Today, I am the Warrior
I stand tall and strong, I will not falter
I will be brave enough for this day
I will allow empathy, compassion, and kindness to rule all my actions
I will thrive and love my self today
Chinidere Mountain, near Wahtum Lake, Oregon. Mt. Hood in the background
I often write short mantras with yoga themes, to help my focus, particularly when I’m suffering from anxiety. I wrote an article last year for the Washington Post Lily on how anxiety affects me, you can read it here. The above is another variation on this, one of my favorites. It focuses on strength, but strength applied with empathy and compassion, to others and self.
Bell Creek, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Sadly, this trail is still closed due to the #Eaglecreekfire