Day Twenty Eight: I am at peace with who I am

Today’s meditation mantra:

I am at peace with who I am.


One of my personal struggles has been accepting and loving who I am. I have always felt that I wasn’t good enough, I had to live up to other peoples perceived expections to be accepted and my life was dependant on other people’s opinions. In the past few years, I have learned that I do not have ANY obligation to live up to anyone’s expectations, except for my own. MY opinions and thoughts matter the most, not other’s. Yes, I can take other people’s opinions into consideration and completely dismissing everyone’s opinions is not good, either, though I get to choose which matter and which to consider. 

I still struggle with unconditional acceptance but compared to 10 years ago, I am so much more confident and comfortable with myself. The only acceptance you need is your own. Once you accept and become at peace with all of you, it easier to connect with others naturally.

Meditate for 10 minutes in silence, repeating this mantra.

Day Twenty Two: Compassion

Today’s mantra is:

I have compassion for myself and for others.

Compassion is vital for self-worth and connecting with others. I sometimes find it easier to have compassion for others and lack compassion for myself. If I’m going to sympathize or empathize with someone who does me wrong, why can’t I sympathize with myself when I do wrong? Having compassion for yourself is an important component of growth and understanding of yourself. Realizing that I am going to make mistakes, no matter what stage of life I am in, is ok and normal, as long as I have the best intentions just like others mistakes are ok and normal, with the best intentions. Let go of the needless stress. Help each other when necessary or just because.

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It’s ok to lose your temper once in a while, as long as you try to keep it on rational terms. Compassion means trying to understand that when another shows intense emotions that there is something more going on behind the surface that you may or may not comprehend. Embrace that knowledge and realize that rarely is anything personal.

Meditate for 15 minutes with guided meditation or in silence.

Day Seventeen: Inner Wisdom

Today’s mantra is:

I trust my inner wisdom as my guide.

Every experience, good or bad, that has happened in your life, creates a plethera of knowledge. You (we) learn our morals, values, empathy, sympathy and many other strengths and weaknesses. This wisdom is our guide to get us through the hard times and happy times. Listen to your wisdom and keep contributing that wisdom. It will be your ultimate guide to choosing the right path.

Meditate in silence or with music or sounds with this mantra, for 10-15 minutes.

Day Twelve-Harmony

Today’s mantra:

I live in harmony with the world and myself

Living peacefully includes not only living in harmony with yourself but living with others and mother nature, harmoniously.  Allow your intuition to take over to recognize when you need time for yourself or others need time. Allow yourself to breathe and allow others to breathe. Be there for those who need you and allow others to concur. 

Meditate for 15 minutes repeating this mantra in silence or with background music.

Day Eleven: It’s YOUR life

Today’s meditation mantra is:

I make my life and no one else can make it for me.

It’s easy to allow external opinions influence your decisions. Use your intuition to decide what advice to use and what advice to ignore and don’t ever forget that even though you choose to take advice, YOU live with the consequences of that choice, no one else does. It’s your life to live, no one else can do it for you. So be your quirky, loveable, loving, compassionate, confident self!

Meditate for 10-15 minutes, silently repeating the mantra with or without background music or sounds.

 

Day Ten: Commitment

Today’s meditation mantra:

I honor my commitment to myself and to others.

 

Have you committed to learn a new language? Spend more time with family? Take some “you” time? Personally, I have committed to carve out a few more relaxation breaks in my day. Stress is no bueno. Taking time to de streas will not only improve my mental and physical health but also help me to nurture relationships with others I have and communicate better.

Whatever your commitment is, practice just a few minutes or an hour every day. If you made a promise to someone else, honor it!! If it can’t happen, communicate honestly and figure out a resolution that is in favor of both parties.

Meditate for about 10 minutes, in silence or with music, repeating this mantra.

Day Nine: I am loveable

Today’s meditation mantra is:

I am loveable

Work is so busy. Commuting is tiring. School can be challenging. Sometimes, I just don’t feel all that loveable. I may snap at a co-worker, get irritated with a friend or argue over something petty with my husband but the underlying reason is that I’m just tired and stressed. It’s so important to remember that in trying times, YOU are still worthy of being loved. We are only human, we’re allowed to have bad moods, but we are also allowed to turn to our support system for help and to know that we are loved, no matter what.

So remember in times of chaos and irritation that it’s ok to fall apart but you are worthy of putting yourself back together and are loveable.

Meditate with this mantra with music or silence for 10 minutes.