Why this site?
I love to write and share, and I already blog in Dutch since 2004. Since a few years through this site: katjalinders.nl
English always felt like a natural language for me too, and a few months into my adventure in Ireland, I decided to make an English site as well. I am not fluent in English, so there might be some wrong use of words or grammatical faults.
I decided to follow my heart and combine a few dormant desires. The plan: i quit my rent, got rid of loads of stuff, left The Netherlands for a while to go to Ireland to do some voluntary projects for room and board. My new adventure started at the beginning of August 2016.
I started as a volunteer at the beautiful and serene Dzogchen Beara, a Buddhist meditation center in the middle of nowhere, with a hostel (where i lived), cottages, a care centre, meditation rooms and a nice cafe/bookshop. The plan was to be there for at least 2 months, maybe three. I really enjoyed it and they liked me being there, so I ended up staying there until halfway January 2017.
After a short visit to The Netherlands I went back to Ireland again to do more voluntary work at another place. Then I was drawn back to Dzogchen Beara.
It was a great adventure, but for a few reasons It felt better to go back to the Netherlands.Since the beginning of 2018 my adventure called ‘life’ continues in the Netherlands.
Why this name?
Because i experience time after time that enjoying life can be a change of mind. And if i’m really tapping into the energy of life, there are plenty of moments where i can by happy, sometimes without an obvious reason.
My view of life
The world is an even nicer and better place if people take the time to listen better to their heart, take their interests and talents seriously and will do what which feels good. With care for themselves, others and the world. With at least a touch of humor, self-knowledge, openness and willingness to learn.
If you know what you are (not) good at, where your heart will (not) beat faster from and how to make choices that are based on that, it will lead to greater life enjoyment, satisfaction, peace and productivity. By my way of living and working I want to contribute to this view as much as possible.
Questions? Remarks? Something to share?