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七个拥有不可思议意思的单词 (中英双语)2013-10-12


【7 Little Words That Have Incredible Meaning】

 Words, words, words: we speak them everyday. At times we just blurt them out, and other times we carefully craft our words together. How many times do we stop to think about how powerful or meaningful our words are? Here are 7 small, little — even tiny — words that have incredible meaning.

词,词,词:我们每天都在说。有的时候我们是无意蹦出它们,而有的时候我们小心地修饰着它们。然而,又有多少次我们会停下来想一下我们说的单词到底有多么强大和多么充满意义呢?这里有七个短小、简单甚至不起眼的单词,但它们却有着难以置信的意义。

1. Joy

Joy is defined as keen pleasure or a state of happiness. This sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? I mean, everyone should have joy in their life, shouldn’t they? Yet it seems as though many people are trudging through life robotically, without pleasure, and are constantly seeking some form of happiness. Their search may take them to new places, jobs, or even relationships, and yet it is all futile. Joy springs from the inside of a person. External objects, whether they be things or people, do not bring joy. In order to experience this small word “joy”, you need to be present in the moment! When we live in the past or fret over the future, we rob ourselves of the essence of joy! When we tap into our inner joy, we are able to face each moment of our day with a changed perspective. Having joy does not mean the absence of hardship; it means being able to face obstacles with an underlying strength of inner peace and confidence. Fill your life with joy and see what a difference it makes!

1、幸福

 幸福的定义是强烈的欢乐或是一种快乐的状态。这听上去够简单的,不是么?我的意思是,每个人在生活中都应该感到幸福,不是么?然而好像很多人在机械地在生活中艰难前行,毫无快乐,只能偶尔寻求某种形式的幸福。他们这种寻找可能会给他们带来新的环境,新的工作甚至一段新的关系,然而这所有的一切全都是没有意义的。幸福来自一个人的内心,外在的事物无论是人还是物,都无法带来幸福。想要体验到这小小的“幸福”,你必须活在当下!当我们活在过去或者为未来而惴惴不安的时候,我们就掠夺了自己幸福的实质!只有当我们挖掘内心的快乐时,我们才能够用改变的视角面对生活中的每一刻。拥有幸福不代表着不经历苦难,而意味着能利用来自内在平静和自信的潜在力量去面对困境。让你的生活充满幸福,试着看看会有怎样的改变!

2. Sing

To sing is to produce melodious sounds. Music is a powerful tool. Think of how movie producers utilize music and you can understand how music stimulates all kinds of emotions within us. We all have experienced sitting on the edge of our seats because from the sound of the music we just know something big is about to happen in the movie. Although we use music predominantly as a means of entertainment, it can be so much more. Singing has been proven to lower blood pressure, stress and even to produce pain blockers in our bodies. The best part is you don’t have to be a star to sing. Just sing it out! Sing like no one is listening.

2. 歌唱

 歌唱就是发出旋律优美的声音,而音乐是一种强大的工具。想一下电影制作者是怎样利用音乐的,你就可以理解音乐是怎样激发出我们的各种情绪的。我们都经历过坐立不安激动不已,因为从音乐我们就知道电影里有大事要发生了。尽管大多数情况,我们把音乐当做一种娱乐手段,但音乐不止如此。唱歌被证实能够降低血压、缓解压力甚至能够在体内产生麻醉效果,阻挡疼痛的袭击。而最赞的地方就是想唱歌不一定要是明星,大胆地唱出来!就仿佛没有人在听一样。

3. Hug

Hug is such a small word, yet when practiced has incredible meaning! Did you know that a simple hug has the power to reduce heart rates and lower blood pressure? It has been proven through studies that hugs — not sexual relations — do more to keep marriages together. Touch is a very important, but often overlooked, part of the human makeup. You might remember the “Free Hugs” campaign that started with one person trying to practice random acts of kindness by giving hugs. This went viral on YouTube. A hug given early in the morning can change you for the whole day. Besides, a hug is the only gift you can give away and yet receive at the same time!  Pretty cool, I say!

3. 拥抱

 拥抱是个很不起眼的词,但是拥抱他人却有这难以置信的意义。你知道么,一个简单的拥抱居然能够降低心率和血压?研究证明拥抱而非性关系,对持久婚姻的贡献更大。肢体接触是影响人类外貌的一个很重要然而又常常被忽略的部分。你或许记得“免费拥抱”运动,这个活动始于一个人试着拥抱他人传递友好,然后在YouTube上掀起一阵狂潮。清晨的一个拥抱可以带给你一天的改变。而且,拥抱是唯一一个在赠送的同时也能收到的礼物,依我说这真的是很酷!

4. Free

Free means not enslaved, or personal liberty. Such a beautiful concept! Are you free? Or are you living as though you are in slavery to something or someone? Such happiness comes when one is truly living in freedom. To be able to express your authentic self is a gift. Take this gift and live your life free. After all, it doesn’t cost you — it’s free!  

     

4. 自由

 自由意味着不被奴役或者个人的解放。这真是一个很美好的概念。你自由么?或者你的生活有没有好似被某人或某事奴役着?只有当一个人真正自由的时候才能感受它的快乐。能够真实地说出自己的想法是人生的恩赐,收下这份礼物,自由地生活吧!毕竟,这不用花费什么,都是免费的!

5. Home

Home should signify the place that you live in and are most at ease. Your home should be a haven from everyday life. There are many stresses from work and others in our lives. It is vital to have your own space filled with peace and harmony. Reflect on what your home means to you. Is this the place you go to take refuge from the world? Do you have places of beauty in your home to comfort your spirit? If not, then you need to re-examine your space. Get rid of clutter and add some warmth. Decorating your space with objects that bring you happiness will add a sense of quality to your home. As you look around your home how do you feel? Is there a sense of contentment, or do you feel ill-at-ease? Every few seasons you need to re-evaluate what possessions you have. Have you gathered so many things that they crowd out your home? Do you need to let go of objects that no longer serve you? It is true that an organized space with less clutter reduces stress. Take the time to de-clutter your home. Make it a sanctuary that is full of love and peace.

5. 家

 家是你居住或者感到最放松的地方。你的家因该是你在日常生活的避风港,在我们的生活中有很多来自工作或者其他事物的压力,因而能够拥有一片充满宁静与和谐的小天地是非常重要的。想想你的家对你来说意味着什么,是你逃离这个世界的避难所么?你的家里有美丽的地方以安慰你的心理和精神么?如果没有,你需要重新审视你住的地方了。扔掉那些杂七杂八的,加一些温暖的事物。用那些可以给你带来快乐的事物装饰你的住所,这样可以为你的家带去品质。关顾四周的时候,你的感觉是怎样的呢?有一丝满足还是感到难以放松?每隔几个季节你需要重新评估一下你所拥有的事物。你是不是积攒了太多家里放不下的东西?是不是应该把那些没用的东西扔了呢?一个没有杂乱井井有条的空间能够减少压力,这是事实。花点时间清理一下你的家吧,让它成为充满爱和安宁的避难所。

Anyone can build a house, but it takes relationships to build a home. How are your family dynamics? Is there respect for one another in your family? Do you take the time to nurture your family relationships? It is crucial that you spend time cultivating genuine love with the members of your family. There are many other sources that influence today’s family. A healthy relationship between members of the same family requires time spent together. Spend quality time in your homes. Create traditions that you carry out each year. Have special date nights designed for the family. Let your home be the place that laughter and joy echo through the walls.

任何人都能够造一所房子,但是要称之为家,还需要感情。你的家庭动力怎么样呢?你的家庭对于彼此都有尊重么?你有没有花时间培养一下家人之间的关系呢?花一点时间和家庭成员培养真正的爱是至关重要的。同一个家庭中成员之间健康的关系需要彼此花时间相处。在你的家里度过高品质时光,创建一些每年都要做的小传统,拥有为家庭设计的特别约会之夜,让你的家成为回响着笑声和幸福的地方。

6. Play

In our task-orientated society many people have forgotten the importance of play. While it is important to work hard and complete what is necessary, it is equally important to spend time playing. What are the things you enjoy to do for recreation? Schedule routine times of just playing. You can be involved in sports or simply playing board games with your family or friends. The body and mind need times that they can relax and not focus on work or issues that are preoccupying you. Relax, let go, and learn the art of playfulness. You will be glad you did!

6. 玩乐

 在我们这个被各种任务牵着鼻子走的社会,很多人忘记了玩乐的重要性。虽然认真工作完成必要的任务很重要,但花点时间玩乐同样重要。休闲的时候你喜欢做哪些事呢?制定一些固定的时间专门用来玩乐,你可以参加体育运动或者简单地家人或朋友玩玩桌游。你的身体和大脑都需要休息,需要暂时把注意力从那些占领你头脑的工作上移开。放松点,别太较真,感受一下玩乐的艺术。你不会后悔的!

7. Love

Love — what a word! I love your hair…I love my car…I love my life…I love this pasta dish…I LOVE YOU! As you see, the word love can be used on so many levels. The word love was originally used over 5,000 years ago to describe a deep affection for something. Although today the word may be overused in a more general way, it still holds a connection to the deepest emotion that a human can experience. Don’t hold back, tell the ones close to you that you love them! Life is way too short not to spread the love.

7. 爱

 爱——多美好的字眼。我爱你的头发...我爱我的车...我爱我的生活...我爱这盘意大利面...我爱你!如你所见,爱这个字眼可以用在很多层意思上。爱这个词起源于五千多年,用来描述对于事物深厚的喜爱。尽管如今这个词以一种更通常的方式被过度使用着,它仍然与人类能够体会到的最深的情感有着关联。不要掩藏,告诉你亲近的人你爱他们!生命如此短暂,怎能不传递爱?

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