Zen Word For Better Communication #9  一期一会 Ichigo-Ichie

Once in a lifetime encounter

The encounter on that day and time comes only once in a lifetime, and the same day and opportunity will never come again, even if it is the meeting with your family members, friends or colleagues.

If you have this mindset, you will always be respectful in your interactions with others and have fresh encounters with them.

The most important thing is whether you face the thing wholeheartedly. That moment when both parties have done their best will be “Ichigo-Ichie” (once in a lifetime encounter) that will be remembered for a lifetime.

I hope you will cross the bridge provided by CIEN Global to meet the things and people you have been seeking for all along. I am sure that a once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you. – K. Kato