Jurriaan Kamp, Netherlands

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Ode Magazine.

  • Intelligent optimism

    Jurriaan Kamp, Netherlands

    (Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

    All of us are born intelligent optimists. All of us! You don’t believe me? Let me ask you this: have you ever met a pessimistic 5-year-old? Did you ever see a child who fell to the ground, bloodied his knees and, after drying his tears, said he wasn’t going to run anymore?

    Such children don’t exist. They get up, try again and keep smiling - even if sometimes through their tears. Each kid instinctively has the intelligence that getting past failure and continuing to try is a good, fulfilling and natural state.

  • Changing habits

    Jurriaan Kamp, Netherlands

    (Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

    Changing habits is hard. And yet it is simple too. Whatever we do begins with a thought. Whatever we give our attention to materializes. That is the problem and the solution at the same time. Based on our experiences, we are so used to seeing a certain reality that it becomes difficult to look at the same thing and see something different, something new - a new possibility.