It is a sunny morning. It is also Monday, but despite the blue sky it is definitely not a Blue Monday. This morning I finally put on my running shoes again, after weeks of laziness. It was great to do my usual run in the park. And as a perfect reward there was the full moon, hanging just above the horizon. The sun had started to rise at the other end of the park. I was totally in touch with my primal feeling; I was fascinated by that perfect circle in the air. I can imagine how people came up with all sorts of stories about it.
After the Christmas holidays, my work has continued as though nothing had happened. So I would almost forget that we had a wonderful time on the Isle of Wight, together with Freddy’s parents. We also visited my family in the Netherlands.
I am now working on a project about responsible business. I am reading (digital) piles of reports from organisations like Amnesty International about poor working conditions in the supply chain of large companies. There are also many initiatives to make businesses more sustainable. The originally Dutch company Unilever, led by Paul Polman, is often cited as a good example.
Besides my job I also try to work for Medway Interfaith Action, where we organize activities to bring people of different religions into contact with each other. Last week we had a presentation about Paganism and the role of women. Paganism is also a lot about primal feelings; the seasons and the balance with nature. I hope to learn more about it when we visit the Medway Pagans next week.
Finally, a random wisdom that I found on my YogiTea this morning:“Joy is the essence of success”. Good luck with that this week!
The Isle of Wight:
Painting: Impression Soleil Levant from Claude Monet, 1872