Being an Usui Reiki Master Teacher I've been blessed with the ability to both practice Reiki as well as teach it to others. It's such a beautiful natural healing modality to work with and its philosophical concepts are truly wise words to live by. Mikao Usui founded the Usui Reiki tradition we enjoy today. He is also the creator of the "secret to happiness" with Reiki principles that he believed were essential to living a happy, spiritual life. Over the next few months I'd like to share Usui's principles for happiness because I think they're great reminders for how to live life. The Reiki principles are:
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Just for today, count your blessings.
Just for today, live honestly.
Just for today, be kind to all living things.
~ Mikao Usui
This month we'll cover the first principle, "Just for today, do not worry." Usui believed that worry is a response to something that we think is going to happen to us in the future, but often doesn't. If you can do something about a situation that you're concerned about, then do it. If not, then "let go and let it flow." Struggling to control a situation just creates a cycle of energy that'll make things worse and destroy your emotional state by creating anxiety. When you experience emotional anxiety your physical body is adversely affected which in the end, causes harm to your entire health. Be mindful to take care of your emotional health today by choosing NOT to worry. When you take care of your emotional health, you're also taking care of your physical health because you're sparing it from physically responding to worry and stress. Be good to yourself today and the remainder of the month by reminding yourself, "just for today, do not to worry."