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Insight #118

insight, coaching, gandhara, Bodhisattva, frustration
Tête de Bodhisattva en schiste gris Gandhâra – IIème-IIIème siècle, 27,9 cm


“S’il existe une solution, alors à quoi sert la frustration ? S’il n’y a guère de solution, alors à quoi sert la frustration ?”

“If there is a remedy, then what is the use of frustration? If there is no remedy, then what is the use of frustration?”

Śāntideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara


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Insight #117

Pascale Marthine Thayou, insight, coaching, joie, joy
Pascale Marthine THAYOU – Cameroonian Charcoal U, 2013 – Mixed media sur bois, 133 x 255 cm


“Il n’y a pas un seul brin d’herbe, il n’y a pas de couleur dans ce monde qui ne soit destinée à nous faire nous réjouir.”

“There is not one blade of grass, there is no colour in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.”

― John Calvin


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Art: the power to change the world

Olafur Eliasson, insight, coaching, art, power
Olafur ELIASSON – The Weather Project, 2003
– Monofrequency lights, projection foil, haze machines, mirror foil, aluminium, and scaffolding,
26.7 m x 22.3 m x 155.4 m – Installation in Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
Photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson


Olafur Eliasson (born 1967) is an Icelandic-Danish artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience.

Eliasson’s views on art inspire us to see and consider differently our relationship with art – of course – but also with work. And, why not, motivate us to bring the power of art inside work.

Here are a few insights taken from a paper he wrote for the World Economic Forum:


« Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can connect you to your senses, body, and mind. It can make the world felt. And this felt feeling may spur thinking, engagement, and even action. »

« I believe that one of the major responsibilities of artists (…) is to help people not only get to know and understand something with their minds but also to feel it emotionally and physically. »

« The important thing is not that we agree about the experience that we share, but that we consider it worthwhile sharing an experience at all. In art and other forms of cultural expression, disagreement is accepted and embraced as an essential ingredient. »

« I am convinced that by bringing us together to share and discuss, a work of art can make us more tolerant of difference and of one another. »

« Art helps us identify with one another and expands our notion of we – from the local to the global. »


Olafur Eliasson, weather, insight, art
Olafur ELIASSON – Weather the weather, 2016 – Ordrupgaard, Denmark – Photo: Maria Sattrup.


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Insight #116

insight, coaching, brussels, courage
Léon SPILLIAERT – Lady on a sofa, 1922 – Encre, aquarelle et crayon sur papier, 61,2 x 64,5 cm


“Etre profondément aimé par quelqu’un vous donne de la force, alors qu’aimer quelqu’un profondément vous donne du courage.”

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tseu


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Insight #115

leonor fini, coaching, bruxelles, self-consciousness
Leonor FINI – Ada et l’oracle, 1975 – Huile sur toile, 130 x 97 cm


“J’ai toujours su que j’aurais une vie très différente de celle que l’on avait imaginée pour moi, mais j’ai compris depuis mon très jeune âge que j’aurais à me révolter pour vivre cette vie.”

“I always imagined that I would have a life very different than the one imagined for me, but I understood from a very early age that I would have to revolt in order to make that life.”

Leonor Fini


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Insight #114

magritte, insight, coaching, silence
René MAGRITTE – Souvenir de voyage, 1963 – Huile sur toile, 81 x 100 cm


“Il y a des silences aussi murmurants que du bruit.”

“There were silences as murmurous as sound.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald 


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Insight #113

insight, coaching, awareness
Jacques TRUPHEMUS – Salle des ventes, 1984 – Huile sur toile, 114 x 146 cm


“Nous portons en nous des merveilles que nous cherchons en dehors de nous.”

“We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.”

― Thomas Browne


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Insight #112

insight, coaching, alliance, gerard garouste, rivière, legacy
Gérard GAROUSTE – L’alliance, 1999 – huile sur toile, 81 x 65 cm


“Il nous faut commencer à songer comme une rivière si nous voulons laisser la beauté et la vie en héritage aux générations futures.”

“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.”

― David Brower


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Insight #111

insight, coaching, salvador dali, flor, fleur, symbole, soleil, flowers
Salvador DALI – Flor Dali, étude, 1967 – Gouache, aquarelle, encre et crayon sur papier, 57 x 37.5 cm


“Il me faut des fleurs, toujours, toujours.”

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”

― Claude Monet


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