“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”
Pema Chödrön

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For months I’ve been playing around with this post in my head – it is about a wish. Over the last two weeks this wish has taken a turn and matured into something I can embrace and share. I wish for a home for myself and for Andreea and a family that may grow from our shared journey.

A few months ago we moved to live in the north of Israel (Galil area) with two convictions: (1) we love this area and living here, it is rightfully considered a heaven in Israel; (2) this is our last stop in Israel. The next stop will be somewhere else in the world. Home is a wish embodied in the 2nd conviction. It has evolved from “leaving Israel” to “finding a home”.

  • Home is a welcoming embrace.
  • Home is where our energy can settle and expand.
  • Home is where our destiny can manifest.
  • Home is where we can live a productive and balanced life.
  • Home is where we can pursue our passions & our passions can pursue us.
  • Home is where our passions & actions resonate harmoniously with others.
  • Home is an intimate island in an ever-changing life.

I feel these qualities absent from our lives. In the past this has led to self-judgment and injury and a tiring list of what home is not – no more. It’s time for us to go home.

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13 Comments

  1. sis
    Posted June 15, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    please just dont go too far… things look different with an ocean in between. it would break my heart to be permanently distanced from you, andrea and my niece and nephew.

  2. Posted August 24, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Energy is moving for us so I will use the comments on this post to keep a diary, acknowledge and share as this story unveils before us:
    – We have learned about Slovenia from Fred Wilson who wrote about his visit there: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2009/07/slovenia.html
    – Monty Levenson of http://www.shakuhachi.com has sent out a communication on our behalf to a fellow Shakuhachi player in Slovenia.
    – I have come across Kevin (http://www.kevinharris.com) and Phi (http://www.AgameYMC.com) and we are discussing options for Yoga retreats at Janagala (http://www.jangalaretreat.com) in Peru.

  3. Posted August 24, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Energy is moving for us so I will use the comments on this post to keep a diary, acknowledge and share as this story unveils before us:
    – We have learned about Slovenia from Fred Wilson who wrote about his visit there: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2009/07/slovenia.html
    – Monty Levenson of http://www.shakuhachi.com has sent out a communication on our behalf to a fellow Shakuhachi player in Slovenia.
    – I have come across Kevin (http://www.kevinharris.com) and Phi (http://www.AgameYMC.com) and we are discussing options for Yoga retreats at Janagala (http://www.jangalaretreat.com) in Peru.

  4. Posted August 24, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Andreea and I have decided to place our bets on a visit to Romania. Originally we talked about a 20+ days visit and now it's looking to be 2+ months. She will be spending time in numerous cities and reaching out to women, teenage girls and professionals to communicate her work (http://www.feminitate.org). She will be giving workshops, counseling, treating and meeting with people.

    As this idea evolves and a general outline is forming for her trip we are beginning to see this as a major step forward in moving towards our new home. Our family is also very supportive of this endeavor.

  5. iamronen
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    It's done – Andreea will be flying to Romania on October 20th and returning January 4th. She will be visiting at least 5 cities. Yeah!

  6. Posted October 17, 2009 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Energy is moving as Andreea's departure nears (3 days to go). Women are registering with the FEM (http://www.myfem.org) application, a concrete collaboration is forming in Romania, somethings in the schedule are getting locked in, others may be moving out… it is alive and breathing.

  7. Posted November 13, 2009 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    in the three weeks Andreea has been in Romania the number of women who registered with FEM (http://www.myfem.org) has jumped from 100 to 150 🙂

  8. Posted January 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    we have just received a first payment on FEM

  9. Posted March 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Ana-Maria is the first woman (besides Andreea, of course) to publish a post on Feminitate:
    http://www.feminitate.org/2010/03/despre-noi-feme

  10. Posted April 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Fem (http://www.myfem.org) hs accumulated over 10 (3650 days) years worth of data and is coming up on 300 registered women!

  11. Posted April 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Feminitate (http://www.feminitate.org) has just gone past 300,00 page views and is coming up on 70,000 visitors!

  12. Posted July 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    I forgot to mention, two days ago Andreea decided to shut down Nashiyut and now it simply says "שלום" – more space … more new things coming 🙂

  13. iamronen
    Posted September 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Andreea has for the first time submitted Feminitate as a European social innovation project. At this time (after 16 months of operation) Feminitate has been visited by almost 100,000 women who have viewed over 400,000 articles. For the first time Feminitate is starring in the context in which it lives – you can see it here: http://www.euclidnetwork.eu/pages/en/this-is-euro

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