Looking back, my improvements always involved some extra pain that needed to be endured to move forward.




Affirmation: In this moment right now, I feel my body overflowing with approval, safety and kindness

Record, repeat, use it to replace thoughts and unrest.

When intrusive thoughts arrive substitute saying your mantra.

Our mind can only handle one of these thoughts, the trauma one or our affirmation.

Change your self image this way.

I sat in a chair at the bathroom mirror, as I repeated that mantra, outloud over and over.

Awkward and uncomfortable does not approach my feelings in front of that mirror.

I persisted though knowing a reward would be waiting for my effort.

Looking back, my improvements all involved some extra pain that needed to be endured to move forward.

Limit the amount of time you spend in thought, in the past, in the center of worry and doubt.

When we are aware of what our mind focuses on, an opportunity, a choice appears for us.

We choose to get lost in thought or stay present with our developed skills.

We start to heal at this base level by choosing to recite our mantra, or concentrating on an object or distracting the mind to healthier places.

Choose to spend your time in the present moment doing something you are aware of.

Enter into the mundane chores. Discover the purpoas for doing something and then surrender to the good in the action.

I healed or improved not only from sitting in meditation for many hours, but from the application of being present with an awareness where my mind focused.

We can direct where the mind focuses its attention, maybe we could use this power to be happy.



5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by TheLoanDiva on July 10, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    This is a very helpful post. Thank you Marty !

  2. Posted by Anonymous on July 11, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    so true….we can just embrace the whole journey. Gratitude to you, Marty!

  3. Thank you

    We are on this journey together
    We share many of the same symptoms and suffer similar pains

  4. Beautiful process…one grounding, mundane, thoughtfully chosen chore at a time. ❤️

  5. We eat that elephant o e meal at a time

    Daily work, persistence when thing are bad is key

    Let results be for a while

    If we do the work results will follow

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