Blog posts about ’freedom’

Only love can drive out hate

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on monday 10 september 2018


Sun Rays by Robert Michie


Sunlight burst through the enormous windows and flooded the church where the young boy’s father preached. The boy stood there, unable to move, and gazed up in awe to where the light entered. It was then that he understood that in the same way light now reached into the darkest corners of the church, so would light reach into the darkest of hearts.


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Whatever you do love yourself first

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on monday 13 february 2017

Heart On The Beach by Tatyana Postovyk


Have you ever been in love? Well, I have, countless times. And has your heart ever been broken? Yeah, hurts, doesn’t it? I know, I’ve been there too. Not just because someone I’d fallen in love with didn’t feel the same for me. Mostly, it was over unfulfilling relationships not just romantic ones and difficult situations I’d gotten myself into, in which I constantly adapted to other people. It boiled down to living life according to other people’s desires instead of my own.


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We needn't suffer at all

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on monday 2 may 2016


Shadows by Chelsea Turner


Tomorrow in the Netherlands, it will be Remembrance Day, and the day after it will be Liberation Day. It’s days like these that give me mixed feelings. Is it a good thing to remember those who gave us our freedom and then celebrate this freedom? Well, maybe. In this way we can experience gratitude and be aware of the importance of freedom. On the other hand, it makes us focus on suffering.


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Magari

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on tuesday 9 february 2016

Capri by John Rosegort


“Magari,” he sighed wistfully as he sat on the cliff overlooking the bay.

Instantly, the wind began to stir. She whipped the waves to a frenzy, driving them towards the beach where they would have rolled on to anyway, albeit faster now.

If only I could, he wondered.

“Oh, but you can,” replied the wind.

Then, the wind settled, letting the waves rest a little in the warm afternoon sun.


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I love a good cry now and then

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on tuesday 3 february 2015



Be honest, when was the last time you cried? Or does this question make you feel uncomfortable? OK, shall I go first then? I cry at least once a week, usually more though.


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