Inspiratie

Ithaka – C.P. Cavafy
As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.
Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.
Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you wouldn’t have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

 

Boeken van waaruit ik graag werk en die ik indien van toepassing van harte aanbeveel. Het betreft toegankelijke boeken die als verdieping kunnen dienen in de behandeling, een nieuw kader kunnen scheppen en/of een inspiratie kunnen zijn.

Godinnen in elke vrouw – Jean Shinoda Bolen

Goden in elke man – Jean Shinoda Bolen

Ik en mijn ikken – Karin Brugman, Judith Budde, Berry Collewijn

De herontdekking van het ware zelf –  Ingeborg Bosch

Houd me vast – Sue Johnson

De Fontein – Els van Steijn

Belonging – Toko-pa Turner

De zin van het bestaan – Viktor E. Frankl

Pieken en dalen – Spencer Johnson

Lopen doe je zelf – Ineke van den Berg, Arianne van Galen

De filosofie van de Heuvel – Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Gelya Bogatishcheva

Handboek voor het bouwen van je eigen luchtkasteel – Barbara Sophia Tammes

De creatiespiraal – Marinus Knoope

De kracht van stilte – Kankyo Tannier