Day 11, November 8- Today following my practise I am drawn to the works of two great poets and Healers. The first is Rumi and the other Reiki master, Toshitaka Mochizuki. In his Reiki book, “Iyashi No Te” (Healing Hands) Sensei Mochizuki gives a simple recipe for inviting happiness. The following is translation of his verse by William Lee Rand:

“The secret art of inviting happiness 
The miraculous medicine of all diseases 
Just for today, do not anger 
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude 
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.”

The key phrase I’m taking is “Just for today”. One step. a simple small step. Just for today let me take on one principle that i wish to assimilate in this journey leading to Christmas. Dedicate and commit to it 100%. After all it’s only one day. Astonishingly one single day of intense awareness and commitment is all it takes for a much cherished principle to become habit. And what applies for Principles also applies for Actions. So just for today, tonight before bedtime, may I enjoy a blissful, tranquil, abundant, grateful meditation. A deep, deep sleep preceding Dawn awakenings. Whatever your melody make it one you’ll enjoy sharing. Leaving you with the music of Rumi’s verse:

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth 
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”

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