Tag Archive - 人生哲学,philosophy of life

就是喜歡~ Simply like them~



People’s tastes are just so strange, certain things you may like so much but others just do not, and there are things that you just do not like while others do. It can be fashion, music, art, food… or just anything! Guess this is good for in this way everything can find someone who admires it.



In fact, with regard ourselves, there are areas that we like and parts that we do not like about ourselves too. That is why sometimes we seem to love ourselves a lot and at times we seem to hate ourselves! Such is the irony of a human being, very complicated and troublesome.



For example myself, I have taken so many photos, some were taken at the same place and time and yet there would be some that I really like and some that I do not even want to have a second look. The photos in this post are those that I really like, but there are also those taken during the same trip which I do not like at all. What is the reason? The clothes I wore? The pose? The angle? Photographing skill? Or what?



All things said, the truth is, there is only one reason why we like some of our own photos, that is we think we look really nice or pleasant in those photos. Sometimes we would not even care if others think the same, as long as we like them ourselves, haha! Actually, to be able to admire ourselves is any time better than despising ourselves, do you not think so?



Some photographs are very nice or pleasant, whether due to angles or photographing skills, can only reveal one thing, that is: from a certain angle or perspective, we all have moments when we look good. We all actually do have our good points, we all have some values and can be admired by people. If only people can always look at us from that angle or perspective, then they would always admire or see us as pleasant, that would be so good… However, that is not the truth, people instead often use very stringent, cold and critical eyes to view each other, that is why this world is full of conflicts and hurts.



But the most comforting is, our Heavenly Father will always look at us with eyes of loving-kindness, we will always be precious and adorable children in His eyes. If our hearts have more of our Father’s love, we would also have the Father’s eyes and would look at each other with loving-kindness and mercy as well.


如果有這麼一條河。。。 If there is such a river…


If there is such a river, the water can wash away all your sins; all your filth and dirt you have been contaminated with can be taken away by the river, would you go everywhere to search for this river?


If there is such a river, the water can wash away all your shame, remorse and regrets… would you run to look for this river?


If there is such a river, the water can cleanse you totally, give you a brand new start, and brighten up your journey ahead, would you immediately jump into the river to renew yourself?


然而当你找到这条河时,若它看起来不如你所想像,感觉不是你所幻想,或某种原因使你排斥、动摇,你会不会就掉头离开,就此放弃,而不去给自己一个翻转的机会。。。?However when you have found this river but if it does not appear as what you have expected or does not feel as you have imagined, or for some reason it causes you reject or be shaken, would you just turn and go away and give up, not giving yourself a chance to be transformed…?


The truth is who would not want such a river? The truth is such a river does exist, and the truth is once many people find this river, they would not be able to accept it and they would quickly turn and just walk away…


Such a river is the river of the Holy Spirit of Jesus, in this river you can be born again, forgiven, cleansed, renewed… as long as you open up your heart to believe and receive, this river will flow into your heart and soul and restore your spirit….


等候是必須的。。。 Waiting is necessary…





Along the journey of life, it is very important to occasionally halt your steps, reorganize your thoughts and ponder and wait for a while before continuing on your journey…
Because sometimes we are too hasty in our steps or too rush in our walk that we can carelessly suffer a fall; or when we are too busy and make our decisions too quickly, we may overlook some crucial details…





To be able to sit and rest a while is good for the body too, allow your strength to be renewed, because after all resting is to prepare for a longer journey…
But do not stop for too long too for you might become slack or forget there is still some road to walk on ahead…





We are not to rest and wait aimlessly too, we must look up and set our eyes on our Heavenly Father, and see whether He has any instruction or has anything to say, let Him guide us…
After all we are walking on the road to heaven, His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.



後來我。。。 Finally I…


Sometimes upon hearing some sad news, we feel kind of shocked…
Sometimes upon hearing some good news, we can also feel kind of shocked…
Reason being, both are things you do not expect.




To be able to calm down and overcome the “shock”, I think our attitude towards people and things is very important. Looking at things from God’s angle and our trust in God are even more important!
Today I received some news that really “shocked” me, actually it can be classified as a “good news”, but did really take me by great surprise. I shared with some closer companions, they all seem rather worried as to how I would feel, their concern touched me and also made me feel bad to cause them to worry.


But here I would like to say to you all, all is well, don’t worry…
My God will always be very good to me…




Finally I… I calmed down and…
Finally I… I looked to the sky, I moved on and I believe there are better days ahead for my life…


我讨厌的事,但我不是完美主义。。。 Things I hate, but I am not a perfectionist…




Actually I am not a perfectionist, many have misunderstood me…
I also have moments when things are very messy and untidy…
There are things that I hate and yet I do not do anything about them because I am not a perfectionist…

For example, after coming back from a trip, I would normally feel very tired, I would leave my luggage on the floor and delayed a long time to unpack…
Sometimes because I travel quite a lot, I would just leave it till my next trip…
But I do really hate seeing the luggage on the floor day after day, and yet I would not do anything about it because I am not a perfectionist…




Then, I also hate seeing my desk covered with stationery, documents etc…
How come documents and letters seem never ending? Just when you have cleared some, a new lot appears again!
What should be thrown away, what should be kept, that can really frustrate and exhaust you too!
As a result, your desk gets filled up more and becomes messier by the minute, and yet I do not do anything about it because I am not a perfectionist…




Then, I really have many CDs, of course many I bought myself and a lot were given by others too…
Sometimes I could “wrongly” buy CDs that are not so nice or ones that I do not really like; those given by others are even more so because some people do not know my musical taste at all, so they gave me CDs that I would never listen to, and I do not know whether to keep, to throw or to give away… in the end I collected more and more…
They look really messy and frustrating and yet I do not tidy them up, because I am not a perfectionist…




Many times when I get tired of seeing them, I would choose to escape, I would shut the cupboard door…
Or throw all the documents into my drawer…
Or push my luggage into my wardrobe…
I avoid seeing them, life is happier that way… I can still stand because I am not a perfectionist…




Having said all that, sometimes I cannot sleep…
Sometimes I can feel defeated and depressed…
Thinking about my unsettled issues, the cabinet looks nice on the outside, but what a mess inside!
Whenever a problem exists, it has to be dealt with, you can ignore and escape, ultimately you still have to tidy it…
And also I think, perhaps I might just be a little perfectionist…




天上来的特务使者。。。 Special agent sent from heaven…



When we are sad or troubled, sometimes we may think we would rather not to be born in this world, or it is better to just die…
But we cannot change the fact that we were already born here, so no matter how many why’s you ask or how you grumble is not going to change a thing… and of course we definitely cannot use death to solve the problem as committing suicide will definitely lead to a greater suffering!

Certainly this world has things that are painful and hard to accept, almost everyone has experienced some sort of hurting things or some very cruel realities, or may be some are currently facing such…
That is why our hearts unavoidably may be filled with doubts and weariness, but all these cannot change the past or what have been.



We cannot change our past, but we can decide what kind of present and future we are going to have… Rather than complaining or leaving God, might as well think clearly to know that only God can truly help, change and rescue us. Many times the pain is in our memory, it is our thought that locks us in the suffering. So we need to diligently seek the renewal, transformation and breakthrough in our mind continually.

When we continually absorb positive and optimistic thoughts, negative and pessimistic ones will reduce naturally. This will directly affect our emotions and feelings.




~ 约12:27-28 ~


One of the positive thought we can meditate on is the birthday blessing I sent my cousin Dorcas the other day. I feel I should post it here today to share with you all too:

“You have a great mission to be born in this world. There is a beautiful plan of God for you to be born in this family. No matter how we came into this world, whether or not we like that reason, environment or circumstance, always remember you are specially sent from heaven to accomplish a great task; and you alone can complete that task, no one else can replace…”

When you are discouraged or depressed, take time to think on the words of Jesus, He also had moments when his heart was down:

“Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? `Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name…”
~ John12:27-28 ~
Therefore, let us continually fix our mind on this, keep on running fervently, know that you are a special agent sent from heaven…

以小人之心度君子之腹。。。To gauge the heart of a gentleman with one’s own mean measure…


Sometimes certain pictures seem unclear or blurred, and we cannot see very clearly, then we had better not simply jump to our own conclusion… but somehow human beings tend to be more inclined to conclude negatively!
What is worse, an originally noble act can be misinterpreted by some suspicious people as something horrible, and consequently tarnishing the good reputation of some noble people…





There is a Chinese proverb that says:
“To gauge the heart of a gentleman with one’s own mean measure” meaning: Judging unfairly a noble person with own despicable mind.
This is a very good reminder for all of us!






There was once, a father and daughter, because of their noble characters and good image, were invited on stage for a “prize-draw” programme… There were more than a thousand slips of paper with all the guests’ names on them, the guests would win a prize if their name was drawn out…
The atmosphere was good and happy, many gifts were given away…





But an unnecessary episode happened…
While the programme was in  progress, some guests got up and left angrily, and spread some rumour which they thought was the truth, and severely damaged the reputation of this pair of father and daughter!




The fact was these guests saw some scenes and they simply jumped to their own judgement and damaged the reputation of the father and daughter…
During the drawing out of names, the father and daughter team found that the names they drew out were their own name or their family members’… When they saw that, they signalled to each other and smiled and threw the names back into the box without thinking much of it as they thought it was not very nice to take the prize themselves and they had better give others a chance.
But because there were a lot of prizes to be given away, after a while, incidentally they still drew out their family members’ names. When the MC saw that, he said softly to them on stage: Well, I guess God really wants to bless you, just receive the blessing!

Only then, the father and daughter accepted. However, those guests with a “mean thought” spread the rumour and said the father and daughter threw back other people’s names but announced own names to receive the prizes! That was completely the opposite!



So I say:
O people! Do not simply speak when you do not know the truth!
What you see with your eyes may not be the truth, and why must the thought in your heart be something wicked?

把自己隐藏起来。。。 Hide yourself…


Sometimes it is good to hide ourselves, and not over-exalting ourselves, don’t let ourselves be the focus of attention always…
Otherwise it is very easy to become conceited and arrogant and thus robbing God’s glory; at the same time it adds on unnecessary pressure on ourselves too…


Actually in a sea of people, how many truly know who you are? Even if many do, so what?


“经风一吹,便归无有,他的原处也不再认识他” - 诗103:16 -
No matter how famous or successful, in the end you will be overtaken by uprising talents too… and ultimately you will be forgotten too…
“the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.” – Psalm 103:16 –


Forgotten in a corner, but thank God, He will always remember who you are…


But having said that, when you need to stand out, then you have to stand out, because God created us for a purpose and we are useful… So, we should not be hiding behind others all the time too…


Furthermore, God sees us as precious always, and we are indeed very valuable… we just need to remember to give thanks and glory to Him always!


For those who are curious, the photos were taken last September(2010) when I brought The Remnant to Macau.)

有时候模糊不清。。。 Sometimes kind of blurred and unclear…

我如今所知道的有限,到那时就全知道,如同主知道我一样。 ”     ~哥林多前书 13:12~

“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face.
Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known (by the Lord).”     ~1 Corinthians 13:12~

~以赛亚书 55:8-9~

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
~Isaiah 55:8-9~

~雅各书 4:14-15~

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.””
~James 4:14-15~

~马太福音 6:34~

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
~Matthew 6:34~