随処作主: Be your own master wherever you are
What does "zuishosakushu" or "be your own master wherever you are" mean to me? There are some things outside of our control, like only having 24 hours in a day. However, we can decide how we spend those 24 hours. I think that society is becoming more and more fast-paced and I have often felt the pressure to be "busy." But rather than mindlessly doing a task for the sake of doing something, I want to spend my time doing things that are important to me, that make me and the people I care about happy, and that have a positive impact on my community. This saying reminds me to spend my time with intention, whether it is being productive at work, spending quality time with loved ones, or taking time to rest for my mental and physical health.
Tea students in the Urasenke Urbana-Champaign association