Truth, Inspiration, Hope.
Gods-of-Good-fortune-Wikimedia-commons
Seeming Betrayal Was Actually Assistance – A Chinese Tale of Friendship
Zhang San and Li Si were good friends. Li Si's family was running a very prosperous business while Zhang San's family was not well off. When Zhang San wanted to go abroad on business to...
African-scenery-Pixabay
Remembering Wilbur Smith
After spending the morning reading and writing with his wife Niso by his side, global bestselling author Wilbur Smith passed away suddenly on Nov. 13 in Cape Town, South Africa, according to a statement on...
Diagram-of-I-Ching-hexagrams-Wikimedia-Commons
Understanding I Ching or ‘Book of Changes’
While fresh and interesting subjects can inspire our creativity and provide new perspectives on alternative healthcare and holistic living, The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is a timeless source of knowledge and wisdom. One...
Illustration-of-mother-and-child-reading-book-wikimedia-commons
Jolly Calle, A Swedish Tale of Being Happy Within and Without
Adapted from the Swedish Folktale written by Helena Nyblom. There was once a young man called Jolly Calle, who really couldn't help being happy. Although he was poor and orphaned, he did not want pity....
Chinese-painting-of-yellow-bird-in-story-of-good-deed-rewarded-Wikimedia-Commons
An Ancient Chinese Story of a Good Deed Rewarded
Repaying a debt of gratitude, or bao en (報恩), is an important concept in traditional Chinese culture, and it is often demonstrated in legends and heroic stories of the past. In this story it manifests as...
Hardy's-Wessex-map-Wikimedia-Commons
Imaginary World Mapping
When reading a book for the first time, finding a beautiful map among the pages is an exciting bonus that adds another dimension to the narrative. A map shows that everything is in order -...
Snow-White-Wikimedia-Commons
The True Story Behind Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
It takes a talented storyteller to weave together a fairytale that captivates, mystifies, and uplifts. To assist youngsters in better dealing with life's challenges and paradoxes, stories create lasting impressions that they may intuitively recall...
Cao-Zhi-Wikimedia-Commons
The Seven Steps Verse
Caocao (155 –220), a powerful Chinese warlord, statesman and poet of the Eastern Han Dynasty, had, of his many children, two prominent sons; Cao Pi and Cao Zhi. As a teenager, Cao Zhi exhibited great...
Confucius-Lao-Zi-Zhang-Cuiying
Jun Zi: Confucius’ Teachings on Being a Gentleman
Jun Zi (君子), an ancient Chinese term, describes a virtuous man who is forever striving to perfect his character through virtue and morality; namely, a gentleman. “A true gentleman needs to possess the qualities of...