges in this life is to feel worthy and create a healthy income that sustains my lifestyle. In this day and age there are so many possibilities to start your own business and make a living yet I was conditioned to believe that I need to exchange my time for money and work hard to make a good living and I have worked hard and I didn’t get a uni degree, I always felt like I am going to show them and become successful without a degree. There is a part of me that still believes that and wants that, but there is another part that say’s you can’t do that, you don’t have the qualification.

Generally we are lazy beings, beings of comfort oh yeah and it is so nice to be lazy sometimes, but then I have this part in my head that makes me feel guilty about not doing anything. I know deep down I can achieve anything I put my mind too. For crying out loud I moved to Australia to start a new life not knowing how I was going to do it but it all flowed because I was in alignment and I wanted it real bad.

I learned to speak English, not at school, no I quit English at 10th grade and replaced it with Italian. Not that I can still speak Italian but hey …I can do the English a little.

So I guess we have to learn to kick that part of doubt in the butt and focus on what our hearts deepest desire is because only then we can life a fulfilled life. It takes time and hard work and dedication, but it is a different kind of hard work because it is in alignment with your gift. We all have a gift but so many of us are too afraid to tap into that gift and take the leap.

I wish so much for my readers for myself that we gather our strength and take a step towards our deep down our truth our gift and make your world and the world around you a better place

I believe we can do it.

Ciao for now, Hendrik.

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What if I don’t do it?

What if I would have not followed my heart?

What if I would have stayed at home? How could my life be different? Well you will never know until you try.

Is it scary, yes for sure. Is the reward amazing?

Most likely. You don’t know until you have tried it and I highly encourage anyone that is not happy with the job they are in or the unfulfilled marriage the live, to listen to their heart and do the only thing that is worth doing.

Follow your dreams and fuck it. Just go for it, worst case scenario you get another shitty job you don’t like but you will never know what could have been if you didn’t try.

So fuck it, jump into the deep end and go for it. Life is too short to be doing things you don’t like.

Will it take discipline and hard work and dedication? Yep, but if you are in alignment with yourself it will also come very playful and with ease.

Was there ever any doubt to go to Canada?

Not on my side, but I had a few guys that seemed very concerned about my decision to go to Canada. I could only say, don’t worry I can only win in this situation, whether it is just a trip to Canada or actually a reunion and a new start with my lady.

I am sorry to disappoint the nay sayer’s but it was even more than a reunion and an amazing trip. It was a kick in my own ass not living in fear and worrying but trusting my heart and following it.

I still struggle in certain areas with that, but not when it comes to Lysanne!

So happy and excited for the future,

Ciao for now, Hendrik.

 

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It’s only just the beginning

So I am in Canada for the first time in my life and apart from it being french, at least where I am, I feel very comfortable if not to say home. Not only has my world done a 360 and put me from Australian summer to Canadian winter but it also put me back into the arms of the woman I want to be with.

Thankfully to the Wright brothers we are now able to fly around this planet in less than 24 hours. Man, it is truly amazing, we can sit in a chair in the air and watch movies and even get some sort of “food” at the altitude of around 10 km.

Take that in… why does no one clap anymore when we land?

Anyway, Canada showed off with all the amazing colours in Autumn and I was practising my camera skills.

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So what happened you wonder?

Well the story continues and Lysanne and I are back together and it even seems that our relationship is stronger than before.

After all, letting go only made room for new ways of being together, yes it was hard at times going through the pain of being alone again, but finally after I accepted it, it did a u-turn.

Quite a dramatic one, I have to add. Even though Lys had decided to go back home and do her own thing we were still very much in contact at the time and that was something we both didn’t really want because it just makes a break up so much harder to process, but hey there was always love and who wants to be alone anyway?

After a while it just became too hard for me and so I called it off again. This time it took, maybe a week until she called me again, but there was a shake in her voice that told me something wasn’t right.

She had a car accident with her brother driving and luckily even though the car was a ride off, no one got injured during the accident. It was quite a traumatic experience and it made her realise that she wanted to spend her life with me. Surround herself with the people that she cares and loves and so she asked me if I was willing to come and see her in Canada.

Guess what I answered?

Sad that we have to have almost a death near experience to realise what we actually want out of life. But in a twisted weird way I am glad that this accident happened otherwise I may still be in Australia.

And so the love story continues and hopefully never ends.

Now it comes down to me figuring a way out to stay in Canada for at least a couple of month a year and also make an income happening. There are so many things out there and luckily we live in a day and age where online income is not out of reach at all.

I am about to head back to Australia and will take the time to set myself up, so that I can spend more time in Canada with my beautiful girlfriend and work on my photography skills… Ciao for now, Hendrik

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Dialog with me or myself

When I wonder what to write I write in wonders!

Songs are playing through my head,

is it ever quite up there?

So sit and do nothing, but why I ask if I can scrawl through instagram and watch motorbikes, tattoos and kitesurfing babes!

Do nothing, sit straight…wait I am not sitting straight you say?

It hurts.

It’s gotta be good when it hurts, right?

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