After aspiring to do something,
it is common for us to no longer feel motivated thesecond day,
or give up on it when facing difficulties.
The refore, we should reinforce it everyday.
Meanwhile, we need help from our surroundings,
to protect our aspiration
in an environment of good Dharma.
Others can provide external help,
but the aspiration can only come from ourselves.
The Chinese character of aspiration (愿)is composed of two other characters—
one meaning “original” (原) and one meaning“heart” (心).
It is easy for people to lose their “original heart”
while being busy to make a living,
so we need guidance from the wise
and a role model for life.
An aspiration is a will.
With this will comes power.
We should think about the question:
what kind of life is meaningful?