I'm happy we are
Hey! Giang here, I am so glad we have the opportunity to connect today! If you are something like me, you’ve been probably also on your way to a life-time change into meaning!
MY STORY AND “FINDING THE BETTER WAY”
My name – Giang, in Vietnamese, means a river. My parents did a good choice because it reflects very much who I am.
I had a wonderful childhood in a small town in Vietnam. I remember spending endless sunny days. I ran on the white sandy hills. I looked for small fishes in the river.
But the river of life runs through each of us, with its own reasons, probably, for us to learn to be more true?
When my mother passed away eight years ago, my whole world view turned upside down. During several years, I was in search of the “Why” of our life on earth. “Where is she now?” – I asked myself. Today I know, she is in me. But it took me a long time.
For endless years, I led the life of any ordinary person, working in a job to earn my income. Children were my whole world. I didn’t take care of myself. In my late 30’s: I got burned-out…
I wasn’t feeling good enough to be there for my children. I lacked energy for a move in career. I felt hopeless and completely stuck. The question that haunted me was: Who will be the person I am in 5 years?
One day, during a visit back to Vietnam, I saw my sister cooking mindfully a meal for me and my children. Unconsciously, I was changed. Later on, I got to know Thich Nhat Hanh’s “The Art of Mindful Living”. My life has never been the same…
I learned that “nothing comes from nothing”. That my body belonged to the Earth, and I was just its guardian. I needed to love myself, in order to allow this energy of life going through me, to my children, and the future generations. I learned to return to my source, to slow down, to heal, to be truer, and happier.
I love to contemplate the Milky Way. And rethink about endless days of a happy childhood. And I love to call the organization that I created now, the Mindful Way. The mindful way that is created by the flowers of our mind – Mind Flower.
If you ever feel lonely, tired, hopeless, and lost in the river of life, I want you to take the Mindful Way. Connect to your own source. Be True. Be Happy.
"The Dancer", our favorite yoga posture, together wih my daughter Laura-Ly
My son Eric & my daughter Laura-Ly - joy and time together in our place
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy– Thich Nhat Hanh
I was born in 1981 in Vinh, a small coastal city in Vietnam. I got a scholarship for a Master’s degree in Switzerland. After my studies, I worked for 15 years in organizations and industries. Today, I live in Belgium with my two kids, Eric 11 years and Laura-Ly 7 years old.
Help those like me, lost in the river of life, to connect to our sources, to be stronger, truer and happier.
Mind Flower, the Mindful Way
Favorite Business Books and Authors
Law of Attraction (Esther&Jerry Hicks), The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho), Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl), Live Mindfully (Thich Nhat Hanh), Living in the light (Shakti Gawain)
My Top Values in Life (no special order)
Love and kindness, Spirituality, Courage, Creativity, Mind Openness
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