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  2. Share a little more about yourself and let us know something that most people don't know about you. For instance... What did your childhood self yearn to be when he/she/they grew up? I was very young, born in a christian family, but at that time I was allowed to follow the serie 'Kung Fu', with David Carradine, this has had an enourmous impact then, but stayed with me until I was 40. In between I was depressed and got divorced. I started learning massage and natural healthcare. In 2003 I encountered meditation. From that moment on there was an ongoing journey... everything was related to finding and keeping peace within myself. When was the last time you laughed until you cried? This has been a long time ago... What was your biggest mistake turned lesson? I do not believe in mistakes, but I see that every 'mistake' does turn into a lesson, when we can be aware of it. We only need the rememberance to reflect on the 'mistakes'. What are you afraid of, big or small? I am afraid of the dentist. What unique quirks do you have? I really do not know, I need to think about that ... What is my believe and purpose for this life: I think everything is fixed, and already good as it is. This is very difficult to accept when one has troubles, disease or looking at war etc. But, my idea, the practice is to observe and to come to the compassion in the heart. All situations are exercises. Because I believe all has a purpose, death has it purpose too. I am not afraid of death anymore. It is my purpose to learn to accept all people, bringing love to my heart. As the Quan Yin, every person is a messenger, a teacher, and I am grateful to meet ...
  3. Thank you Gillian! And a lovely weekend for you too! Jolanda
  4. Hi Gillian, Thank you for your warm welcome! Great to be here! I guide a meditationgroup of elderly people. It is my wish to show the people how there thoughts are in control, managing there feelings and emotions. I make use of different tools, but would love to learn guided meditations and guiding with mindfulnessmeditations. I will look further at the blog posts, and hope to start the teacher training next month. Thank you for being part of the Adminstrators: I have done online Demystifying-Mindfulness from University Leiden through Coursera, as a mentor. It is really great to help and support others on their way. With gratitude, Jolanda
  5. Hello all, My name is Jolanda, I am from the Netherlands. I am 60 years now, and since 2005 developing in spirituality, Tai Chi, meditation and music, and since 2014 teaching Tai Chi and Meditation. I am Daoist, if one can say so, in spiritual sense, and I practice 'observation and reflection'. It is my wish to learn guiding meditation and mindfulness, and hope to support others! And I am very happy to be here! Maybe we will meet online, maybe in daily life! I wish everyone a great journey! Jolanda
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