Poem No. 135: “The Guesthouse” by Jalaluddin Rumi

Gedichte, poems, Psychologie, psychology
Japanese Guesthouse

The Guesthouse

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

(Translation by Coleman Barks )

Tipp No. 23: Narrative Photography of Emotions by Laura Zalenga (Erzählerische Fotografie von Gefühlen)

arts, Kunst, Nature, Psychologie, psychology, Tipps


“Laura is a 1990 Born portrait-artist from Southern Germany.

Besides photographing projects, she teaches workshops, gives inspirational talks and travels to all over the world – always searching for magical places and special light. It’s her clear visual language, the power of telling stories and showing raw, honest emotions in her photographs that makes her work stand out.

She is convinced that photography is a type of therapy that gives you the ability to heal yourself and others.”

Please, visit her Website: http://laurazalenga.com/

Cartoon No. 39: To Be Seen / Recognized – (Gesehen Werden)

arts, Cartoons, humor, Kunst, Psychologie, psychology, Zen

Fr Kerchnawe - Gesehen Werden.jpg


The Alien: Damn, there MUST be a better way!

On the map in the r-h-s Corner: Corn Circles

Insight No. 35: “Trees – German Pagan Roots & Deep Feelings” (Bäume – Deutsche heidnische Wurzeln & Tiefe Gefühle)

arts, Creatures, Insights, Kunst, Nature, Psychologie, psychology, Reisen, Travel


Germanic Paganism Still Alive

Long time before Christianity was brought to Northern Europe, people were pagan who worshiped old trees.

yggdrasilToday, in particular “Yggdrasill” – a huge mythical tree in the Edda Saga (13th century) – is still known. Yggdrasil is the centre of the cosmos connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology.
The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to assemble at their things (aka “governing assemblies”). The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend far away into other loca-tions; one to the well Urðarbrunnr in the heavens, one to the spring Hvergelmir, and another to the well Mímisbrunnr. Creatures live within Yggdrasil, including the dragon Níðhöggr, an unnamed eagle, and the stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór.
Yggdrasil is linked to the many sacred trees and groves in Germanic paganism and mythology.

If you want to hurt somebody`s feelings, cut off his tree.

Even nowadays, you will notice a special relationship of Germans to trees and forrests.

Trees are regarded as “friends, “comfort-givers”, “protectors”, “personalities”, “source of life”, “secret keepers”, “witness”, “final resort”, “home”, “memory across generations”, “family members” (No, our family will never allow that our very old apple tree will be touched!)…

Just looking at photos of beautiful trees and forrest makes me feel better…



Fighting for Woods

19th Sep. 2018 – Police Forces were trying to clear the “Hambacher Forst”, which was occupied by protestors to protect this forrest from destruction in favor of coal mining business.

One photo journalist died at this day, he accidentally fell of a rope bridge that was connecting two tree houses, when taking pictures.


Back to Nature – The Friedwald, the most popular alternative to a conventional Cemetery in Germania

The popularity of “cemeteries in the forrest” called “Friedwald” (= Peace-Forrest) is growing continuously in Germany. Here, you can burry the ashes of the deceased at the roots of your special (reserved and marked) tree. The meditation takes place in the woods too. Religious believes are becoming less and less important. Thus, the ceremony is totally customized to the demands of the family.



“The Farewell is the Birth of Memories.” – Family Tree of the Family Reuters




Back to the Roots – Yes, I would like to become one with my selected tree as well if it is time to go….following the call of my ancestors waiting for me in Walhalla.


My bronze Frija (= Asen goddess, warrior and wife of Odin, who knows everything but doesn`t always share her Knowledge – and who is known for weaving clouds…)

(Frija was designed by the Northern German Sculptor Nando Kallweit)


Haiku No. 39: Beige Days (Beige Tage)

arts, Kunst, poems, Psychologie, psychology



Beiges Days Dawn,

Chewing Hot Chilies To Call

Your Shrinking Self 


Beige Tage dämmern,

Scharfe Chilis kauen, um

dein schrumpfende Selbst zu rufen.

Thought No. 2: Life & Death (Leben & Tod)

Insights, Nature, Psychologie, psychology, Zen


Ein Leben ohne Tod ist nur eine Existenz.

Es ist nicht der Tod, der unser Leben kostet, sondern es ist unsere Angewohnheit, Gefühle nicht auszusprechen, unsere Träumen nicht zu erfüllen und viel zu viel auf ein MORGEN zu verschieben, von dem wir nicht wissen, ob wir es erleben werden.

Es gibt keine Zeit außer der Gegenwart.


A life without death is just an existence. 

It is not the death that cost us our life, but it is our habit not to speak out our feelings, not to realize our dreams and to put too many plans off till a future, we don´t know if we will experience it. 

There is no time like the present.