Do You Let Virtue Guide You In Your Life?
What virtues do you find useful for living a quality life?
Typing away at a remote coffee shop in Seoul, I stumble onto a book title, “Let Virtue Be Your Guide” by Frances F. Denny.
On page 53 a simple excerpt says,
[Be sociable, treat your family politely, and enjoy their company. Don’t talk about yourself too much. Save your money.]
Words fill the brain — classic, etiquette, practical, simple, sounding.
Imagine yourself being sociable, treating your family politely, and enjoying their company, not talking about yourself too much, & saving your money. What is the feeling you get when imagining that you are it? Imagination can do wonders. To dream of the ideal version of yourself is free and freeing. Yet of course with imagination, a practical implementation needs to be applied to materialize its reality.
Virtues. Unseen yet potent beauty, let me list a few virtues I see in the eyes of the beggar on the street.
Virtue is a gesture of appreciation when given the help of a coin or two.
Virtue is a shy smile behind immense appreciation of shown respect.
Virtue is simply speaking as is with compassion straightforwardly and truthfully — I hope you stay warm and healthy sir.
Beauty is appreciating your family, including strangers.
Beauty is sociably enjoying each other’s company, including the poor and the underprivileged.
Beauty is investing in inner beauty for mental well-being.
About The Author
Kate Lee is the CEO of an impact-driven company LIFE OF EMERALD, a platform that helps corporate employees worldwide reduce stress by providing strategies on how to take care of the mind, body, and soul health via conscious media. She is born in Seoul, Korea to a royal family. King Sejong is her ancestor, the most beloved King of Korea. King Sejong the Great (7 May 1397–8 April 1450) is the fourth king of the Joseon dynasty of Korea. He also collaboratively created and promulgated the Korean alphabet Hangul, encouraged advancements in scientific technology, and instituted many other efforts to stabilize and improve prosperity. Ancestors on her mother’s side are the scholars of the Nobel class in the Silla dynasty (57 BC — 935 AD). She is here to bring peace to Earth by living artfully, mindfully, and harmoniously with the natural rhythm of the universe foremost grounded on love. Kate has 15 years of teaching experience including educating STEM college graduates sponsored by the South Korean government.
About LIFE OF EMERALD
We stand for soul, body, and mind. Our conscious media spreads information on ancient wisdom, spirituality, and world cultures. Our fundamental goal is to unite the world and make the world a safe place. Our motto is ‘Make ancient wisdom great again.’ We believe we live in a world full of complexity, based on some level of lies. She values honesty, integrity, and simplicity. How about we co-create this world into an ideal version we secretly envision in our hearts. We can start by embracing the concept, ‘It’s okay to be not okay.’ We believe our humanity comes from relating to one another from the heart with empathy and forgiveness. After all, we are learning and evolving together on our host planet, mother Earth.