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While the 'gokai' - the Five Reiki Principles - do indeed constitute a set of Moral Admonitions, many people, it seems, tend to overlook the fact that at least two of the Five Principles also - on a far more immediate, practical/material level - present as guidelines which are intended to be applied as basic 'preventative medicine'....

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Do not worry

OK, so I haven't actually gotten round to writing the main body of this particular article yet...

But hey - don't worry about it.

For now, here are some other people's thoughts on worry:

"Overcoming fear and worry can be accomplished by living a day at a time or even a moment at a time. Your worries will be cut down to nothing." - Robert Anthony

"There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry... Yesterday and Tomorrow." - Robert Jones Burdette

"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it." - George Burns

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." - Leo F. Buscaglia

"As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can." - Julius Caesar

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." - Epictetus

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work." - Robert Frost

"If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system." - William James

"There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever" - Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything." - Mary Hemingway

"We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic." - Cullen Hightower

"Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues." - Cullen Hightower

"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!" - Barbara Hoffman

"Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation." - Charles Evans Hughes

"The man who is always worrying whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due." - William R. Inge

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work." - John Lubbock

"It only seems as if you're doing something when you worry." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Worry is a form of fear, and all forms of fear produce fatigue." - Bertrand Russell

"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?" - Shantideva

"There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem." - Harold Stephens

"Worry gives a small thing a big shadow". - Swedish Proverb

"We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives." - Lewis Thomas

"Worry is like a rocking chair - it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere." - Glenn Turner

"Worry is just about the worst form of mental activity there is." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Worry is pointless. It is wasted mental energy. It also creates bio-chemical reactions which harm the body, producing everything from indigestion to coronary arrest, and a multitude of things in between." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Health will improve almost at once when worrying ends." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Worry is a misuse of imagination." - Dan Zadra

"Worry is today's mice nibbling on tomorrow's cheese" - Author Unknown

"Worry is a think stream of fear which, if encouraged, becomes a wide channel into which all other thoughts flow" - Author Unknown

"Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday."S - Author Unknown

"Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed" - Author Unknown

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