All living things, be they plants, animals or people, are born, grow and die. How they grow and die is different for each person.
Recently, the suicide of a certain celebrity has been in the news, but far more people than celebrities have taken their own lives. This is the hardship of life due to Corona mess. Although very few people have died from the coronavirus (over a thousand in inflated numbers), far more have died themselves. I often hear clients say that it’s too tough to live, or that they don’t enjoy living, or that they don’t want to bother anyone.
Either way, if their current living conditions are not safe and secure, and they don’t have the knowledge or skills to survive such a situation, they have no choice but to die against their wishes. But what I try to do is not to try to change that situation. It is to strengthen my clients’ hearts and minds so that they can live in any situation. Yes, you could say that I am trying to increase their sense of self-affirmation.
Unfortunately, self-affirmation doesn’t seem to be easy to build up on your own. Just as babies grow up being loved and cared for unconditionally, so too, if you pour plenty of unconditional love into a stunted soul, the heart will begin to grow again.
It’s hard to put into words what it’s like… So, from October 31 to November 1, we will be having an overnight workshop to experience it to the fullest, whether you are a so-called perpetrator of domestic violence or moral harassment or a so-called victim of it. Please come and join us at Ten-Sho-An in Kyoto. It is 10,000 yen with accommodation and meals.
We thinned out daikon, mizuna and radishes.
Originally posted on October 1, 2020
English text translated with DeepL (Japanese to English) and checked by Mina.