I was waiting for a sign as I was going through some family challenges early part of this year. When I received the news about the Happiness U’s scholarship, I was so excited and motivated as the Universe has spoken.
Stepping into the first month of attending numerous inspirational classes, my eyes are open, my ears are wide. I want to give my 100% attention to this journey to learn about life planning and soul enlightenment.
September is a busy month for me but I signed up as many classes as I can. My first On-line class was “Overcome Overwhelm 101”. I learn to give myself love and gratitude on daily tasks I have accomplished, instead of worrying about projects I have not finished. To look at life one day at a time and be joyful with mundane errands or big missions.
In other classes, Alice mentioned how this world has opposite sides. It totally makes sense that we grow on the edge of positive and negative, happy and sad. I have to face this world with an open mind and acceptance of great diversity of perspectives, as we are here to grow spiritually and emotionally. There is a Chinese saying which goes “Where your mind goes, your energy goes.” I pledge to focus my energy on important aspect of the big life picture, and not to be distracted.
October started my first class with Spirituality 101. Spirituality is a big part of my life as I embrace God’s existence. Although, I am not big on organized religion, I believe we are spiritual beings who come on earth for different life experience and growth. I can see universal wisdom in nature. I definitely see love when experiencing suffering. Therefore, I echoed how instructor Jonathan Sugai said, “The biggest gifts come from our painful moments in life.”
The two-day life planning class was intense for me. I had to dig deep into my past, review my present values and visualize how to align goals with my future. This is when fear and doubt surface and I have to humble myself to have self-acceptance with where I am right now. This class was a great opportunity for me to reflect and ask hard questions like am I living an authentic life, and where I want to be in future? If I continue to do the same thing everyday, there will be no change. It is time to take back my power.
Alice mentioned that we experience our world through our own senses depending on where we are, who we are and our dynamic culture. I am still grasping the concept of how we need the opposite in order for us to grow. However, I have to master every moment with grace and gratitude and I am responsible for my perception, decision and action.
I really enjoy Astrology 101- my long lost passion during my teenage years. It is fascinating to know how each one of us is unique in the universe and we have the ability to coexist peacefully knowing our differences.
I am deeply thankful for my scholarship opportunity and look forward to many more classes in the next two months!! Thank you thank you!!
November is a time of being thankful to the universe, my family, friends, Happiness University, and all circumstances that have happened to me for the past whole year. I am exactly where I need to be in my life for my growth. My life is still great despite mundane affairs but small miracles pop up along the way. Being in such an amazingly enlightening scholarship program not just helps me to understand my thought process, accept and motivate my life, but also to open my eyes to other people’s needs and relationship, how we live according to universal laws. Alice’s teaching on Mine and Not Mine mentality tells me to take responsibility with what is mine and understand that worries are not necessary in most circumstances. How to Detox and Lose Weight with Holly Hamilton Harding’s class came a good reminder for me to take care of my body, rest and rejuvenate. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!
I love December. It brings back my childhood memory when my older cousin invited our family to go to their Christmas Eve parties. Because of their kindness and generosity, I was able to experience the warm heartedness of how a real family was like. This December is a month to give back to the community. I was so proud of my whole family who volunteered on Christmas day. I am thankful for where we are in this universe.
I started with the Meditation and Affirmation 101 early December. This class helped me look back into moments of peace in me and to achieve focus and balance one day at a time. The End of the Year Clutter – Clearing Plan reminds me that my environment is a reflection of my inner state, I have to stay on track with my house cleaning routine. Danny Kim’s class on “Want to live a Happier Life” enlightened me to look at past circumstances as a big picture of life, how to properly handle our feelings and rewrite our own story inside our head. When our head is filled with too much noises, we will get distracted and overwhelm with unnecessary fear.
Irritating Relationship Clarity 101 reminded me to make commitment to accept myself and where people are. Instead of judging our action, we are to acknowledge that there are different ways of looking at things. We are no better and no worse, life is not about competition nor comparison, we all have our own journey.
Thank all of you at Happiness U for continuing thought-provoking classes and help me to be resilient in this world! Happy New Year!!
In 2019, many people have been aligned on my path to help us. The universe reacted to my need and unfold events and incidents one by one. I feel blessed and encouraged. 2020 is a new year! After taking the on-line class – guilt free 101, I choose not to hold on my guilt for not doing enough for my child. I see small progresses on all areas and not judge myself for not being perfect, or whether I should have said the right thing. I have to seek to understand and ask more questions during communication. I have to be my own best friend and value my time and energy in the New Year. 2020 represents new hope in life! I was so glad I brought my whole family to Alice Inouye’s big event at Dole Cannery. We have to embrace the drastic changes around the world with new thinking, technologies and innovations. Being open minded and accept new paradigm are keys to the future for our next generation. Thank you Happiness U crew for bringing on such an exciting New Year 2020 Manifestation Show!
February was our travel month as my daughter was on break. The worries about travel safety, virus outbreak, and the drop of the stock market are on daily news. Being Chinese, I can sense the magnifying fear from my friends in Hong Kong who have been texting me regularly. Even seeing people purposely avoid eating in Honolulu Chinatown, and people who blindly stock up toilet paper and rice causes an uneasy feeling and uncertainty about the economy and world safety. I started thinking about my learning from Happiness University on quieting down monkeys in my thoughts by meditation, finding my private sanctuary, living at the present moment and how I can offer help to people around me.
During my two-week trip to Vegas and LA, I kept encountering angels with strangers offering assistance along the way. We were rear-ended by a car on the busy freeway 57 South last week. I saw our blessings during this incident as we did not hit another car in front, we were shaken but are all alive and well, and the lady who hit our car had made the insurance claim process super easy for us. As my teacher Alice Inoue mentioned, we always wish our life to be all good, however, it is our choice to recognize that there will be good and bad circumstances, and it really depends on what we focus on. I had a great trip as we accomplished what we needed, and felt so blessed that I have come back home to Honolulu with peace and gratitude. Thank you thank you!!
Feel like I was on a roller coaster ride in March seeing people losing their jobs, getting more sick, and the media’s reaction to the COVID19 crisis. The little voice told me to accept what I cannot change, focus on my daily activities and things I feel blessed for. I am blessed to be able to work from home, cooking, eating and playing chess with my daughter, hanging out with my bunnies in the backyard. Activities that we did back twenty years ago where we actually interacted with people and animals before the internet era are much more enjoyable. I am blessed to have another family out at Happiness U to share happiness, interesting topics and experiences. I especially enjoyed the East Meets West Astrology class as I was that curious kid back in time who loved reading about it.
Every morning, I conscientiously connect with the Divine Power and when night comes, I write journal or watch miracle stories to connect to positive vibes in the Universe. This crisis brings goodness into my life especially realizing the value of life and how blessed we are just to be alive and healthy. Sending prayers to people around the world to be strong and to find happiness in their heart. As my teacher Alice Inoue’s saying goes like this: “We are exactly where we are supposed to be in our lives”. This brings me comfort and peace to let go, knowing things will work out fine. Thank you thank you all!
April went by very fast as I was getting ready to wrap up our company’s fiscal year projects by June. I worked more hours than I should and felt robotic on my daily routines. I felt overwhelmed so to balance it out, I blocked off my access to TV and internet news. I enjoyed walking and biking with my family in my neighborhood for relaxation. I went on Alice Inoue’s class – Avoid Distraction 101 to find some clues to get myself focused. My gain on working overtime is to avoid working harder later on. I have to set my daily task list and conclude my achievements daily at work so that I will feel more satisfied. To change my feeling of lack into feeling of abundance is a habit that I have to develop. COVID-19 still lives, people are still suffering in certain parts of the world. However, most people I talk to in Hawaii enjoy this opportunity to slow down, and to change into a healthier lifestyle. I have to remember that life will continue to change as the world is complex these days, the key this month for me is to conserve and balance my energy.
Peace and Love to you all!
In May, I felt like the rest of the world had gone mad. Hong Kong continues its riots after COVID 19. Our country is in such chaos while lootings and riots pop up on the mainland. We are in this trying time when our government and people are so divided politically, economically, and racially. People are filled with fear, anger, sadness, and stress. I have to bring myself back to this stage that these are situations I cannot control, but how can I contribute to the goodness, to the community and focus on the good things that are happening around me. I saw this article in Honolulu Advertiser. It talked about how Hanauma Bay is clear after closing and fishes are happy swimming around. It is my favorite destination in Hawaii. This reminds me no matter how bad the situation is, good things happen. My friend who is a realtor in Hong Kong told me that she made a lot of money after COVID as big companies are moving to smaller spaces and she also had gains in the stock market at the same time. I need to remind myself, while we think a lot of people are in the dark, people find lights in their heart in darkness. As my teacher Alice Inoue said, “Nothing in life has meaning in it unless we give it meaning.” Thank you all from Happiness U for continuing to hold the torch of light for us to see in the dark!!