Easier Said Than Done

Every day, think as you wake up,

today I am fortunate to have woken up,

I am alive,

I have a precious human life,

I am not going to waste it,

I am going to use all my energies to develop myself,

to expand my heart out to others,

to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings,

I am going to have kind thoughts toward others,

I am not going to get angry or think badly about others,

I am going to benefit others as much as I can.

— The Dalai Lama

Do you know how hard this is? But it’s one of my favorite affirmations, and I have it posted close to my bed. Usually by about 9am I’ve forgotten the advice. Maybe I should write it on my hand instead?

Do you have any mantras that get you through your day?


4 thoughts on “Easier Said Than Done

  1. Ryan Wade says:

    My bro-in-law once talked about getting a tattoo of some kind on his wrist to remind him to stay calm in times of trial… or something like that.

    This quote might not fit on your wrist too well, though.

  2. melissa says:

    Since becoming a mom, my mantra is “Good enough is good enough”. Not something I’m going to teach Carter about school but for the housecleaning and the day-to-day stuff it works pretty well. Those floors are just going to be dirty in 5 minutes anyway!

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