Lingzhi has been known for over 2,000 years because of its powerful effects that were attributed with therapeutic properties, such as tonifying effects, enhancing vital energy and strengthening cardiac function. It is recognised as a medicine that is able to enhance one’s body, mind and soul. Overall, its qualities contributed to the human body is relatively similar to how reading affects our mental well-being.
Like most people, I have been staying home to undertake and halt the spread of COVID-19. Staying at home has given me the time and opportunity to pick up the habit of reading. While diving in the oceans of knowledge and fictional words, not only I have expanded my perspective on seeing things differently, it also nourished my mind and soothed my nerves. Reading has aided me in coping with helplessness during a worldwide pandemic, at the same time provided me the nutrition needed for my inner spiritual growth.
Oil on canvas
4 x 2.5 ft