no sedatives

life would not be alive
if I’d believe
in some afterlife,
a soul,
a reincarnation
or heaven

don’t need society
to keep me locked
inside that dream
not my own

death and fear combined
the ultimate motivator
to look for what is
right here, right now

need the Fear:
the fear of death
to look for ‘no fear’
to become fearless

no time to waste


Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) september 2014 – @botanical gardens Leuven(B) – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG_8351

rainy day, starry night

a very warm and humid day for October
next a wonderful, clear and starry night

There’s a star called Capella that never sets
it resides far north in summer,
skimming the horizon.
It pushes Greek hero Perseus
and pulls Pleiades and the Bull.
And now it’s climbing towards midnight Zenith
to soon show its full splendour
in those icy clear starry winter nights …


Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) september 2014 – @botanical gardens Leuven(B) – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG_8354

Walls

Any method,
Any knowledge,
reduces you to a slave of that method,
reduces you to a slave of that knowledge.

Seeing beyond the knowledge
becomes impossible.

To see beyond knowledge,
To act beyond method,
one has to become open
one has to become vulnerable
and to admit the uncertainty of knowledge.

.

Next,
we’ll notice
the flowers
on the wall

related blogpost: a quest for knowledge


Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) september 2014 – @botanical gardens, Leuven(B) – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG_8198/8200

delusion

resistance to change,
is an impediment to growth

there is no steady state,
still we want to be in control

does thinking you are in control make you happy?
it will only lead to a never ending chain of disappointments


Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) september 2014 – @home – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG_8100