My favourite mantra: “I don’t have to figure that out right now.”
I say it often.
Because so often it is TRUE. I don’t have to figure out that …whatever it is … right now.
I can just be where I am, right here in this moment…doing whatever it is I am doing – walking eating writing breathing talking loving being ALIVE –
& that thing I need to figure it out
all those things I need to figure out?
I’ll figure them out later (or they will more or less figure themselves out on their own, which is far more likely)
& I can just enjoy
- watching the parade
- feeling like I’m jumping out of my skin, even
& all will be well.
(Or it won’t. Whatever.
There is no way of knowing or figuring that out now.)
p.s. a close 2nd to this favourite (it helps me more than I can say, though it is so very very simple) "Tomorrow is another day."
p.p.s. & another of my very tip-top mantras is this: "Cut your losses; go where the energy is." It too is simple, but it helps me a lot, often...
p.p.p.s. a collection of my top sanity-restoring mantras or phrases here
Quote of the day with this post: “Damn what anybody thinks of you – do what’s right. It’s really fun.” – Lucy Lawless, N.Z. actor & activist arrested with 6 Greenpeace activists on Save the Arctic campaign (quoted in Sierra magazine Jan/Feb. 2013).