Positive mantras are an antidote to years of automatic negative, self destructive thinking. When I decided to quit drinking alcohol, I wasn't just giving up a beverage. I was choosing to engage with life and process years of stuffed emotion so that I could enjoy ALL life has to offer. Today, I'm reminding myself of my intention to keep going, learning, growing, feeling, loving, and being.
Holly Whitaker and Tammi Salas created The Mantra Project, which features 40 illustrated mantras and some thoughts on the mantra as it relates to sobriety. Practicing a single mantra throughout the day has positive effects. Doing a mindful practice for 40 days is even more powerful. "I have not come this far to only come this far" is one that Holly shared with us during Hip Sobriety School and is in the mantra project. The image above is mine, but the words come from Holly.