What is the purpose of this life?
Where do I belong?
Why am I here?
Who am I?
How am I going to heal the world? Am I the one who is going to heal you? How can I heal myself? Is this life all about looking deep into the core wounds of the collective consciousness – and thus myself – and linger there, breaking through the blood and tears along the way? Do I really have to feel all the agony, the pain, the despair, the grief? Is the path to heaven only to be found, by going through hell?
Maybe there is a different way. We can make life as big and as small as we like, just as we can take life, and ourselves, very seriously. When I was younger, I thought that I had to help the world, help others, heal others. Along the way I realized it was a huge responsibility to take on and after some stumbling and falling I let it slide. I realized, even if I might want to – all I can really influence is myself and how I deal with reality.
I can easily get lost into the serious aspects of life. I love to go deep, dark and serious – which is not a bad thing in essence. Taking things seriously shows passion, commitment, devotion. It takes me places and supports me in creating a reality I want to create. Yet there is an ease, a way of moving through life which is more comfortable – and that is by living in a more playful way. I don’t think anymore that I can heal you, nor the world, and I don’t think that it is my responsibility to take on either.
Maybe we can play a game. A game, we all know very well. The game called life. It can be a serious game, with many different rules and many, many players. And once you fail – you don’t start over, but have to play with the new set of rules accordingly. And maybe, it is a gamechanger when we realize it is simply a game. You still want to do your best, but if you forget it is a game – you will suffer by the outcome. If you remember that you are playing, you might find a new way of enjoying it, through pleasure, play and lightness.
What game are you playing my dear?
Did you really make up your own rules?
Did you stop making castles in the sand?
Did you ever stop climbing high up in the trees?
Did you ever stop dancing, playing, running around?
Did you forget?
I am Linde de Bock. I give bodywork sessions around the world, and I write. What I write is my truth, coming from my own experience, different teachings and life. If you wish to find out more about what I do, want to book a session or aim to collaborate – I invite you to take a look at my web page or to contact me with any inquiry.