There was a boy with a bad temper, and his father gave him a bag of nails; he told him that he should put one nail in the fence in the backyard whenever he was angry.
On the first day, the boy hammered in 37 nails. Slowly the number of nails per day went down. He found it easier to control his temper than to hammer in the nails.
Finally one day, the boy did not lose his temper, and he told his father. His father asked him to pull out a nail whenever he was able to control his temper.
Many days had passed, and finally, the boy told his father that he had pulled out all the nails. The father took his hand and walked to the backyard and said, “You are doing well, my good boy, but look at all the holes in that fence. The fence will never be able to return to its original shape. The words that you say are like these nails and they leave scars. If stab someone with a knife, no matter how many times you say sorry, that wound will always exist.” The pain we receive from someone’s words is so real, and they are unbearable.
We often cause permanent damage because we are too stubborn to let go. If we can start with ourselves, and begin to be more tolerant of others, I believe we will be able to receive many unexpected results. If we open a window for others, in turn, we let ourselves have a chance to see an entire sky…
Jack decided to go skiing with Bob, a good friend of his. They put their luggage into Jack’s mini bus and drove straight to the north.
But they were caught in a storm after a few hours of driving. They turned into a farm nearby, where they met a beautiful and attractive woman. They asked her if they could stay for the night because it was too cold outside.
And she answered, “I know how bad the weather is outside now, but I live by myself in this big house. If I let you stay here, I’m afraid that the neighbors will talk about me.”
“Don’t worry!” Jack said, “We are willing to sleep in the barn, and we will leave at dawn when the weather becomes better.”
After getting an agreement from the beautiful lady, they settle into the barn.
The next morning, the storm stopped, they continued on their journey.
They enjoyed a wonderful skiing weekend.
About nine months later, Jack received an unexpected letter.
Puzzled for a few minutes, he realized that the letter was from the attorney representing the beautiful lady that they met on that stormy night.
A few days after, Jack met Bob in the ski resort.
Jack asked Bob, “Do you remember that beautiful lady we met at the farm about nine months ago when we went vacation to the north for skiing?”
“Of course I do,” Bob said.
“Uhh, so do you remember that night, when you told me you wanted to use the bathroom? Did you go to her room and sleep with her instead?”
“Hmm, yes…” Bob felt embarrassed after his secret was out. “Ok, I admit that I went to her room.”
“Did you tell her my name instead of yours?”
Bob’s face turned red, and he said, “ Ahh, bro! It’s been a long time; I’m sorry that I did that, but why on earth do you ask me about this stuff?”
“Because she passed away and she left all her heritage to me,” Jack said.
The original text of this article was in Chinese, the author is unknown.
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Did you know? Feng Shui is not just for ancestral graves, and not just for the house.
What is Feng Shui? “Feng” in Chinese means “wind, ” and “Shui” means “water.”
“Wind” is the atmosphere and energy, whereas “water” implies the flow and change.
What is the principle of Feng Shui? As it says, “All laws start from the heart .” It is not complicated because the greatest truths are the simplest.
When we talk about Feng Shui, we need to understand how it relates to a person.
The first element in Feng Shui is the human being.
The first element of Feng Shui in the human being is the heart.
The second element of Feng Shui in the human being is the mouth.
The third element of Feng Shui in the human being is the behavior.
Think of human kindness, and the goodness of the others; we say that light gathers. The light moves upward and shows in your face. Because your smiling face is like a yuan bao (a Chinese token of wealth made of gold), and your mouth is shaped like a lotus, it is understandable that you would gain fortune.
If you think the worst of others, complain and act jealous, then you collect the chi of negativism. This negative chi travels down and gives you an unhappy face. It inevitably brings you bad luck.
Feng Shui is the source of filial piety worship. It is deeply rooted in it, and therefore it helps growth. It gives rise to the prosperity of your business and your family. You will always receive help, and everything will be flourishing for you.
On the contrary, if a person does not practice filial piety, he will not be able to hold a high position because he does not know how to respect the filial piety, colleagues, and in turn, all people. His daily life and work will not be smooth, he will encounter frustration in life again and again, and he will lose at crucial moments.
A blessed one lives in a blessed land. If you are blessed, then wherever your residence is, it will undoubtedly be a blessed place.
Therefore, the most important thing in Feng Shui is to change yourself and your heart for the good. Any problems caused by Feng Shui, such as illness, will naturally disappear.
We all know Feng Shui can help you naturally, but you can also make Feng Shui work through your actions.
You will be blessed upon giving. Things will turn smooth upon gratifying. Likewise, you will have more luck upon helping others. You will be more self-content and have more joy. Those who avoid you will not be able to, and the more you share, the more friends you will make.
If you are angry, you will attract more disease;
If you take advantage of others, you will fall into poverty more and more;
If you give, you will accumulate wealth more and more;
If you are lazy and just like to enjoy yourself, you will suffer more and more pain;
If you like to learn, you will gain wisdom more and more.
To truly enjoy your blessing is to realize that you are blessed, and cherish these blessings, then continue to cultivate more blessings.
You must also love your friends and family.
Once upon a time, a person invited a master to check his Feng Shui. On the way, they saw birds were swirling in panic far away.
So he asked the master: “Let’s go back. From the birds, we can tell that the children are picking apricots in the tree, and if we do not go back, the kids may fall and get hurt. That would be a disaster.”
Therefore, Mr. Feng Shui told him: “I do not need to check your Feng Shui. You and your family will have a good and smooth life.” The man could not understand, so he asked him why.
The master told him: “Don’t you know? The best Feng Shui lies in human character!”
A good character comes from a kind heart. No wonder it says that the first element of Feng Shui in the human being is the heart.
The original text is from http://item.btime.com/wm/03u3t375malkc44vqe5ijkkissn. It is in Chinese.
I think this article will help the readers understand “Feng Shui” better, so I translated it into English to share with you. Hope you will enjoy this post.
Have a joyous weekend and don’t forget to laugh.
I know 10 facts about you:
Fact 1: You are reading this.
Fact 2: You can’t say the letter ‘m’ without touching your lips.
Fact 3: You just tried it.
Fact 4: You’re smiling.
Fact 6: You’re smiling or laughing again.
Fact 7: You didn’t notice I missed fact 5.
Fact 8: You just checked it.
Fact 9: You’re smiling again.
Fact 10: You like this and you’re going to rate or comment. 🙂
Police: Where do u live?
Me: With my parents.
Police: Where do your parents live?
Me: With Me.
Police: Where do you all live?
Police: Where is your house?
Me: Next to my neighbors house.
Police: Where is your neighbors house?
Me: You won’t believe me if I tell you.
Police: Tell Me!
Me: Next to my house.
3 drunk guys enterd a taxi. The taxi driver knew that they were drunk so he started the engine & turned it off again. Then said, “We have reached your destination”. The 1st guy gave him money & the 2nd guy said “Thank you”. The 3rd guy slapped the driver. The driver was shocked thinking the3rd drunk knew what he did. But then he asked “What was that for?”. The 3rd guy replied, “Control your speed next time, you nearly killed us!”
The fouth father says, “well my sons a gay stripper.” The other three fathers say, “oh wow, you must be really disappointed.” The fourth father replies with, “well not really, he’s doing really well. His three boyfriends just bought him a Lamborghini, a yacht, and a castle.”
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One night, I was awakened around 3 am because I felt hungry. It was odd; I never wake up this way. I knew that I couldn’t eat any food because I had to take a blood test the next day. Then I remembered: everything happens for a reason. There was a reason for I woke up at that hour. The Voice came to my head and urged me to go down to my computer to get some information about “peace.” I was tired, and I was trying to stay in bed to be comfortable, so I bargained.
“Can you send the birds to confirm this?” I asked. The Voice came down again. “Don’t you have belief? Belief is to take action before you see it. Just go down to do your thing first.” Reluctantly I got out of bed and went to my computer.I found quotations for peace online. Moreover, I found a lot of quotes from them Bible. Sure enough, the birds came to my window and greeted me 15 minutes later.
Why am I so obsessed with the word “peace”? It all started with the meditation I did a couple of days ago.
As I was meditating with my son earlier morning, the word of “power” came to me. Power – it is very hard to grasp it. But that morning, the Voice told me that I could see and feel the power through miracles.
One of the biggest miracles in the Bible is Moses parting the Red Sea. Miracles always happen in the time when people are most desperate, crying out for help as in the case of the Red Sea. The Egyptians chased Israelites, and the Red Sea was in front of them. Then God granted Moses the power to part it. What you see here is the miracle and the power of God who performed this miracle.
Moses parting the Red Sea http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/03/19/jordan-announces-isratine/moses-parting-red-sea/
The Voice told me that I was about to see a miracle that is bigger than that. I was amazed by the words of the Voice. Even though with many incidents happen to coincide with what the Voice had told me, I had no doubt but to remain skeptical. How could any miracle bigger than the parting of Red Sea? But I did feel that I would get the answer before the end of the week.
I have pondered hard to figure what the Voice said that there is something far bigger than the incident of Red Sea.
Gradually I got it.
It is peace. Don’t you see? If there was peace in the relationship between Israelites and Egyptians, then there was no need to part the Red Sea. The Egyptians would not have needed to enslave the Israelites. They would live in harmony and peace.
I was reminded of the Bible verse:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
After this unprecedented enlightenment, I notice that things that start to take place: Gidget(my son’s dog) will come to lie next to me to sleep while we are meditating, or my friend coming to visit me and falling asleep on my sofa. She told me she could not sleep at home, but somehow she felt peace, settled there, and just fell asleep. My son dozed off while we were meditating.
Observing what has transpired at my home, suddenly I remembered the quote from Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.) about peace:
If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.