MANTRA GENKI / “genki”
元気 in Kanji includes the words “gen” (元), which means root, source or original, and “ki” (気), meaning air, breath or wind.
So, “genki” refers to the original state of life (i.e. breathing) – which is a very traditional Chinese idea of “qi” (氣) that dates back to the time of Confucius.
元気 Back to basics
I am able to learn how to protect my own energy
I am able to focus on my real needs
I am able to reduce my consumption as strictly necessary
I am able to change
I am able to reduce
I am able to recycle
I am able to reuse
Repeat after me!