courage

sunflower sky
July 31, 2014

NO WAY OUT

Sometimes I stumble on wisdom. Recently, I was talking to a friend about how she stayed far too long in an unhealthy relationship. She said, “I tried so hard to prove myself to him…” I shook my head and said, “I don’t think that’s it. It’s not that you were trying to prove yourself to - Read More -

jump
July 13, 2014

JUST DO IT

Nike got it right. I think “Just Do It” is an all time great slogan for life. Sometimes I feel that our society has become obsessed with living vicariously through others. The television has made that easier — we can watch reality TV to ‘live’ other people’s drama, or an action series to ‘experience’ an adventure. - Read More -

yin and yang desert
February 9, 2014

NO RIGHT WITHOUT WRONG

Everything can be seen as a this; Everything can be seen as a that. The that depends on the this; the this mirrors the that. One follows from the other; each is inseparable from both. You can’t have right without wrong, life without death, the true without the false. The Master is not trapped in - Read More -

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 -

December 31, 2013

BREAKING FREE

So I decided to start this holiday morning off with a little Harry Potter :) As I was re-watching The Order of the Phoenix, I saw this scene of the Weasley twins breaking free of Hogwarts just after a confrontation with the (evil) Professor Umbridge and it resonated with me… In the scene before, the - Read More -

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December 22, 2013

SEVENTY-SEVEN

How funny that I should find this Lao-tzu teaching a few days after writing theSacred Field post….. :) Humanity grows more and more intelligent, yet there is clearly more trouble and less happiness daily. How can this be so? It is because intelligence is not the same thing as wisdom. When a society misuses partial intelligence - Read More -

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