Mantra: I am compassionate

New month, new MANTRA 🗣: I am compassionate✨💕🤗💕✨. It’s a wonderful time to be alive and to be a warrior of peace. By bringing compassion into our lives, our homes, our schools, and our workplaces we are living more in peace. Those who know me and have seen me lately say that I look very…

Mantra: I am receiving every good thing

Happy Monday! My mantra for June, is “I AM receiving every good thing.” Because I know that my thoughts become things and when my mind is set on all that is good for me, I will see it immediately in my life. To attract the things we want in life, we must transmit love and…

Lifeguard: A Poem about Faith

The Bible helps me to understand the world around me and the world inside me. As I read the stories in the Bible that discuss common fears, moments of desperation, and moments of triumph, I invigorate myself to do the impossible with God’s guidance. Reading the Bible has shifted my perspective on life and life…

Mantra: I am love

Focus on the things you want in life, not the things you do not won’t. Why? Because thoughts become things. When we practice mindfulness we begin to recognize our thought patterns. One of the transformative truths that I learned, is that when I practice mindfulness I am paying attention or taking note of what I am thinking,…

Mantra: I am faithful

According to Brother David Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer, faith is trust and courage. When we think of faith, most of us are familiar with definition found in Hebrews 11, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” But, do we know how to apply this truth to our…

Mantra: I am grateful

I am grateful. Three words that have significant power and meaning. “I am grateful,” is my mantra for this month. After reflecting on my life and noticing that I complain more than I should, I felt that I should acknowledge the numerous reasons to be grateful. The most prominent reason to be grateful, is that we are human beings. As human beings, we have the ability to make choices, to use language, to feel, to eat – oh, how I enjoy eating good food – and many more unique qualities of being a human.

As Mark Nepo so eloquently states in The Book of Awakening, we are precious human beings, we are rare, and we are awake. Our consciousness could be inside an ant instead of inside a human body. Imagine how difficult that experience would be. Instead, we are conscious living souls inside a human body, and we must recognize this experience as a gift. Our lives are a gift, so why not live now? Nepo encourages us to ask what we need to know now, say what we feel now, and love what we love now. Life is short, we all know that. But, we do not always act as if we know the truth about our existence.

Mantra: I am hopeful

  Happy New Year! As I embrace a new year, I was thinking about motivation, specifically motivation to leave a warm and comfortable bed in the morning. Anyone who knows me, knows that I enjoy sleeping and love getting extra minutes of sleep. As I continue on the journey towards living out my dreams, I sometimes find myself…

Mantra: I am evolving

A mantra is an instrument of the mind, that is commonly used during mediation to enter a deep state of meditation. I started using mantras during meditation to transport an intention I have in my mind and soul into my everyday life. I like to use “I am” statements for intentions that I want to…

Worship Wednesday: No Stress

No stress. I recently started practicing yoga five to six times a week, because I decided that I wanted to experience more peace. Every time I get on the mat I calm my mind and declare a mantra for the practice. A few months ago I had a difficult time finding a mantra at the…