Author Archives: Pieter Navis

Improving_Self Personal Development

Is There Anything To Improve About You?

Like so many of us, at one time I became somewhat obsessed with the idea that I could improve myself all the way up to enlightenment. I was convinced that I was here to make that realization and the best way to do it seemed to be improving myself on all levels. So I started […]
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We All Have Thoughts: How Many Of Your Thoughts Do You Believe?

So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. Alan Watts For me there is the idea that there is no such thing as progress or stagnation or decline. Sure, all three are present, but it all changes continuously. […]

On Life, Death and Impermanence

The Buddha said: “It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings.” (1) I’d like to tell you about a day that I’ll probably never forget. I was in Queenstown, New Zealand when I got a phone call. A roommate […]

A Lesson In How To Be In The Moment

In March of this year I wrote the following piece: It’s interesting to note all the inner confusion. Especially when you think yourself to be on some kind of pathway to happiness. Aren’t we all on this path one way or another? Sure, there are those who finally reach their true state. But for me […]
ajahn-brahmavamso Philosophy

The Importance of Compassion

The importance of compassion – but don’t forget to be wise Lately I’ve kind of been into Buddhist mode again. During college I first got introduced to the teachings of the Buddha, but apart from a feeling of recognition I never really got into Buddhism. The last year has brought significant changes in my life. […]
Picture 1 Spirituality

Being One With the Moment

Adyashanti – “Merge and unite with what is” The image ‘Oneness’ by Barry Stevens – check out his work here Something in me has the idea that I need to speak out. But I realize how futile that is. What is there to speak about? It’s the obvious which has been overlooked all the time. The […]
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Psychedemia; Exploring The World Behind The Trip

“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather” ~ Bill Hicks Today […]
adhd Awareness

Do We Need A New Approach To ADHD?

I don’t really believe in all the labels we put on ADHD children. I rather think that the current system of education is not suitable for every type of person. Not everyone is suited to learn hard and continuously while remaining attentive and sit still. But because we have organized our schools in a certain […]
fractal Spirituality

What is Beauty?

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius Beauty can be found everywhere. In a plant, a smile or quite differently.. in someone’s tears. Yet we tend to look away from it, for most of the time it does not represent our current state of mind. Beauty is not something which you can […]
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The Most Important Extraterrestrial Conference Ever Held

After seeing Joe’s topic (  on the upcoming Sirius documentary by Dr. Stephen Greer, I decided to do a little research on the matter. I found out about the website of Dr. Greer called This website is all about UFO and ET related disclosure. A statement on the website says: The Disclosure Project is […]

Are You Afraid of Others Judging You?

I sometimes judge myself even when I look at my cat. I then think about what he thinks is not good about me. Ain’t that something? A being which is by its nature Zen. And I think it’s judging me It seems to me that most of us are afraid of other people judging us. […]