“The Intensity of this Love…” + Digital Detox

“The Intensity of this Love…” + Digital Detox

Hey gorgeous you,

Long time no see, huh?

Since leaving Holland 2 months ago, and arriving on this island of Koh Phangan – famous for Fullmoon Parties, Tantra and Yoga – I’ve been finding it more and more difficult to withdraw from nature for long enough to create something through keyboard and screen…

After having led workshops or retreats nearly every weekend from May to December last year, I came here with an un-ignorable need to recharge and JUST have a break. From everything.

Digital detox.

Much. Needed. Unplugging.

The intensity of the first weeks’ rain washed me clean. The gentleness of the temperature that followed soothed and softened me.

And the subsequent sunshine that gets hotter every day, is warming me up and re-lighting my fire.

Life here is beautiful. Intense in both pleasurable and painful ways. There’s so much beauty and a lot happening here all the time.

Dance, yoga, tantra, massage… jungle, waterfalls, ocean and sky…

7 January Toby and I got married. The biggest and most amazing day of my life without any question.

Next week I will share photos from our wedding, as well as the vows that we spoke to each other before saying “I do”.

But today I want to share something that I wrote a couple of weeks before the big day.

I wrote this one evening when I was nearly exploding with emotion. I shared it on facebook not so much to teach anything but because it felt so big that I just couldn’t not share it.

I felt quite shy at first, thinking that people would find it “too much” or “over the top”.

To my great surprise people expressed feeling immensely touched and inspired.

And so, after more than 275 likes and 83 comments I’m sharing it here with you today. Perhaps this touches you too in some way…

Here is what I wrote…

(Also see the comments I added December 17 12:25 am and December 18 6:12 pm)

Toby & Ronja in love

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I think that we are all longing for this kind of “nothing-held-back-love” whether we’re brave enough to admit it or not.


And so lastly, as an inspiration, I share with you one of my favorite poems by Rumi:

“There are love stories, and there is obliteration into love.

You’ve been walking the ocean’s edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry.


You must dive naked under and deeper under, a thousand times deeper!

Love flows down…


The ground submits to the sky and suffers what comes.

Tell me, is the earth worse for giving in like that?


Don’t put blankets over the drum

Open – completely.


Let your spirit-ear listen to the green dome’s passionate murmur.

Let the cords of your robe be untied. Shiver in this new love beyond all above and below.


The sun rises, but which way does night go?

I have no more words.”

– Rumi

Feel free to share any comments below…



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  1. Imaya Sabine January 30, 2015 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Damn that is one sexy photo. Great photographer. < lol never gets old xxx

  2. Miri Miriam January 30, 2015 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Oh man. Yes sometimes your love seems over the top but somehow it is so sincere that it touches me. Because you guys are REAL.

    I feel some kind of indefinable emotion many times when I see your pictures or now when I read this. For me, that just means there is something very real and true going on :)

    Oh my, I could use some sunshine & digital detox! Enjoy! LOVE
    Miri Miriam recently posted..The Path to Enlightenment According to Maya

  3. Catherine A. Marsac January 30, 2015 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Concerning “digital detox”: I think that’s one of the “biggest gifts” that digital world can give us: to become even more aware of the preciousness and beauty of nature – to feel, breathe and savour more consciously this gift of beauty that surrounds us in so many places…love to you Ronja <3

  4. Kersti Afrodite Vervloet January 30, 2015 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Beauty, you are love itself. Who are you to NOT share this with the world, with us?! Please do, shine, shower us, let love live itself through you and your beloved… You were born to not-do this!
    Kersti Afrodite Vervloet recently posted..Donker en licht

  5. Yuky Yung January 30, 2015 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Yes!! I share your message. It is beautifully written.

  6. […] I mentioned in last week’s blog, my plan was to share our vows and wedding photos with you – but that just has to wait […]

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