Consecutive holidays are near at hand. Time flies so fast, doesn’t it? May is just around the corner. The acceleration of time is surprising, which was suggested by a revelation I received before. Workers who can take a lot of holidays may not be pleased at the consecutive holidays, feeling stressed at congested public transport.
My father would often tell me that gaps are good in life. This is true of work, meals, health and so on. He wanted to say “Never mind if you have difficulties.” For example, a young man living on a frugal diet would feel very happy to eat a luxurious dinner on a special occasion. If he eats rich foods every day, he won’t be moved by any luxurious food.
An old man who was not able to move on a bed at a hospital for several months because of illness must feel happy when he gets his home. He will understand how happy it is to be at home. If he hadn’t fallen ill, he wouldn’t realize it.
Married woman feeling frustrated by her husband every day may feel lonely and helpless and miss him when he has to live away from his family for a long time on a solo assignment.
Or, a man who started his own business with worries will feel great when his business is finally on track. You can feel such a sense of happiness thanks to the contrast between before and after.
My father often said to me that if you face a hardship even after you tried to avoid it, just accept it as a gift that will bring you pleasure and happiness. When you live your life with gratitude toward your “ordinary” lives, you can keep yourself away from unnecessary troubles.
As you live with gratitude toward God, your ancestors and everything, unnecessary troubles or difficulties will cease to happen to you. This is because your soul doesn’t need such things as teach lessons any more. Once your soul reaches such a level, you will come to accept any trouble and have a tough mind somehow.
It’s important to be grateful all the time no matter what. Having faith in God is a personal thing. Being grateful toward God inside yourself is the right kind of faith. You don’t need any religious organization, which is nothing but a business for money squeezing the believers. The right kind of spirits are absent in such groups.
I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su
I AM GRATEFUL FOR BEING KEPT ALIVE