Do you know that happiness is an active choice? It is an internal state of mind. I was told that I always appear to be happy. Clearly, laughing out loud often does that to people. Jokes aside, here’s my take on happiness.
“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”
This is kind of depressing, but hey, enjoy the moment for what it is 😉
Merry Christmas! This is my first Christmas post. For this special day, I’d like to write about the Japanese tea ceremony concept, Ichigo Ichie. 一期一会
‘One opportunity, one encounter’
This seemingly simple sentence strikes a cord with me. I only learn about this yojijukugo (4 word idiom, 四字熟語) in 2007 when I met an old lady near Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto. We had tea together. She gave me a small ceramic frog and said, ‘Ichigo ichie’. Something that I have never forgotten.
The concept is simple: each encounter is a once in a life time experience, it can NEVER repeat again.
This is some serious narcissism. I am getting excited waiting for my next post. You know, that feeling when you’ve scheduled a bunch of posts waiting to be published?