Daily Guiding Principles
 ー Written by Masami Saionji


Medications, exercise, dietary therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, and massage may all be somewhat necessary for maintaining health.However, once feelings of anxiety or fear begin to surge, one might wonder if the health practices followed thus far can help overcome these emotions.Before strengthening the body, it is crucial to first train the mind and spirit.If one's heart is constantly hurt by trivial matters, becoming irritated, and overwhelmed by worries and anxieties, then health therapies are meaningless.First and foremost, it is necessary to nurture the mind so that, no matter what happens around you, your heart is not pained or harmed, and you can always respond appropriately to these situations.If the heart is always steady, bright, and shining with clarity, the body will naturally be in a state of health without any effort.It is important to understand that the condition of the body primarily originates from the state of the mind.


There is nothing more troublesome than the subconscious mind.

The subconscious, as the name implies, is a hidden consciousness that we are completely unaware of at the level of our conscious mind.

It even deceives ourselves legitimately.

When we are dissatisfied with our current environment, we create various illnesses and misfortunes for ourselves.

By doing so, we use the illness or misfortune itself as a kind of defense mechanism to protect ourselves.

To avoid being deceived, it is important to clearly recognize any dissatisfaction in our minds, confront it head-on, and pray to God.


People who are chatty or fond of talking are not truly listening to what others are saying. Even if they appear to be listening, it's merely superficial, not their true intention. They seem to be listening, but in reality, they are just thinking about their own stories. Listening is an act of uniting one's heart with that of the speaker and contemplating together. If this is difficult, the most important action for a listener is first to make an effort to understand the other person.


Why do humans have two ears and one mouth?
It's so that they can listen twice as much as they speak.
Why are human eyes located on the front?
It's because humans are meant to constantly move forward into the future, and not to live by looking back at what has passed (the past).

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