Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Carp Jumping Over Dragon Gate (鲤鱼跃龙门)

Everyone loves legends and stories, so do I.

Have you heard about "Carp Jumping Over Dragon Gate  (鲤鱼跃龙门)" then?

Well, today, I will share with you about this interesting Chinese mythology.

Dragons and fish are very much well-loved by the Chinese as dragons signify power, wisdom, strength, and hidden knowledge and fish signifies abundance and affluence. And for carp to be able to jump over dragon gate, what does that mean?

Image credit: 米秋

Carp can be the transformation of dragons and they do have the opportunities to do so! However, it would not be so easy to achieve as they will need to overcome a huge challenge. The challenge came in the form of the Dragon Gate, which was on the top of a waterfall cascading from a legendary mountain. And if any of them managed to do so, they would be instantly transformed into dragons and flew towards the sky!

Just imagine yourself as a carp. Will you give up upon the thought of swimming upstream against the strong current or a couple of failures, thus giving up your biggest dream? And even if you manage to swim upstream and am in front of the dragon gate, will you have enough strength and courage left to make that final leap?

Well, "carp (not crap) jumping over dragon gate" is the Chinese cultural symbol for courage, perseverance, and accomplishment. It used to be an expression to describe one's success in passing the extremely difficult imperial examinations. We do not have imperial examinations now, but we are given tests and examinations in our lives. 

Would you like to be like the carp that magically becomes the dragon in the sky or the carp who is contented swimming in the river? Would you want overcome the obstacles in your life and unleash your full potential this lifetime or you do not mind being a pushover by challenges in life?

Lotus On Water Gallery has an awesome piece of jadeite pendant which I am wearing now and it is known as Heaven and Earth Taiji Fish Jadeite Pendant / Double Fish Jadeite Pendant. It is actually 2 pieces of jadeite that come together and form the shape of Yin and Yang.

I personally think the philosophy of yin and yang, together with this "carp jumping over dragon gate" expression (and of course, the beauty of the pendant) suits me and calls out to me, as if it is the answer to the question of "Why are you here?" from Mr Kan.

Don't hesitate anymore, we are in the Phase 2  (Heightened Alert) of this pandemic. Do something for yourself and your family. Connect with Lotus on Water today.

Because you are worth being that dragon in your life. 

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