Living Our Best Life – mantras

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It has been way too long since I have asked all of you amazing individuals a question…….so here it goes! Is there a statement, a prayer, a verse, a mantra, a phrase, a song or a poem that you repeat to yourself on a regular basis? If so, what is your purpose in repeating these words?

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing!

117 thoughts on “Living Our Best Life – mantras

  1. Welcome back Wendi, yes it’s been too long. Interesting question. My favorite are two phrases;
    Things a can always be worse!
    We will cross the bridge when we come to it.
    I learned the importance on both early on in life and both have served me well. They inculcate gratitude in me for the blessings I have and remind me that things I am apprehending may never happen.

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  2. I don’t have a mantra. I would be asking too much of myself if I wanted to feel good each and every day. I’m more on the melancholy side. Sometimes I feel good, other times not so good, and that’s ok. We mustn’t be too hard on ourselves.

    How have you been doing? We haven’t been around lately.

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  3. Ooo good question! I used to have mantras, sometimes I’d say the same thing to myself in the mornings before work or other times I’d read through a list of inspiring quotes I’d printed off (this was years ago!) I don’t really do it anymore, though I’m a big sucker for quotes so I always enjoying reading them, seeing social media post images with mantras on and such. It’s a great way to ground yourself as well as to give you a boost when you need it. Do you have one you like to use? xx

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    • 🙂 I love your answer Caz! I also enjoy reading inspirational quotes and I have always wanted to have something uplifting to say to myself besides, you can do it, and I only say this when it is obvious that I clearly cannot. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing, caring and shining your light on all of us!

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  4. I love your posts, Wendi! So glad to see you back here.
    1. God blesses obedience.
    2. Psalms 46.5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

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  5. When I was going through a really rough patch, where I didn’t know what bad thing next a day might bring, I wrote this poem, which I now recite every single night before I go to bed (because during my rough patch I came to realize what was really important in life):
    “Thank you Lord for this cozy bed
    And the roof above my head
    Every day a hot shower and 3 meals I’m fed
    Thank you Lord for this homestead.”

    If you can get all those things in a day, continually, you’re mightily blessed by God. Having a place to sleep, living in a safe place with a roof over your head and getting a hot shower and 3 meals a day……PRICELESS!!!!! And yes, I know what it is like NOT to have those things. Then and only then IMHO can you appreciate those blessings.

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  6. Perfect!!!….. Yes I have one that I repeat to myself often, and I will often at times be seen to type it in my comments…
    My Mantra is ” ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD”…… This comes from the days I was very ill, feeling low, and no energy.. I am sure dear Wendi you can relate to those days.. When our thoughts are DE-Pressed… and squashed in on ourselves.. And we feel like we are at the end of our tether..

    So the Quote comes from the Healing book.. By Louise Hay, YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE…. in it she askes us to do mirror work… by telling ourselves to love our selves, by looking in our eyes in the mirror..
    And often at the end of a section within the books Mantras.. are the simple words… ALL is Well in My World…

    I cannot make other peoples worlds right.. what I can do is envision and focus upon my own inner world which in turn reflects upon the outer world…
    So saying ALL is well in My World…. and meaning it… helps me focus my intention back within…. As All IS well in my world…

    Thank you dearest Wendi for allowing me to share…. And I hope as you get into the habit of saying it with feeling and intent… ALL IS WELL IN YOUR WORLD!… ❤

    Much love my dear friend.. ❤

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  7. I seem to have many mantras tucked into my backpack, gathered from years of walking the path. Some are from religious practices :The Jesus Prayer, the Serenity Prayer, Tibetan chants, Hindu chants, Sufi chants- precious words gathered over my years as a seeker and an All Faith minister. I most often find new ones every week, ones that arise from my own ever changing inner landscape. Sometimes phrases are questions that will not rest until I listen closely for an answer. This week I am saying,” I am seeking you are seeking me” in a cycle that to me means the I am searching for what lies within me and that inner Light is seeking the me who is calling out. Not two parts, but one whole. I hope that makes some kind of sense as it hard to verbalize what is beyond words. Great question, thank you.

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    • Thank you so very much Judi for sharing all of your beautiful insight! I did not know that you were an All Faith Minister. One of my dearest friends is also one and she is one of the coolest people I know! I would love to be able to sit and chat with you and soak in all of your wisdom Judi……….bless you, again, for sharing!

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  8. Thanks for sharing!… there are many phrases but the two I lean to are; “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown) and “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” (Mahatma Gandhi)… I just follow my heart, rarely go wrong… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May your day be touched
    by a bit of Irish luck,
    Brightened by a song
    in your heart,
    And warmed by the smiles
    of people you love.
    (Irish Saying)

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    • As for me; “ I am currently attending the School of Life, learning more about the universe and me… and Graduation Day will be the day of my funeral and it is then I will know if I failed or I succeeded and graduated”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller)… 🙂

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    • Oh Dutch, I LOVE all the poems and sayings that you include in your comments. ““Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown)”………..this is the one that hits my the hardest living with chronic illness. I try very hard to push myself to dance in that rain……….thank you for always being so kind and encouarging. 🙂

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  9. That’s a great question Wendi!! I don’t have specific “mantras” that I use, but I do remind myself quite often that progress is progress, no matter how small. With the ups and downs of Fibro, I don’t always accomplish as much as I’d like, but I’ve learned it’s important to celebrate even the smallest successes.

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  10. To know that hope of love. I’ve felt it in many ways, watched it calm a heart, embrace a lonely soul, erupt with laughter and even tickle a child, and know it is always there…even among the pain it holds us within its hands and embrace’s us. To fight the good fight, know that on the other side is something wonderful that can only be seen and felt by doing what we are doing at this very moment.
    It is an understanding and appreciation of who and what we really are within. Like ‘seeing’ a hug, it only has meaning because we have ‘felt’ it too. If we only ‘see’, life will have no meaning. We must be immersed within it to truly understand what love is…the pain…the beauty…the empathy and compassion. It is loving us to love ourselves…and be forever free, in heart and soul 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  11. ha I have a plethora of mantras, most I do daily as part of my regular prayer/practices for meditation! My most favourite seems lengthy but by saying it 3-4 x daily it’s memorised and I chant it, to myself, walking riding, anywhere anytime!
    https://aroused.blog/2017/03/09/my-wish/

    many are fragile and fearful in this current world climate, so you are not alone in this! My advice would be
    1. To NOT watch/listen to the news, online headlines give you enough.
    2. Be sure to laugh each day, fake it till you make it.
    3. And spoil yourself rotten, you deserve it!

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  12. I read an affirmation almost daily – but I never remember it🤦🏻‍♀️ However, I’m learning to tell myself “I love you” and “I love my body.” because hating myself and my body makes me feel even worse.

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  13. I have many mantras – mostly positive – and the odd one I catch myself in that is not so good for growth, lol. I like: All my needs are met, there is enough for everyone. And: I stand in the light of shared responsibility and love for the whole.

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  14. When, many things are on your heart, my soul says a Prayer. When Jesus spoke, His love made a profound Statement. “I, will never leave your heart, or forsake your soul.” Whenever, I read the Bible. Every Verse will have breadth, for the love of God breathed. My heart, doesn’t need a Mantra. My soul, needed a Savior. Let me, quote this timeless Phrase; “Great, is the Faithfulness!” In everything, God’s love, is the Song. And, whenever my heart gets inspired. In my soul, finds a living our best life purpose, to write another Poem! Blessings to you!

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  15. … I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord! 

    Perhaps not verbatim…but, you know

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  16. I really had to think about this. That’s why I’m late here. I get up every morning and do morning pages to decide what I’m going to do with my precious day. Then my daughter gets up and reads Pam Grout’s “Course in Miracles” lesson for the day. Her mantra and mine are taken from that and Abraham Hicks lessons. “The Universe Loves Me and Wants Me to be Happy” It seems that we find more and more ways to prove it each day. As you well know, I have some major health challenges as well and also struggle with depression occasionally. Less and less though. Most of the time the depression hits, it’s because I’m too tired or have not eaten well. Daily walks help me too. At the end of each day, I write in my journal about how the day actually went. 😉 Never quite like I’d hoped but if I accomplish one thing and do one kind service, I call it a success. Then I write one line in a separate gratitude journal to focus on what I’m most grateful for that day. I read one story from my Chicken Soup for the Soul book to inspire me in my sleep. Now I’m strapping the oxygen tank on my back at least 5 days a week to walk up that “Damned Hill” so my lungs have a fighting chance to keep working. On the way, I see neighbors and puppies out walking too. We can chat a moment and then continue our treks. It’s a funny thing about how precious life is when you about to lose it. In the meantime, I have kindness happening in my life when I least expect it. The Universe (God) loves me and wants me to be happy is the best one I can come up with and it seems to prove itself daily. I’m sorry to hear you are struggling so hard. No one can fathom what it’s like to walk in your shoes and deal with what you have in front of you but we can care and support you in your journey to better times. It’s when we don’t feel like blogging that we need to reach out the most. I’m just doing to many other things right now or I’d be here. I’ll try tomorrow maybe. It will be a rain day so I can stay inside. 😉 Lots of love and hugs to you, Wendi.

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    • In case I haven’t told you this week how much I LOVE and missed your comments when I am not here, You are awesome! The love and compassion that you write to me and so many others is soul lifting. You make the world a better place and I am humbled that I get to interact with you and soak in some of your wisdom and insight. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your life and I felt God telling me I need to incorporate some of the same things into mine. Sending you gentle hugs and praying for you………..

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  17. When I’m really struggling with something I bring myself back into the present moment by saying: right now, right here in this present moment, I am ok. Repeat until I’m able to feel it. So often we get stressed and are thrown into the past or fear something about the future.

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  18. Hi Wendi, for me gratitude is everything and when we can give thanks for even the smallest things our world shifts. I think I’ve written in a Gratitude Journal for the past eight years. It’s the last thing I do before I go to bed and it always leaves me feeling at peace (even if I’ve had a crappy day it turns my mood around). So, although it’s not a mantra as such, I’d say that “gratitude turns what we have into enough.” Sending lots of love your way. 🙏

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  19. Nice to see a new post, Wendi! 🌞
    I often think of you, and wonder how things are.
    (Was going to e-mail again, but didn’t want to intrude: knowing your life is a lot busier than mine;
    plus, I worry that you might not feel well enough for extra messaging.)
    Sorry to hear that things have been very difficult, recently.
    Wishing you better health, as always.🙏

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  20. Yes, and it’s always the Lord’s prayer. I learned this prayer when I was a little girl, I carry it with me in my heart always. There have been many times when I have been in scary situations, or felt something was wrong, or needed to pray for peace for someone and this is my prayer I say to get me through those times. I hope you and your family are doing well. I will continue with my prayers for you and yours. Prayer lists are getting longer and longer out there in the world but I am seeing so many signs that they are working too. Stay safe out there.

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    • I love this!!! The Lord’s Prayer is so beautiful and you, like me, learning it as a young child does keep it on the tip of your tongue and deep in your heart for those difficult times. For me, when I have no other words to prayer, I can always so these words. Thank you so very, very much for your prayers, I prayed for you and your family and your health and safety this morning.

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      • Thank you Wendi, you have such a kind heart. I have Jury duty I have too call into tomorrow and I need the prayers for sure. I have avoided large crowds since the pandemic happened so this is the first time I will be going into a government building. So your prayers are so nice, thank you. We all need to keep this up, sending well wishes and prayers out to the world. So much is going on out there but there are good people too I always say.

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      • Please let me know how that went……..I prayed again for you this evening…..I normally don’t ask for prayers but my sister has been hospitalized with Covid and I am very worried about her and praying I don’t get it (we work together) . Thank you so very much……….

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