FW email- 累了,就把心事放下來!‏

能解決的事,不必去擔心;
不能解決的事,擔心也沒用。
在順境中感恩、在逆境中依舊心存喜樂 ……

累了,就把心事放下來
最近認識一位美國籍的出家師父,是個很有趣的事情。
特別是他叫我舉起蕃茄汁,跟他說話的經驗。
我們約在新竹的一家茶館,用英文談論著心經,
師父用英文跟我解釋因果、輪迴這些事情,這都還不稀奇。

有趣的事情在後頭呢!
師父一聽完我跟他提到~個人煩惱的時候,
他索性要我左手提起~他剛買的三罐番茄汁,
一邊提著,一邊跟他說話。
可想而知,我左手感覺到疲勞的程度,跟時間成了正比。
也懊惱著為何師父要我一邊提著三罐蕃茄汁,一邊跟他說話。
受不了這樣的酸楚,我自行把左手放下,
卻聽到師父跟我說:
「 Hold it up, and keep talking to me. 」

聽到這樣的話,心理不免起了疑心,
我手提的那麼酸,
為何不讓我放下手上的重物,輕鬆地與他對談?
約莫過了15分鐘,我的左手實在承受不住了,
才聽見師父跟我說:「Now you can put it down」。
看著我狐疑的臉,師父居然笑了出來。

「你不喜歡提著重物跟我說話, 為何你卻喜歡帶著煩惱,過著你的生活呢?
手酸了,放下就好,對待煩惱,不也是這樣?
或是這些煩惱,就像是那些番茄汁一樣,
是你自己用手把它們給舉起來的呢?」

有趣的經驗,對吧?
最近我開始這樣的練習,
一手舉起有重量的東西,一邊想著事情。
手酸了,自然會放下手上的東西,
看看有一天,我會不會也學到,心累了,就把心事給放下來。
我們能很容易的放下有形的重物,
卻很難放下無形的重擔。

執著的人生~會讓自己承擔莫需有的重擔。
學習放下執著~也就在學習人生自在。

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2 comments:

SHELYN said...

i agree wif wut's being said in de post of urs...it's meaningful bout life though...but not everything is easy for me to let down...sumtimes just there;s sumthing there which hold to us endlessly which we never able to let it be...just like my life...i'm sure u have been through those time too right?but anyway we have to learn to behave like what have been taught in ur post...njoy life yea~

Lily Siow said...

why not try sharing problems/thoughts to the One you trust, perhaps Him? U noe, in the midst of tough times, u can try to ask & seek from Him,n i'll believe d door will b opened 2u.(Matthew 7:7-8)

Of course, sometimes we can't just let go of 心事 just like that. Coz too often it'll juz lead us to avoding problems in life too. But do remember that whenever we face problems, it also means that we are building ourselves a stronger character. As suffering produces perseverance, n perseverance builds character. (Romans 5:3-4) Best wishes 2u leong:) cheers

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