Happy Chinese New Year to all!
What are your ‘fortunes’ this year?
Will you have will-power to resist some of the little pleasures that you know is going to add inches to you?
Will the ‘Tiger year’ bring luck or a dash of anxiety this year?*
Can you make the right decision and choose between being ‘(self-)right(eous)’ and being ‘happy’?
Are the stars aligned, and the planets in tandem?*
Maybe this year, you can still be happy even if you do not get what you want. Or can you?
Whatever will happen outside is dependent on many, too many factors and conditions. Whatever happens in our mind depends on how we want to nuture and cultivate it.
So what are your ‘fortunes’ this year? You decide. That is all. ^_^
May you be guided and protected by the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
* – I do not subscribe to the foretelling of fortune through horoscopes or astrology, although I recognise how the belief in them can influence our fortune through self-fulfilling prophesies. See Macbeth for more literary exposition on it.