Carpe Diem

Everyday is a day of Possibility!

Every second, every minute, we are making a choice. We can either choose to react to our circumstance or make the best out of it. It’s all in the mind.

I learnt in meditation that it is not the negative thoughts that we must resist. Resistance is like going against the “force”. In order to “win” the force, one needs greater force to overcome it. Sometimes, it is futile, sometimes, we can get drained out.

Instead, we could embrace the thought and acknowledge it. The negativity is there, but it wouldn’t come without reason. It helps to figure why, and address the root.

tree-of-life

Now, imagine yourself as a child. When we have done something wrong and we run to our parents, how did it feel when they would lash out at us to get us to quieten down vs if they were to first offer solace to calm us down before solving the problem together?

The same goes with thoughts. The more we try to suppress, the less likely we will  be able to succeed. What’s most important is, the heart must be truly convinced for us to move on.

三国·蜀·诸葛亮《将苑·将刚》:

“善将者,其刚不可折,其柔不可卷,故以弱制强,以柔制刚。”

(善于用智慧的人处事八面玲珑,懂得刚柔并用)

Cheers to a larger life!

Jeanne 🙂

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