What if I blog in Chinese? Who would read it? I doubt the characters could be displayed in every laptop and computer screen.
Anyway, I just want to share this rhyming verse/poem/creed. It’s about controlling the temper, deciding to choose not to be angry.
In case you cannot read it, here’s an image version of the poem.
Do you want to read it phonetically?
Bù shēngqì kǒujué
Rénshēng jiù xiàng yīchǎng xì yīnwèi yǒuyuán cái xiàng jù Xiāng fú dào lǎo bù róngyì shìfǒu gèng gāi qù zhēnxī Wèile xiǎoshì fā píqì huítóu xiǎng xiǎng yòu hébì Biérén shēngqì wǒ bù qì qì chū bìng lái wúrén tì Wǒ ruò qì sǐ shuí rúyì kuàngqiě shāngshén yòu fèilì Línjū qīnpéng bùyào bǐ érsūn suǒshì yóu tā qù Chīkǔ xiǎnglè zài yīqǐ shénxiān xiànmù hǎo bànlǚ
So, it’s telling us that the formula for avoiding getting angry is:
- valuing the relationships we have, the people with whom we are blessed with because it’s not easy to maintain a long-lasting relationship
- what do we have to gain in getting angry over small matters? who will care if we get sick due to anger?
- anger drains our energy, hurts our soul and is a cause for sickness
- don’t compare ourselves with neighbors, family and friends
- let go of the trivial things (ceemee says: as parents, choose our battles wisely)
- we are together with our loved ones in trials and in happiness so we should be grateful for great companions in life
Do you agree? I think I need to keep these points in mind and always ask myself: Why on earth do I need to explode in anger and hurt my relationships? I should choose not to be angry.