What’s your mantra?

This is my mantra.

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This will always be my mantra.

I write it on my bathroom mirror. I post it on my refrigerator door. I tape to my office wall. I speak of it every time I teach.

These 4 simple words remind me to focus on what’s good, what’s working, what’s infinitely possible.  Even (especially) when 99 things are going wrong.

Sometimes the blessings are obvious. Sometimes they’re hidden.

But at the end of the day, if you can find one good thing in the course of a day, you have found your reason.

Sometimes it’s simply breathing.

Other times it’s the moments that take your breath away. ❤️

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What mantra lifts you?  Encourages you?  Focuses you?

26 thoughts on “What’s your mantra?

  1. Oh Andrea, this is magnificent!
    I follow a spiritual path where one of the key quotes is:
    “If you would learn the secret of Soul Transcendence, look only for the good, for the Divine in people and things, and all the rest leave to God.”
    That mantra inspires me. 🙂
    Many blessings,
    Debbie

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  2. Mine is “Life is Good.” I feel that if i see life that way, life really becomes good to me. It’s like positivity attracting positivity. I think it’s the “effect of favorability”, as Paulo Coelho has put it. 😊

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    1. Yes! I can see why follow this mantra. Supported so elegantly by Coelho.

      To add to your reference, as Paul Coelho so aptly writes: “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it . . it’s called the principle of favorability, beginner’s luck. Because life wants you to achieve your destiny “. .

      We are not alone in our quest for our highest calling.

      Life is good.💫

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  3. Hi, Andrea. My mantra: Trust that something wonderful is happening right now.

    I used to have the following quote posted throughout my house: “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen” . . . which is wonderful as a mantra.
    But when I really looked at the deeper meaning of these words (I’m a linguist), I started to think about the words “believe” and “trust” . . . and “about to happen” and “right now.” By changing up the words a bit, it turned my mantra into a more present, mindful state.
    For me, the word “Trust” is one of those enormous words that wraps a lot of other emotions all into one: knowing, believing, tranquility, peacefulness, acceptance, mindfulness — all in a more global sense of being and breathing.
    Thanks for asking this question! It is always good to remember and to be reminded of our respective mantras.

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    1. Thank you for sharing! Wow! I love how deep your mind travels. So much curiousity, hope, and delight in your words. Your deep level of trust allows your mantra to take root and blossom as each day unfolds.. 🍃🌷

      (You are a born linguist. Above and beyond your years of education. This is what you were destined to do. Which I’m sure you already know.)

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    1. Thank you for sharing Maureen!

      Labour Day weekend is the onset of big changes for most people. Reminders of good times & bad. Nostalgia for what once was and/or could be.

      Just reading your mantra reminded me (and everyone else) to “focus on what they still have, not what they have lost.”

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      1. Yes i will agree completely this weekend has always made me nostalgic one moment I have butterflies and I’m excited by possibilities the next I cry haha! Still I love this time of year. No matter how I feel Im just thankful to be here still to feel it! 🙂

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