Today I would like to introduce you to an expression that is held within the Japanese culture. It is short, profound and resonates deeply with the mindfulness.
The saying goes:
“Live life like a cherry blossom. Even if it is short – make it beautiful.”
Cherry blossoms (Sakura in Japanese) bloom in spring and only have a very short life span. They hold international acclaim for their beauty and many people travel to Japan during this short period just to witness the magnificence first hand. Festivals are held around the blooming period and Japanese people gather to have picnics while watching the flowers.
Consider the amount of time we have in a life. Putting off important things or not wanting to face reality eats away at our true purpose. It is of utmost importance that you discover what your purpose is in life and the legacy you want to leave behind.
Living a beautiful life simply means to be true to yourself, let the transgressions of the past remain in the past and do not hold yourself up against anyone else’s standard. As mentioned before on our blog, everything has a time and so you should appreciate what you currently have and keep moving forward instead of dwelling on issues that can not be changed or that are beyond your control.