Negative Thoughts are Useless

Mantra

 

My mantras are inspired by so many different things, but often they are inspired by someone’s words on a podcast or in a book. When I hear or see these words, I write them down and keep a list going so that when I goto write to you I reflect back on what has inspired me. When I sat down to write today, the next note on the list was words from Nelson Mandela. These words have been on my list for awhile, but today is when they reached the top and I knew it was meant to be to share his words and his thoughts. I could not think of a better person to quote currently.

It will be no surprise to you that I heard him speaking on Oprah’s podcast, but it was a replay from back in 2000. It just happened to pop up to be heard right when I needed it and I am sure many others felt the same. I have always been fascinated by Nelson; who could not be?!?! His calm demeanor and his ability to console others with it has changed South Africa and the entire world. While he was chatting with Oprah, she asked if he was angry for being held in jail all those year. His response was, which I am paraphrasing…I/we must reject all negative thoughts and allow only positive. Because, negative thoughts are useless. I hurried to write these words down because I know we have all been inundated with negative news, information, emotions… It just seems endless lately. But, truly, that negative energy is useless. So, let’s try our best this week to reject negative thoughts and only permit the positive. I hope this week’s mantra helps you and me…

Negative Thoughts are Useless
Negative Thoughts are Useless
Negative Thoughts are Useless

With love and positive energy!

L