“每一个不曾起舞的日子,都是对生命的辜负” “We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once”.

晴格格 & Isabell

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Chinese – 中文原声 – 晴格格

English – 英文原声 – Isabell

即时起舞 / Let’s dance!

最近,居家防疫。终于,可以花大块的时间来学习意大利语,这门我生活的国家的语言。静下心学语言的时光,让我回想起大学时期下决心学好英语的日子。西农8号楼10楼自习室里一群年轻人挑灯夜战的不朽青春,整栋楼熄灯后骑着自行车晚归时内心的踏实感,3号楼前树下一遍遍重复练习发音时的新鲜空气和鸟语花香。蓦然回首,也真心格外感恩一直以来专注目标实现的自己。“所有让你痛的东西、终有一天会让你更加强大”。曾经的自己、也没有想过自己可以熟练掌握英文,斩获另一个解读世界的角度。出身再平凡不过的自己能够远赴欧洲游学、并一次次的证明了自己拥有在任何一个陌生国度生存下来的本领。挑战生命的所有可能性,在不设限的人生之路上越走越远。 

Recently, we were asked to stay at home for epidemic prevention. Finally, I am able to spend a lot of time studying Italian, the language of the country where I live. During this time as I settle down to learn a new language, it reminds me of the time when I made up my mind to learn English, in my undergraduate days. I was part of an immortal group of young people who burned the midnight oil, spending time in the study hall, on the 10th floor of the 8th building of Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University. There was an inner feeling of assuredness as I rode my bicycle to return to the dorm late after lights were out in the whole building; the fresh air, the singing birds and the fragrant flowers or practicing pronunciation under a tree, in front of the 3rd building, over and over again. Looking back suddenly, I am truly grateful to myself for focusing on achieving my goals. “Things that hurt you today, will one day make you stronger.” Once upon a time, I never thought that I could master English and gain another perspective in which to interpret the world. Moreover, I did not imagine that I could gain the opportunities to travel to Europe, to study at the best schools of Enology and prove my ability to survive in any other country, or that I would keep challenging myself to go further and further on the road of embracing the unlimited possibilities of life.

小小芭蕾舞者 / Little Ballet Dancer

小时候的梦想就是拥有一张书桌。书桌对我而言,是提示自己要感恩所拥有的一切;更重要的是,自己拥有的能够掌握任何技能和完成任何任务的能力。所有的任务,从我坐在书桌前的一刻起,就开始执行了。“让你不安的不是远方的高山,而是鞋里的一粒沙子”,很多时候,与其望而却步,不如开始一项具体的任务。当你开始很高效的执行任务,你就会自我感觉良好,从而实现更多事情。很多时候,能够专注于当下的力量是巨大的,享受这一刻的呼吸、认真思考这一刻头脑中飘过的思绪、感悟身边一切值得感恩的美好:比如我正在写作的花园中的春日暖阳及满院的小黄花。世界是美好的,每一个脚步都引领我们走向我们向往的地方。一个“从来不会犯错”的想法是明智的:你的每一次选择,没有对错,每一种选择都会给你不一样的人生体悟、帮助你在享受当下的同时更加接近心中的目标。

When I was a child, my dream was to have a desk.  For me, a desk is a reminder to be grateful for everything that I have;more importantly, a reminder that I have the ability within me to master any skill and complete any task. All the tasks started from the moment I sat at my desk. “What disturbs you is not a high mountain far away, but the sand in your shoes.” Most of the time, instead of flinching from a great goal, it is better to start a specific task. When you start to work efficiently, you will feel great about yourself and achieve more things. Most of the time, the power to focus on the present is a huge accomplishment. Enjoy the breath of this moment, pay attention to the thoughts floating in your mind, and feel all the beautiful things around you that deserve gratitude: for example, the warm spring sunshine and the yellow flowers in the garden I am working in at the moment. The world is beautiful, and every step leads us to that place we yearn for.  The idea of “there is no wrong decision” is wise: every time you make a decision, there is no right or wrong, you get a different understanding of life, and it helps you to enjoy the present inching ever closer to your sincerest goals.

儿时的梦想:书桌 / Childhood Dream: Desk

Liz Murray, 《从无家可归到哈佛大学》的主人公,是我大学时代的心灵导师之一。学习,能建立更好的世界观、创造更好的生活。母亲去世后,重归学校的她,依然无家可归。然而她培养出了能够在任何地点学习的能力。在学校每一天都充满热血,因为她看到了生活悲惨的一面,因为更加能够珍惜学习与改变命运的机会。别人觉得不可能的事情、她都一件件实现了。Liz的励志演讲,不夸张的说,我看了不下数百遍。“小而精而深”,是我在言泰口译班上学到的学习语言的诀窍。反复反复再反复,直到自己能够理解所有的小细节的听力方法。很多时候,少即是多。我很尊重身边有很多想法的人,然而我更尊敬的是能够把一个想法真正执行到底的人。感恩生活,“你所抱怨的当下正很多人的梦想中的明天”,记得每一天都要活出自己最美的样子、伴着自己最爱的歌谣、翩翩起舞。

Liz Murray, the hero of From Homelessness to Harvard, was one of my spiritual mentors in university. Study can build a better world outlook, and thus create a better life. After her mother’s death, she returned to school. She was still homeless, yet she developed the ability to study anywhere. Every day at school was full of great passion, because she had seen the sad parts of life. She cherished the opportunity to learn and change her own fate. She realised that after accomplishing one goal after another, what others would consider impossible, became reality. Liz’s inspirational speech -to be honest, I have watched it hundreds of times- “Small, precise and deep”, this is the secret to mastering a new language, and this is what I took with me to my language class. Listen to the same audio material again and again, until you can understand all the small details. Most of the time, less is more. The same goes for people, I respect people who have a lot of ideas around me, but what I respect more are the ones who can really execute an idea to into something tangible. Remember to be grateful in life, “the present you complain about is the dream tomorrow for many people”, live fully and remember to dance to your favourite song.

Liz Murray的演讲 / Liz Murray’s Speech

最近因为疫情在世界各地爆发的关系,手里的时间突然多了起来。当然,我们要格外感恩奋斗在一线的白衣天使们、用辛勤汗水来守卫我们的健康。然而,作为呆在家里就是为防疫做贡献的普通人,能够把这段时间充分利用起来给自己充电是非常可贵的。眼下的日子,不就是朝九晚六点半时向往的诗和远方?你的时间是你生命中独一无二的存在,一定要懂得珍惜。不要花过多的时间在自己不能掌控的事情上,不要去担心可能发生的事情;相反,要花时间做一些自己感兴趣的事情,提升一直想提升的技能。当然,除了马不停蹄的提升自己的能力,也能够花时间去冥想反思。生命需要和谐与平衡,一种动静相宜的美好。“自律给我自由”,“5秒钟法则”是继“极简生活主义”之后给我的生命带来特别多正能量的改变的一种思维方式。很多想法在我们头脑中一闪而过,我们要学会用最短的时间去执行。一步一步,你会实现任何目标。

Recently, due to the outbreak of the epidemic in various parts of the world, spare time suddenly increased -by a large margin. Of course, we should be especially grateful to the angels in white, those people who are fighting at the frontlines to guard our health through hard work and work ethics. However, as ordinary people who are staying at home as a way contribute toward epidemic prevention, it is very important to make full use of this time to recharge ourselves. At present, is this not the dream amount of time that one yearns for during our working days? Your time is unique in your life and must be treasured. Don’t spend too much time on things you can’t control, and don’t worry about possible consequences; on the contrary, it is necessary to spend time doing something that interests you and improves the skills you have always wanted to improve. In addition to constantly improving our abilities, we can also take more time to meditate and reflect. Life needs harmony and balance, like the kind of beauty found in movement. “Self-discipline gives me freedom” and “the 5-second rule” has brought lots of positive changes to my life. Many ideas flash through our minds, we must learn to implement them in the shortest possible time.  Step by step, you can achieve any goal.

像孩子一样跳舞、享受简单的乐趣 / Dance like a child and embrace the joy in it!

尼采说的对:“每一个不曾起舞的日子,都是对生命的辜负”!

Indeed, as written by Friedrich Nietzsche, “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once”!

`雨中漫舞 / Dancing in the rain!

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