I’ve got mantras on my mind, and they’ve been on my mind for two completely different reasons. This week I implemented a lifetime mantra for my family. Bold proclamation, I know, but this mantra is so powerful and so filled with truth that I am committed to making it a daily statement to be proclaimed in my household.
It came to me out of necessity on Tuesday morning. I looked groggily into my bathroom mirror with critical eyes. Decisiveness, I caught my negativity with the butterfly net of the following words, and decided to capture the words for good.
I am beautiful.
I am loved by God.
I am loved by my family.
Today I will love others.
After I firmly spoke the above statements out loud, I scooped up my little Ellie from her crib, sat her tightly next to me on my lap and whispered them into her ears. For me and Ellie this will be our new morning routine. I look forward to the day she understands the words well enough to speak them together with me in confidence as we start our days together.
The other reason I’m jamming out on the power of mantras this week is because I’m preparing to race my first post-baby marathon this coming Sunday. I love running and I love marathons, but what I love the most about them is just how much I learn about myself during the process and during the race itself. These are the five running mantras I have chosen to use to motivate myself as I race this Sunday:
- I am strong and I finish every race faster than when I start.
- I love running and today is all about enjoying that movement to the fullest.
- I will celebrate every mile with a positive attitude, no matter how my body feels.
- I love being out here with people and will encourage everyone I see.
- I am happy as I run towards challenges – literally in this race and metaphorically in life, and as I move I will celebrate the challenge, challenges are my jam!
Mindset is everything in life and mantras help us set our mindset with intention and precision. The word mantra itself is of Sanskrit in origin. The prefix of the word, “man” meaning “mind” in Sanskrit, and the suffix, “tra” originating from the root word “instrument.” Pieced together a mantra literally means “instrument of the mind.” The mantras you create in your personal vocabulary empower you to literally use your words – and your mind – as an instrument to get you where you want to go.
As you consider my mantra motivations, I invite you to seriously consider what current mantras dictate the space of your mind and which ones you would like to have more of in your life. If you want to cement your mind with more motivating mantras, then join me for 7-days in my Emerge Experience, a self-guided, online course where I coach you through the mindset of your thoughts so that you can maximize them and start really emerging into the full person you have always wanted to be. Sign up for Emerge today at tb.creativewebguy.com/emerge
Maximizing life with mantras today,