Blue inspiration

When I was a child I thought there was a hidden room in my grandparents’ house. I imagined it so frequently that I was convinced the room really existed. Hidden for all but in plain sight for me ! I kept visiting this secret chamber because it felt magical to be there, it was a…

Electrified !

Music is a primal way of communication. It is a conversation everyone can get involved in, it’s a language everyone understands. It isn’t complicated, it doesn’t come with instructions or a manual. You can’t force your way into it… It makes you forget time and it bypass your mind. It creates a show where your…

Sometimes…

Sometimes bounds get broken and friendships fall apart, some relationships just aren’t meant to last ! Then there are fairy tales that are abruptly ended or places where fate stroke people hard. Sometimes people have nothing in common anymore or nothing else to say, so each goes his own way. Sometimes time nor space can…

What a Sikh wedding !

We were witness of an extraordinary event that took place on friday and saturday : the wedding of our neighbour’s son, Mr Singh. We’ve always had a special relationship with our neighbours, I consider my son half adopted by them, not only measured by the time he has spent at their house, but equally because…

Make empathy great again !

A lot of people don’t know how to communicate properly anymore and fail to make meaningful connections with others. Many lost their ability to observe and to be objective. They don’t know that their perception is filtered internally and that they react to their environment according to their own beliefs. They lost their ability to…

Pump it up !

Before you start reading this post, you ought to know that I watch politics as I’d watch “Spitting Image”, a satirical bbc television show on air during the 1980s and 1990s, a show full of puppets displaying a lot of exaggerated qualities and flaws ! Even though I’m not interested in politics and I don’t…

The state of Mushin

“The mind must always be in the state of ‘flowing,’ for when it stops anywhere that means the flow is interrupted and it is this interruption that is injurious to the well-being of the mind. In the case of the swordsman, it means death !” Zen master Takuan Sōhō A few weeks ago I was…

No, not me !

Have you ever been at the mall, spotted someone you know and then tried everything to avoid them ? You turned on your stealth mode and hid behind mannequins and plants, you squeezed yourself into tiny lockers, you even put on several disguises… All to no avail ! Suddenly you felt a presence behind you,…

Go drama free !

The birth of a queen is the death of a cynic. Realize that the real self isn’t in pain or fearful. It remains completely unaffected. It is the separation from your true self that feels painful because it is unnatural ! The more you separate yourself from your true self, the more you will feel…

Et voilà !

“Voilà” in French can be a kind and polite “Here you are” when someone hands you over the newspapers or when a waiter serves your coffee. A gentleman will use it with elegance and flair, as a form of charm or courtoisie. “Here you are my lady” with or without the curtseying… “Et voilà” can…