人生追求 英文作文
初三 散文 3862字 923人浏览 edward小七

We have to find the truth in life. Too many people are lost in a society which has lost the

teachings of enlightened and wise men and women. Desire, which is so clearly the root of suffering, is the only thing motivating and driving people. Everyone believes we have to be successful, we need the better life which gives us more and more of what we are told we need to survive. Yet even if we reach the top of the food chain we still have the same fate as a peasant. Yet so often, it seems in our last breath of life the peasant seems to smile more than he who is wealthy.

I think this is because he who has little in some ways has so much more in life. My whole life I have had wealth that some dream of and strive to attain. Yet as I was given cars, shelter, clothes, and nearly everything I wanted I still found myself wanting more and more. One who is lost in the world would have this cause them to strive to simply gain more! They would want a bigger home! They would work hard for a faster car! They would sacrifice time with family and nature to have a brighter and shinier toy.

Nothing is permanent. All things break, age, and die. And we must strive not for the attachment to worldly things, but simply bring joy and compassion to all beings.

The first step is to let go. Realize how a life of work to simply maintain a needless life style is essentially slavery. Free yourself from greed and corporate gain, and enjoy the beauty of the world. The most beautiful things in the world are around us, and we have been ignoring the natural and spiritual aesthetics around us all the time.

I once walked around the city of Wenzhou without a purpose. This was a common habit of mine, as I found walking while mediating to be a proper mental and spiritual exercise with a cardiovascular advantage! I walked pass an intersection that was close to one of the three schools I worked for at the time. This area quickly turned into working class slums, where people seemed to be forgotten by the more advantaged. There was trash around, and you would easily find a sick cat or dog without much

benefit. In the corner of my eye I saw an older brown dog, which may have only been that color because of the long time it has been since a bath. He seemed crippled and close to starvation. Another skinny dog dashed across the street to pick up food that was thrown out of the window of a passing car. He picked it up in his teeth eagerly, and I was sure he would devour the meal entirely. Yet without a

thought he brought it promptly to the other dog and dropped it at his mouth. Compassion is somehow more beautiful than anything.

Beauty must be one of the more misunderstood aspects of life when in regards to people.

Everyone is seeking someone who appears perfect, as if they are sculpted in Hellenic Greece. Minor imperfections have become what we notice in people, rather than the contents of their soul. One sees a big nose, before they see charity. Another sees body fat, before they see virtue and honor. Even in children’s books you can notice the villainous character is always illustrated as ugly.

There is a great irony in life. Beauty based purely on the body dies as time passes. Yet there are people who have a good heart, who strangely become more beautiful as time passes you spend with them. The sands of time can never erode the beauty you see in the heart. It is best to spend time seeking someone who you can love perfectly, rather than loving someone who seems perfect.

There is much less time on earth than imaginable. You must never live in regret. The most

haunting memory you will ever have is not taking a chance at what could have made you happy. We must conquer fear of following our heart. As you close your eyes one last time and take in one last breath, will you be happy? Close your eyes. Open your heart. Live life fully for yourself and others.