Tag Archive: living

Tangerine of Mindfulness

“Looking at a tangerine, a person who practices awareness can see all the wonders of the universe…” ~ The Buddha  “What does it mean to eat a tangerine in awareness? When you are… Continue reading

A Guide to the Dark Side

“True loss is for him whose days have been spent in utter ignorance of himself.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh Yoda called it the Dark Side. Gandhi called it the Brute. Tolkien personified it in the Ring. It is… Continue reading

A Beautiful Mind

“Like a diet of the mind, I just choose not to indulge certain appetites… I think that’s what it’s like with all our dreams and our nightmares…we’ve got to keep feeding them for… Continue reading

Beyond the Pink Ribbon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the month of pink ribbons and charity walks. I love the enthusiasm and the solidarity but I just somehow feel we are missing the point of this… Continue reading

Glimpses of the Unhurried Life

I grew up in Kulim. A tiny, modest little settlement in rural Malaysia during the 80s. There were no traffic lights in our little town back then. Folks just slowly meandered through the sleepy streets in their… Continue reading

A Seed grows into a Tree

“In the beginning, how small is the seed, yet in the end it is a mighty tree. Look ye not upon the seed, look ye upon the tree, and its blossoms and its leaves… Continue reading

Helsinki – a place I call Home

“Where thou art, that is home.” ~ Emily Dickinson Helsinki is quaint. Helsinki is full of character. It is quirky. It is beautiful. It is where I journeyed across oceans to be wedded 14 years ago. It… Continue reading

A Delicate Beauty

“Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” ~ John Steinbeck Finland has… Continue reading

The Rest of your Story

Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that does not make you who you are. It is the rest of your story. Who you choose to be. ~ Kung Fu… Continue reading

Perfecting the Art of Doing Nothing

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it ~ William Feather There’s a mellow crispness in the air. My… Continue reading