Daily Guiding Principles
 ー Written by Masami Saionji


When people stumble or fail at something, they often experience a great shock and lose their confidence. However, if they do not get discouraged and instead choose to face the same challenge again and manage to overcome it, they gradually regain their confidence. On the other hand, those who avoid trying again out of fear of failure never escape from their failures. In the end, they become consumed by fear and never manage to stand up again. It is most important to have the mindset of fearlessly facing and not avoiding challenges.


"It's already half gone" and "there's still half left."
"I'm too old to do such things" and "I'm not yet old enough to be unable to do such things."
"The last day of the rest of my life" and "Today is the first day of the rest of my life."
"There's no tomorrow" and "There's still a tomorrow."
"I only have ten more years to live" and "I still have a full ten years left."
"My legs don't work" and "I can still use my hands."
These two ways of phrasing, while describing the exact same situation, diverge into light and dark, positive (plus) and negative (minus), optimistic and pessimistic thinking.
Which way of thinking do you usually have?
If everything is dark and negative, you must be living a life filled with gloom, suffocation, and hopelessness.
You should immediately change your thoughts and shift towards a positive way of living, towards the direction of positive energy.
Then, your fate will undoubtedly rise.


The repetition of daily life builds the future of your existence. Living with negative thoughts will inevitably lead to a negative, dark future appearing before you. If you wish to change your future into something brighter, you must immediately change your current thoughts. This requires living with positive thoughts, believing that everything will surely get better, embracing Bright Thinking.


Just as there are main characters, supporting characters, and villains in a play, in this world, even if someone appears to be evil or seems like an insignificant person, it is important to think, "Ah, these people have been given such roles to play in this world, and they must live their lives fulfilling those roles." It is crucial to appreciate and thank these individuals for their roles, saying, "Thank you for your efforts in that casting role." No person should ever be despised or ridiculed. Those who have been given leading roles in this world by the divine should be grateful for their past lives.

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