I spent the weekend with a tribe of 80+ like-minded, conscious souls that I hadn’t seen in two years.
Upon arrival we were all tested for Covid before receiving our color-coded name badges in an effort to keep all of us feeling safe.
Green meant yes, lets hug.
Yellow meant you can come close enough to easily talk but no touching.
Red meant stay at least seven feet away from me.
During our many interactive group activities we discussed how we fared during the Pandemic, on all levels: spiritually, emotionally, physically, and with our businesses.
We had many heart-opening, vulnerable shares about all that we had experienced and witnessed, along with the things we did to keep ourselves healthy, sane, and connected.
Learning to live with and accept “uncertainty” was the #1 common denominator for all of us as well as the various ways we managed our monkey minds.
Today I thought I would share with you some of the personal “mantras” I would repeat to myself when finding myself in various states of upset.
These “reminders” helped me stay present, release fear, embrace joy and pleasure.
Here are a few of my favorites:
“You’ll figure it out, I promise.”
I found this so soothing when stuff would come up that felt like a huge, unfixable burden and I quickly fell into a pool of despair until I reminded myself I would figure it out.
“In this moment I have everything that I need.”
~ from A Course in Miracles
When feeling like I was I a state of lack I would remember this truth and know that it is always true – I have enough food to eat, water to drink, and a home to sleep on so in this moment I do have everything that I need.
“Your body is not a temple. It’s an amusement park, enjoy the ride!”
~ Anthony Bourdain
No explanation needed!
“It’s a both/and world. It’s both the way you say it is and the way I say it is.”
This is something I say almost every day, mostly when I am on social media and coming across opposing points of view and I’m on the verge of “unfriending” someone.
“In this moment the only thing lacking in any situation is that which you are not giving.”
~ A Course in Miracles
“Just because I can doesn’t mean I should.”
My tendency is to take on too much. For instance: Yes, I can do 10 zoom meeting in a day, but just because I can it’s not good for me. So now, as I make my schedule for the day, I remind myself to do less even though I can always do more.
Most of us are still adjusting and integrating the changes that have been forced upon us these past two years, so remember to be kind and gentle with yourself.
Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,
Join Panache Desai each weekday morning for support in reconnecting to the wellspring of calm and peace that lives within you and that has the power to counterbalance all of the fear, panic, and uncertainty that currently engulfs the world.
Designed To Move You From Survival and Fear to Safety and Peace. Available Monday - Friday. Meditation begins at 9 AM. Access early to hear Panache's monologue - around 8:30 AM.
...on all things life, wellness, love, transformation and spirituality...
PLUS! Get your FREE Guide: 12 Mindfulness Practices to a Peaceful Mind