There are Chinese characters looking like each other but having very interesting stories between them.
木 – wood, tree.
本 – root. With “一” emphasizing the bottom part of a tree, it represents its underground part – root.
不 – NO. Explained in the same way, it stands for a tree not able to grow out of the ground, with extended meanings include:
1) Things get bad from the root so it cannot grow up;
2) Ideas could not be expressed.
Ancients integrated profound wisdom into simplest characters to tell us: be careful in using NO and saying NO.
What makes people use NO? Say NO?
When something is not good underground;
When something is not good to be expressed, exposed or disclosed;
When something is not good in the heart;
When something is not good in the inner world…
When we are in stress,
When we are in chaos,
When we are in darkness,
When we are in loneness…
If we choose YES over NO,
We are allowing the seed to sprout;
We are allowing the tree to grow;
We are allowing sunshine into our heart;
We are allowing us to listen to our inner voice;
We are positive, energize, peaceful, calm and joyful.
We shape our minds; we change the direction of our life train.
Good morning, my friends!❤️🌈💧☕