When I went to Japan a couple of years back for training, I landed in a heat that was smothering. I’ve been in the Florida sun, the heat of southern California, but never the relentless heat that was beating down in the area of Japan I was in for the training. I can’t recall the exact reason, but the air conditioning was not working on campus, so not only did I have to adjust to living surrounded by a strange language and more people than I am used to in a given day, I had to adapt to sleeping in Japanese dorm style accommodations.
These were the wonderful ladies from Spain, my roomies. Ana back left was the only one who spoke any English. Even with the heat, the foreign languages, somehow we all got along, and had not only a good time, we created GREAT lasting memories.
Days like today, when I start to want to complain about the heat, I think back to when we learned how to work and pull together, enjoying the moments. the heat forgotten, just the combined energy of “community” singing and encouraging each one another.
We came from all over, together we renewed our commitment to working towards World Peace. Whether in Japan, or back home. the objective is still the same, in working to be a better person, every step will lead to living with love in our hearts, and World Peace that much more of a reality.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
PL Precept # 3 God appears through One’s Self
top picture, is the PL Peace Tower on campus in Japan