Originally, health was something that each of us judged based on our own perceptions of our body. Indeed, this is the natural way, and each of us is responsible for maintaining our own health. Today, however, our excessive preoccupation with it has turned a basic thing like health into a source of anxiety that weighs constantly upon our mind. To exit from these cycles of anxiety, I think we human beings need to become able to shift our consciousness away from our pursuit of health and toward an appreciation for the wonders of life. We need to discover the amazing power of natural healing that flows within our own life-energy. To draw out this incredibly marvelous healing power and switch it to ‘on-mode,’ we must firmly direct our attention to it. Otherwise, it will remain forever unnoticed.
— Masami Saionji
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About the Author
Masami Saionji is the chairperson of three organizations: Byakko Shinko Kai (www.byakko.org), The World Peace Prayer Society (www.worldpeace.org), and The Goi Peace Foundation (www.goipeace.or.jp). A native of Japan and a descendant of the Royal Ryukyu Family of Okinawa, she continues the work of her adoptive father, Masahisa Goi, who initiated a movement for world peace through the universal prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth. As a spiritual leader and lecturer, she has touched thousands of people’s lives through her guidance and inspiration. She travels globally on speaking tours, and has led peace ceremonies in many countries as well as at the United Nations and other international organizations. She has authored over twenty books in Japanese and eight in English and other languages. She is an honorary member of the Club of Budapest and a member of the World Wisdom Council. She was awarded the Philosopher Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize of India along with her husband Hiroo in 2008. She is also the recipient of the 2010 WON Award honoring distinguished women leaders. In February 2013, Mrs. Saionji had the privilege of presenting the Symphony of Peace Prayers ceremony at the United Nations, in a special event entitled ‘United for a Culture of Peace through Interfaith Harmony’, which was hosted by the president of the UN General Assembly. Mrs. Saionji and her husband currently live in Tokyo, and have three daughters, all working for peace.