Mental Health Mantra 72/365 and Dog Mantra
I love Beagles. There is something about them. I remember being with a friend who had a Beagle and he was always 'always over the place.' He was just bouncy and full of beans.
This is Bo. He's such a cute Beagle and is providing some wisdom for me today because it has been quite a full on couple of days, I have felt that I have been 'all over the place.'
Staying calm and staying centred is one thing that I do try to be on a daily basis.
Sometimes I am way off - this is rarely seen apart from my husband.
Drawing dogs is a focal point in my day, which combined with all the other chores and challenges, it keeps me in a calm state because I have to come back to this point.
Bo the Beagle is a reminder to remain in a calm state as best as I possibly can.
To turn to the things that bring me calm, in order to manage all the other stuff in between.
A calm vibration emits a steady harmonious frequency internally and externally.
The calm mind is my goal.
As my friend Carolyn of Oxygen Publishing tells me "Slow down to speed up."
We are taught as we grow up to react to the outer world and to let our outside world control our inside world. What I'm doing and have been doing is to flip that switch so that my inside world dictates my outside world.
Of course, there are life events that happen, with sadness, shock and uncontrollable distress. These are out of my control. It is in the way I manage them that teaches me I am in the drivers seat of my beliefs, feelings, emotions, responses.
I've got to let the inside world take charge of my outside world.
Live from the inside out.
To do so, I do my upmost to remain in a calm state.
Remember here, these are reminders, snapshots to keep me going, to keep you going to.
We are always challenged by what is going on externally, which is out of our control, we are only in control of the way we react to it. This is a huge shift in perception, one that I work and study at every day.
Keep calm and keep shining.
'Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul.'