A message from Yuan Tze - Embrace 2017 with Five Xin
Dear Ren Xue family,
Time has flown by and very soon a new year will begin.
Reviewing has always been an exercise I try to encourage you to do. At this final stage of the year, it is a good time to review this past year and make meaning out of it. I would like to suggest the following to reflect on:
- Summarise the overall experience of 2016 in a few words
The events or experiences worth remembering and celebrating
Things you have learned and realisation you have attained
Progress you have made on personal growth
Challenges you have had to face
It is also a good time to prepare yourself for 2017 by looking at:
How you would like it to be
What you would like to achieve on personal growth
What you would need to work on and how in order to achieve it
While there are many ways to achieve personal growth, I would like to recommend that you focus on Five Xin when you try to make breakthroughs on the issues you try to deal with. Trust, Openness, Love, Gratitude and Gongjing (true respect) – they are five natural qualities of a healthy heart. Look at the issues you want to deal with from the perspective of Five Xin to help you understand them. Check if the absence of any of the Five Xin plays a role in these issues. Identify the obstacles that make it difficult for the Xin qualities to manifest. Most importantly, cultivate these essential Xin qualities.
A healthy heart is a cornerstone of a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. It may require a lot of effort to understand and develop each of these Xin qualities so they can be manifest more and more in life. The key to making it happen is to work on every present moment in life.
Make every moment an opportunity for Five Xin to manifest. Bit by bit, your 2017 will turn out to be a year of the heart – a year that shines with the beauty of your heart. What a wonderful thing to look forward to!
With Five Xin,
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