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I`m fine spirit.pmd - Jaico Publishing House
“I’m Fine”
SPIRIT
How to Get Through Tough Times
Ryuho Okawa
JAICO
PUBLISHING HOUSE
Ahmedabad Bangalore Bhopal Chennai
Delhi Hyderabad Kolkata Mumbai
Published by Jaico Publishing House
A-2 Jash Chambers, 7-A Sir Phirozshah Mehta Road
Fort, Mumbai - 400 001
[email protected]
www.jaicobooks.com
© Ryuho Okawa
English translation © Happy Science
First published as ‘I’m Fine!’ by IRH Press Co., Ltd.
All Rights Reserved.
Published in arrangement with
IRH Press Co., Ltd.
1-6-7 Togoshi, Shinagawa-ku,
Tokyo, 142-0041, Japan
“I’M FINE” SPIRIT
ISBN 978-81-7992-986-5
First Jaico Impression: 2009
No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in
any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical including photocopying, recording or by any
information storage and retrieval system,
without permission in writing from the publishers.
Printed by
Snehesh Printers
320-A, Shah & Nahar Ind. Est. A-1
Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
CONTENTS
PREFACE
vii
PART I
1
Live with a Carefree Spirit
3
PART II
2
Weaknesses and Shortcomings are Seeds of
Happiness
7
3
In the End, You are Your Opponent
10
4
People with an Unshakable Mind
12
5
If You Keep on Rolling, You Will Grow
(The Snowball Effect)
14
Believe in Your Unique Mission
16
6
iv
“I’m Fine Spirit
7
Accept Your Imperfections
19
PART III
8
Are You Choosing Unhappiness?
23
9
Believe in the Power of Your Mind
25
10
Building Self-Confidence
28
11
Write a Self-Respect Diary
31
12
If You Find Trouble at Work, Exercise!
34
PART IV
13
Face Your Karma
39
14
God Only Gives You Problems You Can Solve
42
15
Think Like a Long Distance Runner Rather
Than a Sprinter
45
16
Are You Setting Limits to Your Possibilities?
47
17
Rising Above Painful Times
49
PART V
18
19
Knowing That You Have Eternal Life
Makes You More Accepting
Understanding Leads to Loving
55
57
20
Don’t Label People as Friend or Enemy
59
21
Respect is the Key to Good Relationships
61
22
True Kindness is Never Without Courage
and Strength
64
Contents
23
v
Don’t Count What You Have Done for Others 66
PART VI
24
Lead a Cheerful Way of Life
71
25
Happiness Doesn’t Need Conditions
74
PART VII
26
Get Through Tough Times with an “I’m Fine”
Spirit
79
POSTSCRIPT
85
HAPPY SCIENCE
89
PART I
1
Live With A Carefree Spirit
I
f your mind is too full of complicated ideas, take a
moment to clear it out. Remove all the fetters and
complications as if you were sweeping out the cobwebs
with a broom.
Once you accomplish that, remember, the real starting point
of life is to live with simplicity and a positive attitude. To
make your life an outstanding one that shines with a brilliant
light, always live with a carefree spirit.
Imagine a shallow stream in the gentle spring sunlight, maybe
less than a foot deep. The sun is shining on the slow-flowing
stream; the bed of the little river sparkles like gold. As the
stream flows it makes a joyous sound, reflecting the gentle
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“I’m Fine Spirit
patterns of sunlight on its surface.
Live transparently, just like the water of the stream. Leading
a life that is transparent means to live unaffected, with
simplicity, and avoid complicated thinking.
Don’t be preoccupied by your distrust of others, doubts, or
be emotional or trapped by inferiority complexes. Live
cheerfully, naturally, and with simplicity. Even if someone has
betrayed or deceived you, do not worry and simply go on
living unaffected by it.
Live with a carefree spirit, like a child who forgets all the
worries of the day after a good night’s sleep. Remove the
heavy bricks of burden from your mind, and make your mind
airy and light.

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