Monday, April 20, 2015

心のゴミ出し   Mind Cleansing.


Hello, I'm Kazu. Have you ever thought about ”who you really are”?  You might sometimes wonder what you actually want to do in life, even though you strive hard for your better life.

Your True Self, the most wonderful self knows all the answers.

"The true self" here doesn't mean your true feeling or real intention that is often compared with stated reasons, but the authentic self that is united as one with life of everything in the whole universe including  all the natural elements.

Therefore, of course it is common for all humanity. It is the most wonderful self that lies deep down within you.

Ever since I discovered my true self through a seminar developed by Yasuyuki Sato, I have experienced so many changes in life, and I myself got a qualification to offer the true self discovery seminar. 

As I present workshops both in Japanese and English, I have witnessed many wonderful experiences of people from different countries who actually met their true nature.

You don't allow the trash in your home to pile up and run over, and then regular cleaning is absolutely necessary. 

Likewise, our mind needs to be refreshed by cleaning so that we wouldn't feel frustrated, depressed, or demotivated.

It is our own thought or emotion formed by past experiences that keep us from carrying true love into our life. It is just like an overcast sky. 

All we have in our mind is an illusion that our brain creates, and it actually doesn't exist. Mr. Sato simply calls it ”trash".

I found many differences in such "trash" between Japanese and foreign people.

As you see the example of the Romanian student who I wrote about on my previous blog, we Japanese have a tendency that we hold things back. "Hone to tatemae" that means "the real intention and what we say on the surface" is ingrained habits for us.

It is hard to recognize it for us, as it is deeply rooted in our culture, but we may not be good at express ourselves in an honest manner. Japanese people may tend to keep innermost feelings to ourselves.

Meanwhile, I think foreign people, especially western people less likely to have inner feelings as they express themselves more freely.

I noticed such differences for the first time when I offered a seminar in LA. 

In the seminar, participants do the exercise of "mind cleansing" beforehand so that they can easily discover their true self.

In the case of Japanese, there are usually some people who madly reveal their emotions that they have long hold.

"Allowing things and emotions to emerge is vital", says Mr. Sato. Because once things come out, they will soon disappear.

When American participants also did the "mind cleansing" exercise in LA, I thought they would show their inner feelings more passionately, because they were more open-minded and expressed themselves more freely.

However, to my surprise, they did it in a more moderate manner. They looked completely different from the way Japanese people do.

I concluded that western people such as American people may need less "mind cleansing" as they have less "trash", since they usually express themselves honestly and vent emotions.

I also think that we Japanese need to "cleanse our mind" more often as long as we keep the culture of "honne to tatemae" "real intention and the stated reason".