NYC

Amsterdam, 13 September 2001

NYC 

You can rebuild buildings
but you can not rebuild
the lives of all the people
who were inside that moment
they’ve suffered until the end
their loved ones will suffer from now on

New York City will never be the same
the skyline is different
the atmosphere has changed
and the memory remains

Tears are falling down
the world is crying
will the rain ever stop

A moment of silence
out of respect
to all victims

-Farideh-

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A soul connection

A soul connection

the heart tells all

do we keep missing the signs
the universe is telling us

or are we only chosen
by past lives
to feel
this way about each other

And is the present
only a memory
from past time

I wonder
I feel

Love

-Farideh-

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The Prologue to Bertrand Russell’s Autobiography

What I have lived for

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.

I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy – ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness–that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what–at last–I have found.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.

This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

-Bertrand Russell-

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Sacred Songs by Sonja

by Sonja Dekker, my dear friend and mentor to meditation and shamanism.

Sonja and our beautiful female circle are also seen and heard in the documentary Finding Farideh. Not to mention that you hear me sing in the film… it is all about freeing my voice and feeling my own strength within my voice and re-connecting with the base of my essence and touches the source of creation. Singing is magic.

Singing in a female circle gives me the sense of belonging. It frees my soul.
That is priceless.

Sonja made 3 CD’s twenty years ago and these are now re-published. How exciting!!
As I can now share the Sacred Songs with you!
Some of the songs we sing in our circle.. check out this one, you might recognize if you have seen Finding Farideh.

Enjoy the 80 beautiful sacred songs… and yes a new series of post is born here,
Sacred Songs by Sonja.

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Like!

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Philautia / Love of the Self

Going to watch this documentary in September.

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Amsterdam

Living in Amsterdam for 25 years now.
First 5 years I lived together with my boyfriend at the time.
Then I got my apartment where I now have lived in for 20 years this year.

From the age of 25 to 45… When I moved here I dreamt about creating a life of my own and making friends. Well I have and did. A lot of my friends moved out of Amsterdam, some stayed and some moved out of the Netherlands to start a new adventure elsewhere.

I am looking forward to spend time in a new place.. I always assumed I would fall in love and then move. Life give you things you’d never expect. It is time. So many many precious memories here, I always adored my place. It is time to sort everything out and go.

Grateful and thankful for all the phases I have gone through here..
The soul is calling.

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Sweet music

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Sweet music

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Pulled By The Root podcast

The 1st of May I spoke to Heidi Marble who is the founder of the Pulled By The Root website and podcasts and she is an adoptee from the US.
Heidi is interviewing adoptees from around the globe to give adoptees a voice to tell their stories. Her ultimate goal is to make a documentary of all these voices, to show the world their journeys and what a struggle it is for adoptees to understand their lives and themselves. It is such important work Heidi is doing and I fully support her and her inspiring mission!

Herewith the link to the podcast: Pulled By The Root & Eline Farideh

And one of the poems I shared during the PBTR podcast:

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