This week’s mantra doesn’t come from the book I usually use, instead, it comes from an app I have on my phone which gives me daily quotes and tasks relating to the given quote. So, for this week’s mantra, I’m going to use today’s quote:
“I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble.” – Rudyard Kipling
The task given for today with that quote is: ‘enjoy some of the time and energy saved by eschewing judgment and criticism.’
I really like this idea and I often try to live by this kind of attitude with life anyway. I think all people are deserving of trust and the belief that everyone has some good in them. Give them the benefit of the doubt. Trust them until they prove you otherwise. You never know what good may come of it, and if not, it will be an experience, a lesson. The only way to trust someone…is to trust them.
I decided on Saturday that today was going to be the start of a new week and life for me. I know I say it over and over, but I really believe in it this time. I’m changing my diet, my sleep patterns, my attitudes, my routine which in turn should affect, change and “fix” my energy levels, concentration, and overall well-being.
The human mind is a wonderful and powerful thing that is highly under-used in today’s world. I’m going to do what I can to get back to the roots of it all and tap into my intuitive, spiritual side. You can train yourself to view life and circumstances how you wish to. I know it won’t be easy, and it certainly will take time, but all great things aren’t easy and do take their time. So train your mind to see the beauty, see the good things, believe in the good and be the good. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
NB: I am giving up chips (and processed foods) as a part of my lifestyle changes. And this photo is actually a number of years old, but I simply posted it here as I thought it resembled seeing beauty in the simple things and to love everything.