忠-患: Between Loyal and Suffer

“忠” – loyal; faith. It contains “中”-middle and “心”- heart.
“患” – worry, trouble, danger, suffer. It contains “串”-a string of and “心”- heart.

“忠孝仁义礼智信” – Our ancients took “忠” loyal & faith as the most essential ethical quality of a person. When a person knows where and how to place his heart upright and balanced, he gives credits, gains loyalty and faith.

But, with a string of hearts, it results in worry, trouble, danger, and suffers.

Multi-hearted turns into being insatiable.

One case, greedy. If people cannot treat gains and losses fairly, pursuing more endlessly, how can the heart not be worried? In the end, with a lost heart, the more success you get, the less happiness you have.

Another case, fear to lose. The more eager you want to get, the more likely you are going to lose. Once a person is multi-hearted, he makes his feelings more and more complicated, far away from the original simplicity. A worst case, your fear of losing pushes your loved ones to get further and further away.

Let’s learn to let go slowly of things that are invalid and dispensable, treat people and things simply, wholeheartedly. Give love, credits and loyalty. Be faithful.

Good morning!❤️🌈🌸🌱💧☕

#authenticity#inspiration#humanity#kindness#love#ancientwisdom

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