Continuing the Usui Reiki Principles for a living happy life, the fourth Reiki Principle reminds us: Just for today, live honestly. As we enter the last full month of summer, it's a wonderful reminder. We're reminded to remain in our integrity and authenticity every moment of our lives: whether you're cooking a meal for your family, driving to work to earn a day's wage, or talking with a stranger. When you live in integrity you promote honesty, safety, and authenticity. Historically, human beings had to conform to social or family pressure. People were forced to marry against their will or had to marry the right person for the family - even if love was lacking. In recent history we've witnessed others pressuring themselves to have the right job, or live in the right neighborhood to be accepted and loved.
People have also made themselves conform to something they were not - which made them out of alignment with themselves. Who we are is WHO we are - period. We're a culmination of our ethics, our desires, our character, our choices, our beliefs, our opinions - everything. It's so important to remember that we're human Be-ings, not human Do-ings. We're all valuable and special and we all play special roles in each other's lives impacting each other every day. Take joy in the simplest of tasks infusing the honesty of who you are in everything that you do. Being honest fosters Truth and safety which enhances our ability to live freely and be who we are with one another.