Saturday, January 7, 2012


     Sometimes, the honeybees become the mediator in order for the fruits to grow or the flowers to blossom. The world of nature is in an interdependent (a mutually advantageous) relationship. Even in the human society, we are interdependent. The society is comprised with the weak ones and the strong ones. When the guy who all thought was a burden to the company had left, the business started to go down hill. Or the old grandpa who was troubling the family had died, and all the sudden the children seem to act differently towards their parents. Sometimes, the unexpected could be the key in holding things together. And most of the time, people don't realize it until they had lost it.  

     There are numerous cases of interdependence in our society

 that we are not aware of.  When we are not aware of it, we might loose it without knowing what it was. This is scary. That's why it’s good to always have in mind, that we are led to live even though we don’t know what is leading us to live.  In Japanese, there is a word we often use, “okage-sama-de (お陰さまで)” (which is close to the meaning “Thanks to you… ”  but it's doesn’t necessary mean “you” in particular. It’s more like "thanks to everyone/all the help including the unknown."  Okage literally means shadow).  
     The divine spirit tells me the extinction of the honeybees could lead to food crisis, and that the humans are aware only a very few percent of the interdependence of the nature’s world. This is a fearful fact. The human race is running a race with blindfolds. When 5% of the humans come to a realization, like the Othello game, all of the sudden the world will turn around.

    The awakened 5% will be the ones who understand that we are led to live by the unknown, the numerous interdependence. Those are the ones who understand, okagesama-de, we live today. 

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu
Thank you for letting us live

I would like to spread the Gratitude Awareness towards ancestral spirits and everything around us so 5% of the world population will start acting on it on a daily basis.

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