Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday Mantra: What I Learn Today...

mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of "creating transformation".

Every Monday I will post a new thought, idea, or focus for the week. When you need a breather from life, when you need a little inspiration, or when you're about to jump over the conference table and strangle your co-worker, remember the mantra.

Monday Mantra: ...I will enforce tomorrow
Masanori Toda
I'm baaaaaack! Well, with Monday posts, anyway. I've always been here. *insert evil laugh* Thanks for letting me take some time off to catch up on life!


Lesson #1: Fairness

"It's not fair" will haunt you, if you let it.


Life's not fair. This is a simple fact of living in and of itself.

Your life is yours- all the good and the bad and the weird and the sad. It's yours. It belongs to you. Accept it. Own it.

Own your life.

Realize that all the things you struggle to accept have still shaped who you are and what you do and what you know, whether you like it or not. Own this, all of this. Shape it and shift it and make it work for you. Learn from it, grow from it, become from it- the good and bad and weird and sad. Become something magnificent. Become someone magnificent in spite of the fact that what life has given you may not be fair at all.

Lesson #2: The thoughts we think

I've read many a study about the different impacts on our bodies from how we think about what we've done versus what we've actually done.

Example: When you create a conversation in your head that hasn't actually happened.

Maybe someone ticked you off and you want to approach them. When you start imagining that conversation, how does it go? If it goes South - if there's anger or yelling or rage -  your body will react to your thoughts of that made-up-in-your-head conversation as if it was really, truly happening. Help your body understand the difference between reality and all of your unbridled thoughts.

Understand them. Manage them. Handle them.

Olivia Pope the hell out of your thoughts.

Lesson #3: Be confident

When all else fails, this will not. When your hairdo is weird and your outfit is a disaster and you're awkward (like I am) and there's food in your teeth- remain confident. This will shine through absolutely everything else. It will outshine everything else. It will blind people to your faults in the most magnificent way possible.

When all else fails, confidence will not.

It is your Pick Me Up. It is your fail safe. It is real and powerful and life altering.

It will change your life, if you let it.

Lesson #4: Comprehension

The universe is a big, strange, wonderful, crazy, mysterious place.

There are reasons beyond your comprehension.

That is all you need to know.

Lesson #5: Gratitude

Remember to remain in awe of the world around you. This will keep you humble. This will keep you appreciative. This will keep you grounded.

Lesson #6: How do I know?

You'll know it's right when it's right.

It's that simple.

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