Home is where one is loved.
2,500 Kilometers in twelve days was quite a trip to make. The route: Shiraz – Kerman – Yazd – Isfahan – Kashan – Teheran. As I have already traveled to many countries, I considered myself to be open-minded for this journey. I felt all the more prepared because I have visited Iran’s neighbors Turkey and Pakistan.
After my trip, many people asked me about my most significant experience. In reflection, it is my realization that I had and probably have prejudices. The most important preconception: Iran is a developing and unprosperous country. I now witnessed that Iran is a wealthy country – and this despite the sanction it has suffered from for decades. … more
The name “Israel“ is intimately related to the Jewish people. The country Israel, however, is also the country of the Palestinians. About 20% of Israel’s citizens speak the Arab language and are Palestinians.
Israel is definitely the country of Jewish religion. There is not one single Jewish religious methodology. Jewish religion is as colorful and diverse as the Jewish nation. People of many different countries with many different traditions over the hundreds of years of separated practice are now reunited. They feel free to articulate and live their mosaic faiths in the way they always dreamed of, often burdened by a past of harassment, killing and humiliation. … more
to let time pass by slowly
enjoying the present
to let time pass by slowly
and miss tomorrow
The time of the fourth dimension
The era of time
delightful and depressing
Until this day
when yesterday, today, tomorrow
make no difference
(Photo: Linda Troeller, www.lindatroeller.com)
Plan the future
but never rely on it
True Happiness is in the present
Focus on today
[Photo: Linda Troeller, www.lindatroeller.com]
In our western culture, there are no longer any ceremonies which help mothers in particular to let go of their children. … more
What if the earth is like our body? What if the water is her blood, the oil the lymphatic system, the minerals her brain? … more
It seems so attractive to show off gigantic profits. It should be an obligation, however, to provide information about the social and environmental circumstances which were created to generate them. … more
Questions point to the roots.
Questions evoke understanding—
stopping to understand.
Questions demand grasping.
Question lead to the present,
to the beginning and end
search for cause, effect and goal. … more
One of the fundamental notions of family constellation therapy work is that
humans are born and raised within the family group and that one’s sense of
belonging to the group manifests itself in one’s actions. … more
Our relationships to our bodies are most essential. The way we treat our bodies reflects the way we treat the world because it is our first and most basic relationship into which we enter in our lives, and the only one which we have complete freedom to determine and to change – at least as adults in a free society. … more
If you are sad
You often do not know
how sad you are
until you cry.
if you cry and cry
and without doubting,
do you begin
Letters are the poems of communication.
This is my third day in Sicily. You feel at home immediately because the people here know what hospitality is. … more
Unhinging the World
when the powerful break the law,
unhinging the world,
spreading fear and terror
as laws no longer apply. … more
May 23rd, 1996
My dear Jocelyne!
It was such a long time ago that you inspired me to write down my experiences in foreign countries, and I have been trying to do it ever since. … more