Heart Waka (Japanese Poetry) for Peace and Calm

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Waka directly translates as “Japanese poem.” Japan’s Emperor Meiji (November 3, 1852 – July 29, 1912) was born in Kyoto. He is said to have written 100,000 waka. This form of Japanese Poetry was part of the teachings of USUI Mikao Sensei’s Reiki Ryōhō, a Japanese Healing Art/Method that originated in 1922. The practice of reading waka is known as gyosei. Waka from the Emperor Meiji are read at the gatherings of the Reiki Gakkai, the original Reiki Association in Tokyo.

Meditative and Reflective Practices – Even during chaotic, unsettled and stormy times in our lives, learning and practicing meditation, reiki, tai chi, qi gong, yoga and other similar meditative and reflective practices can help one find a greater sense of inner peace and calmness.

‘Heart’ Waka from Emperor Meiji – As you read and reflect upon this waka titled ‘heart,’ may you also enjoy a sense    of…

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