254 pages / October 2016 / 1,600 yen (w/o tax)
If you direct your attention to “the perfect circle,” all of your worries will disappear.
There is no such thing as a crescent moon. The moon only appears that way because of the angle at which the sun’s light hits it. Its real shape is a perfect circle, with no missing sections. Are you also only perceiving yourself and other people in sections, rather than as a whole? If you direct your attention to things in their “entirety” (answers), then the crescent moon (problems) will begin to vanish. This worldview and the counseling provided by the author have changed the lives of 150,000 people over the last 25 years.
A message from the author:
“Everybody possesses the spirit of the full moon, in other words, ‘a perfect circle,’ deep in their heart. It is in all of us, and is waiting to be realized and utilized. Imagine what would happen if we could all make use of this inner strength. Our families, our businesses, Japanese society, and all conflicts throughout the world would all improve dramatically. Don’t you think everybody would be much happier if everything went well? Even when temporary misfortunes come our way, don’t you think it will help to have this new sense of awareness?” (From the epilogue)
– Your pain and troubles are caused by your “crescent moon”
– How do you drink a beer when you don’t have a bottle opener?
– Stop using your mind to understand the world, and your full moon will appear
– Are all of your shots holes-in-one?
– You desire happiness because you aren’t happy
– It only takes seconds to identify the “perfect circle”
– Are you only looking at the same picture continuously?
– Seeing a child’s “full moon”
– How to let go of things that are difficult to let go of
– If you know the answers ahead of time, problems disappear
– Exercises for identifying a “full moon”
– Rules that exceed “The rules of cause and effect” and “The rules of the mirror”
– Life is supposed to have happy endings
I was surprised when author Yasuyuki Sato said, “Trying to think that way means you don’t think that way”. He also said, “telling yourself you will achieve a goal in three years means that you won’t actually achieve anything until three years has passed. Shouldn’t you just achieve your goals now?” These words were hard-hitting, and they sank in. We filled this book with similar realizations. Here I have a question for you. How is a lighthouse able to illuminate far stretches of the ocean’s surface and our path both at the same time? The answer to this question is on page 207.