留一点时光给自己 / Some time for ourselves

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English version below

追赶着时间,奔赴了一日,当北风竄入窗口席卷而至时,那是我稍作憩息的时刻,也是属于我个人空间的时刻。

这一刻,我品着一杯浓郁的咖啡,享受晚风情人般的抚摸,耳机传来阵阵轻柔的80年代歌曲,心灵在喧闹渐退渐远的夜晚仿佛进入了自己的世界。

在习以为常而又匆匆忙忙的生活里,总是无意间的与时间赛跑,时而抱怨时间不够,却忘了每个人除了寿命长短之外,所拥有的时间并没有差异。

日以继夜,我们日出而作,日落而息,在办公室待了将近9个小时,再扣除掉吃、喝、拉、撒、睡以及上下班所消耗的时间,所剩无几,又有几人真的能够停顿下来让心歇歇,或是做自己真正喜欢的自己?

从小到大,我们似乎都在为他人而活——小时候为父母亲而勤奋上学;长大后为事业而拼斗;恋爱后为另一半而喜怒哀乐;上班时,强颜欢笑只为讨上司老板欢心;成家立室后,为孩子们的生活学业担忧困扰;可曾想过其实也该拥有自己的空间,一个属于自己的世界?

留一点时光给自己,哪怕只是短短的一、两个小时,或是与好友相聚,或是放空发呆,或是写作看书,或是上街闲逛,每一样都有可能放松自己的心情,将背负着的包袱轻轻的放下,尤其是单独的时候,不受任何人的影响,随心所欲,想做啥就做啥,何等逍遥自在。

如果能够偶尔坐在树下,让月光穿过树枝轻抚疲累的心灵,在月圆月缺的循环下,悟出变之永恒的真理,或许思想便会豁然开朗。

我喜欢伫立于窗前片刻,让北风环绕着我,挑起心底里莫名的丝丝感动,更唤醒了我许多回忆,牵挂与思念——人与人之间的距离就在那一刻显得既遥远又临近,矛盾之至。

别再说时间不够,每个人都有同样24个小时,谁也无法向任何人多要一分一秒。做人不可太贪,只能择要的去做,鱼与熊掌不能兼得,把想做的事顺序安排,时间便会自动腾出一些空间让你我享用。

有些人能够充分的利用时光,好整以暇的度过每一日,不是因为上天厚待他们,给了他们更多的时间,而是他们懂得如何在适当的时候留给自己一段时光,沉浸在自己宁静的世界里,慢慢慢慢地将日间所累积的污秽随着心灵的洗礼而渐渐清明。

没有人一生下来就懂得如何利用时光,没有人能够留住世上的一分一秒,时光总像手掌心的水,从指缝间,在掌边缘飞快地流逝,越是执著想要握紧,越是遗失得更快。

学会懂得偶尔真正的放下一切,只为自己而生存,把握彼时彼刻,在漫漫岁月里寻找一丝一毫的平静,留一点时光给自己,让心灵有个投递的地方,幸福感便会蜂拥而至。

我选择了每个星期五下班后的时段留一点时光给自己;我喜欢拥有自己的一段时光,让回忆散落了满地,写写文,听听歌,总而言之就是让自己劳顿的心灵有个飞扬的空间。

展望未来,却不要依赖明天,因为明天永远都是一个未知数,纵使合上眼后再也醒不来也不必惊讶,毕竟我们过的都是那么不健康的生活。

回望过去,但求只记得那些绽放笑容的画面,晶莹剔透的泪光固然让人感动,却也使人黯然神伤。

只有此时此刻最真实,就在留给自己一点时光的片刻,何不如就尽情的感受生活的宁静与安详?

15.01.2016

林顺源

ME-TIME

When the cool wind rushed through the window and engulfed me, it was the time when I have my own Me-Time.

With a cup of coffee, and the caressing of the wind, I was listening to songs from the 80’s and let myself fall into a world of my own, as the night falls deeper into the dark.

Life is always hectic, as if we are chasing behind the clock, and many a times, we complain that we do not have enough time to do what we wish to do, forgetting that other than one’s life term, everybody owns the same amount of time in a day.

More often than not, we spend many hours at work, and what is left after taking away all the daily routines are but just a couple of hours.

We grew up in a world where we seem to be living for others. We studied hard to meet our parents’ expectations, we worked hard for a career, we felt sad or happy for our loved ones, and we laughed because our bosses were laughing and then we worry for our kids, have we ever really thought of spending some time for ourselves and doing things that we really like or be what we really want to be?

Find some time for ourselves, no matter how much time we have. Catch up with old friends, let our thoughts fly, write a blog or read a book, go for window shopping etc. Let go of all the worries and be ourselves.

If we can just sit under the tree and let the moonlight bathe us, watching the moon changing form, and begin to understand the truth of constant change, we might just attain certain level of enlightenment.

I love to stand in front of the windows, and let the caress of the wind triggers my memories, my misses for people I love and at that point in time, I am so close to and yet so far away from them.

Do not complain that there is not enough time to do what we wish, for everybody has the same amount of time. We can’t have best of all worlds and we just need to prioritse and put away some time for ourselves.

Some people seem to be able to organize their time well and their lives seem so perfect. But we need to know, God has never given them any extra time. They have just learned how to make full use of the limited amount of time to their advantage, and yet able to keep some time for themselves.

Be open and learn to let go when the need arises, and live for ourselves. Cherish those moments and let our souls bathe in our own world, let the inner peace that we find during our own time purify the filthiness we have gathered throughout our days, months and years.

I have picked every Friday to have my own Me-Time. I love to let my memories fall into pieces onto the floor, write my diary, listen to my favourite songs. To sum it all, I just want to let my thoughts fly.

Look ahead, but do not depend on tomorrow. Tomorrow is always an unknown, do not be surprised even if we will sleep forever the moment we close our eyes, for we are living in such a filthy world.

Look back but do not attempt to turn back the clock. Recollect the happy moments and forget the teardrops.

NOW is the only reality, a time of our own, something that we feel and sense, why not just indulge ourselves in our own world, and find peace within ourselves?

15.01.2016

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