September 22, 2017- Keeping focused while life happens

Hello September,

Regarding painful past that comes up when you are going through interviews, the essential thing is what you can do for the people who interview you: NOW and in the future.

The past is a path to the actual PRESENT. And it could change, as we change our way to see it.

So yes, for example, there is this and that and the other. But look, this is why I can put together this exhibit in such a successful way now.

As for the rest, how to keep oneself focused, while things happen around, affecting our concentration and will?

Just by gazing in this direction, and saying, this is what matters most, I will give it my full attention.

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January 13, 2016: Looking to the past for inspiration

Hello dear fresh January,

for resolutions to be more inspired, I dived into my old diaries, to see what I really liked and wanted at the time. I am a journal, diary addict since I were 8 years old. Not that I have been writing every day, but the love affair with words goes back to my childhood.

What did I find out? I wanted to be a writer very early in life, as an adolescent trying to send my first novels to some kind of literary competition. But I suffered from lack of confidence. Was I talented enough? Was this wish out of reach?

Why would that be? A wish, a desire, if strong, is enough in itself.

I also felt kind of imprisoned at school, following hours of boring, to me, classes, waiting for the moment to escape.

And a difficulty to find a like-minded community in the cercle of my classmates and family.

But then, this is what made me kick the road and get to Paris, or London, among other places.

Did I find everything I was looking for?

I was looking more for a fresh place to co-create.

But after all, this place of non-censure, love and acceptance, is within ourself.

So, new resolutions will take into consideration the love for freedom, new experiences, love and connexion, and most of all, sharing the worlds of imagination with other human beings!

so you want to be a writer?

I will see what Charles Bukowski has to say on the question…

so you want to be a writer? by Charles Bukowski

 

 

July 3rd, 2015- Friendship and Confidence

Hello hot July,

I am at the same Parisian café where I used to go in February, for very different reasons:  it was warm when it was cold outside, it is fresh when the temperatures outside rise. Love and in general friendship acts in this way.

Like a balm, for the soul and even the body. How do we recognize people who are our harbor? How do we become a harbor for others, and also for ourself?

Confidence, is something important. It includes among other things, faith. We have faith when we open the door to someone else, or when we get in someone else’s home. Faith that this person is a safe place.

And when it isn’t? What if our expectations are not met, our love is not bestowed on someone who is loving us back or our trust is not honoured?

Then again, we are lucky to have learnt, felt, and made on our way to the next harbor. Because we also like adventure, and because the sun rises every morning even after the darkest night 🙂

In Istanbul, I met wonderful people, reunited with some old friends and love crush, I made new friends. My trust was tested, my intuition also.

Trust and love have won.