自我反映(十三)——幸福有时就是那么简单 / Self Reflection (13) -Happiness is so simple

English version below……

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下班之后,到市镇中心帮同事买了半公斤的肉干,然后带着一份能够帮助朋友而感动的心情,来到亚坤餐厅点了一份我最喜欢的咖啡套餐,就当做是我今晚的晚餐了。

闻着那一杯浓郁的咖啡散发出来的香味,以及那两粒圆滑的半生熟的鸡蛋,我忍不住地把数码相机抽出来,在他人诧异的目光下,把那一刻的喜悦捕捉下来。

原来,有时候,因为天时地利与人和,纵然是孤身只影,幸福会骤然降临,在不知不觉间把我们的心胸填得满满满满的。

天时——连续两天两夜的绵绵细雨,把一个柔软的心淋得更加的柔软;

地利——坐在不是很喧闹的餐厅里,回忆着曾经与好友一起享用我最喜爱的美食的时光,感恩的心,油然而生;

人和——近日来所读到的励志与灵性书籍,加上日以继夜的禅坐,让我逐渐地能够接触自己的内心;

尽管还没找到内在小孩受伤的心灵,却也可以慢慢地接受自己从来都没有勇敢并慈悲地去呵护自己的内心。

吃完后走在街上,我开始了有意识地步行,不疾不徐地踏在潮湿的行人道上。

我一边观照呼吸,一边让四周的声响窜入我的耳朵里。

当我走在街上的时候,我可以听见疾驰而过的车声;

当我经过渠沟的时候,我可以听见潺潺而流的水声;

而每过两三分钟,我都可以听见快铁从远处怒吼而至,然后又狂啸而去;

当我在T字路口过马路时,我可以看见绿人闪耀着,更可以听见一阵急促的“嘟嘟”声,催促着我尽快赶到对面去;

就快到家的时候,我的脸上已经泛起了一丝浅浅的,满足的笑容,想着幸福有时就是那么简单。

只不过这样的心情对于现在的我是可遇不可求的,因为我仍然在探索自己的内心。我知道假以时日,当我真正地接受自己,爱护自己,那个时候,这样的幸福一定会不断地接踵而来……

24.01.2017

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With a heart filled with gratitude, I walked into Ya Kun Kaya Toast. I had just helped my colleague bought half a kilogram of bakwa (barbecued meat that is popular during Chinese New Year period) and was thankful that I am able to help my friend.

As I sat down with the coffee set meal and looked at the coffee and the two half-boiled eggs (which would be my dinner for the night), I took out my camera and started capturing the “moment” under the surprised looks of the other patrons.

And I thought to myself, happiness is so simple, when the moment is right.

It has been raining for 2 days and 2 nights and it has made my heart and mind feeling cooler and softer;

The not so rowdy Ya Kun restaurant with my favourite coffee set, brought to me memories of a friend I have spent with in another Ya Kun stall.

And of course my recent determination in practising meditation and mindfulness has helped to calm my mind and allowed me to connect to my inner soul;

I may not have found my true self, but I have begun to accept the fact that I have neglected myself for the longest time and now is the time that I need to see within myself and love myself.

As I walked along the street towards home after the meal, I began to practise walking meditation.

I observed my breathing with every step I took, and allowed the surrounding sounds rushed into my ears.

I could hear the cars, buses and motorbikes whizzed past;

I could hear the rushing water when I passed by the drainage;

I could hear the train’s roar coming from afar and travelling to the other end;

And I could see the flashing green man as I crossed the road and heard the repeating “toot toot” alert from the traffic light, urging me to cross the road quickly.

When I was almost reaching my place, a smile climbed onto my face. It was a smile with peace and gratitude, feeling thankful that happiness is at times just so simple.

But I also knew that such moments are rare for me now, for I am still in the search for true happiness within myself, and I believe that when the time comes, such happiness will be everywhere waiting for me……

24.01.2017

Francis Lim

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3 thoughts on “自我反映(十三)——幸福有时就是那么简单 / Self Reflection (13) -Happiness is so simple

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  1. What a beautiful post, Francis! I used to live in Singapore and the kind of stall you talk about brought back some very happy memories. And made my mouth water, thinking about that wonderful kaya toast. I could hear the sounds, feel the air and smell the typical scents of the Singapore street. And I loved how you describe so well the art of mindfulness and how it really helps one see the beauty in a simple thing like coffee and half boiled eggs…. Thank you!

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