Friday, August 8, 2014

Mantras: Make me strong, so I can give!



 A mantra is a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated over and over to yourself, whether out-loud or not.  The purpose of a mantra is to help you concentrate or achieve a goal!  Anyway, I use them all the time to get myself through rough situations, so I thought I'd introduce one of my personal mantras to you guys here once a month.  The first theme is strength! "Make me strong, so I can give!" is actually the last line in a short story for kids (Jose! Born to Dance by Susanna Reich) that I read in a 4th grade textbook while I worked at a school.  It seriously stuck with me, maybe changed my life a little, even?

I interpret this phrase to mean that you should work hard or take good care of yourself so that you are functional in body & mind to help other people. I constantly remind myself that any healthy habit I practice is for this reason.  It's really quite a moving, motivating thought! For example, I think of it often when I'm doing reps during exercise.  If you try it, I hope it works for you! Have you ever practiced any kind of mantra before?

2 comments:

  1. Mantras are something I need to re-introduce back into my life (along with more yoga). They really do make a lot of difference in the day to day, along with deep breaths.

    _Abby
    http://bottesdeleanor.blogspot.com/

    PS Thanks for hanging out today! I hope you had fun!

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    1. It was definitely fun, you're such a gracious host! If you ever need a yoga buddy to go to a class with, let me know :D

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