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The habit of courage


Often, we feel very small in front of the courage that some people can show. We tell ourselves that we are not made of the same metal and that bravery is perhaps a matter of nature. There are natural tendencies in our character, sometimes introverted, sometimes fiery, but courage can be developed like most character qualities. Courage means overcoming our…


Surfing the good waves of life


Our intuition is sometimes our most valuable asset when it comes to making a decision. The apparent chaos, or at least the upheavals we witness, leave little room for clarity. This confusion paralyzes our ability to make decisions, which makes us somewhat passive, or at least not quite passive. Indeed, not making a decision is a decision in itself. The…


The true traveller should have no objectives

Gao Xingjian

The true traveller should have no objectives. Gao Xingjian Gao Xingjian (Chinese: 高行健; pinyin: Gāo Xíngjiàn), born on 4 January 1940 in Ganzhou, China, is a French writer, playwright, director and painter of Chinese origin who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000. Is travelling discovering or discovering yourself? Probably both, or rather it is the promise of…


Making sketches is like planting seeds to grow paintings


Making sketches is like planting seeds to grow paintings. Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Willem van Gogh, born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, the Netherlands, and died on 29 July 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, was a Dutch painter and draughtsman. His work full of naturalism, inspired by Impressionism and Pointillism, heralds Fauvism and Expressionism. Every work, every large-scale work begins…