Choose Love Now.
There is powerful truth in this statement, which is my life’s mantra and a message I find so important that I infuse it into all that I do in my life and coaching practice.
It guides my heart and served as the inspiration for this article I shared with the Tiny Buddha audience a few months ago.
It’s so important to me that I’ll be presenting on this very topic at the LOV/CON conference this coming weekend, an event that I’m excited to be a part of as it explores the many shades of what LOVE is.
To me, Choose Love Now supports what I believe in my core to be true:
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I believe that learning to recognize our intuition gives us better access to the voice of love, so that we have more clarity when making those choices.
And I believe that life happens in the present moment, and that conscious connection paired with intuitively inspired action brings us back to the now, so that we can experience life more fully.
Most importantly I believe that this isn’t a gift reserved for the few, but rather a way of life that can be embraced by anyone ready to play 100% in the game of life.
I was fortunate that this simple statement came to me after a meditation a few years ago, and has guided my life ever since.
However, we don’t have to wait around for a voice outside of ourselves to whisper magic words into our ears in order to use the power of mantras in our day to day lives.
Here is a simple 3-step process to create your own personal mantra:
1. Start with I AM
When these 2 words are spoken together, your mind, body, and soul wakes up and listens to what you are about to re-affirm to yourself as truth.
2. Tap into the FEELINGS that your soul wants to cultivate
Byron Katie has created a comprehensive list of these feelings, which you can find by clicking here (see page 2 for the feelings on the positive end of the spectrum).
Choose 3 that truly resonate with how YOU want to feel right now (not how you think you should feel or be).
3. Now get specific about what it is that really lights you up
What is it that you are bursting forth to do in this world? To create? To be?
And if you are still discovering what those things are, that’s ok too – it doesn’t have to be heavy. Simply put, what makes you happy right now, knowing it can change as you do?
From the exercise above, I created the below mantra, to be spoken aloud to myself in conjunction with my simpler guiding mantra of Choose Love Now:
“I AM Exhilarated, Gratified, and Powerful, as I use my intuition and creative vision to inspire others to create change in their lives from within through my work as a guide and coach.”
Over to YOU!
Have you tapped into the power of mantras in your life already? If so, how have they helped keep your soul in check?
If not, I invite you to take a few moments to create a mantra using the easy steps above and share in the comments below!
If you are in the San Francisco area this Saturday, I would love to meet you at the LOV/CON conference, where I’ll be sharing my empowering message of Choose Love Now; tickets are only $45 and can be purchased at www.LovCon.net.
And even if you’re not in the area, head on over to the LOV/CON Facebook page where you can get updates on the conference and find out when the video recordings of the speakers will be posted!
UPDATE: For those of you who missed it, you can watch it in its entirety here: