I think it is important that my teachers are honored. In my development, outside of traditional school, I owe most to my teachers Saskia and Peter from Vidarte. Also UNLP and my various American teachers such as Tad James and John Grinder are important.
This website is how I want to continue the work of my teachers.
Indeed … such an ‘about us’ page has a ‘ mission ‘. Let me tell you something: I don’t have one.
I’m no good at all. I enjoy steaks, including the carbon footprint I leave behind.
I could put up a story here about “what I contribute” or “we are all one” but I’m really just selfish and arrogant.
Who really contributes what? These are the people who spontaneously decide to help a refugee, the friendly bus drivers, the people who donate to good causes …
Not me, behind my computer, with my buzz words. But probably you do, with your captivating smile and awake greeting to all those people who are illuminated by it.
I also don’t have to do anything from my ‘spiritual’ background. We don’t have to be moralistic by God.
I (Rubin) don’t like just ‘sending’. I also like to learn what makes you happy and what your dreams are. I let myself be inspired by one person every day . Just as friends with a cup of tea or during a nice nature walk. You always have a friend in Eindhoven (that’s where I live).
I have no personal mission. I just want to make myself happy and I learn from the virtues of others such as their helpfulness, joy and spontaneity.
If you are in the area, send me an email, whatsapp or phone call. Then I would like to meet you in De Vooruitgang or we go for a nice walk on the meadows. Or maybe you have a great idea yourself!
By the way, my phone may be off for one or more days. So send an email or a whatsapp well in advance.
The little things? They are not that small!
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Maybe we walk in silence or maybe we have a dialogue with each other about essential and distinctive questions such as:
And indeed: the answer may also be: I don’t need anything! Everything is already fine. Really.