One day, a psychology professor was teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students when she suddenly raised a glass of water.
Everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of drink I’m holding?”
Students shouted out answers ranging from 300 to some 500 grams.
The professor replied, “Actually, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. Regardless, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”
LIFE LESSONS FROM YIJING (易经) WISDOM
Life is never a bed of roses. There will always be time where life stresses and worries weigh you down.
It is very much like the glass of water. The longer you cling on to them, the heavier they get.
It’s important to know when to let go of your stresses and worries. Time waits for no one, and if we allow ourselves to focus on the negatives, we might miss out on some really amazing things that life has to offer.
Since time waits for no one, how do we know when is the golden opportunity going to come?
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