I constantly have three treasures;
Hold on to them and treasure them.
The first is compassion;
The second is frugality;
And the third is not presuming to be at the forefront in the world.
[excerpt from Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu]
There will be essays on this site you have read in the past that you will no longer find. This is intentional. I have new thoughts and ideas that will show themselves in varying degrees here and I no longer wish to see my old thoughts and ideas. For me, in order to move forward, I cannot linger upon my past. To acknowledge the past as a building block that lays the groundwork for my present work and to respect it as such, I must see to it that I blaze new paths by not looking back.
If you wish to send me a message, my email is nina [at] castlesintheair.org.
About the Author
Nina Yau left her corporate career in 2010 in order to travel, write, and study yoga. As a certified yoga teacher, Nina has taught classes in India and the US. Her essays at www.castlesintheair.org have attracted a wide and diverse international audience. She currently lives and works in Chicago.