A Precious Human Life

Every day, think as you wake up: Today, I am fortunate to have woken up. I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life, and I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to get angry, or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.

~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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Just for today, I will be grateful for my many blessings.

Just for today, I will not worry. I will release all worrisome thoughts.

Just for today, I will not allow myself to get angry. I will release all angry thoughts and feelings. I will let go of all judgment, criticism, envy, hatred and animosity.

Just for today, I will be honest and authentic. I will be honest in all my dealings. I will be authentic, dedicating myself to be who I am meant to be and doing what I was brought here to do. I will strive to give my best contribution to the world.

Just for today, I will be selfless, gentle and kind with all sentient beings, including myself. I will make everyone who comes in contact with me feel happier and more peaceful.

~ The Five Reiki Precepts, adapted by Piero Falci


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