Saturday, April 11, 2015

ドキドキのロサンゼルス一人旅2   Unforgettable Travel Alone To LA 2


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 see a lot of people and work hard every day.

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.

~I'll continue to post my experience of offering the True Self discovery seminar in LA.~

I gave a word of greeting to all the participants one by one. They look very affable and kind, but I was still more than nervous.

All the people joined the seminar with different reasons or purposes. Some wanted to solve a problem. Some really wanted to attain the ultimate in spirituality. One woman even came all the way from Washington D.C.

Then the seminar kicked off with giving a brief background of Mr.Sato. 
When I started to deliver a lecture, Miss Y who was viewing from the rear motioned me to do something, but I was at a loss what to do.

I wondered if I was talking in the wrong order.    Then I got it! 

I was unconsciously talking too fast as I was tense. I was well aware of the difference in culture, but as the American people seldom nod while listening like Japanese people, I picked up the pace and spoke faster and faster without knowing.

However, the participants were generous enough to listen to me.

Miss Y was just trying to say, "Slow down!" "Slow down!"

In fact, one of my American friends who is very kind and lives in Tokyo gave me tips on offering a speech in English before leaving Japan. 

>Don't forget to make eye contact with each individual.
>Straighten yourself and use gestures to explain.
>Don't say "I'm sorry" too often, instead just say "Oops" when you make a slight mistake.
>Don't speak too fast.   etc...

I slowed down my pace of my speech, and then I noticed something different from usual. It was that the American participants responded in a very different way from Japanese.

I sometimes asked simple questions in the lecture part of the course, then they gave me totally different answers or ideas. I was so much amazed to know that there was such a huge disparity in people's perspectives.

In the afternoon they eventually started to discover the True Self, the god nature within which was the main part.

They all started to dig deep into their mind which is full of memories of the past so as to face their own lives.

There was a beautiful and kindhearted mother with her son who wanted to solve problems. There were people who were very smart and pure hearted. They really wanted to experience the true love inside or awakening. All of them were just serious!

Of course each one of them had a different experience in life, and the same thing can be said about Japanese, but still there was a big difference between the two countries in the background.

From this point conversation among participants was prohibited so that they can pay full attention to themselves. It lasted about a day. This rule seemed to be a tall order for those American people who were very friendly and breezy.
                  (To be continued...)




















・日本人は "I'm sorry"と言い過ぎるので、少しくらいミスをしても”Oops"(ウップス)  くらいにしたほうがいい。