Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Make room for bliss

It is interesting that the more we have, the less we feel satisfied. This contradicts our expectation. I used to hope that one day I could be together with my mother, and I told myself that I would give up of everything in exchange for that. I thought I would be satisfied and every day would be happy and joyful. Now I am. I spend every day with my mother; however, I am not satisfied. I have other pursuits. I want to achieve academic success, and I want to be well around among my coworkers. I always want to be recognized and I want to speak more languages. I am not happy, not always. My head is filled with too many things that I hardly have time to enjoy what I have. Sometimes I wonder how many things I need to make myself satisfied. I know I am greedy and I get to change it.

Yesterday, I happened to catch a part of the cassettes, which talked about how to be blissful. They cited an example of an expert of Buddhism. He knew everything about Buddhism; however, he really wants to meet a guru in India. One time he had the chance. He had so many questions, and he could not allow himself to miss a single chance to learn more from the guru. To his great surprise, the guru would not answer any of his questions, but filled his cup with water. The water became full in the cup, and swelled out until it wet the pants of the expert. When the expert realized what the guru had done and reasoned astonishedly, the guru said slowly that the expert was just like the cup. Because he had been filled up with too many things, he did not have room for other things.

Maybe we all like the cup. When we have time, we try to pursue what we don’t have earnestly and endlessly. However, once our minds have been occupied with too many things, we lose the pleasure to enjoy and triumph over what we have!! Be blissful!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Why you should be happy

Today I went out as a sale representative. Before, I have never thought about how sale representative is like. They must be very skilful. Today I got a chance to experience how it tastes.

It is hard and bitter. That is what I want to say. The first family that we went to sell our product made us out of the door. He yelled at us...I felt very bad and at first I thought that may be the way of life. Then we came to where there were ladies at home, most of them will be very polite, however, they will never accept your offer. No matter what you say. We walked along the streets door by door. I felt ashamed to ask them to buy things. I mean, it is not something that is bad, we only offer things that is useful and be beneficial...

Then I came to realize how hard the life is for my mother. She works twelve hours a day. I always take her giving for guarantees. However, I have never valued what I have. I felt unhappy when I am bored at home. I complain that my summer is spent sleeping. However, I never know that is joy. I have so much, but I just did not realize it...
Not only sales, but for the other jobs, you have to do a lot. Living in this world means you have to have skills to associate with people and gain a place in the competitive ground.

I always dreamed of being successful before. However, I never think about how, through which way I am going to do it, and how much effort I am going to put into it. I only know I am going to b e successful, because I have youth, knowledge...Today I read “Some people want to be successful, however, wise people wake up and work hard on it...”
I feel ashamed for what I have done. I have absolutely no reasons to feel unhappy. If you are, go to a place where everybody is working hard for a living and have no time to think about the question. You will learn far more from the experience...

Friday, July 25, 2008

Top six reasons that you should be happy:

1. You are still alive right now. You can enjoy the sunshine, the air and the food in this world. On the contrary, someone has been passed away. So you are a lucky one!
2. You have food, shelter, and what you need. If you understand there are a lot of people who are going through wars, and have no food, or shelter. Someone who are at the same age as you may sleep on the street, and remember they deserve the exactly same happiness as you. You have no reason to complain what you don’t have.
3. You are yourself. Don’t dwell on the facts that you are not somebody else. You are yourself and you are special and unique because of that. Don’t try to change yourself because you are not appealing or approved in some ways.
4. You have what others don’t have. Guess what, you have a lot of talents that others don’t have. Your most important job is not to create some talents, but to explore yourself. You have much more potential than you have imagined.
5. You are healthy. If you are healthy. You have been a millionaire. I bet you won’t exchange your ears with a million dollars. So you are rich!
6. You are needed. You play a role in the society. Maybe you don’t know it. However, you are so precious to your parents; your employer needs you to bring in some benefits; you are needed in a team, although it might be a minor role, you may determine the victory and failure!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Be happy, the true knowledge in the world

Getting up in the morning, you have had so many things line up, driving for work, do the housework, go to bank, get children to school...
However, have you ever thought about yourself? Are you happy at any moment? Be a happy person!