18.1.8【英语美文】Inner Voice 地铁奇遇—用内在的声音打开陌生的心,生命中的光亮来得猝不及防

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周一嘉宾 Judy #看书有道,美文名篇# Reading makes a full man 

周一主题:【英语美文】Inner Voice 地铁奇遇用内在的声音打开陌生的心,生命中的光亮来得猝不及防 


了解今日课堂:

我们有很多内心的声音,有时候聆听这个声音,会改变你的、他的人生。

平常的一天,搭地铁上班,坐在一个陌生人身旁,他一路沉思毫无察觉。来自内心的声音促使我开始与他交谈,他抬头的样子十分忧愁,聊天中泪水不停滚落,某种未知的沉重…带着友善的疑惑我经历了这段交谈之旅,直到两周后收到一封来信:上面写着“天使收”…没想这内心的声音竟让我做了一件太重要的事。


Your inner voice – introduction

This is a story about a man who, on his way to his work, suddenly felt that he should talk to a depressed-looking man who was sitting beside him; a complete stranger. It turned out later that the stranger was planning to kill himself that day. But because the man started to talk to him and showed him some kindness and respect by just talking to him, the stranger got the feeling he could deal with his problems again. 

The moral of this story is: There are many lonely people in the world who just need a friendly talk with someone. Unfortunately, we often cannot see from the outside if people are feeling depressed and desperate on the inside. We can only feel it in our hearts. Therefore, when you suddenly feel you should to talk to a friend, relative, neighbour or even a complete stranger, do it! Even when you have no idea why you feel like this. Your inner voice knows why you should.

Your Inner Voice

1.    My day started just like all the other days for the past 15 years where I get up, make some coffee, shower, get dressed and leave for the train station at precisely 7:35 A.M. to arrive at work by 8:30. While on the train I would always choose a seat away from the crowd so I can read the newspaper in peace and quiet.

2.    At work I am always being bombarded with questions from co-workers, suppliers, telephone calls and then those dreaded meetings so the last thing I need is some stranger to sit beside me and start small talk.

3.    I don’t know why but for some reason when I got on the train today it was unusually full, something I don’t recall ever happening in the past. With hesitation I sat down in the only seat available beside a middle-aged man that had his head down and seemed to be lost in his thoughts. I was glad that he didn’t notice when I sat next to him as he just continued to look down towards the floor.

4.    Shortly after the train left for my 30-minute ride downtown I found myself wondering what this man was thinking about. What could be so important that he didn’t even see me sitting next to him? I tried to forget about it and started to read my paper. However, for some strange reason this “inner voice” kept prompting me to talk to this man. I tried to ignore the “voice” as there was no way I was starting a conversation with a complete stranger.

5.    As you probably guessed I eventually broke down and came up with an excuse to ask him a question. When he raised his head and turned his eyes towards me I could see that he must have been really upset as he had red eyes and still had some tears rolling down the side of his face despite his feeble attempt to wipe them away. I can’t describe the sadness I felt seeing someone in so much pain.

6.    We talked for about 20 minutes and in the end he seemed to be doing better. As we were leaving the train he thanked me profusely for being an angel by taking the time to talk. I never did find out what was making his heart so heavy with pain but was glad I listened to the “voice” that day.

7.    Several weeks had passed when I noticed an envelope on my desk after returning from lunch. It was not addressed to anyone and only had the word “Angel” written on it. My receptionist attached a note saying a gentleman dropped it off saying he did not know my name but had described me well enough that the receptionist knew it was for me.

8.    When I read the note inside the envelope I was so filled with emotions that I couldn’t contain myself. It was a letter from the man I met on the train thanking me again for talking to him and saving his life that day.

9.    Apparently he had some very hurtful personal problems that were so overwhelming he was planning to take his life that day. In his letter he went on to explain that he was a religious person and in desperation screamed out to God that if God really cared about him he would send someone to prevent him from taking his life. In his eyes I was that someone, that Angel sent by God.

10.  Not being a religious person myself I don’t know what that “voice” was that made me take a chance and talk to a stranger but I do know that it made a difference in someone’s life that day. So the next time you feel prompted for no apparent reason to talk to a friend, relative, neighbour or even a complete stranger please remember my story. You just may make a difference in someone’s life when you listen to your inner voice.


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