Just for today, I will be honest to myself and others

Just for today, I will be without worry
Just for today, I will be without anger
Just for today, I will be grateful
Just for today, I will be honest to myself and others
Just for today, I will show love and respect to everybody and every living thing

Following up on my little series about Mikao Usui´s 5 Universal Principles (The Five Principles of Reiki), today it is time to talk about honesty.

When are we not honest to ourselves and others?
Of course, this is the case, when we do not say the truth or only part of the truth to another person for one reason or the other – eg.:

  • to protect ourselves or others
  • to achieve or avoid something

When do we use honesty as a protection?
This is case, when we are not willing to face the truth. We might have been experiencing some circumstances for a period, and we might even feel that these circumstances are not good for us. We lie to ourselves and imagine that everything is fine. We do this in order to avoid the pain, which might appear, if we do anything to change the situation. We might also choose to lie to another human being, because we fear his/hers reaction, if we tell the truth. This can serve as a (unsuitable) protection of ourselves and the other person.
When do we use dishonesty to achieve or avoid something?
One example is, if we cheat in order to achieve wealth some way or the other. I do not want to go into details on that subject, as this might be considered as being admonishingly. It is my honest opinion that every one should take care of his/hers own karma.
It is said that Mikao Usui wrote the 5 Universal Principles after spending some time in the beggars’ areas. He experienced that the same people returned to him repeatedly for healing. They received without giving anything in return. He realized that none of these persons had an honest work, earning their own money. They didn’t take the responsibility for their own lives.
Honesty is the best policy
Maybe we can conclude:
Even though honesty might hurt – it can help us accepting to be in charge of our own lives!

And who knows what this might cause?

Have a fantastic weekend – Life is waiting for you!

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