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Man proposes, god disposes?or God disposes, man proposes! 盡人事,聽天命?聽天命,盡人事!


There is an all-time-favorite saying in Chinese: Man proposes, god disposes” which has been regarded as a standard. Many people work so hard to consciously and unconsciously realize this idea, but it doesn’t always lead to positive results, but rather lead us farther and farther away from the path of our lives, because we become too immersed in trying and let the opportunities just slip away; furthermore, exactly because we have worked so hard, we become unconsciously obsessed with the result and just sink deeper and deeper into the negative cycle, until there is no return and we have no choice but to stop, and start allover again. But time flies during all these detours. What if we can step on the right and suitable path earlier? Would we be able to avoid the going astray and accumulate more life assets?

在過去的生命當中,我們總常常聽到一句老話:盡人事,聽天命;奉為圭臬般的,大多數的人們是如此的努力,有意識、無意識地實踐著這句話,但往往不一定有美好的結果,很多時候因為埋頭苦幹,錯失良機,而因為努力過而不自覺地執念,反而讓我們越陷越深,離我們生命的道路越來越遠,直到無力回天,才不得不收手,重新往下一個開始前進,而往往已是歲月光陰,時光荏苒。如果我們能早點走在適合與正確的道路上,是否可以少走冤枉路,累積更多的生命資產呢?

To be on the right path that fit, we need to know what suits us. It sounds broad, but it's actually very simple. First, we have to know who we are, or at least be able to connect with ourselves. Knowing oneself seems to be a simple yet difficult task, especially if we spend most of our life trying to meet the expectations of people around us, trying to be accepted and loved, then we usually make many choices and actions against our intentions. Over time, even we ourselves have forgotten who we are, what we like and what we don’t like, let alone the people around us; what about connecting with ourselves?

Am I not myself? Yes, we live in our bodies, we learn many external knowledge, and many people are so learned and accomplished, but they don’t get their own minds, they lose track of their physical conditions, and they can’t feel the differences between their minds and bodies, they don’t care about their energy status. They run around all day long and over-consume their energy until they can’t anymore. They are shocked when they are finally ill. Some people still can’t accept the consequences but rather complain that God is unfair. But have you tried to receive the message from the Universe? Have you paid attention to it? Do you have the ability and space of mind to learn and adjust? This is the key to whether we can step on the path that suits us and choose to share the real talent of us: receiving and learning.

想要踏在適合與正確的道路上,那我們就需要了解適合自己的是什麼,聽起來很廣泛,其實很簡單,因為首先我們得了解自己是誰,或者至少能夠與自己連結。了解自己,似乎是一個既簡單又艱深的課題,尤其是如果我們花了大半輩子在符合週遭的親朋好友的期待,渴望因此受到接納與喜愛,通常會因此做出了許多違心的選擇與舉動,長而久之,別說我們身邊的人不了解我們,連我們自己都忘了自己是誰,喜歡什麼、不喜歡什麼;而與自己連結?我不就是我自己嗎?是的,我們住在我們的身體裡,學習著外在許多知識,更有許多人上知天文、下知地理,但就是不懂的自己的心,不了解自己的身體狀況,感覺不到身心的差異,不關心自己能量狀態,一天到晚耗盡電力,向外奔波,等到有一天身體撐不住了,病倒了,才驚覺是否哪裡出了問題?!甚至有些人還是毫無悔悟,只是抱怨老天爺不公平,但,老天的訊息,你是否有好好接收?是否有留意感應?是否有能力與空間去學習與調整呢?而這就是我們能否踏在適合自己與正確選擇天賦道路的關鍵:接收與學習。

Have you ever experienced when driving on the road, there are signs pointing to the destination, but for some reason, you just didn’t see it. You drove all the way in the opposite direction, but after a long time you still haven’t arrived. The other passenger mentioned that there seemed to be a sign pointing to the other direction, but you just couldn’t see it. Life is somehow also similar. In the journey of life, there is often a lot of information that surrounds us, guiding the way forward. What is interesting is that life is a journey that unfolds in many spaces, unlike ordinary roads that have clear directions, it is relatively easy to lose our way. We can go astray even if there are roads and signs. Especially since everyone is so unique and embraces a different journey, we need to have our own compasses and the ability to observe as the guide for our journey.

是否你有這樣的經驗,開車在路上,有指示牌指引著往目的地的方向,但不知為何的,就是沒看見,一路往反方向開駛,然而許久之後不見目的地,才有其他乘客說,剛剛好像有指示牌往另一個方向,而你就是看不到。生命當中也有相似之處,在生命的旅程中,常常有需多訊息在我們身邊發生,指引著前行的方向,有趣的是,生命是一段往許多空間展開的旅程,不似一般道路有明顯的馬路與指標,我們相對容易迷失方向,就算有明顯的馬路與指標我們都會迷路,尤其是每一個人是如此的獨特與擁有不同的旅程,我們更需要擁有敏銳的指南針與觀察力,為我們指引生命的方向。


How to get a precious life compass?

The most important compass in life is our body and heart. If we don’t have a healthy body to become our best driving companion, most of us can’t go anywhere. More importantly, the body is the most important sensor. If it is well connected to our heart, the body will be the ultimate indicator of right and wrong, it will even help us deal with emergencies. I think you may have the experience of going to some places and feel that the whole body is just wrong, or you might have seen/read reports of animals evacuating before the disaster. Because the body can feel it. And our heart is the important diffuser and receiver. If our heart is contracted, it will continue to speed up with all the plans and goals in our head, and we will not be able to see everything happening around us, we will not be able to learn and adjust according to the current situation. Then where do we really exist? In an illusion in our mind? Or in reality?

如何擁有珍貴的生命指南針?

生命中,極重要的指南針,就是我們的身與心。如果沒有健康的身體成為我們最佳行車良伴,大部分的我們真的是哪兒也去不了,更重要的是,它是我們很重要的感應器,如果我們連接順暢的話,我們的身體會是我們感受對勁與不對勁的重要指標,甚至拯救緊急狀況的幫手,我想你可能有經驗去到某些場所全身不對勁的體驗,或者看過動物們在災難來臨前緊急撤離的樣貌或報導;因為身體,感覺得到。而我們的心,則是我們重要的擴散器與接收器,如果我們的心是緊縮著,跟著腦袋所有的計畫、目標不斷衝刺,看不到周遭發生的一切,無法因應現況去學習、調整、成長,我們所存在的世界,到底在哪?!是在腦海的幻象中?還是在現實的發生中?

It's a pity that most of us live in plans in our brains and rely on decisions so as to avoid fear and failure, and we forget that the brain is only one of the organs in the body, not all. Only when the brain and the heart are in harmony, can we create the greatest value and enjoy success. The heart is our important navigator in this journey of life; when the heart beats, it gives us great motivation to move forward. No matter how many ups and downs there are on the way, we will continue to move forward bravely. There is a quote from “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho which goes: “and, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” This is the power of the heart.

很可惜的是,大部分的我們都活在腦部的計畫與出於避免恐懼與失敗的判斷中,而忘了,那只是身體中的其中一個器官,並非全部;而我們的心與腦相合相應時,才能為我們創造最大價值與成功的喜悅。心,是我們在這個生命旅程中,重要的領航員,當他跳動時,給予我們極大的動力前進,不管路途上有多少的上上下下,我們都會充滿勇氣的繼續前行,有聽過“當你真心想要時,全宇宙都會合作起來幫你“嗎?這就是心的力量。


Opening up the heart and body has become the key on the journey of life. When our mind and body are no longer locked, we gain the ability to feel the world; we no longer live in the small world of our own head; we turn from having “tunnel sights” to having broader vision; we are no longer hiding in our own comfort zone, but are willing to challenge, try and learn bravely. We only live once, what kind of life do you want to have? How do you want to share your existence with this world?

在生命前進的旅途中,打開身心的空間,便成了重要的關鍵!當我們的身心不再閉鎖,我們有了感受周遭與世界的能力;我們不再活在自己腦袋的小世界裡

,我們開始從短視近利(tunnel sights)到宏觀生命(broader vision);我們不在躲在自己舒適的框框,而次願意勇敢去挑戰、嘗試與學習。如果你只活一次!你想要體驗怎樣的生命?想要如何與這個世界分享你的存在?


Samen Yoga Tribe, open the mind and body to explore the miracles in the world with you.

Samen Yoga Tribe, 和你一起打開身心,體驗世界的奇蹟。

<Sharer: Hiko Chen>

<Translator: Ling,Lee>

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