• 星期二, 12 月 6日, 2022
【識命】命運.意識

【識命】命運.意識

【識命】命運.意識
(期刊專題:生命掌舵人.如何行出自己的人生?)
撰文:李衛銘(Ken Lee)

『在所有偉大的願望之前,應先提升自己。

而今時今日的命理,就是誠實地面對自己的個性和節奏,從而掌握自己的命運。』

據聞在倫敦的威斯敏斯特大教堂地下室的墓碑林中,有一塊墓碑,內容發人深省,大致的譯文是:

當我年輕的時候,
我的想像力從沒有受到過限制,
我夢想改變這個世界。

當我成熟以後,
我發現我不能改變這個世界,
我將目光縮短了些,
決定只改變我的國家。

當我進入暮年後,
我發現我不能改變我的國家,
我的最後願望僅僅是改變一下我的家庭。
但是,這也不可能。

當我躺在床上,行將就木時,我突然意識到:

如果一開始我僅僅去改變我自己,
然後作為一個榜樣,我可能改變我的家庭;

在家人的幫助和鼓勵下,我可能為國家做一些事情。
然後誰知道呢?我甚至可能改變這個世界。

以下為原文:
When I was young and free
and my imagination had no limits,
I dreamed of changing the world.

As I grew older and wiser,
I discovered the world would not change,
so I shortened my sights somewhat
and decided to change only my country.
But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years,
in one last desperate attempt,
I settled for changing only my family,
those closest to me,
but also, they would have none of it.

And now, as I lie on my death bed, I suddenly realize :

If I had only changed myself first,
then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement,
I would then have been able to better my country,
and who knows, I may have even changed the world.
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圖片:倫敦的威斯敏斯特大教堂,及其地下室的墓碑

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