Encouragement

To be fearless no matter what happens-that is the root of true happiness.

目の前の現実と自分自身を受け入れる勇気、目の前の問題、課題に真正面から立ち向かう勇気と行動。物事の捉えかた、心の持ちかた、真剣に自分自身を鍛え、成長させなければとつくづく思う。

Eiji Yoshikawa / 勇気づけられる生き方

An important thing is that you concentrate on developing yourself. Whatever others may say or do, those who have established their own solid identity will triumph in the end. The great Japanese author Eiji Yoshikawa (1892-1962) wrote in his novel Miyamoto Musashi: “Rather than worrying about your future, thinking ‘Perhaps I should become this or perhaps I should become that,’ first be still and build a self that is as solid and unmoving as Mount Fuji.”        D. I.