A simple work of art to go with some simple thoughts I wrote out while journaling today: I Am In Charge Of My Life.
This is my thirteenth installment of my Mantra Series.
“To know her was to love her.” —Samuel Rogers
To truly know me and my heart, you have to spend some time around me. Not just days, but years. And even then, you still will never know me the way I know myself. Despite this, I still have people that love me anyways, and I am thankful for that.
One person that knows myself very well is ME. I know me like no one else knows me.
I know what makes me tick and quirk. I know what makes me light up and what makes me work. — Carolyn J. Braden
While doing all this, I often have to make a lot of decisions, and I rely on myself for this.
I make my own decisions because I know this: I am in charge of my life. I write this in my journal as a simple reminder to myself. Whenever I need to make a decision, I don’t count on others to make it for me. I am the one that has to ultimately do the decision making, whether it’s favorable or not.
I also think that my spirit team (God, Angels, and Spirit Guides) help me as well. How do they do this? I get really still and quiet, and that’s how I hear them. Yeah, maybe this is why some don’t get me or understand me, but I’m telling you, I’m onto something. If you don’t believe me, try it. Try to get still and quiet and see what happens.
No matter what you do with your life, always remember that you are in charge of you, no one else. You know you like no one else and your happiness depends on you listening to you.
Tips and Tricks:
I’ve heard people say that being still and quiet makes them uncomfortable. If you are uncomfortable with being still and quiet, I suggest trying to do it a little at a time. Don’t worry about doing it at the same time every day for an exact dedicated amount of time. Start with a few minutes maybe three times a week, and then build onto that. Through that, you’ll find an amount that works for you. My “quiet time” is usually when I’m journaling. Some days it’s in the morning, sometimes it’s at night. Sometimes it’s for 5 minutes, sometimes it’s 30. I do what works for me.
Backstory on my mantra series:
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.
I believe saying or writing something repeatedly, as you already have it, aids one in attaining dreams and goals. If you write something as you already have it, it makes you feel, somehow, as if it is truly happening no matter how drastic or scary it may seem. It's like a trick to help your brain catch up to what your heart desires.