Book

The title is still a secret, but my first book about the future of humanity and the transition to a new economy is coming! The first part of the search for answers will be published by The House of Books (in Dutch).

On a small island off the coast of Alaska:

‘Here at the desolate crossroads of a raging economic system and the vast world we live in, I realize that none of the new economies can succeed unless we become aware of the underlying beliefs within the economy and how they work through. in ourselves. Looking out over the fallen and discarded tree trunks, I feel the rising trend of working (too) hard, always going on and constantly producing in my tense neck and shoulders. It is a narrowing of my field of vision, in which the beauty of the world hardly exists anymore and only the ongoing movement counts. But as I look around the island’s rugged coastline, I feel again the deep connection to the earth and the sense of wholeness and unity that the vast wilderness of this island inevitably brings. With my feet firmly on the earth and the wind blowing through my hair, I realize that as much as I would like to run to achieve a circular, blue, green, biobased, shared or donut-shaped economy, a cup of chamomile tea and a box of Kleenex probably will suffice. The underlying values of the ‘wrong jungle’ are deeply embedded in ourselves and only when we become aware of all those worn and beaten paths in our minds and hearts will we be able to enter the new jungle that the world needs so badly right now.
The white frost on the smooth-polished trunks glistens like a beacon of light, as the morning sun suddenly breaks through the clouds. And like the bears waking from hibernation this month, I blink against the bright light as I take my first steps into the pristine and vast wilderness of my own heart.’

Read my personal update about the writing process here.