The whisper of a stream

  All human beings thirst for love. They seek it from each other, and if that is not possible, they seek it among material things. Everything is various expression of the desire to love and to be loved- even the childish tantrum or unbearable betrayal. We love each other with such distortion and we persecute each other’s…

Simple, Slow, and Smooth

A little dose of the first morning light and a cup of hand drip coffee on this slow Sunday is a great therapy.Hand drip is a timeless art of making coffee. It’s simple. It’s slow. It’s smooth. Just the way I want my Sunday to be. Come to think of it, I wish my whole…

Blue Sky in my Head

      I drove around running errands yesterday. After the sky poured out snow flurries, it revealed soft fluffy clouds still hanging up in the sky. After the heavy snow clouds have purged, what remained was pure lightness. I could almost feel the light brush strokes of the artist capturing the cleansed scene of…

This Emptying

*** We finally had some snow yesterday. This winter has been unusually warm and I almost gave up on the hope of seeing the snow. I love the purity of the landscape in the backdrop of snowy winter day. Everything is reduced to the simple purity of whiteness. All my busy thoughts vanish when I look…

Therapy for Life

Sun rises make me so happy, especially when I find myself being basked in the first morning light in the countryside. This is the way life is supposed to be. Every time I come to the country house, I feel my soul finally letting her guard down, feeling free to be herself, which is pretty…

A Place to See, Hear, and Feel God

Where do you want to go now? I ask her. We just finished our Friday morning swim class. It was only 10 in the morning. We still had a whole day ahead of us. Ummm…  My two-year-old toddler is in deep thoughts for a moment. I watch her in anticipation wondering what she would say….

How Would you live then?

How Would You Live Then?     What if a hundred rose-breasted grosbeaks flew in circles around your head? what if the mockingbird came into the house with you and became your advisor? What if the bees filled your walls with honey and all you needed to do was ask them and they would fill the…