Hearing a Blessed Voice
Wushu’s Passion Rekindled
A Caring Rebuke
The Magic Mirror
Blessings and Curses
The One-Eyed Monster
A Tune of Our Own
Don’t Court Danger
Noodles of Love
Better Together Then Being Alone
Keeping Love Warm
Man and Woman Differ
Making Every Second Count
A Mission of Health
Dr. Jessie Chung MD,NP,CMD,HMD,CNC,MBA,Bsc
Jessie Chung is an international recording artiste and actress from Malaysia who holds a doctor of medicine degree (M.D.) in Clinical Chinese and Western Integrative Medicine- Oncology from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. She is also a Wushu practitioner, author, and entrepreneur. She achieved her master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of South Australia, a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Oriental Medical Institute in Hawaii, a certification from the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, and a Bachelor’s degree in Homeopathic Medical Science from the Homeo Research & Educational Institute. She is currently certified as a naturopathic physician by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board.
She is the author of “Stay Away from Cancer”, “Stay Away from Diseases”, and “Jessie’s Diary” series. She has authored more than ten literary and medical works to date, most of them with translations in English and Bahasa Malaysia. She is the medical writer for New York’s Healthy Lifestyle, Singapore’s Health Journal, Malaysia’s prominent news magazines — City Magazine and I Trends, the Chinese press Kwong Wah Yit Poh, and the International Times.
In 2012, Dr. Jessie set her first step in the international entertainment scene, starring in the Chinese production film Faces. Throughout her career, she has released seven albums under her belt, notably Home, Loving You, Message of Love from the Moon, Love in You, and I Just Fall in Love Again.
Everyone dreams about being happy. But happiness seems so elusive. Some claim to have attained it and yet many have resigned themselves to a life without it. Some who have attained happiness have ended up without it very quickly. Sadly, happiness seems to be short-lived as well. Or is it? What is true happiness? What does it mean to be truly happy? Wouldn’t it be a tragedy to go through life without having known true happiness?
Some have equated happiness with wealth. Others think that being happy is about being famous. Yet others reckon that being able to be with the person you love is happiness. I know of those who perceive the pleasures of happiness as being able to age gracefully in the company of grandchildren. Yet, after receiving such perceived happiness, they discovered that happiness was still incomplete.
So, true happiness cannot be superficial, or limited to material satisfaction. There has to be some form of inner satisfaction as well. I have discovered that there can be true happiness in the simple phone calls back home to catch up with loved ones; or the feelings of joy when good friends reminisce about the good old days; or even in moments when confidantes share their secrets with one another.
True happiness, to me, can be found in both the tangible and the intangible. More than once, I have been asked why I seem so happy every day. I guess the answer would be that I immerse myself in the source of happiness. I have learnt to find true happiness in the countless little happy things that God has surrounded my life with. All of us have so many of such things in our everyday lives; we just need to learn to pay attention to them.
It is true, too, what some people say, that true happiness can have a voice. You see, true happiness can be found in the sincere concern voiced from a loved one when we are down, a gentle and stabilizing word of encouragement from a friend when we are weak, praises from a supervisor when we are busy at work, or comforting word from our spouse when we are in troubled times – all of these touch our hearts and bring with it happiness. This voice of true happiness lasts beyond the spoken word, as its impact can be stored in our memory and be retrieved whenever we need it. In such times, the renewal in strength to soar again like an eagle is easily attainable. Indeed, true and lasting happiness does have a voice.
My most touching encounter with this voice of happiness was on hearing the voice of an angel of God. At my lowest moment, just at the verge of self-destruction, I heard this voice calling out of me. How wide a deep was the love I felt, how marvelous was the grace! This experience has stayed with me throughout the years, bringing me true and lasting happiness.
I hope that my encounters with true happiness in Jessie’s Diary 3 will serve to lead you to also have the experiences of this voice of true happiness that I have in my life. May you experience true happiness, and with it, health, peace and joy.