Japanese Mindfulness – Ichi-go Ichi-ē

Ichi-go Ichi-ē. Ichi-go ichi ē. “One meeting, one chance.” This moment is precious. Even if we read this exact same post tomorrow, at the same time, in the same place, on the same phone, we can’t recreate an identical encounter with each other that is happening right now.

“We shall arrive at the place we started, and know the place for the first time.”

– T.S. Elliot, The Four Quartets

It takes artists years to draw a perfect circle. The process teaches us that there’s no such thing as “perfect.” The “flaws” make each of our circles unique. Life goes in circles.