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“知足像是自然赋予了财富,奢求如自己制造了贫穷”——苏格拉底
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.” – Socrates
有很多的原因让我们选择做一个简约主义者并选择简单化的生活。我们会对乱成一团的生活感到灰心。我们发现花时间管理所拥有的东西简直就是浪费生命,而其中却找不到乐趣。我们也确定相比物质财富,其他东西我们会重视的多。要简单化我们的家,一开始需要活力,努力和勇气。但是若是想长久的成为一个简约主义者,过着一种非主流文化的生活并且摒弃很多奇奇怪怪的事物需要的东西就完全不同了。这需要有知足之心。知足是简约主义者的灵魂,没有它,简约之路是不长久的,因为不满将不断抬起它充满敌意的额头成为你走向真正简单生活道路上的障碍。知足之心不仅能让你有机会成为一个简约主义者,它同样还能减少你的压力,开拓你的视野,放松你的身体,从而让你有一个愉快的生活。随知足而生的是一种显而易见得自由:成为真正的自己,享受真实的自己,过上应该过的生活。
There were many reasons that we chose to become minimalist and simplify our lives. We were frustrated with clutter. We discovered the time that was wasted managing our possessions. We realized that joy was not found in our possessions. And we determined that we value other things far more than physical belongings. This initial process of simplifying our home required energy, effort, and encouragement. But the process of remaining minimalist and living this counter-cultural lifestyle against all odds requires something completely different. It requires contentment. Contentment is the lifeblood of minimalism. And without it, the journey towards minimalism is short-lived. Discontent will always rear its ugly head and become the great obstacle to fully thriving in a simple life. Not only does contentment provide the opportunity for minimalism, it also reduces your stress level, improves your outlook, relaxes your body, and makes your life enjoyable. There is an unmistakable freedom that follows contentment: a freedom to be who you are, enjoy who you are, and live the life you were destined to live.
然而我们的消费文化却助长了不满并且让人们对物质的满足被不断激励,学习怎样知足自然变成一件相当困难的事了。要想获得它,毫无疑问每个人都要去经历属于自己的历程,我想没有两个人的路是一样的。事实上,要想在你的生命中完完全全的获得知足之心,没有什么放之四海而皆准,经过几个步骤必然达到的程序。。。但是仍然有六个关键的要素能够帮助我们走向生命中的知足:
Yet in our consumeristic-culture where discontent is promoted and material gratification is encouraged, learning to be content can be very difficult. It is certainly a personal journey that we all must travel and nobody's journey will look the same. Truly, there is no one-size-fits-all, seven-step program to fully-attain contentment in your life… but here are six keys that have helped us further develop contentment in our lives:
1 心怀感激。
1. Become grateful.
人没有感激之心是不能获得知足的——他们不可分离。一个懂得感激的人知道看重他们生活中拥有的东西,而不是他们缺少的。如果你问什么是应当表示感激的,那么开始写一个单子吧——一个你生活中所有美好事物的单子。别担心写不完,这不需要。开始这个练习,其中会有一个简单的训练,它毋庸置疑会将你的注意力重新转移到你已经拥有的美好事物上。
It is impossible to develop contentment without gratitude – they are inseparable. And a grateful person is one who has learned to focus on the good things in their life, not the things that they lack. When you begin to question what you have to be grateful for, just start making a list – a literal list of all the good things in your life. Don't worry about finishing, you don't need to. The simple discipline of beginning the exercise will undoubtedly shift your focus back to the many good things you already have.
2 控制你的心态。
2. Take control of your attitude.
一个缺乏知足心的人在他们的生活中常常会陷入到这样一而再再而三的思考——“我要是获得了___,那我就开心了。”,却没有去试着控制自己的生活。请记住,幸福并不依赖于对任何财富的获取,而仅仅基于你决定怎样开心的生活——而这也许是你能学到的最重要的一堂人生课。
A person who lacks contentment in their life will often engage in "when and then thinking" – "when i get _______, then i will be happy." instead take control of your own life. Remember, your happiness is not reliant on the acquisition of any possession. Your happiness is based solely on your decision to be happy – and this may be one of the most important life lessons you can ever learn.
3 打破总是通过获取来满足你不满之心的习惯。
3. Break the habit of satisfying discontentment with acquisitions.
对我们中间的大部分人来说,有一种观念根深蒂固,那就是消除心中的不满的合适方法是去购买看起来导致这种不满的外部事物。根本没有花精力去寻找这种不满的根本原因。对你的行头不满意?去买新的衣服。对你车不满意?去买个新的。我们陷入了通过简单的花更多的钱来满足不满之心的习惯。这必须打破。你应当明白,物质财富永远也不能完全满足你内心的所有欲望(那是为什么不满总是会掉头的原因)。下一次当你意识到在你生活中出现不满的情绪时,请拒绝用这样的坏习惯,而是要求自己更好的反省自己为什么缺少某样东西会导致不满。只有在你有意的打破这个习惯以后,真正的知足感才会开始出现在你的生活中。
For many of us, it has been ingrained into our lives that the proper way to diffuse discontent is to purchase the outward item that is seemingly causing the discontentment. Almost no energy is spent determining the true root of the discontent. Are you dissatisfied with your wardrobe? Go buy new clothes. Not content with your vehicle? Go buy a new one. We have gotten into the habit of satisfying our discontent by simply spending more money. We must break that habit. Understand that material possessions will never fully satisfy the desires of your heart (that's why discontent always returns). The next time you recognize discontentment surfacing in your life, refuse to give into that bad habit. Instead, commit to better understand yourself and why the lack of that item is causing discontent. Only after you intentionally break this habit will true contentment begin to surface.
4 停止和别人进行比较。
4. Stop comparing yourself to others.
将你的生活和其他某个人进行比较总是会导致不满。因为在这个世界上总是有人显得比你要好而且看起来生活的很完美。但是我所知道的,其实不仅如此,我们还总是将自己最糟糕的一面与我们对别人最好的假设进行比较,其实他们的生活从来都不是我们想象出来的那般完美。你是唯一的,你也是特别的,你那样的生活一直都是不错的。
Comparing your life with someone else's will always lead to discontentment. There will always be people who "appear" to be better off than you and seemingly living the perfect life. But be advised, we always compare the worst of what we know about ourselves to the best assumptions that we make about others. Their life is never as perfect as your mind makes it out to be. You are unique. You are special. And it's always better that way.
5 帮助别人。
5. Help others.
当你开始帮助别人,分享你的智慧,时间和金钱的时候,你会发现自己变得满足。这种经历会让你对你所拥有的,你是怎样的人,你又能给别人提供什么这些问题有一个更好的审视和欣赏。
When you begin helping others, sharing your talents, time and money, you will find yourself learning to be content. The practice will give you a finer appreciation for what you own, who you are, and what you have to offer.
6 要满足于你已有的,却不要满足于已是的。
6. Be content with what you have, never with what you are.
要一直学习,成长,或者去探索。为你的人格和你走到今天的过程感到自豪,但永远都不要太自得以为不需要再提高了。知足并不是自满,一旦你停止成长,你将开始走向死亡。
Never stop learning, growing, or discovering. Take pride in your personhood and the progress that you have made, but never become so content that you cannot find room for improvement. Contentment is not the same as complacency. As soon as you stop growing, you start dying.
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2010-04-09 13:59 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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  • Guest 说:

    说的好,希望我以后也能做到,从现在开始吧, 加油

    2010-04-11 17:08 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 沙发
  • Guest 说:

    Your happiness is based solely on your decision to be happy .Happiness is ,in fact ,simple.Just be youself!

    2010-04-13 17:41 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 板凳
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