Gratitude

“In our daily life it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy”. (Anonymous) In… Read more »

Being Grateful

When Putri, our new team member now in charge of communications for ONEWORLD retreats, told me that we should consider… Read more »

Meditation for my life, not my life for meditation

There are many techniques of meditation, black dot visualization meditation, candle gazing meditation, mantra meditation, mala mediation, zen guided meditation,… Read more »

Being Back and Privileged

I just returned from a journey to Canada, and my voyage was most inspiring. Being away from the daily life… Read more »

Laughing is Contagious

About 12 years ago a friend told me: “Iyan, your smile is hiding something, your eyes are melancholic” It was… Read more »

Changing Times

Amazing to say this now as it has a very different meaning than it used to have – what I… Read more »

Happy 2012!

2012 is here! Let’s welcome the New Year with our gratefulness for what is good on this earth and let… Read more »

Focus

“What you focus on, expands” (anonymous) I recently returned from a 40 days pilgrimage (my own Escape the World), it was… Read more »

Busy August

The month of August is the busiest in Bali and the streets of Ubud are filled with travelers from around… Read more »

Writer’s retreat in Bali

This October, the second writer’s retreat will take place at the retreat center ONEWORLD retreats Kumara in Ubud, Bali.  In… Read more »