Reiki Principles are ethics to which a Reiki practitioner is encouraged to live by. There have been various interpretations of Reiki Principles over the years; however, they all convey a similar philosophy. These compassionate commandments are not religious and support the practitioner to live in alignment with Reiki energy.
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will not be angry.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing.
*Larry Arnold and Sandy Nevius, The Reiki Handbook (Harrisburg, PA PSI Press, 1982), p.27.