Stories from Dennis Swennen

Psycho-Cybernetics

Maxwell Maltz was a cosmetic surgeon, in addition to being a researcher and author who explained how self-image has complete control over an individual’s ability to achieve any goal. The original book became an instant bestseller and made Dr. Maltz one of the most in-demand motivational speakers throughout the 1960’s…

Finding Home

Life already has started. No need to wait. This is it. There is no other place to go. Time is only from the mind. Thoughts that can bend space and time. But they are only part of reality, not the whole. We can only see the parts, black or white,…

It is not time that you need

It is empty space.  Everybody has the same amount of hours in a day. Sebastian Bach had, Mahatma Gandhi, and also your idol. But we all live very different and unique lives. Every second of the day we are creating our own world in a creative and unique way. Much…

A Note for the New Year | Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their…

Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything

This summary was originally created for actionablebooks.com and can be found in its original format at http://www.actionablebooks.com/en-ca/summaries/intertwingled/. ActionableBooks.com provides busy leaders with tools to develop themselves and their teams. “People keep pretending they can make things hierarchical, categorizable, and sequential when they can’t. Everything is deeply intertwingled.” – Intertwingled, page…

My Qigong Trip to China: Turning Inward

As you may know or not, as from the beginning of April I am staying in China to learn more about Qigong. I am taking a 3-months teacher training course.

What will you give?

The fullness of my life — The sweet wine of autumn days and summer nights, My little hoard gleaned through the years, And hours rich with living. That will be my gift When death knocks at my door. – Tagore

The arena

The arena. The place where blood can be shed, adversity is standing right in front of you. There is no positive association with an arena. You will meet an enemy, even if he is your friend. Inside the rules of the game change, like we always have played a different…

Comparison

A wise man once said: To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Yet we are social creatures, constantly mimicking other’s behaviour. Most things we do are because we saw someone else do them. It is what protects us…

We're terrible judges

Biased by our own thinking or the world we live in. Consider the concept of theory and practice, and more particular about the difference in between. Going from saying to doing. From walking to arriving. From idle idea to hands on execution. But can you see the gap were it…