I love the clean,simplistic focus and harmony presoent in feng chi all over Beijing;the overpopulated oppression is present as so many here search for balance,ability to become financially stable,however,the people are warm and friendly,enabling me to hold onto the feeling I am not a stranger in a strange land; anywhere I travel,I always seem to adapt and become part of rather than an outside entity looking in;for this I am grateful;
Yesterday our delegation visited a school whose children are composed of hearing impaired and mentally challenged;; no speech. Pathologists or other therapies as we know in USA at this school; however art and music therapy,teachers who use a holistic approach to education are the emphasis here,at this special school anyway;we were told speech.. paths are mostly in hospitals where the children needing special services are identified. The children were happy and glad to meet our delegation!
Last night some of our group went to a store/market of 4 floors; I do not like the aggressiveness of the store workers and refused to be intimidated; also did not make any purchases! I did buy an incredible amethyst necklace at a high quality jewelry store!
Then we attended a theatre performance that was awesome! It was a story told of a Zen monk from his feArful boyhood through ego deflation events including lustful temptations and the arrogance which was journeyed as this boy was taught by an elder master; throughout the sow incredible acrobatic presentations and wonderful visual effects were used to show the Kung Fu story of a man learning peace is the way to enlightenment; seemed to be a spiritual message to my soul……
I am being nurtured by our guide as he arranges vegetarian food choices for me;
Up this morning @4:30am gave me needed quiet,self time
Off to visit 2 educational settings today….
Sending you each peace and love