The core mantra

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I’ve recently tried to stop worrying about what other people may or may not think. It’s such a relief to just do what I decide is right. What I find to be good for me.

There is a quote. By Eleanor Roosevelt:

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

And I love it for it speaks the truth. Whatever we do or do not do we will be criticised by someone. We will be “damned” wither way.

After reading that quote for the first time I just felt it deep inside my core that it was right. And that I should lead a life of being me and stop tuning it down so that nobody would feel bothered by the way I was.

And then I’ve read a bit of  http://www.happiness-project.com/ by Gretchen Rubin. And she has this thing that she tries to “Be Gretchen.

So this became my mantra: Be Mia.

For me it means to be myself in every situation and to stop being afraid to be myself because of others. Because I’d rather the people who liked me liked me for me and not for somebody who I wasn’t.

This is one of my mantras.

What are yours? Do you have any?

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Time is on my side

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Recently I’ve been tracking my time.

So many things I love to do, so little time.

So many passions I want to pursue,

Such limited time.

And that’s when I remembered that I’m blessed,

To be able to have a pick every day

what passion will I pursue on that certain day,

what will it be the next day?

That’s a mystery even to me.

But what’s important

is to pursue them.

I started to keep a diary of things,

the passions that make me happy.

And it’s ever growing.

What makes YOU passionate? I’d love it if you shared.

There are those days

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Every morning I face the day

And whatever the circumstances

I try to face it with curiosity

Because I never know what will the day bring

I try to be patient

And I try to see the good and beauty

Because every day brings something valuable into my life

Even of on the whole the day seems as if its no good

There always was something amazing in it

I just need to take of the dark blinds of my eyes

And see the day in a fresh light

 

How did you see today?

Sunrise… Sunrise…

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I used to love sleeping in. If I have a day off I cannot force myself to get up early. But today I got up even earlier than I had to. I took my time. Read a chapter from a book. Ate my breakfast peacefully and watched the sunrise outside my window.

There was quiet, there was tranquility. Those are the moments when everything’s so beautiful. So clear. And I feel the peace engulf me.

It roots me and enables me to live out my dream of being calm and centered.

Just believe

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We all have some beliefs rooted into ourselves.

What it important, amazing and worrying at the same time is that they have the power to build us up or break us down.

Those beliefs make us confident or quite the opposite.

They give us strength and motivation.

Or they make us resign and feel powerless.

There are times when it’s the hardest. When you try to think positive but you feel as of you can’t.

But we all really need to do it. It may be a personal mantra. Mine are for example: Be Mia (as in to always stay true to myself, whatever the circumstances), Life goes on (This is something that got me through a rough heartache – the realisation that life goes on and it’s not a tragedy that could stop the world from turining, it gave me perspective), I can manage… and many many more.

So eve when it’s the hardest believe in yourself. Because it’s always darkest before the dawn. But if you hold on to yourself just a little while longer you may see it was worth staying true to yourself.

Being moved

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The truth is that I’m an emotional person.

I get moved by different things.

I get moved by books

I get moved by movies

I get moved by events

I get moved by people

And a lot more I must admit.

When I was younger I was mad at myself.

It was pointed out to me as being a weakness.

I believed it. So I fought it with all my being.

But now as a grow further into myself.

I realise that it’s just who I am.

My being resonates with what surrounds me.

Everybody’s does.

Some feel it more than others.

And that’s the beauty of it all. We all are different. We all are special.

While in transit

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village, though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there’s some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

 

I’m not really a poemy person but this one has something in it. Especially the last paragraph. The first time I read it I fell in love with it instantly. I can’t put my finger on the reason why. Or maybe I just don’t want to reveal this one mystery. I want it to keep it’s magical hold on me.

I love finding magic in every day.