Mantras and affirmations are a part of my daily practice. I like to recite my ever evolving list of four to six mantas as part of my meditation practice. I keep my current affirmation list on my phone and on a post-it note on my desk at work. When I feel myself becoming frustrated, agitated, overwhelmed or distracted by negative self talk I can restore calm by reciting or reading my mantras.
This line jumped out to me while reading an astrology email from Dr. Michael Lennox. Though I have been working with this mantra for almost a week, I still have trouble remembering it. When my memory fails on a specific phrase that called to me, I see it as a clue that this is something I especially need to to embody.
What this affirmation called my attention to was my complaining, bitching and over all bad attitude about work and a couple of other things I had agreed to do. This manta was telling me to get over myself and find joy in the everyday as I take care of what I need to do. Nothing was being done unto me, but my lizard brain was creating a story of victimhood because I had to fulfill my obligations.
No matter what the day brings, I can choose my reactions and my attitude. Joy and negativity are both contagious. I have to say joy feels better.
This mantra also reminded me that purpose is in the everyday: being fair and kind to the people I encounter, doing my job, fulfilling my obligations, noticing the beauty around me, giving and receiving love and living at the highest vibration possible. It really is that simple.