I visited a hot spring in Kyoto called “Thermal Spring SPA.”
Even though it was almost empty because of the self-restraint period, I was told that I had to wear a mask even in the spa.
It was hard to breathe. Very hard.
But then I remembered the words of Toryo Ito, a Zen priest from Ryosokuin, who I once had lunch with.
“Zen is about fulfilling yourself by yourself. Being in a bad mood is in a sense a form of silent violence. Let’s make ourselves in a good mood with Zen.”
For sure, it would be a kind of power harassment to have to guess the feelings of a boss who is in a bad mood, and to have to butter up the boss. There used to be many companies where you had to stay until your boss left.
While I am thinking about this, the sauna effect of the “hot spring with a mask” is getting me in good shape, haha!
◆Introduction of Mr. Toryo Ito
Chief Representative Monk, InTrip Corporation / Deputy Chief Priest, Ryosokuin