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The website logo reflects the complex relationship between what we think and say, what we experience, and how we ultimately behave in the world around us.
The first core of personal development: ignoring your lazy brain, and taking the trouble to really, openly and honestly investigate the world around you again.
The second core of personal development: creativity, including the courage to freely color your world view.
The third core of personal development: to constantly enter into the learning process with the tools that heart, brain and world offer so that your choices become more meaningful and satisfying.

Opposites attract

Yin, Yang and You

Yin-Yang is a simple but powerful concept.
If you manage to give this concept a place in your life bit by bit, you will find that your choices become more meaningful and that it enriches your life with others. It is a fun and exciting voyage of discovery that you can handle alone.

Bend with the wind

Relaxation with Wu-Wei.

“Wu-Wei specialist “…
If you do not know me, you may frown your eyebrows, otherwise I suspect you are smiling.
Yet few people will understand why I give myself this somewhat presumptuous qualification.

Accept or give up

Accepting yourself (and others) as you are especially means to embrace diversity. To be tolerant to differences, and realize that these complement each other. It has a core of non-appreciation too: no labeling that something is “right” or “wrong”; at the most that you react yourself so or so. That is something very different than giving in lazily to doing nothing, and making excuses for not tackling the problems in your life. You can accept the past, simply because it’s over now, with nothing left to do. But your future is still in your hand!

Fountain

The purifying power of acceptance

Life always goes on, with or without you. Sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes not. What can you do if you suddenly feel that everything acts against you? I always follow these 3 steps: recognize, accept and let go. Recognize your emotion by only naming the cause of it. Acceptance opens your mental doors again. Release the trigger for your bad feeling so that you can focus on actions for the future.

Just enough

Luggage

In your life, never take more with you than you can carry. Only take what you need in the coming period. A suitcase that you have not opened for 5 years probably does not contain anything that you still need.

Old luggage

About self-affirmation

In simple terms Oprah Winfrey tells us wise lessons. However true this is, it is only half of the story. It is the extroverted approach, from you going out to others, if you risk getting into a conflict situation. It does not take away the source, but only tells you how to deal with it. Your maturity is growing. There is also a more introvert approach, to grow towards a more complete person. Let go of your need for self-affirmation, and you’ll be truly free.

The ego dilemma

The word “Ego” has a somewhat negative aftertaste in recent decades. “Having a big ego” or “caressing your ego” indicates someone’s exaggeration of the self-importance. When somebody is self-centered, it is said that he only pursues his own interests and shamelessly places himself at the center of his world. If such a person is also selfish, he makes others suffer by selectively not taking account of them, their feelings or interests.

Yet we give someone who thinks too much of others and obliterates himself the good advice to grow a “healthy dose of selfishness”. A person who is completely lost in the complexity of the community must “put himself more central” in his decisions and considerations. With this kind of advice, it’s possible to go through life less vulnerable and more consciously.