Thursday, September 16, 2010

The 4 rules of Reiki for a happy life

A couple of weeks ago I was watching a television program about healers and the various techniques they use, and the moderator asked a Reiki master the following question: "What if I came to you and said that I have no health problems, but I am not happy - what would you tell me?" The Reiki master smiled, said that it's a difficult question and told him that there are four rules for happiness. And he added that the best part is that one doesn't have to live by these rules at any time in the future, or even tomorrow, today is enough :-)
So here they are:
  • On this day, live without anger.
  • On this day, live without rushing.
  • On this day, honestly perform you work.
  • On this day, delight in God's creations, in your own life.
Oh, and the Reiki master added one more thing - the rules are simple, but oh so complicated :-)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nimm dir Zeit (Take the time...) - some wisdom from the mountains

This past weekend my girlfriend and I explored the beautiful nature of the Austrian Alps, specifically the lovely town of Wagrain. One of the days we stopped for lunch at a mountain top restaurant, and on the cover of this restaurant's menu was a lovely poem called Nimm dir Zeit (Take the time), which I want to share here in my rudimentary German to English translation. I hope you like it as much as we did (and if anyone knows the author, please let me know!!):

     Take the time

     Take the time to work, it is the price of success.
     Take the time to think, it is the source of strength.
     Take the time to play, it is the secret of youth.
     Take the time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.
     Take the time to be friendly, it is the door to happiness.
     Take the time to dream, it is the way to the stars.