Make Your Heart Lighter

Make Your Heart Lighter

If you feel you are stuck, with no way to escape, please keep looking for hope. I guarantee that there is hope out there waiting for you to find it. This time of COVID, lockdown, fake news, people monitoring each other and judging others if they don’t do what they believe is right is a […]

Hope Is Here!

Hope Is Here!

As humans, we selectively perceive only what we can see, only what is convenient to us. And even though less than 1 percent of the world’s information is visible, we look only at what we want to see. We don’t even recognize the world as it is, and we don’t understand that we don’t recognize […]

Has God Betrayed You? There is Still Hope!

Has God Betrayed You? There is Still Hope!

The hopes and wishes we have are usually pretty shallow. We usually wish for what we want, something convenient for us. But maybe God/Buddha’s love is not so straightforward. It’s like when we were children and our parents made us eat broccoli, carrots, green peppers, etc. — vegetables or something that we didn’t want to […]

Sense of Wonder

Your Sense of Wonder

“Your Sense of Wonder” Sometimes the phrase “sense of wonder” is used in science fiction, and it’s also part of the title of Rachel Carson’s book The Sense of Wonder, but here I’m using it in its literary sense, to mean a kind of curiosity. What I mean is, it’s like a kid full of […]

Frozen Brain

Don't Let Your Brain Freeze — Keep Thinking!

“Don’t Let Your Brain Freeze — Keep Thinking!” Buddhism teaches that if someone stops thinking, that state is called “Dark” and it means “no wisdom.” Buddhist practice is to keep thinking, and that wisdom dwells within you. But these days, people are “freezing” their brains. They’ve stopped thinking. And that’s why the world feels so […]

Desire to Be a Bodhisattva

Desire to Be a Bodhisattva

This is a continuation of my last blog. In my previous blog, I talked about the way acceptance is taught in Christianity: “You are good as you are.” This is used as the foundation for self-confidence. There are so many people, especially in North America, who don’t have self-confidence, or won’t let themselves be self-confident. […]

A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered

“A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered”

“A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered” I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey … I asked for health, that I might do greater things.I was given infirmity, that I might do better things … I asked for riches, that I might be […]

“Gran Torino” and “Scent of a Woman”

“Gran Torino” and “Scent of a Woman”

“Gran Torino” and “Scent of a Woman” – Acting with Determination and Imagination I watched two movies last month: “Gran Torino” and “Scent of a Woman.” “Gran Torino” was directed by Clint Eastwood and screened in 2008. Clint Eastwood plays old, disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski, who sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao […]

Making a New Year’s Resolution

Making a New Year’s Resolution

For the first blog of the year, let’s talk about New Year’s Resolutions. Realizing a New Year’s Resolution is actually a way to realize any wish. You just need to be determined about it. And there are two things you need to be determined about: one is that you’ll “do whatever is necessary” and the […]

Walk Alone Like a Rhinoceros

Walk Alone Like Rhinoceros

This is a continuation from my previous blog about feeling the god within yourself. When you have faith in this, then you can stand on your own and be free from the effects of any situations that occur around you. Also, in this state you can follow the Ki (universal energy) easily, because you are […]