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we all need a bit of illusion. sometimes.illusion 2


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– why aren’t you a real egg (like he is)?

be an egg

be an egg- 1st attempt

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do you think that if I removed my mask, would there be anything left? He asked.



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Tim was on a trip these weeks.

He really enjoys travelling. Not necessarily for the places he sees but for the people he meets.

This trip was a special one. It was a bit unplanned. It sort of sidled in when less expected. And took over.

“Wait a minute. How could a trip really take over?” you might wonder…

where was I?

“Told ya. It was a special one”, Tim might say.

Cause it was a trip to a completely different direction. Usually Tim would head out…wards.

This time he headed inwards (“headed” is a bit of a stretch, really).

And he enjoyed it.

Not necessarily for the places he saw but for the people he met.

And moreover for the pace of travel.

Which was S L O W: one step at a time; and a good, fat, hearty breath in between.


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The brain wave

Tim had a brain wave today.

A rather biggish one.

It came with the thick smell of rusty leaves. During one of the laziest, autumny surprisingly sunny and pleasent Brussels days ( you may understand that Tim is not necessarily used to sunny, non-rainy days in Brussels).

The brain wave came during the lunch break. During a laid-back chat with a friend.

And Tim did understand that his pursue for happiness is a bit of a contradiction in terms: cause Tim cannot “pursue happiness” and, in the same time, “be” happy. As simple as that. It’s like saying that walking to the beach is the same as being tanned.

There is also a bit of a (very male-like) cause/effect confusion. It is sort of a yang (male) type of thinking according to which “if i fulfill all the criteria”  as required, point by point, I will necessarily get what I was promised. In other words, if I do x, y and z, I’ll get w.

simply happy

Tim is not sure anymore that things work quite like it.

He is not sure therefore that if he does his sports and meditation, finds the dream-job, gets married, has 4 babies ( or god know what else, if he buys a bigger car and wins lottery, or becomes superman), if after all that he would necessarily be happy.

To cut the story short, that’s what Tim’s brain wave was about: he doubts that happiness is about having a plan.

He took a picture on Sunday at Flagey which very much resembles the idea of happiness.

Do you think that the little girl planned to be happy?

If you have photos or blog entries about such “brain waves” , please do share them with me. I’ll pass them on to Tim. Trust me on that.




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This is Belgian sky seen from a train to Paris.

Tim thought that looking at the sky from time to time, without big thoughts …

(not even thoughts about where the clouds are coming from and why are they so fluffy today. as to the thoughts about what to do/say/think/eat/work on/blip next…. for-get-it!)…

feels good.

So Tim added this on his “happiness list”: look at the sky and do nothing for a moment. BE!

After the “BE moment” Tim wondered though: what would be the first item you  would include on your “happiness list”?

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Who’s Tim?

Tim is a red-haired,  rather sensitive guy.

With freckles. Not that many.

With a purpose. And a plan.

A three steps plan.

The other day, on Thursday, Tim decided to be happy.

Now, happiness is something people like me thought of before.

But Tim made more than think of it:

He Decided.

Just like that: “Tim you’re going to be a happy man”

A little bit of a squeaky voice bothered him though. He told me.

Cause he was not that sure about what made him happy.

Really really, authentical, fully, deeply happy.

That’s why he had to decide to be happy. Once decided, he also realised that he needs a plan.

A plan in three steps:

Step 1: find out what makes Tim happy

Step 2: Tim does a bit of what makes him happy. Every day…

Step 3: Tim is happy.

I was rather impressed by Tim and his determination.

So, I’ll dedicate this blog entry (and quite some more to come) to him.

And his search for happiness.

I also have a first message from him to you: he asked me to thank you for supporting him in “full feeling” his purpose.

And that any ideas about what could he start with are welcome.

So , what made you happy today?

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