Humans naturally desire to be fast and efficient in their everyday lives. We want to move quickly from task to task, and we often brag about how quickly we perform tasks. But in our ever-growing and highly connected world, it is essential to understand that slowing down and taking your time can be indispensable. Slow, … Continue reading Count Breathing and Blessings
In my childhood, one of the books we always saw in the living room was Reader's Digest. It was a thin, smaller-sized booklet. As a small kid, I wondered what book it was. In later years, my father told me that its original edition was in English. He used to check both English and Japanese … Continue reading Desiderata
Everyday busyness constantly overwhelms us in one way or another. There are many action items on our table, juggling them from one to another. We try our best to address them with a long to-do list. Every day, however, we see more and more adding items than reducing and completing them. The list of our … Continue reading Let Go and Let God
We often hear the statement that everything happens for a reason. Do you believe that? If so, what should be those reasons whenever we indulge ourselves with what happened to us? If anything good happened to you, what are the possible reasons? Is it because you are good, lucky, or fortunate; because you did good … Continue reading Everything Happens
Is the world beautiful? Sometimes we appreciate the beauty of the world with a sense of awe. To find it, we don’t have to travel further. We only wake up a little earlier in the dawn and meditate on how the surroundings gradually get brighter. The sun always rises. She never fails her job. Every … Continue reading The World is Beautiful
Amid busyness, you can find a moment of stillness. The ideal moment for prayer, meditation, and contemplation should be in the morning when your mind and soul are fresh. Even in the afternoon, you can find a moment to be alone in any cafeteria, bookshop, library, museum, or park nearby, enjoying silence despite hearing people's … Continue reading Who Am I?
We all seek our happiness in life. So-called happy life should be an overall generic goal of our lives as long as we live in this world on earth. At the end of life, probably all of us would ask ourselves: Was my life happy? And if your answer is yes, are you willing to … Continue reading Take Up Your Cross