This is a simple blog. I am sharing three mantras have emerged for me recently. Reflecting on them, I reckon they’ll get me through pretty much anything.
Here they are:
Everything is learning.
If the intention in life and everything I do is to learn something, I will always succeed. If something goes well, I learn. If something goes terribly, I learn. I succeed? I learn. I fail? I learn. So then I succeed? If everything is learning, and failure means learning, can I even fail? When I doubt myself, or worry about what I am doing, I remind myself that the goal is to learn and therefore I can’t go wrong.
Whatever happens, I’ll handle it.
If I only took action when I knew the exact outcome, I wouldn’t get a lot done! Often though, ‘what if’s run through my mind… What if this happens? What if I don’t know the answer? What if it doesn’t go to plan? What if no-one agrees with me? What if I say the wrong thing? I answer any of these what ifs with ‘I’ll handle it.’ Thinking about it, I’ve handled everything life has thrown at me so far, why would whatever comes next be any different? I’ll ask someone for help, change my plan, or learn something new. Whatever happens, I’ll handle it.
How it is, is how it’s meant to be.
I’ve stopped trying to predict the future. And I’ve stopped trying to project my idea of what X* should be. *X = a blog, a workshop, a painting, my relationships, my career, my life, anything! That doesn’t mean I don’t work hard to create something, or that I don’t try to change things in my life. It just means that I take the pressure of myself by not trying to get something to look exactly like you have it in my mind. I just get to see what happens – I’ll learn something, I’ll handle it and I’ll be exactly where I’m meant to be as a result.
How do these mantras feel to you? How could they help?
I’d love to know what mantras you have that you find yourself coming back to time and time again and how they help.