Daily Guiding Principles
 ー Written by Masami Saionji


When individuals who were once impoverished become wealthy, they often wish to conceal their past poverty from others.As a result, they generally attempt to erase their past entirely.
To achieve this, they endeavor to fabricate a new history, as if they were born into wealth and lived a life of elegance from the beginning.The more they strive to do this, the more they internally carry the burden of their once-impoverished past, despite the outward appearance of affluence.The harder they try to hide their poverty, the more their true nature becomes apparent.It is better to live more honestly, without pretense.Wise people prefer inner richness over the superficial glitter of outward appearance.


It is a commonly accepted truth that the future is unknowable to humans. This is widely regarded as indisputable common sense in the general public, but is it really so? No, it is not. Every human inherently possesses the ability to foresee the future, but in living in modern times, we can easily survive without forcefully using these abilities, leading to their gradual decline. However, if we acknowledge and start to use this ability, it will gradually awaken.


Those in this world who seek social desires (status, power, wealth) may find satisfaction only while they possess these things – during the time they hold status and power, or while they have money and property. Once they lose all these, they are likely to feel strongly the emptiness of fulfilling such human societal desires. It echoes what Jesus said: 'For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?


"I truly need you."
"You are dependable."
"You are indispensable."
"You are wonderful."
"You are bright and shining."
"You are kind."
"You are beautiful."
"You are intelligent."
"You have talent."
"You have a generous heart. You are compassionate."
…Use such positive words generously towards your children, husband, or wife. By doing so, they will increasingly become the kind of person deserving of those words.

Book「日々の指針(Daily Guiding Principles)」(日本語/Japanese) 西園寺 昌美 著