Tonight in yoga I heard something that really kicked me in the face, in a good way. The instructor started the class reading a series of complementary phrases to pair with our “in” and “out” breaths. There were 12 pairings total but four stuck with me and, I believe, will become my new mantra:
[In] I am… [out] completely stopping.
[In] I expect… [out] nothing.
[In] I trust… [out] my resources.
[In] I feel… [out] my support.
How perfect is that? Again:
I am completely stopping. I expect nothing. I trust my resources. I feel my support.
I can’t tell you how many days I go barreling through life, unable to stop, engrossed in expectations of what-if, doubting myself and feeling like I’m doing it all completely alone. If I take five seconds to recite this in my head, it’ll remind me that:
I have complete control over what I’m doing and where I’m going. I can stop any time I want. I can just be for a second.
I don’t have to know what’s next. Right now will do just fine.
I have everything I need to do everything I need. I am not without. Not without money, not without food, not without family and friends, not without an education, not without love. I have resources.
I am loved and supported and I’m never alone.
I just loved that so much I had to share. Do any of those resonate with you? Do you have a different mantra?