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Are You Happy?

This blog is dedicated to people who wish to find inner peace, open up their minds and find meaning in life.

05 Sep Posted by | Be Happy | Comments

You don’t need money to be happy

You don’t need money to be happy

It seems very hard to survive nowsadays as living standard keeps on rising. How much money is enough to survive? Everyone dreams of being a millionaire as happiness is always related to the amount of wealth you have. Why must people make it so hard? The fact is that you don’t need money to be […]

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08 Jul Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

You can be happy right here, right now

You can be happy right here, right now

There was an interesting story about a fisherman. There was once a fisherman living happily with his family in the village. He worked in the day and relaxed with his family and friends in the night. He fished only enough for his family and friends and was quite happy and satisfied with his life. One […]

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03 Jul Posted by | Be Positive | Comments

Every outcome is the best outcome

Every outcome is the best outcome

There was an interesting story about a king and his advisor. One day the king and his troops went for hunting and saw a tiger, he took out a bow and arrow and shot the tiger. The crowd applauded as the arrow shot the tiger. To show that he indeed killed the tiger, he came […]

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03 Jul Posted by | Be Mindful | Comments

Confessions of the mind

Confessions of the mind

Dear master, Perhaps God forgot to tell you about me when he created you. Perhaps its about time I introduce myself. I am called “the mind”. When god created you, he put me in your body so that I can give you intelligence. Unfortunately, you can’t see me. I am in your brains, veins, organs, […]

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13 Mar Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

Why Do Something Only if you Know How to Do it?

Why Do Something Only if you Know How to Do it?

We seem to be confident only if we can see the destination and how to get there. What if we don’t know how to get to the destination? Are we going to try? That is why we sometimes need to learn from children. They don’t think so much. They just do it simply because they […]

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05 Mar Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

Dream of a Butterfly

Dream of a Butterfly

In the book of Zhuang Zi, there is an interesting story 齊物論: 昔者庄周梦为胡蝶,栩栩然胡蝶也。不知周也。俄然觉, 则蘧蘧然周也。不知周之梦为胡蝶与?胡蝶之梦为周与? One day, Zhuang Zi dreamed that he turned into a butterfly. When he worked up, he found that he was still himself. He then pondered whether he was the Zhuang Zi in the butterfly’s dream or the Zhuang Zi who dreamed […]

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25 Feb Posted by | Be Happy | Comments

Who is the Laughing Buddha?

Who is the Laughing Buddha?

The Laughing Buddha is also known as the cloth sack monk (布袋和尚) or Matrieya Buddha in Sanskrit. The fat figure that we see today was the image of an eccentric monk in the Song Dynasty. Whether he was sitting or standing, he was often seen to be laughing. Why is laughing buddha always laughing? Because […]

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20 Feb Posted by | Be Positive | Comments

7 Positive Ways to Overcome Anger

7 Positive Ways to Overcome Anger

Our brain gives us the ability to compare and contrast. When we compare ourselves with others, it could challenge us to reach greater heights. However, it could also stir up negative emotions such as frustrations, jealousy and anger. For example, if your friend get 100 marks and you get 50, you might strive harder next […]

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18 Feb Posted by | Be Able To Let Go | Comments

Did I Just Killed My Own Son?

Did I Just Killed My Own Son?

A friend told me a controversial story many years ago. It struck me that time on how unpredictable life is. I almost forgot about it until I read a piece of news about a child being killed on the road recently. The story went like this: My son graduated from a prestigious university and came […]

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16 Feb Posted by | Be Able To Let Go | Comments

What is Zen?

What is Zen?

Zen (Dhyāna in sanskrit) was a heart teaching passed down from Gautama Buddha. Bodhidharma from India brought this teaching to China in the 5th CE. This heart teaching became known as Chan (in Chinese). Chan later became popular in Japan (pronounced as Zen in Japanese) and from there, it spread to the rest of the […]

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