Whitby Writers Group

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The Reiki Prayer

Mikao Usui exhorted his pupils to make these five resolutions daily.


Just for today – I will not be angry.
If I’d smashed up my house and not my soul,
I could have bought some glue and mended it.

Just for today – I will not worry.
The things I’ve fretted over all week
have not happened.

Just for today – I will work honestly.
If nobody’s noticed what I’ve skimped,
they are the poorer for it.

Just for today – I will acknowledge my many blessings.
To dwell on all the things I haven’t got
is to waste myself on what isn’t there.

Just for today – I will honour my seniors, my neighbours and all living things.
What matters if they don’t deserve it?
Do I?

 

Ian Clark

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