Mimosa Pudica is a creeping annual or perennial herb, also called sleepy plant, Dormilones or shy plant. This herb proves that plants, besides being alive, can react very quickly although they don’t have a nervous system.
Proverbial this herb is also called sensitive plant or touch-me-not and therefore in Dutch the link has been made to a quick-tempered, touchy person. A ‘Kruidje-roer-me-niet’.

During my childhood, I was called ‘Kruidje-roer-me-niet’ (Mimosa Pudica) a lot because of my intensity when I believed something unjust or dishonest had happened in the world around me. During my youth (teenager) people also referred to my behavior. Slamming doors, exploding for no reason and swearing. Obviously, because I thought my parents, teachers, and others were unjust and very mean 😉

Nowadays I still have a huge antipathy against hypocrisy (although sometimes I find myself also being guilty of this) and can still explode, if something very unjust happens in my opinion.

I strongly believe, being part of nature, our main goal in life is to survive. We seem to forget this too often. In what manner we survive, is a whole different story 😉

I do not believe we evolved out of apes, neither that we are created by (a) God. A cell is the building block of which all organisms are built. The cell is the smallest unit of life. There are organisms who live as a one-cell creature. Therefore I believe we are all connected by the same energy and in a way related, family, to each other.
So I believe, as human beings, we did evolve alongside all other creatures (animals, plants, bacteria) but where for instance the apes stopped evolving at a certain level, we evolved further and started to develop our ability to think.

We humans are the only species on earth, who know that it knows (phrase Mr. Leen Mees) and we should, in my opinion, take care of this fact more thoughtfully.

Meanwhile I have passed the age of 45 and I’m always open to new ideas; to keep balance between current society (with all the modern knowledge, techniques, possibilities) and the natural needs of myself as a unique human being, a woman, a spouse, a devoted friend for creatures of my choice, a multi-disciplinary guidance practitioner , a connecter, a blogger.

My values and belief-systems I’ve summarized in a Personal Manifesto: [READ]

Searching for the best suitable lifestyle can get very confusing. I created this website Dreampack to share my personal vision about a way of life and more…[read more]

I also started this blog to share my brain threads:

Is it coincidence, or are we human beings here on this planet for a reason?
Grasping there’s a reason of the fact we are here, is it enough?
Maybe I don’t need a reason for my existence. Am I the reason?

Writing is a passion, hence this blog 😉 [read more]
Furthermore I like to read (a lot), music is and will be my last love, gained knowledge about nutrition I combine with (vegetable-)gardening and cooking.

The Beautiful Souls in my personal Dreampack are my husband and our dog. More about our Dreampack you can read HERE

In 2016 my believe in the importance of connecting with, and the acknowledgment of, each other resulted in reconstructing this website. More about my vision behind this website you can find HERE.

I discovered a way to combine some of my passions and fulfill one of my personal main purposes in life by becoming a Master Coach. In addition, I pursued a dream of my own and I enrolled in a course to become a Counseling Practitioner. In case you could use some guidance or answers to questions you have regarding to Connection to Life, Others, Yourself, don’t hesitate to connect.

Exchanging thoughts is not only fun, but often instructive too. Don’t hesitate to respond!

N.B. I’m a Dutch soul, living in Germany, therefore my English will not be perfect 😉
~Updated May 2019 ©PW – Disclaimer ~

15 Responses

  1. Hi Patty. I had to smile about your temperament regarding justice. Very sympathetic. As I’ve learned to know you in discussions on our blogs, you behave very well though:-) Please keep your balanced view, your curiosity for continuous learning, and the belief in a purposeful human life on this beautiful planet. Thank you for connecting and all the best, Mathias

    1. Hello again Mathias 🙂
      I was just about to log off and your comment catched my eye…You made me blush, thank you for your kind and warm words! I am a strong believer in ‘everything happens for a reason’…so happy we found this connection. Looking forward to challenge, discuss, connect with you again in the future.
      Kind regards, XxX

    1. Thank you dear! That’s very kind of you 🙂
      I will make! time to participate, since I always say: “acknowledge each other, so important.”

  2. Hallo Patty helaas kan ik dit niet lezen en gaat het goed met jou.. met mij is het halen en brengen maar probeer alles nog te doen voor zo ver als het gaat ik volt je lieve gr Cees

    1. Hallo Cees! Wat fijn weer even wat van je te horen. Je bent een ware inspiratie hoor!
      Lief dat je me blijft volgen, zolang het gaat. Dikke knuffel, XxX

  3. I have a very strong antipathy to injustice, which also informed and empowered my counseling career. I am of the belief that Man has always been Man (the word itself is derived from the Sanskrit word for “mind”) and that our greater purpose in this life is to know and love the Greater Consciousness, by whatever term you recognize It to be.

    1. Thank you for your thoughtful response, dear Gary. Do you believe the Greater Consciousness is ‘divine’ ?

  4. I guess you’ve come across the work of Elaine Aron, the pioneer in research about highly sensitive persons (sometimes also referred to as sensory processing sensitivity) I was being called mimosa, too. During the last 15 years I’ve learned to embrace my sensibility and respect my own needs and boundaries especially when confronted with surroundings with many and intense stimuli, e.g. malls, city centres, crowded places in general.

    What you wrote about yourself resonated with me. I am going to follow your blog, If you’d like to follow back, I am going to publish one poem a week, just search for “language of light and shadow”. I am going to add content that relates to high sensitivity/sensory processing sensitivity because I feel people need to realize they are not alone. Also introverts and other neurodiverse folks can really benefit from heartfelt accounts like this.

    And now I am going to browse your blog. 🙂
    My best wishes

    1. Hi Matthias,
      Thank you for connecting! Yes, raising awareness is important. I’m creating a coaching-program for those who feel alone. Aim to have it ready this month.
      Will definitely visit your blog/website soon!
      Wishing you a wonderful new week, XxX

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