There are so many rituals to follow during Chinese New Year in order to have a smooth and prosperous year. Some might be passed down by our ancestors, is it a must to follow? Are we just follow blindly without asking and contemplate, “Why must we do and follow?”
Some of us, we believe so much on the good day, good time to start work in order to have a smooth career for that particular of year. How to know the good day and good time suitable for you, it’s based on your zodiac. Think about how accurate can this be? How many people have the same zodiac? Is it so easy to achieve good career by just start work at right time and right day? No matter how, you need to put in your great effort and work smart. Nothing comes easy and free.
Some of my colleagues, actually came back to office to start work on the “Good day and good time” even though they are on leave. What they did was to start their PC and stay in office for less than 15 minutes? Another colleague shared with me that in order to start work at the “Right time”, he intentionally drove slowly in order to meet the “right time”.
Sometimes, we might think that this can only happen to those people not follow the spiritual path as they might not clear about cause and effect. However, one of my colleague who follow the path yet she did the same and came back to office to “start work”, for the sake to meet the good day. Of course, I shared with her that as a Buddhist, everyday is a good day, most important when your heart is beautiful and full of kindness and love, you are going to be a “Lucky and happy people” as whatever happen to you, you will treat as the “Best” happen in your life.
My personal experience before I follow spiritual path, I did follow the ritual that if you want to have good financial year, your account must have cash transaction in, as such, What I did was to transfer money from account A to account B? When I recalled this incident, I laughed and I am blessed that I contemplate before I am taking any action now. We can be so ignorant and “superstitious”, we are doing so much things that not logic in the names of “rituals”, “culture”…..
The more we follow our path, the more freedom we are enjoying in life. Don’t let all this mundane thing to bind you and restrict your freedom.
Live freely and always contemplate before you take any action.