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The Reiki way to living in the now

Just for today, I will not anger

Just for today, I will not worry

Just for today, I will be grateful

Just for today, I will work with integrity

Just for today, I will be kind to others

How powerfully simple, and simply powerful are those statements?

These are the Reiki principles, and the "just for today . . " element is crucial.  No need to make a lifelong commitment.  Just make a commitment for right here, right now.  That's all we really have anyway!  And the beauty of it is, that in making that simple, short-term, commitment everyday, you could actually be making a life-changing commitment to yourself over and over – but without any pressure.

You could so easily apply this principle to any new behaviour you want to adopt.

Just for today – I will speak my truth without worrying about the judgement of others

Just for today – I will make healthy food choices

Just for today – I will meditate for fifteen minutes

And on and on it goes.  The possibilities are endless.  When you choose to do something that serves you well just for this one day, and you notice the benefits afterwards, there is an increased likelihood that you will choose to do it again tomorrow. 

And choosing to do something right now is very different to deciding to do something now and forever.  In deciding to adopt a new behaviour for evermore, you remove the element of choice in the future, and turn it into a "should".  That then leads (at least in my case) to resistance.  But I think that adopting the Reiki way will lead to far greater success in developing new habits.

Just for today, I choose behaviours that serve my highest good.  What do you choose?

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4 comments on “The Reiki way to living in the now
  1. I love this! I’m not familiar with this idea but I’m so glad you wrote about the Reiki way. I really love the idea behind it. It makes everything seem so much more manageable!

  2. Hilda says:

    Hi Dani,
    It’s new to me too. I just recently learned Reiki and I just loved the simplicity of this principle. As you say, it makes it all so manageable : )

  3. These principles are great to live by. I have been a student of Reiki for 9 years. I have a Level 2 certificate and just helped teach my first class with my Reiki teacher doing most of the work with me as her student. My sister was the person we taught. She wanted to learn Reiki so she could begin to do the healing work that I have been doing on her for the past few years. She still calls me to work on her. Now it is to add to what she is already doing.

  4. Hilda says:

    Hi Patricia,
    I’ve been interested in Reiki for a few years, but only became attuned in the last month. I’m now practicing on myself, and looking forward to working more and more with this energy.
    Welcome aboard – thanks for your comment : )

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