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The five concepts as questions

5 concepts Mikao Usui

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine for all diseases

At least for today, do not be angry.
Do not worry.
Be grateful.
Do your duty.
Be kind to others.

Every morning and evening, join your hands in meditation and pray with your heart. State in your mind and chant with your mouth.

For improvement of mind and body.
Usui Reiki Ryoho

The founder

Mikao Usui

With his 5 concepts or principles Mikao Usui, founder of Reiki, has left a highly philosophical legacy, how the recipe for a satisfied life looks like. During the Reiki seminar I explain in detail, why Reiki is so helpful if someone wants to live these concepts, therefore attain happiness in life. In this article however I want to emphasize that to live these concepts, Reiki is no prerequisite. Lets take a closer look, even if you do not have Reiki.

How would it feel like, to have a knowing with deep inner certainty, that only the »now« matters, that sometimes things just happen, that I do my best and leave the rest to providence, that I am grateful to others? I will feel at home in those concepts. I will have found the miracle medicine for all diseases and the secret method to invite happiness.

Affirmation around these concepts could be useful to manifest this state of mind. I suggest to rewrite the concepts as positive questions, and this will be great food for the mind.

Here is the hint given by Andreas Ackermann, a Swiss mental trainer: »From sales training we know, that statements and arguments are way less effective then asking pep questions. The brain is much more comfortable with questions than with arguments and statements. If the brain already solves the questions than why not bypass statements and ask questions straight away? Try for yourself: 'Why am I happy, healthy and wealthy? Why do I get so many interesting and lucrative offers?' And so on. The key is not to find answers, but to initiate processes - and so there is no rational search for an answer. And now imagine what you initiate when you ask yourself 'Why am I always losing? Why does it always hit me? Why am I always sick? Why do I always meet the wrong boyfriend?' Until today that worked pretty well - don't you agree?«

Let us write down and ask.

  • Why is this day so important to me?
  • Why am I satisfied (do not get angry)?
  • Why am I confident (do not worry)?
  • Why am I grateful?
  • Why do I fulfill my duties?
  • Why am I kind to others?
  • Why do I practise Reiki?

And on the spur of a moment I might ask myself: and why not? I do not know why I behave so, but it is good the way it is.

Axel Ebert • January 2006
नमस्ते (Sanskrit - Namaste)


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