A brave heart beats

The fascination about a mantra is, if it’s repeated often enough, you might just be able to trick your mind into believing it as a truth. One of the first mantra’s I created was when I left my alcoholic husband of 17 years.

MY OWN PERSONAL MANTRA:
I am the bravest person I know

courage

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At the time, it was not true. I’m a bipolar scaredy cat, fraught with fears and anxiety. Sweaty with panic and physically ill with uncertainty. I’m terrified to go to the grocery store, the post office, the petrol station, let alone leave the secure (dis)comfort of a bad marriage. Me brave? *deafening laughter from the peanut gallery*

But I had no choice. I had left him and I had to move within a scary and unfamiliar world. I developed the mantra as a coping tool, something to boost my confidence, give me a dose of dutch courage. And surprisingly, IT WORKED!!

Wherever I fearfully tread, I quietly chant inside my head:
I am the bravest person I know
I am the bravest person I know
I am the bravest person I know
I am the bravest person I know
I am the bravest person I know
I am the bravest person I know
I am the bravest person I know
I am the bravest person I know

It’s been four years, and I’ve actually begun to believe that deep down inside, a brave heart truly does beat. Don’t discount the personal power of a mantra – significant to you and you alone.

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