January 2014

year of horse
January 31, 2014

YEAR OF THE HORSE

Happy Chinese New Year of the Horse! In this new year, I hope that you will be like the majestic horse…and charge ahead and not waste time looking back! :) Cheers to a wonderful year ahead!   Photo source: To Win by Edwin Leung

butterfly eye
January 26, 2014

LIVE YOUR TRUTH

This topic has been bouncing around my mind for a few days, so I am going to put off distractions (i.e. all forms of writing resistance haha) to try to share these ideas :) The thought of “living your truth” came about as I was commenting on the disappointing (long lasting) trend in media that - Read More -

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January 19, 2014

HUMILITY AND FREEDOM

This morning I read a remarkable perspective of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ended the terror of living as a black person in the United States. The article discusses how he taught the black community to face their worst fears and, as a community, accept abuse with a non-violent reaction. In the ways of Gandhi, Dr. King - Read More -

duck walking on water
January 15, 2014

PRAY AND PRACTICE

The Buddha taught: “If you are standing on one shore and want to cross over to the other shore, you have to use a boat or swim across. You cannot just pray, ‘Oh, other shore, please come over here for me to step across!’” To a Buddhist, praying without also practicing is not real prayer. - Read More -

outstanding flowers
January 12, 2014

CELEBRATE LIFE

Today I had the privilege and pleasure to interview some remarkable and truly impressive future students for my alma mater (Northwestern University). I was floored by these amazing students and the contributions they are already making to the world! And I could not stop myself from injecting “sage advice” into the discussions ;) I encouraged - Read More -

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January 10, 2014

DEALING WITH LOSS

After going to sleep a bit too early, I was up at 3am this morning browsing the internet…in yet another hotel room (oh the travel life!). Around 4am, I was guided to this Byron Katie video of a mother trying to Work through the loss of her daughter. For a moment, I thought it might - Read More -

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