Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov was a French philosopher, pedagogue, mystic of Bulgarian descent. I first discovered his work in childhood. At the time, my dear mother collected his books. With the influence of my elder brother Roland, my attention for Omraam’s work grew. He was the first sage I read. I can remember that at a young age, the sight of his picture on the back cover of his books always intrigued me because he looked unusually peaceful and harmonious. His words moved me by their quietness and profundity; they had a simplicity that was pleasing to my young mind! It is almost as if he was expressing himself in that way so that even children could comprehend him. His work resonated in me because he exceptionally expressed faith in the youth, he always stressed how important it was to be one’s true, higher self and to honor one’s purpose even if it implied going against the grain.