Where you live: Chicago, Illinois
What you do as a vocation or avocation? Writing, reading, racquetball and ping pong
Your two favorite books: Among my recently read books: Mahabharata, the Indian epic and China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power by Rob Gifford
Your two favorite songs: Alison Krauss’ Simple Love and Sandy Denny’s Who Knows Where the Time Goes
Why you are interested in spirituality? To find inner balance and be a better person.
Your favorite quote: “Hope cannot be said to exist, no cannot be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth has no roads to begin with, but when many people pass one way, a road is made.” By Lu Xun
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Your hero? My father, for one, for his resilience, optimism, and strength of endurance at difficult times.
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Peace and balance in life.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?" The trail along Lake Michigan in Chicago where I ride my bike or jog early in the morning with the rising sun and the glistering waves of water.
Jian Ping is the author of Mulberry Child: A Memoir of China,
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