May 14, 2021

WHAT COMES FROM THE HEART VS WHAT COMES FROM THE MIND

In the past, I often confuse, I can't distinguish the voice of my heart from the voice of my thoughts. Until I finally figured out how to tell the difference between the two.

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The heart gives, the mind wants

I have found that when I give more, it is the voice of the heart, but when I want more, it is the voice of the mind. The fact that my heart has never wanted anything, it is my mind that always wants something.

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The heart listens, the mind speaks

When I listen, I open my heart. When I speak, I open my mind.

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The heart spontaneous, the mind plans

The heart doesn't have agenda & strategy, but it's clear (not blind). The mind has agenda & strategy, but it's not always clear (hidden).

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The heart is warm, the mind is cool

The heart brings out warm feeling. The mind brings out cool atmosphere.

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The heart care, the mind worry

When I do things because I care, it comes from the heart. When I do things because I worry, it comes from the mind.



Jan 4, 2021

PURPOSE OF LIFE IS NOT HAPPINESS

For many people, happiness has become their goal/purpose in life.
Finding happiness has been everyone's struggle.

To be honest, I don't think anyone has actually found it, which is why we associate happiness with things like success, partner/spouse, children, wealth, health, beauty, etc. Because we will be happier when we are successful, we can be with our loved ones, we can buy whatever we want, we are strong and healthy, we are good looking.. (than when we fail, alone, poor, weak, ugly..).

But how many people in this world are successful? How long can our loved ones be with us? Even the richest people on the planet couldn't buy anything they wanted. How many people have never been weak and sick? Can we always be handsome/beautiful?

When someone associate happiness with temporary things, his/her happiness is also temporary. This means that in the end, his/her goal/purpose in life will never be achieved. Because our life is also temporary, so it can never be the true goal/purpose, we are not the center. If someone associate his/her goal/purpose with him/her self, there will be no goal/purpose after he/she dies. One's happiness is not the true goal/purpose.

 

Summary:

If we are unhappy, it doesn't mean our life has failed.

If we are happy because of temporary things, remember they are only temporary.

 

Dec 10, 2020

FEAR - KHALIL GIBRAN

It is said that before entering the sea
a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled,
from the peaks of the mountains,
the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,
she sees an ocean so vast,
that to enter
there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.
The river can not go back.

Nobody can go back.
To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk
of entering the ocean
because only then will fear disappear,
because that's where the river will know
it's not about disappearing into the ocean,
but of becoming the ocean.

WHAT COMES FROM THE HEART VS WHAT COMES FROM THE MIND

In the past, I often confuse, I can't distinguish the voice of my heart from the voice of my thoughts. Until I finally figured out how t...