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转载:生命的意义-The Meaning of Life(二)

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标签: 生命的意义  2011-05-23 17:57
  在无数广为流行的生命理论中,惟一永恒的主题就是爱。爱,尽管它的存在形式非常脆弱,却是惟一强大而持久的气力,它给我们的日常生活带来了真正的意义。

  The only theme that resonates throughout the numerous popular life theories is love.Love, in all ots fragile forms,is the one powerful,enduring force that brings real meaning to our everyday lives.

  当然,我不是在谈论罗曼蒂克、卿卿我我的爱,尽管那本身也是一种相当强大的气力。

  Of course, I'm not that is pretty powerful stuff in itimmolation.

  一颗破碎的心比伤口上撒盐更为痛苦,这已得到了广泛的证实。

  It's well documented that a broken heart feels far more painful than squeezing lemon juice a deep *** cut.

  但是,我所说的爱是在我们内心深处燃烧的火焰,是这种内心的热和使得心灵不会被令人尽看的冬天冰封。这是对生命本身的爱。

  Byt the love I mean is the fire that burns inside us all, the inner warmth that prevents our soul from freezing in the winters of despair.It's the love of life itimmolation.

  它是一种声音,在说:“拥抱生命,尽情创造吧!”随之而来的是对生命的***和理解:生命中有些东西是值得为之赴汤蹈火的,何况还有那么多值得为之活下往的东西。

  It's the voice that says"Celebrate life, be creative!" It brings with it the passion and understanding that some things in life are worth dying for,but there is so much more worth living for.

  它鼓励我们张开双手双臂迎接每一个时刻,就像在机场迎接一位战友,它鼓励我们拥抱展现自我的机会,让我们为存在而感到欢快。

  It encourages us to greet each moment the same way we greet an old friend at the airport,to embrace opportunities to express ourselves in a way that makes us feel glad we exist.

  这种对生命的热爱引导我们帮助他人,仅仅由于为四周的人做些事情实在是太好了。

  This love of life leads us to help others simply because it feels great to contribute to those around us.

  我们都知道,成为家人和朋友的可靠支柱是多么美好的感觉(当然,也有局限)。

  We all know how wonderful it feels to be a rock for our family and friends(of course,there is a limit).

  不过,尽管这听起来蛮不错的,“你来到世上就是为了过自己喜爱的生活”,这似乎也不错,可是仍然有一大堆纠缠不清的题目。

  But as good as it sounds, and as much as "you're here to live the life you love"rings true,it still brings up a whole pile of sticky questions.

  特别是:你到底为什么来到这世上?你真正挚爱的是什么?

  Specifically:Why exactly are you here ?What is it that you truly love?

  那些不这样扪心自问的人总会满腹狐疑地审阅生活,不知道为什么生活没有更多的乐趣。

  People who don't ask themselves these questions invariably go through life wondering why it isn't a lot more fun.

  他们经常感觉被遗忘了,要么是他们说不清楚,但的确察觉到有些东西味道不对。

  They often feel they've been left behind,or they can't quite put it into words,but they sense that something just smells a little funny.

  实在,我们经常过于专注眼前的事情,而看不到前进的方向。

  The truth is that often we're so focused on what we are doing that we lose sight of where we are going.

  但是,我们实际上在做什么呢?现代世界布满了令人质疑的干扰、时限和次序。

  But what are we actually doing?The modern world is filled with questionable distractions,deadlines,and priorities.

  昼夜混为一谈。

  Day and night blur into one.

  我们被相继而至的恐惧和欲看包围,强迫我们加进一场不可能获胜的赛跑。

  We get caught up in an avalanche of fears and desires that propel us into a race we can't possibly win.

  于是我们跑啊,跑啊,奔向生活中的一个理想目标,可然后怎么办呢?

  So we rush ,rush, rush to get to a certain ideal point in our life, and then what?

  就想似乎你开车一路狂奔到商店,赶紧下车,然后竟然无法想起要买什么。

  It's just like when you drive all the store, get out of the car , and then can't remember what you came for.

  所以说,我们很多人一开始都梦想过一种无拘无束、自由驰骋的美好生活,但通常我们实际到达的地方离企盼的目标还很远。

  So many of us start off dreaming zbout a wonderful life that is wild and free,but that's usually a long way from where we actually end up.

  可悲的是,我们往往到最后才发现这个事实,但为时已晚。你不可能再从头来过。

  Sadly, we often discover this fact right at the end, when it's too late.You can't start all over again.

  让我告诉你吧,这个世界上有很多极其糟糕的感觉。比如,“洗澡时水面冒泡”般的内疚,“买鞋时发出难闻的脚臭”般的尴尬,还有“我不敢相信第一次约会自己就做了那件事”般的焦虑。

  And let me tell you , there are some awfully bad feelings in this world. Like "bubbles in the bath" guilt,"pungent foot odor in the shoe store" embarrassment, and "I can't believe I did that on the first date" anxiety.

  但是在所有令你不快的糟糕感觉之中,最糟糕的莫过于明明知道曾经有机会做真正喜爱的事,却没有捉住机会。

  But of all the awful feelings that make you feel sick to your stomach, nothing feels half as bad as knowing you had a chance to do what you truly love,and you didn't take it.

  那么,你生活中的***是什么呢?你被带到这个地球上,到底是为了什么?这些题目的答案将解开生活的难解之谜,它就像题目来临时一样重大。

  So what is your life's passion?What were you put on this earth to do?The answer to these questions will unlock the great mystery of life; it's as big as they come.

  下面是几点启示,也许能帮助你开始有益的思考:

  Here are a few hints that may help you get on the right track:

  首先,没人会提醒你。这就像整天背着一块“踢我一脚”的招牌走来走往。你必须自己发现题目。

  First , no one is going to tell you about it.It's like walking around all day with a sign on your back that says "Kick me."You must discover it for yourimmolation.

  同样,这样的事情也极不可能:忽然有一天,你沐浴在明亮的阳光下,你的生活目标神奇地展示在眼前。

  而窃冬在电视上找到答案也纯属痴心妄想。

  It's also highly unlikely that one day you'll suddenly be bathed in bright light and your life's purpose will be laid out in a divine vision,and it's guaranteed that you won't find it on television.

  是的,更为不可能的是:有一天,血液涌进你的大脑,一切题目随之迎刃而解。但是,最好的办法是保证一些高质量的独处时间,好好想一想这些棘手的题目。

  Yes, it's remptely possible that one day the blood will rush to your brain and enable you to work it all out without too much bother, but the best way is to spend some quality time alone,asking yourimmolation the tough question.

  这做起来并不是那么困难,首先一定要老实。很简单:“想从生活中得到更多的人请举手。”

  This exercise is not that hard , and it's all about being honest.It's as easy as "Raise your hand if you feel you could get more out of life."

  其次一定要关注最要紧的核心题目。不管是谁动了你的奶涝冬先问问自己为什么要寻找奶涝丁

  It's also about getting to the essence of what really matters.Never mind who moved your cheese-ask yourimmolation why you were looking for cheese in the first place!

  对一些人来说,这只不过是寻找生命中美丽而真实的时刻,并围绕它们制定一个计划。

  For some people this will simply be a case of seeking out the moments in their life that are beautiful and then building a plan around them.

  对另一些人而言,这似乎朝深渊里看。

  For others it may feelas if they are staring into an abyss.

  在极端情况下,这种强烈的内省会使大脑膨胀危险的境地。相信卧冬冒这种风险是值得的。

  In extreme cases , such intense introspection may cause the brain to swell to dangerous dimensions.Trust me, it's worth the risk.

  假如你扪心自问这些重大题目,并倾听内心的回答,你终极会听到命运的召唤。

  If you ask the big questions and listen carefully to your heart,you will eventually hear destiny call you.

  假如你愿意倾听,一个微弱的声音——姑且称之为知己、内在的自我或内心的岳母——总会告诉你***。

  A little voice - call it your conscience,your inner immolation, or your internal mother - inlaw-will aways tell you the truth if you are prepared to hear it.

  起初,你可能只觉得生活陷进了无法摆脱的惯例。(嗨,大家欢迎你!)

  At first you may only become aware of how your life has been stuck in a rut.(Hey, join the club!)

  然后你可能意识到你真正想要的是什么,但你就是不能让梦想成真。

  Then you may realize what you really want , but you just can't quite make it happen.

  然而很快,你就会发现目标近在眼前。就似乎你正在往海滩的途中,却忽然想起家中的电熨斗插头还没拔。

  Pretty soon , though, it will hit you right between the eyes.Just like when you're halfway to the beach and suddenly remember that you left the iron on at home.

  当你知道,或者仅仅怀疑自己知道,应该怎样生活的时候,就立即往做吧!假如有必要,在黑暗中向前大胆地一跳,触地后马上奔跑,由于你必须争分夺秒。

  And when you know , or even suspect you know, what you should be doing with your life, then do it !Take a wild leap in the dark if you have to , then hit the ground running because you don't have a second to lose.

  尽管我们感觉自己不可战胜、永生不老,但我们的生命远比想像的要脆弱。

  In spite of our feelings of invincibility and immortality, our existence is far tenuous than we might think.

  把手放在胸口,感受心脏的跳动。那实在就是你的生命之钟在滴答作响,细数着余下的时刻。有一天它会停止。这是千真万确的,而你对此尽对无能为力。

  Place your hand over your chest and feel your heartbeat.That is actually your life clock ticking, counting down the moments you have left. One day it will stop. That is 100 percent guaranteed, and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.

  所以你不能浪费任何一秒钟珍贵的时光。精神抖擞、满怀***地追求梦想吧,否则你只好止步不前,眼看着梦想付诸东流。

  So you can't afford to throw away a single precious second. Go after your dreams with energy and passion, or you may as well stand back and watch them wash down the drain.

  假如你坐在栅栏上浪费生命,在余下的短暂时光中,你将终极一事无成。(而窃冬当然,敏感区还会有扎刺儿的危险。)

  If you waste your life sitting on the fence, you'll end up going nowhere in the brief time you have left.(And then,of course , there's a dangerous risk of splinters in delicate regions.)

  正如人们所言,“你不可能两步就跨越鸿沟。”实现梦想需要勇气和付出。(当然不要忘了勇气和愚蠢之间的界限。)

  As they say, "You can't cross a chasm in two small leaps."It takes courage and commitment to live your dreams.(Of course , one needs to remember where courage ends stupidity begins.)

  事实上,我们所有人生来都拥有巨大的潜力,享有无数的机会,可以到达令人眩晕的新高度。

  The truth is , we are all borm with potential greatness and blessed with numerous opportunities to soar dizzying new heights.

  但可悲的是,我们很多人太懒惰,太在意别人的想法,或者太害怕变化,所以从未展开翅膀,展示我们巨大的天赋。

  But sadly, many of us are too lazy, too concerned about what others might think, or too afraid of change to ever stretch our wings and realize our tremendous talents.

  重要的是,做自己的事,做任何让你真正欢快的事,而且要尽力做到最好。你所做的“事”并不重要,也许不过是抟雪球,在水下憋气,执着地叫喊,或者手拿吹风机,创造出不同平常的效果。惟一重要的是,你对自己所做的事情感觉良好。

  It's so important that you just do your own thing -whatever makes you truly happy-and do it as best you can.It dosen't matter whether your "thing"is *** snowballs,holding your breath underwater,hog calling, or wielding a hair-dryer with dranatic effect.The only thing that matters is that you feel great about what you're doing.

  记住,无论做什么,失误总是生活的一部分。所以不要浪费时间,为过往追悔自责。

  Keep in mind that whatever you do, mistakes are part of life.So don't waste time kicking yourimmolation for the past.

  不要为自己的作为是否正确而思前想后、紧张不安。你内心总是知道答案的。

  Don't stall or stress over whether you're doing the right thing.You'll aways know the answer in your heart.

  不要感到沮丧,一定要记住,当你做非常重要而特殊的事情时,总会遭到拒尽和抵触。白癜风

  Rather than be discouraged,aways remember that rejection and resistance are slmost guaranteed when you are doing something very important and very special.

  当你决定追求梦想时,会有很多人(包括最爱你的人)竭力阻止你前进。

  When you set out to live your dreams, lots of people (including those who love you the most)will try to hold you back.

  在这个世界上,有很多可怜的悲观主义者,他们放弃了梦想,还告诉你:“你在浪费时间——你永远不会成功的。”

  In this world there are many miserable pessimists who have given up their dreams and will tell you,"You're wasting your time-you'll never make it."

  你的四周很可能会有这样一些人,他们内心里想让你的成就少一点,甚至完全失败,这样他们自己就不会显得太丢脸。“算了吧,”他们会说,“这不值得,而且本来对你也分歧适。”

  You may will be surrounded by people who secretly want you to achieve less or even fail completely just so they don't look bad."Forget about it,"they'll say."It's not worth it and it's not right for you anyway."

  所以重要的是要明白:坚持走自己的路非常值得,但尽非轻而易举。

  So it's important to understand that following your onw path is incredibly rewarding, but it's definitely not easy.

  像每个人一样,有些日子会相对好过。偶然,一切都似乎是一场灾难。

  Like everyone else , you will have some days that are better than others.Occasionally,ecerything may seem like a total disater area.

  当你告诉人们你想实现的目标时,人们可能会怪异地看着你,然后,你开始听信诋毁者的冷嘲热讽,开始怀疑自己:“为什么,为什么我没有继续干卖热狗的工作?”

  People will look at you strangely when you tell them what you are trying to achieve,and you'll start to listen to your detractors and doubt yourimmolation. "Why , oh why, didn't I keep my job selling hot dogs?"

  但是不管发生了什么事情,一定要坚持住!

  But whatever happens , just hang on !

  不要忘记,每个人都经常要奋力拼搏。整天做着不喜欢或不关心的事情,真是让人精疲力竭。

  Remember that everybody struggles at times.It's incredibly draining to live through the day doing something you really don't enjoy or even care about.

  但是假如你追求梦想,你至少是为自己最喜爱干的事情而累趴下的。

  But if you follow your dreams, at least you will exhaust yourimmolation doing what you love most.

  现在,你也许以为这个不符合事物的普遍发展规律。但是相信卧冬这非常符合。

  Now, you may not think that this will measure up to much in the global scheme of things. But believe me , it dose.

  当你从生活中获得最大回报时,尽情品味最后一滴甘露,它将改变你的一切,让你从平凡走向卓越。

  When you get the most out of your life, sacoring every last drop, it will transform everything about you from ordinary to extraordinary.

  假如做自己喜欢的事情,那么天天早上,掀开被子,你会为新的一天的开始而激动不已,然后你会洋溢着真心的喜悦,并且感染他人。

  When you do what you love , you can pull back the bed sheets every morning feeling excited about beginning another day,and you'll be filled with a heartfelt joy that is highly contagious.

  就似乎你开始放声大笑时,也会引得别人大笑起来,接着是另外一个人,知道你们都放声大笑,眼里含泪,肚子直痛,呼吸困难,甚至无法站立。

  Just like when you start laughing out loud,and you make someone else start laughing,and then someone else, until you are laughing so hard that your eyes water, you get terrible stomach cramps, it's hard to breath, and you can't even stand up.

  然而最棒的是,做能使自己兴奋得胡须卷起(当然,假定你果真有胡须)的事情,你会激励他人也追逐梦想,而这,我的朋友,就是你改变世界的方式!

  But best of all, by doing the things that make your whiskers curl up with delight(assuning , of course, that you actually have whiskers),you will inspire someone else to go ahter their dreams,and that ,my friend,is how you change the world!

  你知道吗?即使你有重大失误,即使你几乎做错了所有的事情,你仍然会享受奇异无比、布满乐趣的生命旅程,晚上睡觉时,你知道自己倾尽了全力,改变了生活,天天醒来时,你期盼着一个最美丽、最激动的未来。

  You know what? Even if you make big mistakes, if you're wrong about almost everything,you'll still enjoy an amazing,fun-filled life adventure,you will go to sleep at night knowing you gave your all and made a difference,and wake up each exciting as you can imagine.

  还有,你知道吗?只要你聆听你自己的心,开动脑经,那你永远的都不会错的。

  You know something else? If you just listen to your heart and use your head,you'll never be wrong.

  以上文字献给自己
        The above words for myimmolation

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