When the world is in turmoil,
We need more than anything else
To hold a firm center of gravity
Inside of us.

In the time of trial,
We must cultivate ourselves
To maintain our internal pressure
That can resist any external pressure.

The real power of humans
Is always born
By changing oneself.

It is precisely because
We live in the “time of the unbelievable”
When we face unthinkable events
That we can take the new step forward
That we could not take before.

Keiko Takahashi