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Do Tell: What Mantras Do You Live By?

Although cliches are, well, cliche, some of them ring true! I actually live my life by one particularly important one: treating others how I'd like to be treated — it's sort of like my mantra. Do you have any mantras that hold strong and true to you and your personal life? If so, do tell, what helps you be the person you are, or what enables you to make sense of it all?


DolceXBarbie DolceXBarbie 8 years
"Everything happens for a reason." It's gotten me through a whole lot of bad times. If you think abt it, you can always find a reason for something that happend, whether it had been good or bad. I usually use this mantra in my bad situations though :}
f1barbie f1barbie 8 years
What is for you won't go by you!
madgee madgee 8 years
"if others can do it, why help them?" kidding. seriously, i just go by "you are responsible for your own feelings".. don't blame anybody for making you feel happy, bad, angry, frustrated, or whatever. You take full responsibility for your own life and that includes your feelings. This has saved me a lot of times from havin a crappy day.
TrickyChic TrickyChic 8 years
good girls go far. sweet and simple
SBG SBG 8 years
Feel great, act great and approve yourself
Safety-Pin Safety-Pin 8 years
k8 rckstr that would have been my quote or maybe the phrase "Let's just wing it and see what happens". It has made life interesting and has taught me things I never knew about myself, like my ability to smile and just about get away with blue murder in a foreign country. :)
janeaniela janeaniela 9 years
"There is no starting or stopping just doing."
babysoftpink babysoftpink 9 years
Don't know kind of weird that I always seek justice in things. When I see injustice, even for things that aren't necessarily relate to me, I all of a sudden become very passionate defending or lobbying against the opposing force. I am pretty good at it but it gets tiring for a while. Time for a new mantras, I suppose. :)
lovelie lovelie 9 years
haha Deidre!! I loved that quote by Dumbledore! I heard a quote a long time ago that has always stuck with me "regrets over yesterday and fears over tomorrow are twin thieves robbing us of the moment" **my interpretation: Live for the moment
Deidre Deidre 9 years
Oh, and I'm the nerd who thinks Dumbledore says it best: "It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices."
Deidre Deidre 9 years
Sooze, you nailed it! That's one for the ages. Also (this may be a little geared toward Savvy Sugar), my dad always told me to "pay yourself first." Best financial advise I ever got -- basically, it means you should always throw a little money towards your retirement accounts and/or savings before paying off your bills. You got to protect your future!
sooze67 sooze67 9 years
life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. pretty much saved my life a few times..haha
DearSugarLover DearSugarLover 9 years
if you had started doing it when you first thought about it you'd be done by now
Alyssa9986 Alyssa9986 9 years
One that I actually discovered on this website..."If you have nothing to look forward to, you will always be looking behind you." Someone wrote that in the comments section and it is so incredibly true.
DCBaxter DCBaxter 9 years
My mantra of late is from a Leann Rimes song: "I will learn to accept what I cannot change. I will learn to forgive what I cannot change. I will learn to love what I cannot change." Based on the Serenity Prayer, but very helpful when you are going through a tough time.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
'Everything happens for a reason' is my main mantra. Oh and 'Karma is a b*tch' is my second favorite one :)
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 9 years
"god is always in it". that always helps me when things are bad, because I figure god is still there, so things must be happening for a reason. second one is "always be honest" unless it's just rude and not for a good reason. this forces me not to lie even when it's tempting and you wouldn't believe the number of circumstances where I've saved myself from a lot of drama. brutal honesty in all things is the key. then "nobody said it was easy". it's a coldplay lyric and it's perfect. because nothing ever comes easy, no one ever said it did, so stop whining and just do it :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
The Golden Rule. Similar to Sc cutie, I try to operate with compassion, patience, and acceptance (especially when there's a lack of understanding :)). March to beat of my own drum. I know what's right for me, and I stay on my path.
alltherage alltherage 9 years
Everything happens for a reason.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
The mantra I use most often is, "Breathe in love, exhale hate!" ;)
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
My fav is: Be true to yourself
skigurl skigurl 9 years
missyd - me too! "everything happens for a reason!" i truly believe it...that was my grad quote in high school and also, my mom used to tell me when i'd be really stressed because i had so much work and stuff to do: "don't worry, it will all get done" - and it always did! also, my grandfather once told me while learning to drive: "pop the clutch and give'r" and i use that metaphor for more than driving standard transmission!
sc-cutie sc-cutie 9 years
Two things: Don't borrow trouble from tomorrow. And Patience, Compassion, and Understanding - for yourself as well as others.
sugarbritches sugarbritches 9 years
Do unto others as you would have done to you - this is the biggest guideline for me and usually involves not judging people for the choices they make. I try to be supportive and positive and give quality advice but at the same time allow them the freedom to make their own choices and not judge when they do..
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I try to go by the Golden Rule but that's easier said than done sometimes!
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