Category Archives: Mindfulness

Green Tea Latte from Trader Joe’s


I drank all my green tea latte that I bought from Trader Joe’s in San Mateo, California during my stay with my sister Mia and her family. I enjoyed it for my breakfasts and while I did work on my Macbook Pro! I will buy more when I’m back on the U.S. mainland.

#greentealatte #tealatte #greentea #traderjoes #sanmateo #california #honolulu #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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Does My Words Touch You?


Does my words touch you

the way my thoughts make you squirm?

Close your eyes. Let’s meet.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #114, 2/12/2018 –

#poem #poems #poetry #haiku #haikupoem #haikupoems #haikupoetry #writing #creativewriting #art #expression #love #mindfulness

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Dozens More Bloom – Love.


Yearning dead flowers.

I picked the petals and cried.

Dozens more bloom – Love.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #113, 2/12/2018 –

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Birthday Dinner for My Dad and Brother-In-Law


Celebrated my dad Richard and brother-in-law Ross’ birthday at Fete with my mom Laraine and sister Lara in Honolulu, Hawaii.

#birthday #dad #ross #family #fete #dowtown #honolulu #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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We Must Complete Ourselves


People and things will not complete us. We must complete ourselves.

#peace #innerpeace #buddhism #music #mindfulness #gratitude #quote #quotes #saying #happiness #mindset #rightthoughts #positivethinking #positiveliving #mentalhealth #health #love #honolulu #hawaii

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Nonattachment and Gratitude


An example of nonattachment and gratitude combined. Two very powerful practices. “My love will always be attached to you, but not my selfish desires. I’m forever grateful for what I had with you. I love you.”

#nonattachment #buddhism #love #romance #breakup #lovedones #death #peace #innerpeace #mindfulness #gratitude #quote #quotes #positivity #positiveliving #writing

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Let the old religion that develops killers die with us.


The Jedi religion creates killers. So does our societal system, as it provides the knowledge and skills needed for one’s selfish desire to rise to power just for the almighty feeling of having control. Like Luke Skywalker, maybe we need to detach from the current practices and instead, seek the middle within us, that calm and peaceful zone, just as the thousands of Bodhisattvas and Buddhas attempted before us. Let the old religion that develops killers die with us.

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