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I am currently translating the content of this website. Now, this will take me a while… 

In the meantime, you may immerse yourself into a couple of quotes that will help you tune into some elements that I feel is necessary to acknowledge in this kind of work. 

If they resonate with you, you may find that no further explanation is necessary anyway…


… about mystery…

As long as we can stay with the not knowing, the knowing that emerges will be deeper. 

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.


The true contemplative is not the one who prepares his mind for a particular message that he wants or expects to hear, but who remains empty because he knows that he can never expect or anticipate the word that will transform his darkness into light. 

Thomas Merton

The seed of mystery lies in muddy water. How can I perceive this mystery? Water becomes still through stillness. How can I become still? By flowing with the stream. 

Lao Tzu

The answer is never the answer. What´s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you´ll always be seeking. I´ve never seen anybody really find the answer - they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, plant a garden where strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.

Ken Kesey


… about transformation…

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.

C.G. Jung

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly.

Buckminster Fuller

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?


Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. 

Victor E. Frankl

Trauma is primarily physiological, it’s something that happens to our bodies first, and then its effects spread to our mind, emotions, spirits. As we resolve our traumas we discover missing parts of our beings, those that make us feel whole and complete.

Peter Levine


… about deep listening…

In deep listening, we listen with the sole purpose of helping the other person feel heard and accepted.

Thich Nhat Hanh