3 Daily Mantras I’m Trying to Live By

It used to be the Buddhists, Hindus, and Taoists only use mantras for their spiritual practices, such as meditation. But things have changed now. Two years ago, I read about people using mantras to better their lives. The idea is to utter a word, or phrase, or sentence as a way to remind or empower ourselves. Some … Continue Reading →

 

What Happens if We Always Think We’re Certain?

Most of us feel absolute certain of what we believe or do. We insist that our beliefs are the one and true belief, while other beliefs are downright wrong. We believe that our ideas are the one and only idea that guarantees a bright future for our children. We believe that our knowledge and experiences and connections … Continue Reading →

 

It Starts With How We Think

Many people follow what financial experts say: Invest in cryptocurrency, accrue assets, find different sources of income, financial freedom, and on and on. I don’t say that it’s bad. But I admit, I find it deceiving. Because it makes us think that if we’re not following them, we’re not being wise, or worse we’re living life wrong. … Continue Reading →

 

Because It’s Not the End of the World

The tea spilled in the plastic bag as I rode back home. I wonder why it’s brown, “Oh it was mocha, not matcha tea!” It was supposedly tea. I told them matcha (not mocha, whatever). The cashier even confirmed it was matcha tea before I made the order. How come they made that mistake? Crap. I … Continue Reading →

 

The Regular Guy: In Defense of Being a Regular Person

My boss startled when I said, “I’m Jade. I’m just a regular guy,” while introducing myself in front of my coworkers. She interrupted. Everyone laughed. But I was unstoppable. I continued my introduction. “I’m the new writer here and… uh, just a regular guy.” She frowned and whispered, “What you say is what your mind says.” … Continue Reading →

 

Life in 3 Hours (Everyone is Trying to Survive)

They lost the key of their trolley case. My younger sisters were worried. To comfort them, I said father can find a way to unlock the case without the key. They were relieved. Then they bid goodbye. Thanks for spending time with me, ladies. The Aspiring Psychometrician After escorting my sisters to the bus terminal, … Continue Reading →

 

You May Think You’re Stuck, But the World Keeps Moving

Most of us feel stuck at some point in life. But I wonder, are we really stuck? We can all agree that even though we feel stuck, the world keeps moving. Life goes on for everyone. So here’s my hypothesis: We are not actually stuck — but moving towards a direction not aligned with our … Continue Reading →

 

For Content Creators: What Are We Doing?

At Medium, everyone has an opinion of good vs. evil, big picture vs. small picture, perspective 1 vs. perspective 2, and on and on. Read the comment section here. It’s interesting, I must say. I love that kind of commotion. Brains clashing together. But what saddens me is the fact that we spend a lot … Continue Reading →