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暴風雨時
As the storm comes

曾祥哲/文 by Jack Tseng

望著窗外陣陣傾盆的大雨,心中泛起了一股愁意,真不知這次的暴風雨,會帶來什麼嚴重的後果?

「人生不如意事,十常八九。」在這人生旅途上,人難免會遇到一些暴風雨。但這時的你,怨天尤人,根本無益,千萬不要因此而放棄自己或埋怨他人。要知道「與其詛咒黑暗,不如點燃光明。」的道理。這時的你,應該去化阻力為助力,而不是打擊自己的信心。

有人曾說:「最猛的風浪,沉溺不了一個有信心的人;最壞的環境,困擾不了一個有報負的人;最難的任務,壓抑不了一個有擔當的人;最壞的遭遇,折磨不了一個有志氣的人;最狠的敵人,打敗不了一個有決心的人。」這些話告誡我們不要因挫折,而放棄自己。

唯有外界險惡的環境,才能培養自己的決心和定力,所以當你遇到挫折時,應該慶幸而不該絕望,但也不要心存僥倖,而要準備如何在暴風雨之後重整家園,減少損失。

老子曰:「飄風不終朝,風雨不終日。」朋友們!狂風暴雨終將過去,渡過漫漫長夜,便是黎明的到來!

As I looked at the incessant rainfall, my heart rippled with melancholy. I really have no idea what serious consequences the rainstorm will bring.

"We are overwhelmed with unsatisfactory deeds throughout our lives." In the journey of life, we will inveitably encounter some storms. But if we blame God and others, it is of no benefit at all. Never give up or complain about that. You know the truth that it's better to light up a fire to bring forth brightness than to curse the darkness. At that time we should turn the power of resistance into the power of assistance, not harm our faith or confidence.

It is said,"The most violent tides cannot drown a person with great faith; the most perilous circumstance cannot perplex a person with great aspirations; the toughest tasks cannot keep down a person with great capability; the most fierce enemies cannot beat a person with great determination." All these sayings admonish us not to give up in frustration.

Only through experiencing dangerous circumstances in the world can we bring forth our resolution and firmness. If we run into frustration and failure, we should rejoice, not despair; instead of wishing for good luck in the future, we should figure out how to revive the land after the storms so as to reduce the loss from damages to a minimum.

Lao-tzu once said, "Fluttering winds and rains won't last all day long." Friends, violent storms will surely be over. "The darkest hour is always just before the dawn."

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