The message of Hellen Keller’s life

Culture 09/21/19, 09:10

Legendary writer and activist Helen Keller stands out not only for her work, but also for her inspirational sayings about dealing with the challenges of life and fate.  Her central message to the world remains encapsulated in her words: “I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found ...

Seven ways to reduce stress in daily life

Natural healing 09/16/19, 08:14

Humans in modern society suffer heavily from the ailments of the pressures of their lives. Even those who are blessed with an apparent affluent lifestyle may live with a lack of peace internally. However, others, despite encountering tremendous pressures are still able to live a peaceful life.  Let's take a look ...

The statue of the Buddha that sheds tears in sorrow

Legend 09/15/19, 04:00

A statue of the Buddha in the city of Leshan, Sichuan Province, has reportedly shed tears many times throughout history. The people take it as a message in response to the state of the world today. Let's delve into the context of each miraculous occurrence. The city of Leshan, Sichuan Province ...

Dr. Bernard Beitman – The father of studies into coincidence

Beyond science 09/11/19, 11:15

Are the coincidences in life just randomly occurring phenomena, or could there be an order or rule behind them? The father of studies on coincidental events, Dr. Bernard Beitman, once shared that it is the ‘weird’ coincidences he encountered in his life that ignited the curiosity of a scientist in him.  Dr. ...

Honesty brings an abundance of blessings

Culture 09/10/19, 04:48

As the ancient saying goes, ‘good is rewarded with good, and bad is rewarded with bad’.  In compliance with this saying, it follows suit that honesty will bring about countless rewards and blessings. This story is an example of just that. Xu Shaoyu lived at the end of the Qing dynasty, under ...

The enchanting features of the Shen Yun symphony orchestra

Art 09/07/19, 11:12

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra features the perfect harmony of classical music East and West. The distinct sound of Chinese instruments is accentuated on the foundation of Western orchestra. The perfect arrangement and blend of the beauty and spirit of Chinese music with the power of the Western orchestra has made ...

Stories of ‘guardian angels’

Beyond science 09/05/19, 10:33

Countless supernatural incidents remain a mystery to us all, especially when it comes to the intervention of apparent ‘guardian angels’. Their appearance remains unexplained, yet, often undeniable.  The following two stories explore moments of angelic guidance and perhaps shed more light on the presence of otherworldly intervention. The guardian angel Kelly Susan Allen ...

Don’t fall into the trap of ‘positive thinking’

Culture 09/04/19, 11:01

According to psychiatrists, depressed people are often those who think too much about how to attain success and happiness. People seemingly only rejoice in the success they gain and hardly accept that failure is also a part of life. Trying to be "positive" can make things worse Many self-help gurus recommend that ...

A well-timed compliment can be the most powerful of things

Culture 08/31/19, 08:08

It is said that a compliment, delivered at the most opportune moment, has the power to change a life. This, at least, was true for one little boy from the high mountains of Chicago. Half a century ago, 9-year-old Joel moved, together with his family, from the high mountains of Chicago ...

The romantic legends behind Beethoven’s iconic Moonlight Sonata

Art 08/30/19, 06:35

The Moonlight Sonata is said to be the piece that marked a change in Beethoven’s composition style. It features an air of regret and loss, while simultaneously echoing the murmur of hushed prayers and the fierce sound of an approaching storm. It is a piece shrouded in romantic mythology but ...

The story behind the idiom: A broken mirror joined together

Legend 08/25/19, 11:15

During the Southern and Northern dynasties (420-589), in the state of Chen, there lived a beautiful, intelligent princess named Lechang. She and her husband, Xu Deyan, loved each other dearly. But before long, their country was in danger of being invaded by troops from the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Princess Lechang ...

Where angels tread in Western culture

Legend 08/23/19, 05:35

From ancient times, angels have been present in most religions and beliefs in Western culture. Stories of angels were passed down from generation to generation. They were believed to be the missionaries of God who were sent on missions to assist God in taking care of humans and punishing sinners. ...