Author/作者: 杜小雯 (Xiao)
English Editor/英文母语编辑: Isabell (伊莎)
眼睛累了不想看屏幕？在路上不方便阅读？您可以来听作者们为您朗读这个博客喔！Don’t feel like reading? You don’t have to! Tune in to listen to our authors read you this blog.
Chinese – 中文原声 – 杜小雯 （Xiao）
English – 英文原声 – Isabell (伊莎)
The Spring Festival is coming, and Helios Wine Media is writing an article ode to us, as a gift to ourselves. It is also dedicated to all those who just like us, choose optimism over pessimism, no matter how many lemons life throws at us, we remain steadfast as we march forward.
After devoting so many years to learning, were you just like us…as ambitious as ever after graduation? Dear friends, how have you been doing all these years? Has the one place you always wanted to escape, become the hometown you most yearn for? Do you still remember how to write? Do you still remember if you liked to write, and write simply to express emotions, whether it be happiness or sorrow? Are you still toasting small goals and celebrating the true beauty of life? Still able to be moved to tears by something inadvertently? Our own answers to these questions is yes!Writing is a cure for the experiences throughout life, the growth after many perplexities. So the real question should be; How are you, dear yourself?
The Helios brand originated though our relentless pursuit of beauty in seemingly ordinary life. We want a more self-fulfilling life, a healthier lifestyle, and more abundance. We love wine and writing. We started our wine content creation project to reach our audience, in our scarce and precious spare time. Both of us are Leo’s, who will stick to our promises, even on extraordinarily difficult days; both of us have been making our living in a foreign country and have faced difficulties and obstacles such as: an illness that intrudes into life…but then again, this created a deeper understanding of life. Keeping it all together can be daunting, a family, friends, responsibilities, and work… these are the challenges and lessons we wade through each day but not with heavy feet, but with the clout of warriors. We cheer ourselves on by being grateful for our lives. We want to leave our mark in life, in the most sincere way possible, while having the best time possible! “Creating a meaningful life by enjoying what we do.” The brand motto was born out of these sentiments!
Xihe is the sun goddess in ancient Chinese mythology. The original form of Xihe originated from ancient myth. As times changed, she evolved from the original sun “mother” to a sun “royal”. The earliest mentions dedicated to Xihe appeared in Shan Hai Jing · Da Huang Nan Jing. The translation of her mention goes: in the wilderness, there is a mountain named Tiantai Mountain, and the sea flows into the mountain from the south. Outside the East China Sea, there is a country named Xihe. There is a woman named Xihe who is bathing in the sun in Ganyuan. Xihe, Dijun’s wife, gave birth to ten suns. So, Xihe first appeared to people in the image of the mother of the sun. She is the creator of human light, the supreme god in sun worship.
In Ancient Greek mythology Helios (also Helius) was the god of the Sun. He was thought to ride a golden chariot which brought the Sun across the skies each day, from the east (Ethiopia) to the west (Hesperides) – while at night he did the return journey in a leisurely fashion, lounging in a golden cup. This god was the subject of the Colossus of Rhodes, a famous giant bronze statue considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
中西方文化中都可以看到人们对于光明、正能量的向往。这也是羲和Helios Wine Media的品牌初衷。我们希望在自己寻求更充实人生的路上，也能把正能量传递给他人！总是在分享感恩之后、才更懂得感恩。教学相长，便是这个道理。
Chinese and Western cultures both illustrate people yearning for light and positive energy. This is also Helios Wine Media’s original brand intention. We hope that we can pass on positive energy to others on our own journey as we seek a more fulfilling life! I always understand gratitude better after I share it; learning by example brings inner truth.
Execution, self-discipline and a mission from the heart are things we strive for, and as we go down the road, we have our own individual ideas on things; we have a commitment to our editorial partners; every emerging idea can be transformed into our own blog.
Don’t tell yourself to stop, my dears, just like us, you already know the challenging things you have already accomplished; and in the rest of this journey we go hand in hand. Nowadays, the pace of life is faster than ever. It is so fast that people forget their most basic needs. Everyone in the pursuit of a better life tomorrow forgets to live a better life now. We don’t need too many “things”, what we want is inner enrichment and fulfilment. Find a comrade in arms, and make solid progress towards each goal! You life does not need to be compared to someone else’s in order to measure up, it will be inner abundance that will measure your life. The road we have traveled and the lands we have seen will become the most primitive and sincere motivation for our hearts, and we do not need to be told what we really need. Because we are strength, we are perseverance and self-aware, in the same way that only you know you best.
Finding someone who serves your personal growth, rather than just being in pursuit of money is a piece of life’s bedrock. Remember to stop always looking forward to the poetry of the distant future, but enjoy the moment as well. So, with all this advice given, we will let our own minds relax and rest, continuing to create the greatest content our hearts can churn out. I really love myself when I am assertive and productive; so, let’s move forward bit by bit, discovering the meaning of life more and more – together.
We love wine, and we love life even more, and of course, we believe there is a Sun God/Goddess in everyone’s heart!