About Me 😊❤
Name: Byron Li
Age: 30 years old
Current country of residence: Thailand
English Teacher, Yoga Teacher, Ex-Buddhist Monk, Fitness Trainer, CPA Accountant
Football, reading, exercise, meditation, writing, teaching and inspiring
To make the world a happier, more harmonious place by sharing the messages of joy and kindness. I hope to spread the importance of compassion and service and touch the lives of others through writing and speaking. Please join my movement in making our world the best it can be.
My dream is to see a world that’s full of happiness, honesty, and kindness. Where respect and selfless service is the social norm, and where everyone can live together in complete trust, harmony, and joy. If we all strive personally, to be the change we wish to see in the world, we can make a real difference in just one generation.
Life for me started at 21 years old when I graduated from University and had landed my first accounting job. I moved out of home for the first time and began learning how to live on my own. Four years later, I was employed at Universal Pictures still working the daily grind, sitting behind the computer producing financial reports, recording cashflow, and slowly climbing up the corporate ladder. Like everyone else, I was in pursuit of happiness, fulfillment, and purpose, something I was yet to find.
The Beginning of a New Life
When I was 25 years old, I made the bold decision to take my search elsewhere. I quit my high paying, comfortable job, sold and gave away all my belongings, packed what little possessions I had left into a bag and set off into the unknown, in search for the meaning of life, at least what it meant to me.
The next four years saw me living out of a car traveling along the East coast of Australia, working in China as an English teacher, spending two years in a Taiwan monastery as a monk, before finding another teaching job at a High School in Thailand.
It’s been 8 years since I left university, and I can now humbly claim to have found my purpose in life, what I also believe is the ultimate meaning of life. This path I discovered, leads to supreme knowledge and wisdom, eternal bliss and joy, but most importantly assures the same for everyone else, because this path is not walked alone, but is traversed hand in hand with all living beings.
The Meaning of Life
Countless hours spent in meditative contemplation within the Buddhist walls combined with a variety of cultural exposures and life experiences has lead me to believe that the meaning of life is to learn everything, help everyone and give all that you can.
On the surface, it seems quite simple, but one can devote one’s entire life to it and still not come to an end. It is my hope that drawing from my experiences and practice, this blog can provide guidance and wisdom that inspires everyone onto the Path of ‘True Happiness through Sincere Kindness.’
To develop into the best teacher I can be as I work around the world spreading wholesome loving education to every corner of the globe. In the process, I will continue learning all the languages and cultures from the countries I visit to gain a deeper insight into human nature and what exactly we need to live together in joy and harmony. This way, I will have greater capacity to deeply touch the lives of the people I meet as I believe true fulfillment comes from helping as many people as possible.
It is my hope that we can all play our own unique role in making the world a friendlier and happier place. It is up to us to be the change we wish to see in the world because just by being kind, we will inspire others to do the same. Let us change the world together ❤😊
I wrote these articles with no intention other than to spread the messages of kindness, joy and harmony. Despite our life paths being different, I feel we are all similar in the sense that everyone wants to be happy and free from suffering. I believe we can all be happy and peaceful if we have the wellbeing of each other in mind as we journey through our own adventures and experiences. If we can view each other and ourselves with gentleness, empathy, and loving-kindness, we will create much comfort and joy not only for others, but even more so for ourselves. This is because only true kindness leads to real happiness.
Allow me to humbly take the lead while I take you on a journey of self discovery and holistic learning and show you how we can become the kindest, happiest, and best versions of ourselves. By developing all the virtuous qualities like patience, generosity, honesty, good will, and compassion, while slowly eliminating our harmful qualities like anger, hatred, jealously, arrogance and ill will, we can become a person who is highly capable, wise and loved by all.
When our actions and intentions come from a good place with the thought of everyone else in mind, we will live free from anxiety, fear and suffering. Let me show you why and how through my wholesome collection of powerful articles that point to our best self.
Best wishes to you on your life journey.
What is your meaning of life? Do you have your own unique way of making the world a better place? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below! 😁✌