• Debi Fowler

Thoughts on Living the Reiki Precepts

Updated: Jan 19

Just for today: Do Not Anger

I was never a big advocate or believer in meditation before I started my study of #Reiki and the precepts. Now that I'm a beginner, I wonder how I made it this far without #meditation in my life. When reading about different strategies being used to eliminate or lessen your anger, meditation is one of the first suggestions.

As a beginner I have my own way of meditating that's comfortable for me. To begin, I don't get into the lotus position and sit upright as recommended. I get comfortable on my sofa. I say a small prayer to the universe for release and calm and then I close my eyes. I started practicing just 5 minutes a day and now working on 15 minutes. Is that long enough for a strong meditative session, maybe not, but it's working for me and keeping me on track for the big 30 minutes that I'm hoping to attain.

I do have crazy monkey mind (insane, constant thoughts), but there are seconds in meditating that I find myself completely engaged in the process of just "being." And in that small fragment of silence and awareness, I am my perfect self. It's those seconds that have me returning to meditation each day.

After meditation, I think about the precept for that day. It's only through meditation that I'm beginning to see progress. I'm less angry, I give my worries to the universe, I am truly humble and grateful for every little blessing that has been given to me, I am honest in all that I do and say, and I'm learning self compassion while at the same time I try very hard to be a good human being to others.

To help you on your journey through the precepts and reaching your highest self, begin with meditation. Start out for one minute and work yourself up from there. You don't have to be perfect (remember, you're being kinder to yourself now), just begin. If there's a fast track to your higher self, practicing meditation daily and working on the #precepts is definitely a consideration.

"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures." - John F. Kennedy

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