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?