Just for TodayPosted 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):
- 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.)