Nurturing Your Inner Garden - Roxana Roshon, Naturotherapist, Ph.D.

Just for Today

Posted January 11, 2017

Since being exposed to the five simple Reiki Principles this autumn, I have found that the Reiki mantra has a place in my life. I am frequently reminding myself and clients of these wise words that were first written down back in the early 1900’s by Mikao Usui, the originator of traditional Reiki.

From the research I have been doing for the upcoming book chapter, the closest translation to the original is given by Hawayo Takata who brought Reiki to Hawaii (Stein, 1995):reiki-principles

  • Just for today, do not anger.
  • Just for today, do not worry.
  • We shall count our blessings and honor our fathers and mothers, our teachers and neighbors and honor our food.
  • Make an honest living.
  • Be kind to everything that has life.

The Reiki Principles have been altered from the original Japanese translation. My favorite is the version that is attached to the right. I even continue to modify them in my daily life by saying “Just for this moment I will be happy.” What place do these words have in your life?

(Stein, D. 1995. Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art. Crossing Press.)