A Day in the Life

Some of my most popular posts over on TLSM were “a day in the life” posts. I love writing them and documenting my day and then hearing how everyone else’s days go in comparison. We all have our own unique routines and I always find there’s something new to learn or take away from someone’s habits. Here’s my day…

4:15am – Alarm goes off,  up and out of bed immediately. After waking up exhausted and sore the last 2 days, it was great to wake up with energy and ready to start my day. I scroll through my phone for a few (I know! Bad habit!), change for the gym and take a swig of iced coffee from the fridge.

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Mantra: I am enough.

I am confident;

I am beautiful;

I am successful;

I am abundant;

I am enough.

For the last 2 weeks, this has been my meditation mantra, or at least some variation of it. The most impactful being the final verse, “I am enough.”

It’s easy to look around and question our success, our beauty, our value, and our mark on this world. This is my reminder that all I am and all that I do is indeed enough.

It’s the reminder that when I get frustrated or discouraged, instead of falling into a habit of anxiety, self deprecation, or jealousy, that I am enough.

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The Library Card

There’s something that happens when we turn 30…or are approaching 30. I’m not sure if it’s me feeling like an adult, me getting reflective and “wise” or if it’s just all of the things that just so happen to be happening right now, when I’m about to turn 30.

On my way home from work one night, I stopped to get a library card to the public library in my new(ish) town. I found myself completely surprised when I left with this giant smile on my face, like a kid in a candy store. My mother is a retired teacher and she is probably sitting reading this going, “finally! It only took 30 years!” This has actually been a few years in the making but especially over the last year, my love of reading and learning has grown.

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Muditā

Muditā means joy, or the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being.

 

While listening to ‘The Book of Joy’ on my drive home from yoga this evening, I was hit as the Dalai Lama spoke of ‘mudita.’ One example given, was when there is someone who has the success that you wish for, instead of allowing jealousy to consume you, you’re joyful for their success and hope they are happy.

 

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