A Touch to the Heart/觸動我的心靈
Once, I had arranged a
schedule of a two-day business trip. In the morning, I drove from Taipei to Pingtung, and I
unexpectedly came across the signpost saying “Kenting” in downtown Pingtung. A
strange feeling occurred in my heart. However, I did not pay attention to it at
that moment, because I had to visit many customers nonstop. When I finished my
visits, it was over 8 p.m., and I saw the signpost saying “Kenting” again.
Then, such strange feeling was getting stronger and stronger.
I parked my car on the roadside. I closed my eyes and had a
conversation with my mind. Then, I opened my eyes, watching the throngs outside
my car windows as well as the bustling vehicles.
I started my car engine again, driving straight to Kenting! After I
arrived at Nanwan, I stayed in a home-stay near the seashore.
didn’t need a five-star luxurious hotel. What I needed was the feeling to a
sea, the sound of the sea, and the breath of the sea for me to relax. As it
turned out, my inner heart told me that I need to take a rest for relieving my
long-term fatigue. My life behavior had been paralyzed by monotonous schedules
and downtown hotels. Actually, the signpost of Kenting triggered my inner
In the second morning, when stepping on sea sand and breathing
the air near the sea, I stretched myself facing the sea and then watched the
morning sun. Later, I began my work with a satisfied and joyful mood.
What the sub-consciousness of our inner souls intends to
express may be the things we desire, want to know, or care about. The outcome
will become clear and clear and we will get better understanding about our true
selves, if we can catch that feeling and then explore and understand it, trying
to find out the answers by having a conversation with ourselves.
No matter what the thought may be, do not deny it. For me, I
will try to explore and understand what the real hidden cause for such a
thought, because my real inner self can’t be covered by surface
What kind of feeling will touch my heart and my mood? Sometimes
certain thoughts will occur unexpectedly in my brain, ex. skipping a class, quitting
my job, taking a rest, go travelling, working, or thinking of some persons,
natural scenery, music melodies, or having any kind of emotional reactions. Such
thoughts are the natural reactions in my sub-consciousness, and they may have
nothing to do with my environment, mood, or work at that moment.
Such unexpected thoughts may be my feeling at that split
moment. If I pay little attention to any of them, such thoughts may slip away
quickly. I may not even recall them afterward. Such a situation is similar to a
If such a thought occur, I will write it down first and read it when I
am solitary or free. I will slowly decipher what it means and what things it
tries to tell me. Such a thought at that split moment may be the words from
deep down in my heart. It may be the call expressed from my sub-consciousness.
Such feeling touches my spiritual aspirations and requests, and this may be a
perfect opportunity for me to have a conversation with myself.
Everyone will be touched by different aspects or things─ they may be some melodies
in a piece of music, some words in an article, one act of a movie, some words
from a friend, and the scenery we see. Then, we may experience various kinds of
emotional reactions in our hearts─ sorrowful, sad, and
weepy, or joyful, warm, and touched.
No matter what reaction it may be, we should accept it calmly
when that feeling shows up─ to vent sad feeling heartily or enjoy
joyful feeling calmly. All of these are the reactions of our inner
consciousness touched by external environments. They will be great reliefs to
our positive or negative sentiments.
By having conversations with our minds to enlighten our hearts,
we will love and understand ourselves even more!