There is such a “law of conservation of energy” in physics: energy is neither created nor lost out of nowhere, it only changes from one form to another.
In fact, life is also a constant process. A person’s happiness, achievement, luck, etc., also have internal cause and effect.
The following five “laws of conservation” reveal all kinds of truths in life, which are inexhaustible to read.
Conservation of gain and loss: How much you can get depends on how much you can give up.
In life, many people are always blindly chasing fame and wealth, wanting everything, and reluctant to lose everything.
In the end, there are more and more things on the body, and it makes myself more and more tired.
In fact, many times, there is space when you are willing, and freedom is when you let go.
I have seen such a parable.
A fisherman was fishing, and a squid flew down and took a fish.
This scene was seen by a group of crows, they also wanted this fish, so they chased after the tuna.
Tsuta bird was so exhausted that it was almost desperate, for fear that he would be caught and pecked to death.
In panic, the fish fell from its mouth, and the crows all continued to chase where the fish fell.
Tsuta Bird was relieved at this time, thinking to himself, “I am always afraid of carrying this fish on my back. Now that I have lost this fish, I have gained a sense of security.”
The same is true in life, everyone carries the invisible “fish” on his back and walks with a heavy load.
Only by learning to let go of some things can you get some extra happiness.
If you give up staying up late, you can have better energy and a healthier body; reduce unnecessary entertainment and spend more time with your family.
Jia Pingwa once said: “If you don’t want to give up, the small one is small, and the big one is big.”
The world is a balance, every time you have something, you have to pay for it;
Every time you lose something, you also gain it again because of your loss.
Many times, don’t be afraid to lose, please be patient, and surprises always appear inadvertently.
What you lose today will be waiting for you in the future.
Suffering Conservation: Whatever makes you miserable will eventually make you happy.
Márquez said in One Hundred Years of Solitude:
We are walking on this ancient journey of life, running through ups and downs, nirvana in setbacks, full of sorrow and pain all over the place.
In this world, there is no life that is neither sweet nor bitter, and no one’s life is neither bitter nor sweet.
A lot of times, those pains actually come to you.
Saw this short clip:
A Hua, a rural girl, has been ridiculed and bullied by her peers because of her fat body.
Because of this, she was very inferior, but she could not change it. Her mother-in-law couldn’t bear to see her despair, so she said to her: “There is a dry well in the mountains. It is said that whoever fills the dry well with water, the Jade Emperor will appear and help her realize a wish.”
After listening to her mother-in-law’s words, Ah Hua picked up the bucket and went to fill the water. During the process of carrying the water, she encountered countless troubles. She was teased, fell, and even broke her hands and bled.
She was in great pain and wanted to give up at one point, but when she saw the bloated reflection in the bucket, she chose to grit her teeth and persist, day after day, without interruption, until one day, the dry well was filled with water.
She shouted to the sky with anticipation: Jade Emperor, where are you?
There was no response from the sky.
Ah Hua lowered her head sadly, but when she lowered her head, she saw the beautiful face and slender figure reflected in the well water.
Zhan Qingyun, a Harvard scholar, said: “It is not the scriptures that make Tang monks become Tang monks, but the way to learn them.”
Everyone goes through painful and difficult moments, but once you get over them, and looking back, you will find that it was those days that made you who you are today.
Be tough on yourself and accept the things that make you miserable.
Those who have suffered and suffered will become the brightest stars in the night sky, guiding you to become a better person.
Conservation of freedom: The more cruel you are to yourself, the more free you will be.
In a turbulent world, everyone faces all kinds of temptations.
If you lack self-control and don’t know how to restrain yourself, you will easily fall into the quagmire of desire and let your life completely out of control.
Such a story is recorded in “Krylov’s Fables”.
A jockey who has tamed a good horse thinks it is superfluous to rein such a horse.
One day, when he rode out, he released the reins of the horse.
The horse galloped across the field, and when it knew that there was no restraint on its body, it became more and more courageous and ran faster and faster.
It threw the jockey off, speeding forward recklessly.
As a result, he accidentally rushed down a deep valley, and the horse fell to pieces.
This story tells us that freedom is not about doing what you want, not doing what you want.
Any freedom from constraints is a disaster.
Just like that wild horse, it seems to be unrestrained, but it does not know that it will face the abyss of eternal redemption.
Kant once said that true freedom is self-mastery, and self-discipline is freedom.
Only those who are self-disciplined can sort out the details in life and achieve themselves within the rules and constraints.
The more self-disciplined a person is, the more able he is to control his own life and the more freedom to choose his life.
Conservation of wisdom: The more intelligent people are, the more they know how to do stupid work.
Many people think that smart people are more likely to succeed than ordinary people.
But I don’t know that being too smart will be mistaken by smarts, taking advantage of everything and taking advantage of opportunities, which will only harm yourself in the end.
I have seen this comic:
There is a group of people, each of them carrying a heavy cross, walking slowly and hard.
Halfway through the line, one of them suddenly stopped.
He felt that the cross was too heavy, so he had an idea and took out a knife and cut it off.
In this way, it is indeed a lot easier.
After walking for a while, he felt that the cross on his shoulder was still heavy, so he cut off another section.
While the others were struggling to carry their weights, he hummed a tune in front of him with ease.
Unexpectedly, a deep and wide gully suddenly appeared in front.
The people behind slowly caught up. They built a bridge with their own cross and stepped over in a leisurely manner.
He also wanted to do the same, but there was only a short section of his cross left, and he couldn’t bridge it at all.
So, when everyone else is moving towards the goal, this person can only stop in place and regret it.
Remember a philosopher once said:
“There are too many smart people in this world, and too few people who are willing to work stupidly, so there are only a few successful people.”
Life is a practice, and everyone is moving forward.
If you want to get it, you have to pay; all opportunistic tricks end up fooling yourself.
The wiser people are, the more they know how to work hard and go a long way.
They know how to dive deep, be diligent, and face their lives in a “clumsy” way.
The meal must be eaten one bite at a time, and the road must be taken step by step.
Abandoning cleverness and being down-to-earth can go further.
Conservation of Luck: How kind you are, how lucky you are.
There is a saying in “Mizuki Motto”:
Whether it is noble or poor, being kind-hearted is the foundation of being a human being. If you are dedicated to benefiting others, even if you don’t ask for anything in return at all, the reward will come suddenly.
The character and kindness you have accumulated will always bring you good luck inadvertently.
A few years ago, Yan Zhidong, a villager in his 50s, was working in the fields when he heard a girl cry out for help.
He immediately threw down the farm tools and ran away in the direction of the sound.
It turned out that three children fell into the river. They were thrashing and shouting, and they were about to be swallowed by the river.
Yan Zhidong jumped into the river without saying a word, and finally successfully rescued the three children.
He said: “At that moment, it was too late to think about it. There was only one thought, which was to save people.”
A year later, Yan Zhidong’s daughter was diagnosed with leukemia.
In order to treat his daughter’s illness, he spent all his family savings and borrowed more than 200,000 yuan from relatives and friends.
Just when Yan Zhidong was worried about this, netizens knew what happened to him.
His deeds of saving people were exposed again, and countless people extended a helping hand to him.
In the end, with everyone’s help, Yan Zhidong received a donation of 300,000 yuan and saved his daughter’s life.
I very much agree with this sentence: “Those who love out love to return, and those who go to be blessed are blessed.”
It is precisely because of the good cause that Yan Zhidong planted to save people before that he has the good fruit of saving his daughter later.
A truly kind person will never suffer.
No matter what job you are in and what role you play, don’t forget to protect the people you meet with a kind heart.
Your acts of kindness will surely bring you good luck at some point in the future.
There is a saying in the Buddhist school: “Up to all Buddhas, down to all sentient beings, they are all received by cause and effect.”
There are not so many accidents in the world, everything has its cause and effect, and no one can escape.
Fate always maintains its own balance in its own unique way.
When times are good, we must understand and be grateful, continue to be down-to-earth, and work hard to cultivate into a better version of ourselves.
In times of adversity, we should also accept the hardships calmly, have good intentions, and always maintain the original intention of life.
No one’s life will always be smooth sailing, and no one will always be at a low point.
The script of life has long laid easter eggs in your words and deeds.
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Source: Inspirational Positive Energy of Chicken Soup for the Soul