“刃”: The shining blade of a knife
“Keep yourself under control when a sharp blade is right on your heart” means “忍” – Endurance, Perseverance, Resilience.
Wisdom is profound knowledge. #AncientWisdom is the knowledge that has been verified and saved for thousands of years. How do we learn to be endurable, resilient, and perseverant? By asking ourselves what we need to do when there is a sharp blade right on our hearts?! Stay back; Stay calm; Control; Think; Wait; Accumulate enough energy for fighting back.
In “Dao De Jing” Chapter 56, Lao Zi told us: Block our mouth and ears, close our eyes and nose, eliminate distractions, cover our sharpness, and hide our brilliance. Wait patiently for the right time.
Lao Zi also said: Flowing quietly, keeping low, showing weakness, being vulnerable is a way of survival.
Once the right time comes, out of the sheath is the sword with a fatal blow. This is what is going to happen after the COVID19 lockdown.
Good Saturday morning, my friends!🌿🌿🌿🐢☕