东西方太阳神: 来自羲和Helios的公开信 Xihe and Helios, Sun Goddesses from the East and West: An open letter, building bridges

晴格格 & Isabell

眼睛累了不想看屏幕?在路上不方便阅读?您可以来听作者们为您朗读这个博客喔!Don’t feel like reading? You don’t have to! Tune in to listen to our authors read you this blog.

Chinese – 中文原声 – 晴格格

English – 英文原声 – Isabell

春节将至、羲和葡萄酒传媒要写篇文章送给自己。同样献给和我们一样,哪怕生活一地鸡毛、都会保持乐观、扎实向前的人儿们。

The Spring Festival is coming, and Helios Wine Media is writing an article ode to us, as a gift to ourselves. It is also dedicated to all those who just like us, choose optimism over pessimism, no matter how many lemons life throws at us, we remain steadfast as we march forward.

过了那么久,你还如刚毕业般雄心勃勃吗?亲爱的朋友们,这些年,你,过得还好吗?曾经一直很想逃离的地方,是否现在已经变成你最向往的故乡?开始重拾写作的你,是否还记得那个喜欢写东西的女孩儿,单纯地为了自己抒发情感而撰写文章。还会为一个小小的目标实现而欢呼雀跃吗?还会不经意被一些事情所感动而哭得一塌糊涂吗?欢庆生命存在的本真的美好。写作是一场治愈,经历的事情、那些困惑迷茫后的成长。亲爱的自己,你还好吗?

After devoting so many years to learning, were you just like us…as ambitious as ever after graduation? Dear friends, how have you been doing all these years? Has the one place you always wanted to escape, become the hometown you most yearn for? Do you still remember how to write? Do you still remember if you liked to write, and write simply to express emotions, whether it be happiness or sorrow?  Are you still toasting small goals and celebrating the true beauty of life? Still able to be moved to tears by something inadvertently? Our own answers to these questions is yes!Writing is a cure for the experiences throughout life, the growth after many perplexities. So the real question should be; How are you, dear yourself?

品牌起源于我们在看似平淡生活中对美好的不懈追求。我们想要更有自我实现的人生、更健康生活方式、更好的收入。热爱葡萄酒和写作的我们以笔会友、在不多也不少的业余时间里开始我们的葡萄酒内容创作。狮子座的我们俩,都会对自己承诺的事情坚守、哪怕是在格外艰难的日子里;异乡谋生的我们俩,都有过困顿迷茫和不知所措;或是突入其来的一场不大不小的病,让自己对生命有了更深一层的感知;也或是上有老下有小仍然能把生活工作安排得井井有条。我们为自己而感动、为生命的存在而感恩。我们想要在生活中留下写属于自己的印记、以自己最为舒适的方式、以自己最享受的时光!“爱工作、享当下、度有意义的一生。”的品牌座右铭就此而生!

The Helios brand originated though our relentless pursuit of beauty in seemingly ordinary life. We want a more self-fulfilling life, a healthier lifestyle, and more abundance. We love wine and writing. We started our wine content creation project to reach our audience, in our scarce and precious spare time. Both of us are Leo’s, who will stick to our promises, even on extraordinarily difficult days; both of us have been making our living in a foreign country and have faced difficulties and obstacles such as: an illness that intrudes into life…but then again, this created a deeper understanding of life. Keeping it all together can be daunting, a family, friends, responsibilities, and work… these are the challenges and lessons we wade through each day but not with heavy feet, but with the clout of warriors. We cheer ourselves on by being grateful for our lives. We want to leave our mark in life, in the most sincere way possible, while having the best time possible! “Creating a meaningful life by enjoying what we do.” The brand motto was born out of these sentiments!

羲和是中国古代神话的太阳女神。羲和的原始形态源于远古神话,在时代更迭中她由最初的“日母”演变成“日御”。关于羲和的原型最早见于《山海经・大荒南经》:“东南海之外,甘水之间,有羲和之国。有女子名曰羲和,方日浴于甘渊,羲和者,帝俊之妻,生十日。”(译:在大荒当中,有座山名叫天台山,海水从南边流进这座山中。在东海之外,甘水之间,有个羲和国。这里有个叫羲和的女子,正在甘渊中给太阳洗澡。羲和这个女子,是帝俊的妻子,生了十个太阳。)于是羲和首先以日母的形象出现在人们的而前。她是人类光明的缔造者,是太阳崇拜中至高无上的神。

Xihe is the sun goddess in ancient Chinese mythology. The original form of Xihe originated from ancient myth. As times changed, she evolved from the original sun “mother” to a sun “royal”. The earliest mentions dedicated to Xihe appeared in Shan Hai Jing · Da Huang Nan Jing. The translation of her mention goes: in the wilderness, there is a mountain named Tiantai Mountain, and the sea flows into the mountain from the south. Outside the East China Sea, there is a country named Xihe. There is a woman named Xihe who is bathing in the sun in Ganyuan. Xihe, Dijun’s wife, gave birth to ten suns. So, Xihe first appeared to people in the image of the mother of the sun. She is the creator of human light, the supreme god in sun worship.

Helios (也称Helius),是古希腊神话中的太阳神。神话中,赫利俄斯每日都会乘四马金车在天空中奔驰,从东到西,晨出晚没,用光明普照世界。而在晚上,他以悠闲的方式在金色的杯子里闲逛来回程。在许多神话中,他同阿波罗混为一体。著名的神是罗兹巨像的主题,这是一个巨大的青铜雕像,被认为是古代世界的七大奇观之一。

In Ancient Greek mythology Helios (also Helius) was the god of the Sun. He was thought to ride a golden chariot which brought the Sun across the skies each day, from the east (Ethiopia) to the west (Hesperides) – while at night he did the return journey in a leisurely fashion, lounging in a golden cup. This god was the subject of the Colossus of Rhodes, a famous giant bronze statue considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

中西方文化中都可以看到人们对于光明、正能量的向往。这也是羲和Helios Wine Media的品牌初衷。我们希望在自己寻求更充实人生的路上,也能把正能量传递给他人!总是在分享感恩之后、才更懂得感恩。教学相长,便是这个道理。

Chinese and Western cultures both illustrate people yearning for light and positive energy. This is also Helios Wine Media’s original brand intention. We hope that we can pass on positive energy to others on our own journey as we seek a more fulfilling life! I always understand gratitude better after I share it; learning by example brings inner truth.

执行力,自我约束和一种发自内心的使命感。我们一路走下来,有自己喜欢事情的坚持;有对搭档的承诺;每一个萌生的想法,可以转化成属于自己的博客。不要轻易跟自己说停止,因为亲爱的你知道最难的开始我们已经做到了;剩下的坚持我们携手同行。现在人的生活节奏还是很快的,快得让人忘记最基本最真实的需求。大家都在追求更好的生活的时候忘记把眼下的生活过得更好。我们不需要太多的物质,我们想要的是内心的充实和丰盈。找一个战友,朝着每一个设定的目标,扎实前进!人生不需要攀比,人生需要内心的丰盈。走过的路、看过的风景、都会成为自己内心深处最原始、最真挚的动力。不需要被任何人告知你真正需要的是什么。因为,只有你、最最了解自己。

Execution, self-discipline and a mission from the heart are things we strive for, and as we go down the road, we have our own individual ideas on things; we have a commitment to our editorial partners; every emerging idea can be transformed into our own blog. 

Don’t tell yourself to stop, my dears, just like us, you already know the challenging things you have already accomplished; and in the rest of this journey we go hand in hand. Nowadays, the pace of life is faster than ever. It is so fast that people forget their most basic needs. Everyone in the pursuit of a better life tomorrow forgets to live a better life now. We don’t need too many “things”, what we want is inner enrichment and fulfilment. Find a comrade in arms, and make solid progress towards each goal! You life does not need to be compared to someone else’s in order to measure up, it will be inner abundance that will measure your life. The road we have traveled and the lands we have seen will become the most primitive and sincere motivation for our hearts, and we do not need to be told what we really need. Because we are strength, we are perseverance and self-aware, in the same way that only you know you best.

找和自己合得来的人工作,而并非只是一味追求金钱收入。人生,不要总憧憬诗与远方、也要欣享当下。自媒体人的自知自觉?目标是写出更加优质的文章。让自己的心灵得到放松和休息。我真的很喜欢专注做事的自己。越来越向前走,也越来越发现生命的意义。

Finding someone who serves your personal growth, rather than just being in pursuit of money is a piece of life’s bedrock. Remember to stop always looking forward to the poetry of the distant future, but enjoy the moment as well. So, with all this advice given, we will let our own minds relax and rest, continuing to create the greatest content our hearts can churn out. I really love myself when I am assertive and productive; so, let’s move forward bit by bit, discovering the meaning of life more and more – together.

热爱葡萄酒、更热爱生活。每个人的内心,都住着一个太阳神!

We love wine, and we love life even more, and of course, we believe there is a Sun God/Goddess in everyone’s heart!

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