Practice

Creating Realistic and Useful Mantras

As my experience of the Five-Minute Journal enters its third week, some of the gloss has worn off – though I think that’s more because I’ve become acclimatized to the improvements it made in my life. In other words it now feels┬ánormal to be thankful for three things as soon as I get up (and …

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Practice

find the right mantra for yourself

MANTRA OVERBOARD! I remember when I first consciously became aware of the use personal affirmations. I’d been under the influence of them for years before, of course, from the little “choose the right” ring I’d been given at age 8 through the many litanies of the Cub and Boy Scouts (“On my honor I will …

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Life

creating your own mantra

Mantra? I barely know ya! If you’re like me, words like “mantra” and “affirmation” tend to leave a bad taste in your mouth. The problem I’ve always had with them is that life is far more complicated than a simple aphorism can usually handle. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you“, …

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