Tag: Daily Lift
But You Never Once Honoured Me.
Who Made What? At the birth of Mingei - folkcrafts- movement a century ago, the founders were amazed at the beauty daily utilitarian objects possessed. The beauty or even value usually went unnoticed. Few of these products, naturally, bore the makers' names. Why...
You see? You see?
The reasons to stay bare It was the time when I was the only person living in the temple, except, of course, Oshosama. Some people would come by to help with cleaning and maintenance every day, but I still had a full on my plate. Grass to be plucked, meals to be...
Grandpa Lost His Horse.
This is an old story from China: There was an old man living in a fort. One day his horse ran off to another country, so his neighbours gathered to console him, but he said "This must bring in luck" and didn't seem to care. The horse later came back with a herd of...
Oshosama, I’m Fighting With My Ego Every Day.
Me Too. I have written more than a few Wisdom Blogs under the tag Oshosama Says. Oshosama is a  way to address an abbot of a temple, as some of you may be familiar with the term “Osho”. And “sama” is an honorific suffix. In the Zen temple in the north of Kyoto, I...
How to Break The Pattern No Longer Serving You
Something we repeatedly do daily create our habit. These habits, or patterns make our life easier: imagine having to think which corner of your mouth to start brushing your teeth in every morning? Patterns definitely save our brains for more meaningful decision...
You see? You see?

You see? You see?

“No,” I said. No point in faking. He knows.

He started walking, through the corridor, into the kitchen, then to the hearth room. Then he asked, “You see?” I didn’t understand what I was supposed to “see.” So I remained silent.

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Grandpa Lost His Horse.

Grandpa Lost His Horse.

“Why can’t you be happy when you’re meant to be?” The idea of suppressing emotions repelled me: it felt as though taking away all the juice of life, leaving boring and dry pulps.

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Oshosama, I’m Fighting With My Ego Every Day.

Oshosama, I’m Fighting With My Ego Every Day.

Me Too. I have written more than a few Wisdom Blogs under the tag Oshosama Says. Oshosama is a  way to address an abbot of a temple, as some of you may be familiar with the term “Osho”. And “sama” is an honorific suffix. In the Zen temple in the north of Kyoto, I...

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How to Break The Pattern No Longer Serving You

How to Break The Pattern No Longer Serving You

From that practice, though, something was starting to manifest. He realised what he had learnt in his high school time was the pattern to win a high school tournament. He perfectly fitted himself into the mould. But at the university and for the world-level competition, he had to break out of it. And he had to do it by himself.

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“I Don’t Know” Is the Answer.

“I Don’t Know” Is the Answer.

This is a tricky one. Using “I don’t know” as an answer may be a safe choice for some, a way to avoid mistakes or even a self-preservative tactic.

For me, it is a very proactive way to face my ego.

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Offering Light to Others

Offering Light to Others

The mingei movement pioneered a new frontier of perspective on beauty. By doing so, it offered hope for those who have not been seen in the light before.

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