Whether you are aware or not, we are constantly facing our true identity (innate god). This is the deep truth when you look at life in a spiritual way. You cannot recognize this truth when your mind is clouded. Everyone around you, including your family is like a mirror showing the truth of the in-motion part of who you are. The shrine, the altar, the yorishiro and everything around you are the reflection of the motionless part of who you are. Ultimately, this world is all designed for you to find the truth (innate god) of yourself. As you grow old and the ego grows as well, you start to distance yourself from the truth (innate god). And you start to compare yourself with others and worry what others might be thinking. When you do this, you are distancing yourself from your innate god (the maternal spirit) which will create feelings such as dissatisfaction, anxiety and/or sense of starvation in your daily life. No matter how many material things you possess, you are still not fulfilled. For those who are in this state of mind, stop comparing with others and simply find the gratefulness in your present situation. There are unfortunate people who had died wishing they had lived longer. Yet you are here and alive. Recognize that you are already blessed for just being alive.
When you leave this plane, your ego full of desires and the eternal innate god will be separated. Only in this material/physical dimension, you are one with god. So always try to be conscious about your innate god and do your best. Challenge your life in anyway possible. It is only in one limited period in the cycle. So do as much as you can. There are no mistakes and no success. The time will always move on. The experience remains. The experience is always remembered. And when you look back, no matter how tough and painful it was, the memories followed by your good will is treasured and becomes the shinning light. No matter how successful it looks, the memories against your good will always stay ugly and leave scars on your soul.
So don’t worry if life is tough for you now. If you could see your good will (innate god) and be grateful for being alive, you will later treasure all your experiences. These beautiful memories are most valued in the other world.
Thank you for letting us live