Category Archives: Mindfulness

Good Luck Piggy Bank, Cookbook, and Beverage


My friend Brandon Mitsuda gave me a good luck piggy bank to attract capital, cookbook with recipes from the top chefs in Hawaii, and a beverage to be drank for wins along the journey. I’m motivated to keep working hard every day, enjoy life, and have gratitude for the opportunities and little wins along the way.

#piggybank #goodluckpiggybank #cookbook #encouragement #goodluck #dailypractice #work #projects #companies #business #law #entrepreneurship #tenacity #perserverance #gratitude #wins #smallwins #bigwins #friends #friendship

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I’m So Happy!


As my 5-year old niece Elyse says since she was 2 years old, “I’m so happy!” I’m so happy to finish drafting a 75-page business plan that was overhauled to include 48 more pages of data, strategy, and content; and 6 financial spreadsheets for a project my business partners and I are moving closer to launching after 1 year and 10 months of sweat equity work. Gratitude for the small wins.

#happy #joy #gratitude #businessplan #financialspreadsheets #financials #dailypractice #entrepreneurship #businesslaw #business 

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2017 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance


Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance on Saturday August 18 and 19, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii was a success.  It feels so good to support culture and tradition that make Hawaii and our country so unique for all to enjoy! I’m honored to serve as President of Jodo Mission of Hawaii for the past 7 years and board member for the past 12 years.

The food was great with barbecue sticks, saimin, gyoza, chili and rice, andagi (Okinawan donuts), shave ice, and more. The dancers and taiko did performed well. I’m sure our ancestors are happy.

Mahalo to everyone who volunteered, and to all who came to enjoy the festivities! See you next year and may peace be with you and all those you touch.

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodomission #jodoshuhawaii #jodoshu #buddhism #obon #obonservices #bondance #honolulu #hawaii #ancestors #gratitude

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Death Does Not Stop, So We Will Never Stop


Death does not stop.

So we will never stop.

Do, we win.

Fail, we win.

Learn, we win.

Win, we win.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, 8/18/2017-

(Besides practicing business law and entrepreneurship, I am working hard to expand myself and get out of my comfort zone by being vulnerable with my creative writing, fiction writing, nonfiction writing, poems, quotes, and photography, which has given me comfort and joy, and I hope it does for you too.)

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Emotional pain can be one of the most powerful energy sources


Emotional pain can be one of the most powerful energy sources to catapult you to do some of your greatest work.

#emotionalpain #challenges #suffering #motivation #work #quote #quotes #positivequotes #jonrikikaramatsu #energy #positiveliving #winwin #positivethinking #gratitude

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Transcend past all that we desire and all that pains us.


Waiting for members of the 💔💖 club to share what I’ve learned in my journey of self-reflection. I’m trying to attain a higher level of inner peace. Transcend past all that we desire and all that pains us, and have gratitude for what currently exists around us.

#peace #innerpeace #selfreflection #mindfulness #gratitude #honolulu #hawaii #quote #quotes #happiness

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How Many Stars Will I Kill Tonight?


How many stars will I kill tonight?

Thousands if I let my dark voices in with no fight.

Quel my fears with a lasso I can hold.

Yank them to the side, and focus on the things I can control.

Cherish everything that brings me joy.

Sure tomorrow can be great,

but right now is what I must appreciate.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, August 6, 2017 –

#poem #poems #poetry #creativewriting #writing #author #jonrikikaramatsu #mindfulness #gratitude #peace #innerpeace #motivational

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