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One habit to true happiness

One habit to true happiness

Whether we know it or not, each one of us runs on a program to alleviate suffering and maximize happiness. Here are the most common programs: I want things and more things, I want everything! I ...

Happiness code deciphered

Happiness code deciphered

What determines happiness? Each person would perhaps have their own personal definition. However, scientists have for years, attempted to determine the true source, in an effort to decipher what it is that makes people truly ...

A window into the soul: Nighthawks

A window into the soul: Nighthawks

On delving deeper into artist Edward Hooper's 1942 masterpiece Reconciling Hopper’s Nighthawks with language has been a practice of trying to locate the soul with a microscope. The rationale is struck by the realization that to ...

Two Beloved Teachers of Ancient China

Two Beloved Teachers of Ancient China

Respecting teachers and their wise teachings is ingrained in traditional Chinese culture. According to The Book of Rites, “Respecting teachers makes one value knowledge; valuing knowledge helps promote learning.” Standard of Conduct: Confucius' Teachings Confucius is one of ...

The invisible threat to our human race

The invisible threat to our human race

As devoutly as Ancient Egyptians prayed to the rising sun for a blessed harvest, in modern days we have found our prayers answered through man-made gods. Whereas the Egyptians found their sustenance in solar orbit, ...

Zhuge Liang’s insatiable appetite for learning

Zhuge Liang’s insatiable appetite for learning

Zhuge Liang, (181-234 AD), is a great historical figure who lived during the Three States Period. When he was young, Zhuge Liang’s teacher, Sir Shuijing, lived a reclusive life in the Village of Shuijing. Sir Shuijing kept ...