Mother nature called us to pause down from all the busyness. We were put into emotional situations to confront our life while shifting our daily autopilot routine onto a new “normal”.
What new normal “busyness” are we going to have?
What #ancientwisdom We can learn today?
The Chinses character “忙” – busy, consists of two basic characters: “心” and “亡”. “心” means heart. “亡” stands for loss, death, and die.
Thousands of years ago, the ancients started to tell us: when a person is too busy, s/he is easy to lose the heart. A person in a hurry is often a person without a “heart”. Mistakes, confusion and stresses in the busyness are all because you forget to listen to your heart – your inner voice.
How can a person who is exhausted and has no “heart” not make mistakes and confusions? How can he live his life well?
Su Dongpo, a famous writer, calligrapher, and painter in the Northern Song Dynasty, about 950 years ago, wrote a poetry “…Sitting on nothing, make one day like two.”
If you can’t escape from the noisy world, an option for you is to sit quietly with yourself, give yourself a pure land for your impetuous #soul, and nurture your #heart: the world is you. you are the world.
Share this moment with your kids.