Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

“Your life is not what happened to you. Your life are the memories you have and the way you decide to tell the narrative.”

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The mystery of the Rose

“Beauty is an observable shape in the visible world, that allows us to catch a glimpse, a twinkle, a sparkle of the Oneness, the Divine.” (Extract from a reflective paper on the recent work of Emiel De Keyser, inspired by the work of the philosopher Plotinus) ——————————————– In April 2006, I was on a 24-hour […]

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The laws of the universe about giving and receiving

My grandmother used to tell me: “If you give and share at your frontdoor, one day, happiness will show up at your backdoor”. It’s a life philosophy, that I try to practice. Giving & sharing beyond compensation, beyond cause and effect. Compensation is a mechanism that implies that if I give to you, I can […]

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What if….?

Until a couple of years ago, I was on a personal inquiry into humankind. I really wanted to understand why things were happening as they were happening. (wars, history repeating itself, slow adaptation to new climate conditions, …, in short human vices all over the planet). I travelled a lot the past 15 years, to […]

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The little things

J’aime the smell of coffee in the morning Je n’aime pas unloading the dishwasher J’aime the sound of opening a bottle of bubbles Je n’aime pas the sound of my alarm J’aime listening to the laughter of a child taking gas for my car J’aime resting in fresh sheets Je n’aime pas inflating the tire […]

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Remembrance

Today I was reading & listening to the new poems of David Whyte, Pilgrim. The book came with an audio CD, on which the poet offered an interpretation for each chapter. Wonderful! Several poems referred to our ancestors, the people who lived before us, walking the same path, seeing the same horizon…. Lon’s Fort “… […]

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Soul 2 Soul

A couple of months ago, during a design meeting for an art of hosting training in Belgium, one of my colleagues checked into our circle with following story: “This morning I was listening to Toots Tielemans on the radio, and all of a sudden, there was this short sequence of notes that touched me so […]

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You see who you are

Being a mirror In a recent skypecall, a dear friend told me about a recent insight he had. He realised that he was a mirror. A couple of years ago, he left his cool job (his own company) -it wasn’t satisfying anymore- to start an inquiry into life, and more specifically into his potential role […]

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Mother’s wisdom

How often my mother told me: Julietje, il faut laisser le temps au Temps. (You need to give Time the time) How often I need to remember that. When it comes to life, I’m so impatient, as if I want to push myself through it, grabbing as many expriences as possible on the way. But […]

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So…Julie…what do you do?

I feel very fortunate with my “work”, it’s fascinating, interesting, diverse, ….. It takes me to places all over the world where I meet interesting people, who create pioneering ideas & projects. and yet… There is one question I fear the most, that I have to face on almost every dinner party: “so…Julie….what do you […]

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Dancing naked in fuzzy red slippers

For the first time in many years I finished a book.“Dancing naked in red fuzzy red slippers”, from Carmen Richardson Rutlen. Light, humorous and yet wise & deep. Real. And it inspired me to start writing, not about the big concepts I so often drown in, but about the little things in life, in my […]

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