By Union Nwosu
A lot of people are ignorant of why the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger. Have you ever pondered about it? Well, the guess is over because the Chinese people have given a perfect, beautiful and convincing explanation for this. Do read and try the little exercise below to find out yourself.The fourth finger of the left hand has a nerve that is connected to our hearts. As we all know, the heart is a symbol of love. It is also said that the fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner.
The Second (index) finger represents your siblings
The Middle finger represents yourself
The Fourth (ring) finger represents your life partner and
The Last finger represents your children
Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together-back to back as seen in the picture above.
Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb-tip to tip.
Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents). They will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.
Please join your thumbs as before and separate your index finger (representing siblings). They will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.
Now join the index fingers and separate your little fingers (representing your children). They too will open because the children will also get married and settle down on their own some day.
Finally, join your little fingers, and try to separate your ring fingers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT separate the fingers. This is because the husband and the wife have to remain together all their lives, through thick and thin.
So here is the lesson; learn to tolerate your partner and settle your differences because you are bound to be together for live—till death do you part.
Did the little experiment work for you? Do you agree with it?