at home in..., w| Gerald Zhang-Schmidt how to really live in this world

... and still wild spring flowers also found in gardens. 0

The Mountain in Early Spring

Sometimes it’s good to take a break from all the philosophical postings and pondering and just go for some time outdoors. It’s spring here, after all. With the changing seasons, regular old training sessions are...

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Coming from “Nowhere”

I remember a college student who told me, “I’m from a little nowhere place in Illinois.” And I said, ”Wait a minute. I want to ask you something: Who told you that where you...

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The Stay-at-Home Traveler

There I was, watching a documentary about Tibet, dreaming of snow-capped mountains and fascinating traditions… as I looked out at snowy mountains and wondered about the views and traditions at home that we forget....

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Sunny Lessons in Mindfulness

There is something to sunrises and sunsets that makes them beautiful to all but the least romantic. To taking the time, going special places, and enjoying them where they are at their best. But...

Just a subway stop... until you look closer and think about it 0

The Tyranny of the Extraordinary

Ordinary life is just so ordinary, we say. And we forget that it’s also life. New Year’s passed, Western and Chinese alike. As a special night and day, it was passed in special ways....