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Precepts for Daily Living

Five spiritual precepts have been handed down from Mikao Usui as a part of the oral tradition of the Usui System.

Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to every living thing.

The precepts remind us to be as conscious as possible, letting go of worry and anger, learning to honor and cultivate appreciation. The Usui System is not a religion. The precepts are there for practitioners of all religions to remind us of the same basic moral principles most of us learned as children: "Treat others as you would want them to treat you." They call upon us to return to the pure teachings of our own religious up bringing. They are a call for developing inner peace and a call for unity among diverse people. The precepts can unite us in peaceful brotherhood and sisterhood, first by calming our minds of worry and anger, then by treating others respectfully and cultivating appreciation for all our good fortune.

The precepts remind us that all of life is sacred. They make manifest the essence of Reiki in daily life and relationship.

"I can be with people instead of being distracted by worries and concerns."
- Armando Lemus