Tag Archive: Realizations

When doves cry

It’s 3 in the morning but I can’t sleep. I blame the fact that the full moon is in Scorpio and the icon Prince just passed on for my sudden emotional need for… Continue reading

The Alchemy of Dreams

Alchemy: any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value It was two days before my 30th birthday. I had finally found… Continue reading

It’s not the places we travel to

It’s not the places we travel to That we fall in love with It’s ourselves The way we loosen our ties And let down our hair The way we suddenly start having conversations… Continue reading

When to hold on, when to let go

In the last dying day of the year, I let out a sigh. Someone holds me tight, and I realize, how much grief I carry, how much healing I crave. Palm trees are… Continue reading

On the other side of fear

I am cruising down the roads of Bali on a a scooter. In the periphery of my eyes: rice fields and palm tree-fringed landscapes, distant temples, street food warungs, a continuous flow of… Continue reading

Change of career, not of heart

I am at the early stages of changing career. At the same time, I’ve been doing it all along. I have always been kind and caring, social and service-minded. Whether I was scanning… Continue reading

The Ubud effect

The Ubud effect started already on the flight from Colombo. I ended up next to a Sri Lankan-Australian woman who was on her way to Bali for the first time. She had no… Continue reading

(Have no) Fear of failure!

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: Fear of failure The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Ask and you shall receive

I take time to sit down at my desk, with no distraction but the empty screen. A glass of red wine to my left. A plate of sliced parmesan cheese to my right.… Continue reading

If you’re looking for a sign – This is it

I’ve passed by that sign so many times but has it ever resonated with me more? With the backdrop of an endlessly changing sky, it speaks loud and clear about staying in the… Continue reading