Because You Loved Me – Charice and Celin Dion

This is so incredible and inspiring, for both the 16-year old Charice (the star to be) and the big star Celin. I always love to hear Celin’s songs, one of the reasons is her special, magnetic, versatile and never-be mixed up voice. Can you believe, this 16-year old young girl, from 3-4 years old was starting drawing pictures of Celin because she loved her songs, and was thinking to sing with Celin Dion one day.
Let you watch their performance.

Here are the Lyrics
For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I’ll be forever thankful baby
You’re the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You’re the one who saw me through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘cuz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I’m grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You’ve been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘cuz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

Translation in Chinese

为你献上- 因为你爱过我 演唱:希瑞丝 和 希琳迪翁





This is not just about learning the song, it’s probably more interesting and important about the spirits the story and the words in the lyrics that give us. Charice dedicated this song to her mother to thank her for all the years she gave her daughter.

This was originally a song by Céline Dion from her twenty-first studio album Falling into You. Written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster. This song was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, as well as four Grammy Awards. How could it be so successful? The introduction of the song wrote as: The lyrics revolve around the protagonist thanking a loyal loved one for guiding, encouraging, and protecting her throughout her life, and making her who she is today. I can feel that the author of the lyrics must have understood deeply about life and what bring success, and have a deep gratitude towards the giver. You can sing this song with gratitude to anyone, anything that gives you inspirations and guidance, for me, God is the recipient!

Let me know your thoughts. Please ‘Share’ and let it inspire more people if you’re inspired
Lots of Love and Peace


Posted by Helen Zhu

草原上升起不落的太阳 – The Un-Setting Sun Is Rising From the Grasslands

I wanted to introduce this song much earlier but couldn’t for some reasons not only because i like this beautiful old song, also because this video, I believe, may give a shock to most non-mandarin speakers, because it was sung by a young guy from an African Country – Hao GE. I was a big hit for him and from this performance, he became a star in China. By accident this song is another inner Mongolian folk tune.
From the lyrics beautiful scenes of Inner Mongolian Grasslands and a simple and grateful prairie life floating in front us. Let’s Learn the Lyrics first

Cǎoyuán Shàng Shēngqǐ Bú Luò De Tàiyang   作词作曲:美利其格


lánlán de tiānshang báiyún piāo, báiyún xiàmian mǎ’er pǎo,
huīdòng biān’er xiǎng sìfāng, bǎiniǎo qí fēixiáng.
yàoshi yǒurén lái wèn wǒ, zhè shì shénme dìfang?
wǒ jiù jiāoàode gàosù tā, zhè shì wǒmen de jiāxiāng.
zhèlǐ de rénmen ài hépíng, yě rèài jiāxiāng.
gēchàng zìjǐ de xīn shēnghuó, gēchàng gòngchǎndǎng.
máozhǔxí a gòngchǎndǎng,fǔyù wǒmen chéngzhǎng.
cǎoyuán shang shēngqǐ bú luò de tàiyang.
The Never-setting Sun Is Rising From The Grasslands
In the blue blue sky white clouds are floating,
Under the white clouds my steeds are galloping.
At the sound of my whip,
hundreds of birds are stretching their wings.
If someone asks me what place this is,
I will tell him proudly:This is my hometown.
People here love peace as they love their hometown.
We sing in praise of our new life,
we sing in praise of the Communist Party.
Chairman Mao and the Communist Party nurture our growth.
On the grassland is rising the never-setting sun.
* This song could be taught at a higher elementary level

This song was written by a well-known musician whose homeland is on The Grasslands. It was written in 1953 and became very popular, and still today. I know some people may say – Oh what? it praises the communist party? Chairman Mao? Some people may immediately turn into being negative. I would say, hold on your mind, do you really use your own mind or just ‘say what others say'(人云亦云)?
According to history records, before 1947 there were internal struggles between princes, and warlord wars within Inner Mongolia, and ordinary Mongolians were not allowed to travel outside their own leagues.Inner Mongolia was under semi-fuedal and semi-slave social system, then in 1947 it was under the control of PRC. -which was the new China founded in 1949. In this song what I can see is the new hope, and new life and the gratitude it expresses to whoever brought to the ordinary people. Because it was written in 1953 when it was the early stage of New China, however disappointed they may feel in later years, but these expressions in the song were the true voices coming from the hearts who showed their gratitude and hope with deep affection. I would not appreciate those critics or resentment towards this song which are really something laid on the critics for the wrongdoings later on in the communist party. This is what I mean we need to jump out of our own habits of behaviors if we don’t want to see tragedies in history recur.

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Lots of Love and Peace


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What Inspires Me: The Power of Myth by Deepak Chopra


I was brought up in India, a land that is imbued with a living mythology. Very early on in my childhood, it was my mother who told me that the word “inspiration” literally meant to be in spirit. The spirit, in turn, was the spirit of God, who breathed into the dust of the earth and animated it with consciousness. The most fundamental factor of existence, then, became the awareness or consciousness of existence.

Since it was impossible to imagine God as an infinite being, our collective consciousness used symbols to express divinity. These symbols were literally the gods and goddesses in our mythical stories. Long before I became aware of Joseph Campbell and “The Power of Myth”, I was already deeply immersed in the stories of these magnificent mythological beings who had supernormal powers that went beyond human capacities. Everyday my mother would read to me and my younger brother Sanjiv stories from the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the Indian epics equivalent to the Odyssey and Iliad. Here I learned of the great archetypal energies of Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom, Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance, Krishna, the cosmic alchemist, Ganesh, remover of obstacles.

When I was very young I thought of them as actual beings. Later, I realized that they were in fact symbols of higher states of consciousness that allowed us to tap into the collective imagination and our collective longing to accomplish the extraordinary. They lift us to heights of passion, ecstasy, and extraordinary accomplishments. As I grew up, I was immersed also in the lives of mythical characters in our own times: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mother Theresa. Their stories and their lives were extraordinary not only because they were great storytellers, but they actually lived their stories.


As I delved later into the literature of mythology, I realized that “myth” was etymologically related to the following words – mother, matrix, time, measurement, music, matter, meter, mata, mater. Myth was the womb of creation through which the infinite being became quantified and finite in the world of space-time and causality. Myth as story reveals the creative process itself. Much later I also understood that the rituals of invocation of the gods and goddesses were actually ways to breathe in the archetypal and universal energies into myths to activate that latent power within our awareness.

Now many years later, I realize that icons and even commercial brands are encapsulated myths. They are stories with motifs and themes that capture the essentials of the human drama. The stories contain the eternal conflict between opposing themes: sinner and saint, hero and villain, forbidden lust and unconditional love. They have in them mystery, adventure, magic, wanderlust, and divine energies such as love compassion empathy and equanimity and the eternal battle to overcome our own demons of anger, hostility, guilt, shame, and fear.

Much later, as I started my writing career, I delved deeply into the cultural mythologies that later became institutionalized religion. I studied the lives of Moses, Jesus, Mohammad, and Buddha not with a desire to validate their historical truth, but to see them as the symbolic expression of the longing, aspiration, desire, and extraordinary accomplishments in the collective imagination of a people in a particular time and culture. The themes were essentially the same. These great beings had lived stories that surpassed the capacity of ordinary human beings. They were not limited by social constraints. They were rebels: They did not mimic popular culture, they lead it; they offered hope, trust, stability, and compassion to people in times of confusion, turmoil, chaos, and collective anxiety.

As a result of my deep interest in mythology, I began to write historical fiction that included, not only included books on Jesus, Buddha and Mohammad, but also tracked the lives of great saints and sages in my book, “God: A Story of Revelation”. Many years ago I also had the opportunity to live in the southwest part of England where I became captivated by the story of King Arthur, the knights of round table, and the magician Merlin. This resulted in two books, “The Return of Merlin” and “The Way of the Wizard”.

I have gone at length to share with you how my life was inspired by myth and story and how it unfolded in my own career which started as physician dealing with physical problems, but expanding to well-being in all areas of human existence: emotional, social, spiritual, community, ultimately inspiring me to a vision of 100 million people undergoing personal and social transformation to create a critical mass that will lead us in the direction in a more peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world. Today, I live that vision in every fiber of my being and every breath that I take. My inspiration comes from the great mythological beings of our collective culture and history. These Beings spoke to our collective longing for truth, goodness, beauty, harmony and evolution in the direction of enlightenment.

My inspiration therefore is: The Power of Myth.
Original article from Deepak Chopra MD (official)on Linkedin

This is a true Confession on his experiences of Consciousness Expansion. I like it!

Posted by Helen Zhu

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