I found a flat, and i am about to move-in in just a few hours. Its another beginning...
Actually everything here is really a beginning for me...
But before saying anything i just wanted to share with you my love for the Hinton family who has been taking care of me for the last week (my first in Beijing) and for a long time when i was in italy, as they were helping me out with visa issues.
They are a wonderful family! Sean and Tebby have been so generous to me and really inspirational as their lives are lived to help others and serve them!
Their three girls, Jasmine, Camille and Zoe are really great to have around and you know that there is always something interesting about to happen. I feel very lucky i became uncle Shido for all.
Moving on, last night i went to a jazz night at the Hilton in central Beijing with some friends i had met in Macao.
First of all its just great to discover these new streets, this new atmosphere, this great new city. It really is something else!
the eve was a great opportunity to re-encounter some old friends from past service experiences, and for making new friends and meeting wonderful people which is really thrilling and exciting... yet, as i returned to the Hinton hotel :), as i was approaching my bed time, and was reflecting on my day, one moment in particular was standing out above all the others!
So... here is what my heart and my mind were thinking about...
i met this chinese friend called Bruce (i dont know his true name...dang not a good start)!
We started talking about life, its purpose, its meaning, and about the need that every person has for an Universal Educator. And as he was sharing his ideas and his thoughts on the topic i could see through his thickish glasses these two black eyes... that were full of a light i have never seen before...
A few minutes later two of his chinese friends came along, Robin and Betty (chinese names NA). And as we started conversing on these interesting themes i could see that also in their eyes something was shimmering and glowing quite brightly. The conversation was so intense an beautiful, and their vision of how to create a better world lifted me up to places i have never been to.
All of a sudden we were interrupted by somebody who was leaving the place and was saying goodbye to the four of us... and as i looked deeply into their ways of expressing their love, friendship, peace, unity, harmony towards this person i was moved... deeply moved.
I always believed the chinese were very special people. now i know.
And i thank God for this immense and immeasurable opportunity He gave me to learn and discover the beauties of the world He created because of His love for us.
as their eyes pierced my soul, i felt a new light burning within.