What’s up Beijing

Initially called the Marable Boat, it was built in 1755 during Emperor Qianlong's reign. The 36-meter-long boat was carved out of huge rocks. There was a Chinese-style cabin on the boat, which was destroyed by Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. When it was rebuilt in 1893, the cabin was built in the western style and … Continue reading What’s up Beijing

Land of Poetry

Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness PoemsThe Sun by Mary OliverPriceless Gifts by Anna SwirCharacteristics of Life by Camille T. DungyUnconditional by Jennifer WelwoodStart Close in by David WhyteWhen Death Comes by Mary OliverThe Well of Grief by David WhyteMending Wall by Robert FrostOrkney/This Life by Andrew GreigForget About Enlightenment by John WelwoodGo In … Continue reading Land of Poetry

Mindfulness Bookshelf 02

The Journey Toward Wholeness: Enneagram Wisdom for Stress, Balance, and TransformationMindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator's HandbookA Happier You: A Seven-Week Program to Transform Negative Thinking into Positivity and ResilienceBecoming AwareWintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult TimesMind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You ThinkMeditation for Fidgety Skeptics: … Continue reading Mindfulness Bookshelf 02

Stillness

Go in and in.Be the spacebetween two cells,the vast, resoundingsilence in whichspirit dwells.Be sugar dissolvingon the tongue of life.Dive in and in,as deep as you can dive.Be infinite, ecstatic truth.Be love conceived and born in union.Be exactly what you seek,the Beloved, singing Yes,tasting Yes, embracing Yes,until there is only essence;the All of Everythingexpressing through youas … Continue reading Stillness

Miscellaneous

https://youtu.be/8ApW0yDKTf4 FREEDOM with Sebastian Junger Unconditional - Jennifer WelwoodWilling to experience aloneness,I discover connection everywhere;Turning to face my fear,I meet the warrior who lives within;Opening to my loss,I gain the embrace of the universe;Surrendering into emptiness,I find fullness without end.Each condition I flee from pursues me,Each condition I welcome transforms meAnd becomes itself transformedInto its … Continue reading Miscellaneous

Dance

https://youtu.be/xFrGuyw1V8s Abba - Dancing Queen “Your current situation is not your final destination.” - Trent Shelton Photo by Rose @Northeastern University, Boston, MA9/26/2016 5:50 AM “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Photo by Rose @Hatfield, MA 6/23/2017 3:29 PM “ We can’t always … Continue reading Dance

Mindful Wisdom 06

Welcome to the sixth mindful words of wisdom (wow) series. Every experience offers us an opportunity to choose and respond with either love or fear. Hatred, envy, anger are all attributed to the opposite of all-embracing love; when pains and suffering are inevitable, "bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them." Just like … Continue reading Mindful Wisdom 06

Vulnerability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDaZu_KEMCY Natalie Portman Harvard Commencement Speech | 2015 Best lesson learned today—what it meant by feeling utter comfortable in our own skin. Natalie is leading by example and bringing purpose to her greatest strength. What useful I've found is her graceful courage to tap into her own obliviousness and be free from it. Come as … Continue reading Vulnerability

Amélie

“Life is a mystery, everyone must stand aloneI hear you call my nameAnd it feels like home” One year ago, February 13, off from Boreal Coffee Shop, drizzling afternoon, 4:33. A captivative single shot - knowingly, out on my first excursion to a whole new, unfamiliar territory. Strolling. One year later, onto the fifth day … Continue reading Amélie

Mindful Wisdom 05

Photo by Rose @Nanshan Temple, Hainan, CN1/10/2020 11:42 AM Welcome to the fifth mindful words of wisdom (wow) series. I am immensely grateful to share this distilled collection of offerings from the journey within. Wishing all-embracing love fulfills the souls with ease and effectiveness. “We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.”  - … Continue reading Mindful Wisdom 05

Later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0igPuDjYUE non-attachment is an attitude of creation For Belonging by John O'Donohue May you listen to your longing to be free. May the frames of your belonging be generous enough for your dreams. My you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart. May you find a harmony between your soul and … Continue reading Later