Seeking Light with K’s Point at EDANE2017.09.19

I went to listen to Mr. Morimoto’s talk, who I’ve heard a lot about from Aoyama-San in Hoshigaoka and Doi-San of Edane.

I don’t want this to sound “spiritual”, but in a nutshell, I am a light and everyone is a light. We are one beautiful light. We live as human and go back to the world when our carriers die.

This thought makes me feel saved and stronger, and feel like many things happening in this world matter less than before. They DO matter as long as I live as one human being in this society and it doesn’t mean everything is meaningless, but now it feels a bit separated – this life as a human; and what we are in the first place. I’d tended to think like this even before, but wars, businesses or anything people fighting over looks foolish, sort of. It’s never easy to stop those fightings as we’re living in a system which might scare us under some circumstances because as a creature, our instinct tries to live. And I don’t want any pain or suffering!

I’ve been thinking that what matters is to feel that own spirit is saved, and everything is confortable-unconfortable (pleasure-umpleasure) in the end. There, what could be a problem is following the “pleasure-unpleasure principle” might be selfish and dangerous.

However, today I realized that our brain judges whether it is pleaseure or unpleasure, for physiological reason, as a human being. So it could be terribly wrong if we just follow the judge. Because it’s just what our body wants. The light is in the body (for now), and now we know the fact that we could instictively judge things based on how (un)pleasure is, we can handle it not to make it messy.

For now, I’m still not sure about the “light” thing, but it will surely connect us in deeper place and make everything better.






How to keep it closer2017.09.12

Aim a little bit higher level than where you are now
Keep doing what you can do every day,
however little thing it is.

I think after all it’s all about “memory”, so what matters is “how”, I guess.
And whether the person is satisfied or not.

Elements we need to learn languages are basic grammer, exposure and practice.
What I want to do to help finding the point where the person can feel they’re learning something and keep doing it. And encourage them sometimes. I can’t be there for them 24/7, so that’s what I can do for the best.

How can I get English closer to him/her?
This is what I’m thinking for those who asked me to teach English, so just to remind myself, I wrote this today.

Paterson (2016)2017.09.12

From the end of August to the beginning of September, my movie enthusiasm came back a bit and saw three movies: Spiderman Homecoming, Baby Driver and Paterson.

All of them are good. But especially Paterson is lingering the longest (maybe just because I saw it the last).

最近みた「パターソン」という映画。良いらしい、と聞いたのとアダム・ドライバーが出てるのが観に行った主な理由。海外の文学作品や詩をたくさん知っているわけではないのですが、好きな詩は?と聞かれたら挙げるであろうWilliam Calros Williamsの詩に触れられていて、というかその詩を映画にしたような作品でとてもよかった。映画は、パターソンという町に住むパターソンという名前のバスの運転手の日々を描いたものなのだけど、彼の書く詩もいいな、と思って、その作者Ron Padgettの本を2冊、待っているところ。わくわく。



New YorkからPaterson、そんなに遠くなさそう…(ただでさえ短い滞在だからたぶん行かないけど)