The great Taoist sage, Laozi teaches us that the universe follows patterns and cycles, first swinging one way and then another
For starters, the other person may not be fooled. When you bluff, you may get lucky. As Warren Buffett put it, "It takes
A daunting challenge facing many workers is developing the skills necessary to function as effective managers and strategic leaders.
One has to be careful, wise and know how to delicately appeal to the tastes of the people. Trump can do none of this. And if we open the provisional to reveal the real when it comes to this election, we see the horrors of the untrained mind alone. Only together with reason can the untrained mind bloom.
Most Americans, only marginally less ethnocentric today than twenty years ago, have a simplistic, nuance-free view of China and the Chinese people. Although apprehensive about the rise of an economic juggernaut and its impact on the American way of life, the images China casts up are rooted in the past.
Here is my disclaimer: I am a Christian. I am an American. I do not believe in conflating the two. My faith and my nationality
For the last ten years, my friends Keegan and Tanya have been fighting tirelessly to raise funds for and awareness about Prader-Willi Syndrome. One of the many issues that goes along with this disorder is never-ending hunger.
The extraordinary display of 8000 Terra Cotta Warriors posed in formation to protect the first Chinese emperor in his afterlife is customarily the #1 reason tourists visit Xi'an.
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
I am convinced the animals in our lives regularly share the secrets of the Universe with us if we would only just pay attention.
I wonder if I am more Asian, specifically Chinese, than I realize. I was reading the new book about applying Chinese philosophy to your own life, and it was more touching than I had expected. As a Chinese American whose parents emigrated from Taiwan more than fifty years ago, I grew up in Detroit.
The hardest lesson has been to learn how to not do anything. After decades of believing in hard work, it has been difficult to train myself to let go of doing and focus on being, even though, truth be told, working hard never got me anywhere much. But how to not do anything when there is so much to do?
Everything comes from nothing -- which means that if we want to create something truly new and fresh in our lives, we must first find our way back to the quiet beneath the notes, the page underneath the writing, and the space into which our thoughts appear and dissipate.
Animals don't have to be told that part of the responsibility of being a dog or a whale is taking care of members of their family. So -- what is standing in the way of human compassion?
In Judaic Tradition this concept finds expression in the practice of the twice daily recitation of the "Shema" prayer - which
Do we want love? Do we want goodness? Yes and no. Speak to me, love me, approve of me, spit on me: sadly enough, it may be