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Relish the Moment 拥抱此刻的阳光

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Relish the Moment 拥抱此刻的阳光

◎ Robert J. Hastings

Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. We see ourselves on a long trip that spans the continent. We are traveling by train. Out the windows, we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways, of children waving at a crossing, of cattle grazing on a distant hillside, of smoke pouring from a power plant, of row upon row of corn and wheat, of flatlands and valleys, of mountains and rolling hillsides, of city skylines and village halls.
But uppermost in our minds is the final destination. On a certain day at a certain hour, we will pull into the station. Bands will be playing and flags waving. Once we get there, so many wonderful dreams will come true and the pieces of our lives will fit together like a completed jigsaw puzzle. How restlessly we pace the aisles, damning the minutes for loitering—waiting, waiting, waiting for the station.
“When we reach the station that will be it!” We cry. “When I’m 18.” “When I buy a new 450SL Mercedes Benz!” “When I put the last kid through college.” “When I have paid off the mortgage!” “When I get a promotion.” “When I reach the age of retirement, I shall live happily ever after!”
Sooner or later, we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly outdistances us.
“Relish the moment” is a good motto, especially when coupled with Psalm 118: 24 “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” It isn’t the burdens of today that drive men mad. It is the regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who rob us of today.
So stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. In stead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot more often, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more, cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough.


在我们的潜意识深处,总藏着一片梦幻的美丽风景。我们仿佛身处一次横跨大陆的漫漫旅行之中。乘着火车,我们领略着窗外流动的景色:附近高速公路上奔驰的汽车、十字路口处挥手的孩童、远山上吃草的牛群、发电站里冒出的滚滚烟尘、一排排的玉米和小麦地、平原与山谷、群山与绵延的丘陵、天空映衬下城市的轮廓,以及乡间的村庄宅邸。
但是我们心里想得最多的还是最终目的地。在某一天的某一时刻,我们将会抵达站点。迎接我们的将是乐队和飘舞的彩旗。一旦到了那儿,多少美梦将成为现实,我们的生活的碎片也将拼合在一起,像一块七巧板。可是我们在过道里焦急地踱来踱去,咒骂火车的拖拖拉拉。我们分分钟等待着,等待着,等待火车进站。
“当我们到站的时候,一切就都好了!”我们哭喊着。“当我18岁的时候。”“当我买了一辆新450SL奔驰的时候!”“当我供最小的孩子读完大学的时候。”“当我还清了贷款的时候!”“当我得到了晋升的时候。”“当我到了退休的年龄,我就会永远幸福快乐地生活下去!”
然而,或早或晚,我们终会认识到人生的旅途没有终点站,没有能够“一劳永逸”的地方。生活的真正乐趣在于旅行的过程。终点站只是一个梦想。它始终在我们的前方。
“品味现在”是句很好的箴言,尤其是加上《圣经·诗篇》中第118章24节的一段话则更显得特别:“今日为耶和华所创造;我们为活在今日而欢欣雀跃。”真正令人沮丧的不是今日的负担,而是对昨日的悔恨及对明日的恐惧。悔恨与恐惧是一对孪生窃贼,将今天从你我身边偷走。
那么就不要在过道里徘徊吧,别老惦记着你离车站还有多远。何不换一种活法,攀爬更多的高山,多吃点儿冰淇淋甜甜嘴巴,经常光着脚板儿溜达,在更多的河流里畅游,多看看夕阳西下,多点欢笑哈哈,少让泪水滴答!生活得一边过一边瞧。车站就会很快到达!

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