天下本无事,庸人自扰之Much ado about nothing
While listening attentively to a female client, she started crying as she spoke. I asked her what happened. She mumbled, “Stress.” and told me about the various sources of stress in her life.
This is not the first time a female client cried in front of me, in my past ten years plus of consultation. Real men might not cry easily. A male client once cried halfway through our dinner because of marital problems.
Truth is, there is no affliction in this world. If there is, it is only because sentient beings ask for it and naturally have to bear the ill consequences of their own doings.
When it comes to life, don’t keep wanting to have the best in everything. If you are going to be like most people, wanting to wear the most fashionable clothes, stay in the most upmarket condominium, earn lots of money and indulge in your desires, you are sowing a seed of suffering in your destiny and will have to experience its unpleasant fruit in the future.
To put it short, if you don’t have a big head, don’t wear such a large hat.
In the course of life, there is bound to be up slopes, down slopes and bridges to cross. The road is not going to be straight for sure.
Go spend more time with Nature, take time out to look at the sky and learn how expansive the sky is and how tolerant Mother Earth is. Over time, you are bound to have a broader mind that can stretch as vast as the nature.
“For every day we are alive, be grateful.
For every day we are alive, cultivate.
For every day we are alive, be happy.”
For everyday is a good day!
Perhaps after reading all this, you might think that all these are common sense and you know even without me saying it. Yes, you are right, even a three-year old kid knows but yet an eighty-year old man is still unable to do it.