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May 19, 2005

Quality of the words

There is a certain quality in the words that we speak. In another words, there is speaking with Ki, and then there is speaking without Ki.

For example, please imagine saying "Thank you" to somebody.

There is a big difference between saying "thank you" from the heart and saying thank you without your mind.

If you have appreciation in your heart and say the words "thank you", this state is called mind and body oneness. When our mind and body are one, we say," Ki is extending."

On the other hand, if you have no appreciation in your mind, but say thank you only with your words, this is a separation of mind and body. We call this "Pulling Ki".

Last week, when I was on the express train, I heard the following interesting conversation. One person was senior staff and the other was junior staff:

Senior: "You have some responsibility in this mistake, too."
Junior: "(in a sloppy manner) I understand."

Senior: "What's with the attitude?"
Junior: "I just said I understood, so that means I understood."

Senior: "If you make a mistake, arenユt you sorry for your actions?"
Junior: "So, you mean I should say I am sorry. OK, I'm sorry!"

Senior: "(with anger) I did not mean that!"
Junior: "I have just apologized to you. So, that's it!"

What do you think? Don't we sometimes see this kind of scene in our daily life?

The junior staff said "I am sorry". However, he did not accept the situation and his own faults in his heart. You understand that it is pro forma apology. The senior staff got angry at his pro forma apology without Ki.

Looking back at my daily life, I realize that in the past, sometimes I have sometimes used words without using my mind clearly.

I am careful to use my mind clearly outside of the home, but in my own home, sometimes I tend to use my mind not so clearly. This is because we have an emotional dependence with our own family. Therefore we have to be very careful when we speak to our family and our close friends.
There are words to appreciate, to encourage, to appreciate the pains someone has taken, to show concern for someone, to praise, and to encourage someone. These words mean nothing if you speak them without mind.

Mind (Ki) does exist.

The easiest way to train() Ki principles is to use your mind (Ki) clearly when you speak to someone.

Let's practice together.

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