The fundamentals of our life
Are to live
Based on our true
Feelings and thoughts.

No matter what kind of
Conventional wisdom or values we may have
We must not be trapped in them
And lose sight of our heart.

It is difficult and demanding
To walk the path in a straight line,
Firmly accepting
The inner voice of our heart.

Only on this path
Will we be given
True joy and fulfillment.

Keiko Takahashi