智慧的慧 The Wisdom Broom

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Dec 27, 2016 04:41 智慧 打扫 wisdom sweeping broom
在中国无论是过元旦还是春节,打扫房间是中国人过年的传统习惯。 这种习惯不是事出无因的。
在这其中蕴藏了中国人的传统智慧。 实际上当我们看到 “ 慧“字的时候,就能发现一些有趣的偏旁部首。
在这个字中,我们可以看到一些象形字。 下面是“心“,上面是手拿着一把扫帚。
扫地是一个可以让人放松心情的活动。 作为一个专业自我发展师(professional development coach),我经常鼓励学员们去实际做一些事情。
“是的”*,需要离开你的椅子,让你的身体表达自己!“是的”!它会改变你的意识!“
太多次,我的客户被困在他们的头脑“探索”他们的感情,在一个非常分析的方式。
现在有一些关于“杂乱”的有趣的自我完善的书,因为他们讨论了需要一个干净,有序的环境(我在一边看着我的凌乱的办公桌,我写这个,哈哈!显然,一个工作场所充满了成堆的书籍和文件和杂项物品不利于明确的思考!但是灰尘可以安定在头脑以及桌面!我们能够认识到并且超越情境或“触发”我们的人吗?
我们试着用不同的眼睛看东西吗?让我们以“眼”目(左侧的激进)的中文字为慧眼一词的第二个字。
这个佛教术语涉及能够感知过去和未来的心/心。
当我们的视角变得灰尘或者我们被外部事件的外部噪音干扰时,可能我们都有一点洞察慧眼。
这是我今天和2017年的每一天的愿望。现在,去拿扫帚!
* "是的" = "Yes, that's right!"
In China, it is the tradition to sweep the house around New Year’s Day (January 1st) and on their lunar New Year’s Day (this year of January 28th). These aren’t routines performed out of duty but important and meaningful traditions which carry a lot of wisdom and intelligence. In fact, when one looks at the Chinese ideograms for wisdom, we see a number of interesting “keys” or “radicals”.

An ideogram is often a combination of several simple pictograms. In the second character for the word wisdom, we find a hand holding a broom over the four arteries of the human heart. The top part of the character represents two leafy branches, held by a hand over the four arteries of the human heart.

As a professional development coach, how many times have I encouraged my clients to physically MOVE? “Yes, that means getting up off of your chair and letting your body express itself too!” and “Yes! It will change something in your awareness!”
Too many times my clients get stuck in their mind “exploring” their feelings in a very analytical way.
Now there have been a number of interesting self-improvement books on “clutter” because they discuss the need to have a clean, orderly environment (I take a side glance at my messy desk as I write this, ha ha!). Clearly, a workplace filled with piles of books and papers and miscellaneous objects is NOT conducive to clear thinking! But dust can settle on the mind as well as the desktop! Can we recognize and rise above the situations or people who “trigger” us?
Shall we try to see things with a different pair of eyes? Let’s take the Chinese character of for ‘eye’ 目 (radical on the left) for the second word of the term 慧眼 .
This Buddhist term deals with the heart/mind capable of perceiving both past and future.
When our perspective gets dusty or we get distracted by the outside noise of outside events, may we all have a bit more insight 慧眼.

This is my wish for you today and for every day in 2017. Now, go and pick up that broom!