BOOK OF LIFE - CHAPTER #2 – CONNECT - Diana Schoepplein
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How are you? I am not asking this as an empty phrase out of mere politeness, like we are used to do. I actually never liked the way these words have been spit out in most modern cultures. No, I am asking this a a real question, a question for you to ask yourself: „Hey Diana, how am I today? How am I actually feeling in this particular moment?“

So lets start again and really ask yourself this question:


Can you find a clear answer? Are you able to sense yourself in this moment? What sounds so easy, might not be easy at all. It requires a willingness and a capacity to turn your attention inside and to check in with you.

When did we stop tuning in with ourselfs? When did we pick up on this idea of simply functionning in a sociable accepted way? Despite what is going on inside?



It starts very early. We all know of the impact our baby days, months and years have on us. With a brain so tender, with a body and heart so vulnerable, with no capacity to feed and protect our selfs, we had to develop strategies to survive.

As babys we truely know that we are completly depending on our parents and most of all on our mother. She is the ultimate caretaker, she is feeding our hunger, our physical need for food and human contact.

Without having words aka language, we could only cry, look, smile or move our bodyparts to express our feelings. We had to learn to read our caretakers faces, moods, sounds and gestures. All of this is taking place on an energetic level.

We sensed us and our environment as one – it was easy back then. But often also painful. Especially when our needs were not met.

There is no one to blame, for sure not our mothers and fathers. They did the best the could at that point in their lives. They have their own, often unconsciouss and unresolved traumas and behavior patterns, that they could not help but pass on to us.

It is simply coming to terms with this fact that they didnt know better.


Remember Step 1 – accepting // Step 2 – understanding // Step 3 – respecting


Back then we also learned to NOT FEEL the threatening and painful feelings of your needs as a fragile little creature growing up in an environment, that is defined by the way our family members or tribe and society behaved. What might have been an effective and necessary survival strategy in our childhood, might have caused some trouble later on and usually is not serving us well on the path to wake up and to embrace our selfs.


We do need to fully acknowledge this deep rooted connection to our parents aka caretakers just because this is how nature works. Then we start to understand the way our journey started, in all its glory and bumpyness without having the impulse to change it or whitewash it.

Then we can make peace and start to feel again, fresh and alive.


NO matter how unperfect and maybe hurtful our early experiences were, they are ours, the formed us, they contributed to our footsteps, our choices, our mindsets. And the game is to make the best of it.



Connecting the dots in order to understand and then to make a conscious choice to let go of the deeply rooted structures, believes, core feelings that no longer serve you, this is to embrace life, this is to life your life fully.

Find some tools to unravel some of this mystery in one of my upcoming workshops:

May 4./5./6. – „Springtime Awakening“ – a Detox Yoga Intensive to clear your body, mind, and emotions for more flow and joy

June 1./2./3. – „Dance of the Elements“ – Discover your Nature Inmersion

June 13./14./15 „Body & Beyond“ –Connecting body, mind & spirit Immersion


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