I love this passage by David Ault. When I read his words, they put my life into perspective. They help me take a step back from my personal struggles, and see the gifts that are bombarding me from every angle. Today I wanted to share with you:
In Someone Else’s Eyes
In someone else’s belief, you are rich and free.
In someone else’s eyes you are smart, capable and daring.
In someone else’s world of existence you have it all.
In someone else’s level of experience you have already reached their understanding of nirvana.
Whatever your story is, you are as blessed as you are willing to recognize you are.
Welcome Year of the Rabbit! February 2nd marked the highly anticipated lunar New Year’s Eve here in China. I awoke to the boom of fireworks (which I still hear outside my window, days later, as I type these words). I jumped out of bed feeling excited. Dan and I had been invited to share a traditional celebration that evening with the family of his wonderful colleague, Shao Jun.
We headed out late morning in search of gifts for Shao Jun’s family. The quiet streets surrounding our apartment gave the sense of being in a small town instead of in China’s capital. Masses of Beijingers had already left the city to celebrate the holiday with family in their hometowns. Read more…