It is important to fit yourself into “now” no matter what your present situations are.

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I had little time to write a new post today because today was the end of month and also we had a business meeting which took place every other Friday.

  • take place 行なわれる
  • every other Friday 隔週の金曜日

At the meeting, a managing director’s talk lasted long and exceeded its usual, predetermined time. Then a young employee began to look at his watch often. I understood him, because today was TGIF. I , as a middle manager, was anxious about his attitude because I knew when such attitude offended the director, a meeting would often go on and on. In that case, he would not finish it by all means.

  • managing director 取締役
  • last 続く
  • exceed 超える
  • predetermined time 予定時間
  • TGIF Thank God, it’s Friday.
  • middle manager 中間管理職
  • attitude 態度
  • offend 怒らせる
  • would often~ よく〜したものだった
  • go on  続く
  • by all means 何としても

What I was thinking then was it is important above all things that a man concentrates on “now” at every moment and “gets right into his part” and “plays the part completely.”

  • above all things 何よりも
  • concentrate 集中する
  •  at every moment あらゆる瞬間に
  • get right into one’s part 役になり切る
  • completely 完全に

When you attend a meeting, you have to concentrate on a subject and think about it hard together with the other people. We all know meetings go nowhere however hard we try lol.

  • subject 議題
  • go nowhere 結論が出ない
  • lol 笑

Even if it had been close to the time to meet up his girlfriend,  he, as an employee, should have concentrated on the present situation before his eyes. Since his mind had been far away and looked at his watch too often,  the meeting was extended much longer.

  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • extend 引き延ばす

The same thing can be true of our lives. If you escape from the present situation, happiness awaiting you in the future will also escape from you. If you ignore what you can or should do now and try to depend on God or something mysterious, your sufferings will go on and on .

  • be true of A Aに当てはまる
  • escape 逃げる
  • await  待ち受ける
  • ignore 無視する
  • depend 頼る
  • suffering 苦しみ

If you are a housewife, for example, it is likely enough that in the middle of concentrating on house chores to do, you attain enlightenment. In practice, to concentrate on the work before your eyes would make you develop spiritually 100 times better than you do religious activities or mediation abandoning your family. It would be really great if you could appreciate your present situations where you’re experiencing your life.

  • housewife 主婦
  • likely ありそうな
  • in the middle of~ing 〜している最中に
  • house chores 家事
  • attain enlightenment 悟りを得る
  • in practice 実際
  • religious activity 宗教活動
  • meditation 瞑想
  • abandon 放棄する

I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

生かして頂いて ありがとう御座位ます

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

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