Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sunshine Everywhere!

I come from italy. I have lived in china for 1 month now...
I told a friend last night! and he said that if after 1 month i am still fine with life here, it means that i will have to stay for a long time. This is my hope as all of you know! So let's see where all of this goes. 

My name is You Shi Dan (Honest Dawn). Who knows me, knows that it is a bit over the top :)
My name is really not giving a good picture of who i am i guess.

Rather i think my name is my hope, my wish and my desire for life... to be truthful in my intentions and in my actions... i am still far from it... oh so far.

Furthermore, as imperfect as i am, i just want to be surrounded by Sunshine.

"When a man turns his face to God, he finds Sunshine Everywhere"
          Abdu'l-Baha'                          

To be surrounded by Sunshine there is only one thing to do and that is to forget self.
To get rid of all those attitudes in life that push us to be 'individuals'... and to become part of this unifying life and creation!
It is such a hard task. But it is something we must strive for.
I am writing about these ideas because although i am living in a new place, where many challenges are represented by adapting and embracing new realities, the challenge of selflessness and honesty always accompanies me.

I hope that the few who read this post will look inside their hearts and think about what their face is looking at! And if they do not see Sunshine then they should change direction or tear down the walls that keep them away from it!

ShidON

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. I grew up in a place where there was always sunshine, not only with the weather but also in my home, and when it rained I was so happy...because it was a change. Now I know how fortunate I was to growup in such a place but also realise that the rainy days have a great value. They help us truly appreciate the Sun in all it's Glory. How lucky you are to have this realisation.

Lots of love and Sunshine to you. LMY

amy said...

you are my sunshine.
my only sunshine.
you make me happy, when skies are gray.

Anonymous said...

:)

Anonymous said...

hoping to die with a gorgeous t a n! ja

Zarrin said...

yesterday i was walking home from the bell tower and an overpowering feeling of love for humanity came over me. i'm definitely living in sunshine, everyday.

Elika said...

Hi Shidan,
Your blog reminded me of this insightful quotation:

"Whosoever has lost himself, has found the universe and the inhabitants thereof! Whosoever is occupied with himself is wandering in the desert of heedlessness and regret! The master-key of self-mastery is self-forgetfulness. The road to the palace of life is through the path of renunciation."

-Abdu'l-Baha