life art


I prefer to speak of spiritual development. That gives movement.
Movement towards who you essentially are, your true self; free from negative assumptions/beliefs about yourself, others and situations. If you want to or are already on that path – the Tao – you will develop self-awareness and be able to distinguish between your ego and your true self. You take responsibility for your life and do not pass on unpleasant aspects to others. Nor do you let yourself be blown away by anger or other negative emotions from others. You are moving towards a life in harmony with yourself and your environment and ultimately with everything. This brings peace and satisfaction and that is what you radiate.
You can imagine the path as walking over mountains and through valleys, with rest points where you pause for a while to learn something: reading books, practicing mindfulness, meditating. And more physically: yoga, tai chi or qi gong. It is usually also necessary to get to know yourself better, with your strengths and your weaknesses; This can be done, for example, through an enneagram-type interview or coaching; and by inquiry (open self-examination).
I would like to ‘spar’ with you about spirituality and see together which resources/methods you can work on this in your own way.

The concept of mindfulness
was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, an American physician/biologist, from Zen Buddhism.

The 8 mindfulness postures are: – without judgement, – patience, – trust, – acceptance, – letting go, – not striving, – mild kindness and – a fresh look.

Literature about this:

  • J. Kabat-Zinn. Healthy living with Mindfulness: handbook for meditative relaxation. Altamira-Becht, 2014
  • J. Kabat-Zinn. Wherever you go, there you are. Kosmos Publishers, 2003

Tao, the way
Everything is its opposite at the same time
There is no final solution
The road is perpetually idle,
yet nothing remains undone.

Zhuang Zi