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Combining Grace and Observing

[Read directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue Two things that truly mean a lot to me are grace and being observant. As a person, I keep reminding myself that we all must have “grace” as it gives us the courage and confidence to exist without worrying too much. As...

Why I Don’t Wear Hermes: Living in Abundance

[Read directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue Life is a series of choices between two extremities ­– birth and death. Every single thing, from thoughts, ideas, actions, to what you wear are based on choices you make. Reality is what you make of it. Whatever you...

Eksternalitas dan Mindfulness

LUAR BIASA Eksternalitas dan Mindfulness oleh Jennie M. Xue Bagi siapapun, mindfulness merupakan kunci observasi yang mendalam, sesuatu yang sangat berharga. Seseorang yang mindful akan lebih mudah menjalankan hidup, karir, dan bisnis karena ia memiliki instrumen...

Religion is Sweet Poison, Heaven is a State of Mind

[Read on TheJakartaPost.com] by Jennie S. Bev, Santa Clara I’m a believer. I have written about this many times. I don’t deny that I still believe that Christ is the ultimate Savior and Saint Mary is the mother of all creatures, big and small.  Yet, I also acknowledge...

Do no harm and kebebasan

oleh Jennie S. Bev Standar-standar ganda yang diciptakan oleh dogma-dogma kadaluwarsa sudah saatnya direvisi. CALIFORNIA, Jaringnews.com – Ujian dari suatu konsep, teori atau filosofi adalah waktu dan fungsi. Mudah untuk berkata-kata, namun waktu yang akan...

The constrained and unconstrained views

by Jennie S. Bev  Raphael’s painting The School of Athens depicted Plato pointing to the sky and Aristotle pointing to the ground. It encapsulates the two approaches in how we perceive the world: perfection and grounded reality. These perspectives divide the world...

The anatomy of a kiss

by Jennie S. Bev  A kiss is not just a kiss. It is more and sometimes it is less than itself. A kiss may mean many things, yet we all are so infatuated with kisses. We kiss and are kissed. We love watching kissing movie scenes and cheer whenever we see lovebirds kiss...

Verisimilitude, bullshit, and meaning

by Jennie S. Bev Every single incident captured through the senses has at least one meaning, if not several. Meanings are both attached and given. As a writer, I give both concrete and abstract meanings to many things, since verisimilitude is a principle that I always...

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