Weekly Mantra

Monday Mantra: I Already Know

I already know. 

Yet, I’m a seeker by nature—always looking for the next answer, and more importantly the next question—though I bet that’s fairly obvious when reading this blog. And I bet your the same. As seekers we are constantly looking for new teachers, thoughts to ponder, and books to read. It’s a fierce curiosity that I cherish and that I believe nurtures our growth as humans and how we interact with the world.

The thing with seeking though, is that we have to remind ourselves, when it comes down to it, we’ve already got what we need. We don’t need to seek because we already know.

Monday Mantra: Suffering is Ok

Suffering. It’s a scary word. So scary in fact that most of us work hard to avoid it every day. We try to control situations to avoid failure or disappointment (suffering), we use positive mantras to keep us feeling happy (in light of suffering), and our greatest fears usually involve suffering.

It’s possible many of you even had aversion to reading the title of today’s post.

Monday Mantra: Enough with Enough

Myself, my close friends, my most beloved teachers—so many of the people I’ve talked with and listened to describe a constant inner dialogue centered around enough. We do it so much that we don’t even realize how often it crosses our minds.

Friday Digs

Happy summer solstice! Summer is my favorite time of year and I love using this change of seasons to take inventory on what matters most to me and how my actions are aligned with those values. This weekend I’ll be taking a hike with the pup, prepping for company next week, doing a few fun diy projects around the house, and most importantly—breathing with intention.

But first, it’s Friday Digs!

Monday Mantra: My 30-Day Prayer

This week’s mantra is in the form of a prayer. This is a prayer I’ve been doing a lot lately and it’s helped so much that I’ve committed to saying this prayer every day for the next 30 days.

“Universe what do you need? Show me how I can serve you.”

Monday Mantra: Remember Who You Are

“Remember who you are,” is a mantra I’ve been telling myself a lot lately. At first it felt arbitrary—I know who I am.

But really, remember who you are. Who am I without the definitions, titles, goals I have for myself that makeup the version of me that I share with the world? Even more, who am I if I’m not the version of me that I have in my head that I talk to and argue with on a daily basis? I already know that person. What do I have to remember?

Monday Mantra: Body, I Haven’t Forgotten You

Hey body, I haven’t forgotten about you.

Mostly on this blog I talk about health of the mind. I observe the ups and downs of ego, personality, and self-talk and try to learn lessons from those observations. But hey—what about the body? Without this body carrying me through my day I wouldn’t have very much to observe.

Monday Mantra: The Silliest Question

Recently I’ve found myself asking this question — “has something actually happened if another person doesn’t know about it?” Meaning, do I even count it as an experience if I can’t share it with another? Will it live on in my memory if it were never validated by another person’s approval?

The obvious answer is yes, it still counts. But I’m not looking for the answer to that question — I know it’s a silly question. What I’m more interested in is finding out why I feel compelled to ask the question at all.