There is a place

《有一个地方》There is a place

安静似乎在这里落了脚
虽然偶尔几个朋友会来拜访
一起欣赏我没有花的花园
听着没有声音的乐曲
就算没人说一句话
我的心却装了满满的快乐

这里或许不曾存在
因为大多时候我也会找不到它
只有当我的心清静的时候
这里就会突然来到我的跟前
我没看到这里有任何的路
更不用说知道来这里的路

或许你会问,
那朋友如何能来到这里,
我一只手按着我的心
另一只手按着你的心,
我没说一句话,
闭上了我的眼睛。
It seems like silence
is settling in this place
although some friends
might come to visit even in the rains
to admire this garden
of no flower like Eden
to listen this music
of  no sound
even when no one
is talking
there is only joy
in my heart

May be this place does not exist,
because sometime I could not find it,
only when my heart is calmed,
then the place just come to my realization,
I don’t see a single street here,
not even to mention if I know any road that leads to here.

May be you would ask,
how would your friends come to this place,
with one hand I place on my heart,
and the other on your heart
without a word,
I have my eyes closed.

祈泉
10月20日2014年,新加坡。

/新的工作已经开始了,会越来越少时间能写自己的部落格。但是,我还是会认为这是一个给自己找的藉口。我希望这样能鞭策自己无论如何都要尽力继续的写。

/My new job has started, and there will be less time for me to write and to post. Nonetheless I will still think this is the excuse that I give to myself. With this mindset, hopefully I will keep reminding myself to post whenever possible.

13 Responses

  1. Silence is the best place for rest and muse.

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    • We created many things to make our lives better, but I feel instead we make ourselves busier. I picked up the old books I bought many years ago, and read. Is such a fresh air and a sense of queitness in my mind that I am conversating to myself again. I also start to make some plans like I do when I was much younger, like some challenges to myself. I want to make plan to go to more parks often. Is good that I have a break in my work and to refocus my path. Thanks for your comment🙂.

      • You are welcome. My plan to have silence is always disturbed by family and work.

      • Is not easy to be a mother, and a wife. A marriage does not involve only two independent people, but two families. if I have kid she/he would be in the secondary school by now. However, I always wonder if I have a kid, I would bring the kid to most of the activities I do. I have plenty of interests, to go to gardens, Museum, library, hiking, cycling, badminton, listening to musics concert, to learn to play a musical instrument together, oh have an excuse to go to Disney land, Lego land, whatever playground for kids.

        Many times I have gone for a trip involved strenuous sports. For example, 7 days of hiking, because every day there is only one thing in mind, walk to the next destination (for 7-11 hours), is a kind of silence to me. I think if you really enjoy one thing and love it and immerse in it, there is a quietness in there. Just my interpretation, and idea.

      • Of course. Doing what I enjoy gives me quietness. Now, I am in need of it.

      • Courage and freedom always live side by side. Sometimes just don’t be afraid to take the tiny first step to make the change. I am not famous, I am not successful so I don’t really have credible advice to give, and to tell the world how one should do it =). Even I have that would be too arrogant. For me, most of the time I don’t want to care about how other people would think (as long as I am not causing harm to others) how one should live. Most of the time I am my own biggest enemy, I think. Like in my previous post, I really mean to be myself. Just to share with you my thought.

      • Thank you, Qi Quan, for your encouragement for me to take the tiny first step to make the change. You are right not to care about how other people think as long as I am not causing harm to others.

      • Good morning!

        Just to share with you one quote I like very much from Gandhi: My life is my message.

        I just want to say we can think life as a story we wish to write for ourselves (not for others).
        I used to like famous quote but not anymore. Famous people have their own limitations in the period they were living and the experiences they have in a short life. But some quotes are real flowers of mankind.

      • Indeed some quotes are real flowers of mankind.

  2. 学长
    祝你工作顺利!
    你会忙到三个月才出一个post吗?😄😄
    还是一年出一个post?😆😆

    • 我会尽量每天但是如果灵感没有了只有一等在等,你等我也等。好感动还有妳和其他几个一直支持。不然真的会只是写给自己的书:).

      • 哎唷,学长的心真软,那么容易感动。(^_^)

        希望你以欢喜心、自己的步伐,写你的文。别让我们给你压力。

        若是真心的朋友,一定只会求你好,你快乐、我们也快乐。

        好朋友就是没有血缘关系的兄弟姐妹啊!

        也预祝您灵感源源不绝、创作愉快!

      • 谢谢你。我觉得自己每天的时间都不够,每天都有那么多东西要学要理解。我要给自己多一点压力去完成给自己一本书的梦想。其实这个梦想也没什么,只是一个藉口让自己多做一些对自己好的事。就这么简单,但是如果能给他人快乐和鼓励,也是意外的礼物和惊喜咯。

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