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I write at least one long read post every week and share few short stories on Instagram daily. My chosen topics always gravitate towards reflecting on body, mind and transitions. I love and hate that everything is changing, and I wish I could embrace the impermanence.

But before I master it, I stop and sit with it. Breathe in and out. And share some stories. Now navigate to the blog section. If you like what you have read – subscribe to the blog not to miss updates and find me on Instagram!

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Tādāsana: on integrity and mountains

How is integrity understood in Western philosophy and Buddhism? What is a person of integrity? How to describe the virtue of integrity and why is it important in life? An overview essay to find answers to the questions the concept of integrity brings with it.

My review of book “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel A. van der Kolk

In the summer the twilight dwells almost till midnight and by the time it started to get dark, our stories got deeper and shadier as well. Facing the statistics of trauma in everyday so-called normal lives we had a lot of stories to get into. A lot of my friends are fixing their anxieties, depressions and other conditions, and going through various therapies as well as books.
So, the rest of my lazy summer break I spent reading a book from my friend’s library – The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk. I would say that was an antipode to the chill lounging around the garden, eating sour cherries from the trees and opening the occasional bottle of beer. The opening passage of the book is inviting but already frightening: “Trauma happens to us, our friends, our families, and our neighbors.

Books

You might find helpful some of these books. Every path is different but these books have been guiding and challenging me over the past years.

Buddhism


The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Robert M Pirsig

The Art of Disappearing: Buddha’s Path to Lasting Joy

Alan Watts

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Chogyam Trungpa

Minimalism


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing 
Marie Kondōō

The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life 
Joshua Becker

Psychology


Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman

Essentials

Life is simple, we complicate it. The more stuff there is, the more time and energy we spend taking care of it. These are my essentials for a simple and peaceful life.

[In progress: One story at a time. I’ll come back and share more.]

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