A Happy New Year ! あけましておめでとうございます
How did you spend at first day of 2012 ?
I am planing what is my aim in this year. It is my health. We can do anything if we are healthy. What should we do to keep my good health
1. Don't eat too much.
2. To have good posture.
3. Get some exercise, walking, running, playing table tennis (this is a recent boom for me)....
As to No.2, I recently read a book that written by Japanese Noh player. I have seen a performance of noh once when I was a student. However, it is traditional performing art and we rarely see it in daily life. The motion and posture of Noh performance is good to health. Some noh players can play until old age. The secret of their health is the motion and posture. This book is useful for me.
A Japanese phrase is written in the book. It is 初心忘るべからず Shosin wasuru bekarazu. It is a phrase of Zeami 世阿弥 who was aesthetician for Noh. This original means "Remember your original intention." However, there are three meanings in it. I knew at first time.
I decided that it is my slogan in 2012. Don't be afraid my first challenge remembering my original intention.