学习啦【英语文摘】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-12
Thorough Understanding of Oneself彻悟自我
In all one' s lifetime it is oneself that one spends the most time being with or dealing with. But it is precisely oneself that one has the least understanding of When you are going upwards in life you lend to overestimate yourself. When you are going downhill you lend to underestimate yourself. It's likely that you think it wise for yourself to know your place and stay aloof from worldly wearing a mask of cowardice. behind which the flow of sap in your life will be retard t."
To get a thorough understanding of oneself is to gain a correct view of oneself and be a sober realist -aware of both one's strength and shortage. You may look forward hopefully to the future but be sure not to expect too much, for ideals can never be fully realized. You may be courageous to meet challenges but it should be clear to you where to direct your efforts.
To get a thorough understanding of oneself needs self-appreciation. Whether you liken yourself to a towering tree or a blade of grass, whether you think you are a high mountain or a small stone, you represent a state of nature that has its own reason of existence. If you earnestly admire yourself you'll have a real sense of self-appreciation, which will give you confidence. As soon as you gain full confidence in yourself， you'll be enabled to fight and overcome any adversity.
To get a thorough understanding of oneself also requires doing oneself a favor when it' s needed. In time of anger, do yourself a favor by giving vent to it in a quiet place so that you won' t be hurt by its flames; in time of sadness, do yourself a favor by sharing it with your friends so as to change a gloomy mood into a cheerful one; in time of tiredness, do yourself a favor by getting a good sleep or taking some tonic. Show yourself loving concern about your health and daily life. Unless you know perfectly well when and how to do yourself a favor, you won't be confident and ready enough to resist the attack of illness.
To gel a thorough understanding of oneself is to get a full control of one' s life. Then one will find one' s life full of color and flavor.
Record of Your Time自己的经历
This is a record of your time. This is your movie. Live out your dream and fantasies. Whisper questions to the Sphinx at night. Sit for hours at sidewalk cafes and drink with your heroes. Make pilgrimages to Mougins and Abiquiu. Look up and down.
Believe in the unknown for it is there. Live in many places. Live with flowers and music and book and painting and sculpture. Keep a read of your time, Learn to read well. Learn to listen and speak well. Know your country, know your history, know yourself.
Take care of yourself physically and mentally. You owe it? to yourself. Be good to those around you. And do all of these things with passion. Give a11 that you can. Remember, Life is short and death is long.
Fear of Six Inches六英尺的恐惧
A man walking in the night slipped from a rock. Mraid that he would fall down thousands of feet, because he knew that place was a very deep valley, he took hold of a branch that was hanging over the rock. In the night all he could see was a bottomless abyss. He shouted, his own shout ref1ected back-there was nobody to hear.
You can imagine that man and his whole night of scare. Every moment there was death, his hands were becoming cold, he was losing his grip... and as the sun came out, he looked down and he laughed. There was no abyss. Just six inches down there was a rock. He could have rested the whole night, slept well -the rock was big enough -but the whole night was a nightmare.
Fear is only six inches deep. Now it is up to you whether you want to go on cling to the branch and turn your life into a nightmare, or whether you would love to leave the branch and stand on your feet.