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Be Afraid Of The Living Not The Dead

Updated: Apr 26, 2020

Today is our long awaited holiday, and we decided to spend time with our stretch trainers, need to loosen up our muscles.

Following are the conversation we had with our two trainers.

Siaw, what do you do for a living? Does it involve a lot of walking? Your muscles are very responsive and flexible said my trainer (Hasan).

Both of us are Feng Shui Consultants I replied. Our work involves walking.

Feng Shui Consultant? Interesting. Do you get to deal or see ghost spirits and demons in your line of work? Do they disturb you in your daily life? Hasan and Jolin were so anticipating our answer that both stop stretching us and waiting for the moment of truth.

Do you mean, do we dance with a sword that has a yellow paper on the tip and blows fire out of our mouth? No, we don't. Feng Shui Consultants don’t deal with ghost spirits and demons, I replied. What makes you think that we deal with them? By the way, Feng Shui is Chinese Metaphysics, not a religion.

Movies lor came to the answer simultaneously. Both trainers replied with a laugh, and a little bit (Pai Sei) embarrassed by their misinformed perception.

Knowing that they are awkward, I jokingly said, it is the living that is disturbing us not the dead. All of us laughed wholeheartedly.

The dead can do nothing to harm you; there are already dead. It is the living that is causing us stress, dismay, hurt, harm and discomfort. Think about your daily dosage of adversity, didn't humans create these unnecessary for you?

We are not sure of many things, but one thing we are certain of is, adversity will continue to surround us every day, and hence we need to learn to deal with adversity proactively. Sometimes letting go (放下) and move on is the best solution.

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli

Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. Daphne Rose Kingma

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