Two Mantras for Vulnerable Moments
I cling to these when I'm uncomfortable with what I am feeling
This week I have shared with you several mantras I have come to lean on.
I remember learning how impactful a mantra that lines up with one’s personal values could be. In the midst of scary moments where I was feeling overwhelmed, I was able to find relief in clinging to them, repeating them aloud, focusing my energy on their truths.
The first mantra I share below is one that my therapist shared with me, and one that gave me much comfort through the tumultuous times of 2020’s Coronavirus lockdown. It was then when, for months, I was unemployed, living alone, and too sick to do much more than make myself something to eat and get back in the bed. And some days, not even that. I repeated the first mantra below over and over in times when I felt anxious about money, my recovery, and living alone at such an already isolating time.
The second mantra organically came from my work with Pat over time. I observed her trust in circumstances, her positivity towards those circumstances, her general open and accepting attitude, and her trust in me and my ability to handle whatever came my way. Through our sessions, and through the circumstances that came into my life in those times, I saw the truth of this mantra manifest before my eyes. It’s one that has empowered me to practice radical acceptance. And it’s brought me a lot of peace.
Although it is different what helps each of us in difficult times, mantras are something I have seen be valuable to so many, and something that, when personalized, can be a great help when things aren’t feeling so easy.
I invite you to take a look at these, and, see if they align with your values. Maybe they even inspire you to create your own!
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