mantra [man-truh] noun: any sacred word or syllable used as an object of concentration and embodying some aspect of spiritual power. origin – sanskrit.
I began writing my commandments a few weeks ago, but something felt off. I didn’t feel like these should be things I command myself to do but rather mantras that have had a spiritual significance to me throughout my life. These are ideas I want to focus on daily, almost in a meditative way. They need to be concepts that I already grasp in theory but must continually seek to implement in my day to day life. After much self-reflection, I was able to narrow down the list to 12:
- Be Sherrie.
- Do things that move you.
- Be present. Stay focused.
- Put on the oxygen mask first before you help others.
- Be curious. Travel/explore/read/learn.
- Let the sun kiss your face!
- Find things to be in awe of.
- Be generous. Act from love, and don’t expect anything in return.
- Let things go. When you have the choice to be right or be kind, always be kind.
- Take it slow. Il dolce far niente – the sweet doing of nothing.
- Have faith. Trust in the universe.
Now what? I’m going to print this out and put it on my wall. Then I’m going to live it daily!