Wisdom

In a bowl of rice, lies a world of wisdom. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Taoist Tale: A Bowl of Rice

This is a story from ancient China. Once upon a time, there was a Taoist master who was known for his uncanny ability to solve tricky problems for people. Two young men, who worked together at a certain company, decided…

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Taoist Tale: A Bowl of Rice

This is a story from ancient China. Once upon a time, there was a Taoist master who was known for his uncanny ability to solve tricky problems for people. Two…

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Precious Advice on Aging Well

As a family physician, I’ve often been inspired by those in their 80s and 90s who are aging well and wondered what they were doing.

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How Granny Fang Found Her Son-in-Law

A long time ago, there was a man named Fang Chang. He was in the cotton business and worked hard to save quite a bit of money. He then died,…

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9 Quotes for Life

The following nine quotes are not words mentioned by celebrities, but they are enlightenments worth sharing with others, especially when you are in a predicament:

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The Butchered Pig: A Lesson in Honesty

Zeng Zi (505-432 B.C.) was from Nan Wu in what is now China’s Shandong Province. When he was 16 years old, he was accepted as a student of Confucius. He…

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A Coachman’s Story

Yan Zi was the prime minister of the state of Qi. One day, he was riding in a carriage when his carriage happened to pass by the coachman’s house. The…

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Four Inspiring Stories to Uplift Your Soul

Short inspirational stories are powerful reads; the best thing is that they are easy to digest, and there’s always a moral at the end of each story. Whether they are…

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The Secret to Broadening Your Heart and Mind

Once upon a time, a young prince asked his teacher, a renowned monk: “What does the future hold for me?” The teacher replied: “You’ll encounter three doors on your journey…

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A Peasant Woman’s Wisdom

There is a farmers market every day in China — if farmers or people from a village have more produce than their family can eat, they often sell the excess…

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Story of a Beggar and His Pearl

Once upon a time, a poor man went to visit his relative, and was warmly welcomed with a feast. At the end of the night, he became drunk and fell asleep…

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Inspiration for a Long and Happy Marriage

A grand wedding was recently held in Tokyo, Japan. Luke, a doctoral student of stage direction at the University of Southern California, and a member of the British royal family,…