After all the excess and commercialism in and around temples in south east Asia, it was very special to meet someone who had a different approach to Buddhism.
Smart dialogue doesn’t always make for good dialogue or a healthy discussion.
We can get stuck conforming to what we think is normal that we don’t even question our own decisions.
Maybe, before criticising Trump supporters, we need to take some time to understand their fears. And our own.
Traveling through literature tells us the stories we don’t always see when visiting a place and sometimes it is more disturbing.
In times of abundance, most of us waste time or money, but it is precisely then when we should make build a buffer for times of scarcity.
I got a lot of great support after my last blog post, and I realised that I don’t need to worry about what you lot think of me. All too often it’s my own thoughts that hold me back.
If everything goes wrong, it is sometimes difficult to see the positive side of it. Fortunately then there are the wise (and often weird) statements of Johann Cruijf to fall back on.
In some ways I feel I am as confused as ever, but I have the feeling I am confused on a higher level and about more important things than last week.