Mantras to Live By

This is a re-post. Just found it in the archives, as it were, & think it bears repeating.

These mantras are a great help to me!  As of yet, they’re standing the test of time.

Here goes:

  • I don’t have to figure that out right now
  • Stay on the path; don’t look down
  • Cut your losses! Go where the energy is
  • Everything isn’t all about ME
  • Be. Here. Now

& my new, latest:

Remember your oxygen mask!

(If you don’t make sure you’re okay yourself, you won’t be much good to anyone else!)

Janet

 

Quotations for Today

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” – Oliver Sacks, doctor, neurologist, prolific author, in his book Gratitude, essays written during his last two years of life

“It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.” – Mary Daly

“Patience is the ability to hang in there with feelings that appear to be going nowhere.” ~ Miriam Greenspan

“You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.” – Lauren Bacall

“Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.” – Epictetus

“If you can’t say something, you can’t see it either.” – Stephen Jenkinson in Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

“Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and social activist, once said that as he grew older he came to understand that it was not ideas that change the world but simple gestures of love given to the people around you, and often to those you feel most at odds with. He said that in order to save the world you must serve the people in your life. ‘You gradually struggle less and less for an idea,’ Merton wrote, ‘and more and more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationship that saves everything.’” – from Broken Open – How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, by Elizabeth Lesser