Thinking about Thanksgiving later this month, I chose this Sunday’s quotation from Eric Hoffer.

"The hardest arithmetic..." ~ Eric Hoffer ~

Why is it that if we look back over any given day in our life, we can easily come up with a long list of grumbles and complaints, but find it so much more difficult to list the good things that have happened? Could it be that we just take the good things for granted?

Since I started practising Reiki I have been trying to be more aware of the good things in my life every day as part of my daily precept meditation. Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in the Uk, I intend to make November a Thankful month and keep a daily tally of the things I am thankful for. Do you have any special plans for Thanksgiving?


By on Sunday November 4th, 2012 at 09:09 in Quotations, Reiki - No Replies - Leave a Reply

Be Humble

Be humble, the third of Mikao Usui’s Precepts, a very old fashioned word; and what does it really mean anyway? gives this definition:

1. not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful.
2. having a feeling of insignificance, inferiority, subservience, etc.
3. low in rank, importance, status, quality, etc.; lowly: of humble origin; a humble home.
4. courteously respectful: In my humble opinion you are wrong.
5. low in height, level, etc.; small in size: a humble member of the galaxy.

Alright – so now we know what it means, but how do we go about being humble? What does it take to make a person humble?

Possibly one of the best ways to be humble is to be thankful for everything, even the things that are not very pleasant.

What do you think?

By on Tuesday September 18th, 2012 at 09:00 in Mindfulness, Reiki - No Replies - Leave a Reply