Dr Mikao Usui’s principles described in our blog article ‘The Five Reiki Principles by Dr Mikao Usui’ are wonderful teachings about embracing mindfulness in our everyday activities. When we are encouraged to “just for today” contemplate one of the 5 principles, we are being guided to be present in a mindful state.
Mindfulness is a practise that you can embrace as part of your daily life by learning how to enjoy and be in the present moment with no purpose other than being awake and fully aware, simply observing the moment in which you find yourself, without judging, reflecting or thinking.
With regular practise you will learn to release your attachment to the past and the future and just “be” now, content and accepting in the present moment, ultimately finding a deep peace within yourself.
There is a wonderful book, written by Thich Nhat Hanh: called “The Miracle of Mindfulness” that guides you on how to enhance the use of mindfulness as part of your daily activities in life.