Every day I write in my journal. I start out by expressing my gratitude for all the blessings in my life. Then I write freely, anything that comes to mind. Lastly, I write my mantras.
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.
I usually stick with the same mantras until I make them happen. Sometimes new ones sneak in, depending on how I am feeling. Today I start my art series called Carolyn's Monday Mantras. Every Monday I plan to create art around a mantra I am using. Today's mantra is "I am deserving of better."
Humans often are told "well, that's just how it is," when something doesn't go their way. I'm fine with not getting everything I want all at the time I want, but I also know what I deserve when I deserve it. One thing I deserve is BETTER. "Better" can be defined however I wish to define it. I currently define it as "deserved to be treated in ways that never hurt my heart."
Some may say my standards are too high or I have too high expectations of people. I don't believe that for a second. I taught for ten years and didn't even lower my standards for my special needs students. When you set the bar high, children will always reach and attain whatever goal you set for them. I LOVED my students for teaching me that this is possible.
I now expect the same for adults. If anyone doesn't meet my standards for that, I have a right to not be around them, do business with them, or work for them. I simply don't have time for that or want to make time for that.
My mantra "I am deserving of better" has taught me that I do, in fact deserve better. And I will keep writing it to make sure it is nailed in my brain.