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
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?
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry These lines are well-known from the book, The Little Prince. But often, we try to see everything with our eyes. … Continue reading Life without Us
Everything is the whole in itself, at the same time, the part of the whole in the next level. Arthur Koestler called this concept holon. Holon signifies a hierarchical component that can be simultaneously both part and whole depending on the context of each layer. And he defines this hierarchical relationship among all holons as … Continue reading The Infinite Holarchy
The moment of stillness is precious. And yet, we tend to take it for granted. Amid every busyness, we are always in a hurry and obsessive to do everything faster and gain more; chanting these two words as our mantra. Be efficientBe effective To be efficient, we should do everything faster. In instant messenger, we … Continue reading The Moment of Stillness
What bothers us most of the time? We often complain about problems, thinking these are external, and saying we are supposed to be peaceful, but these external threats attack us. So, we believe: Life is a war. We live on the battlefield. Is that so? Perhaps, it is to some extent. Human history consists of … Continue reading We are Nobody but Gardeners
Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) is one of the well-known novelists and poets in Japan, especially for children's literature. While he was unknown as the author during his lifetime, his works are now part of the best classic lineups. Almost all Japanese now are familiar with his name and have read some of his novels, poets, and … Continue reading Be not Defeated by the Rain